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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Authors: Michael Dell, Catherine Fredman
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
I dont pay to be marketed to


Micheal Dell comes off as a self promoting marketing blow hard and it is not worth the read. [...]



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Hacking: The Art of Exploitation
Publisher: No Starch Press
Authors: Jon Erickson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Finally a book worth reading


After the wave of script kiddie book boom, a solid book has come to educate the more educated. I was very impressed with this book to the point that I was reading this even in the coffee shops. Very well written and challenging. This book really tests your brain and makes you realize what the picture is behind the exploits and how they work. The writer is very clear in his explanations and overviews. Very mentally stimulating



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: A. Anthony Bruno, Anthony Bruno
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Far from all you need for the written...


I'm really dissappointed with this so called official preparation guide for ccie routing and switching qualification (CCIE QE) exam. It's true that to become a CCIE, sitting down and reading a prep. book is not enough; this is what makes CCIE certification different than others. But a book announced as the official prep. guide, should have given more than an a poor overview of each topic. For those people who are preparing for the exam, I suggest the URLs on Cisco's web site, the TAC documents, which are invaluable, richer in content and most upto date in addition to books already wellknown an mentioned in previous reviews; but not this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Joel Spolsky
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Every programmer should read this book


Every programmer should read this book. It's as simple as that. Joel is a legend in the industry and his articles have been required reading for some time. He covers technical topics, as well as project management and professional topics. But the real value of the book is in the practical advice he presents in an entertaining manner.

Every once in a while a book comes along that rekindles your interest in the topic. This is one of those books. There is so much good information, and it's presented so effectively, that you will be motivated to do something with it that will help your projects and your career.