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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good resource/reference

This book, along with Dynamic HTML by Danny Goodman, provided me with a good learning tool and reference on Javascript. The organization and style is concise; the details you need are included. What I didn't find in one was usually found in the other.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Greg Perry
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great as an introduction...

I bought this book out of curiousity because of the fact that nearly every reviewer gave it 5 stars.The truth is that while the book is not bad it does not deserve 5 stars. Five stars means when an author tries a completely radical approach at teaching a subject.This is not the case with Perry.He even challenged the readers to tell him about a better beginners book.A far better beginner`s book is called C Programming: a modern approach by Knking!!.One thing I hate in Greg`s book is the poor typing.I spent time trying to figure out where the opening brace { begins and where the closing brace } ends. Without simple examples for the novice programmer to practice how can he be sure he has understood the stuff.Greg perry should rewrite this book or atleast correct most of this programs.Only 12 and 13 years olds can give these book 5 stars because they probably haven`t seen other good books.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy IX Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Brady Games
Authors: Dan Birlew
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Waste of Money

...The guide is very vague in it's stuff. For example, it saysto climb to the top, flip the switch, then exit. I doesn't tell youwhich way, considering that there is a door to the left and right. Italso neglects to mention that you should look for another door on theright. Another example which prompted me to write this, is that ittells you to get some items(for those that far, the bloodstones), butdoesn't tell you to equip them, which means betting the boss or notwith a very weak mage party, where magic doesn't work because theguide forget to tell you to do something. Another point, is that itrelies on PlayOnline too much. For example, most people wouldonly get the guide to find out how to do the sidequests, but all itsays is that they exist, but that you must go to PlayOnline to findout how to do them. Another example is that it says, "To find outhow to get Betrix's Save the Queen at the end of the game, go toPlayOnline!". Or how about this one, "To see how to get theExcalibur II, go to PlayOnline!"? In conclusion, this guide is aREAL waste of money. The only reason it got one star was because thisform won't let me give a negative ten.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Ethereal Packet Sniffing
Publisher: Syngress
Authors: Angela D. Orebaugh, Gilbert Ramirez
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

I am very impressed with this book and the quality of coverage. It is well written, full of examples, full of developer info. Pretty much everything you need is here, and it eliminates the need for you to go digging on web sites to find what you need. Also, one of the authors is on the EThereal product team, so you know you're getting the right stuff. There are chapters on Tethereal, installing Ethereal on Windows and UNIX. The GUI, filters, etc. Everything I looked uop was there and it's also a good book to start at page 1 and read right through.