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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Tools for Structured and Object-Oriented Design: An Introduction to Programming Logic, Sixth Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Marilyn Bohl, Maria Rynn
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very good place to start learning programing


I thought it was well put together and in an easy to grasp manner. I read it for a class and because it was so straight foward and easy to understand nobody in my class got below a b. I would highly recomend it for someone who is just starting out and wants a basis for programing. Also of all the computer class I've taking this book had the least errors.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PowerPoint Advanced Presentation Techniques
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Faithe Wempen
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
this should be basic presentation techniques


The title is really misleading. This book teaches all beginning powerpoint techniques. I browsed through the book. None of these techniques are advanced. How to rotate a text box. How to fill it with color. Who calls these advanced techniques. Not me.

If you are lookong for a beginners book for powerpoint, you can give this one a try. For advanced book look for alternative.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Absolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid
Publisher: No Starch Press
Authors: Michael W. Lucas
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A thorough and comprehensive instructional guide


Absolute OpenBSD is a thorough and comprehensive instructional guide by Michael W. Lucas to the most secure operating system in the world, with fewer holes than any version of Linux or Windows, and developed expressly for its correctness, security, and reliability, free for any use or purpose. Individual chapters offer a straightforward guide to installing and configuring Open BSD, implementing its unique security features, building flexible customized firewalls, encrypting filesystems, upgrading painlessly, and much more. Absolute OpenBSD is a very highly recommended and distinctly "user friendly" resource for OpenBSD users everywhere.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C++ for Dummies (4th Edition, Completely Revised)
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Stephen Randy Davis
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
4th edition? I can't even imagine the first 3!


This book was not edited! Or at the very least the editor was extremely pressed for time (may he had 2-3 days). Numerous error from mis-spellings to code that doesn't match the description. Examples that change key point right in the middle of discussing it. Pictures that aren't what the description says it is ( if you don't believe me then compare figures 11-7 and 11-8. Notice how they're describing different things but the pictures are IDENTICAL!!) I sent an email to the author outlining some of the mistakes I found. I went through the 4th chapter and easily came up with 15 errors. Any new user of C++ will either be confused or extremely mis-informed. A byte is actually 8 bits and not 4 as the book claims.