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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: LightWave 3D 8: 1001 Tips & Tricks
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Authors: Wes
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great Book


This is a real piece of work. Good job everyone! However, this book should be used with ohter tutorial books like Inside Lightwave 8. This book has a really a lot of great tips form all walks of life, but it doesn't instruct me on performing many tasks. But like the title says, tips and tricks.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Myst III: Exile: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Prima Games
Authors: RICK BARBA
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Help! Not just anybody.......


Won't you pleeease help me-....this book will getyou going again!I was stuck in the game and so frustrated.Bought this... on Amazon and am enjoying thejourney again.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Steve Krug
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Funny _and_ useful


If you're interested in learning how to design a website, start with Jennifer Niederst's books (_Learning Web Design_ and then _Web Design in a Nutshell_). But if you know basic web design and you're interested in making an existing (or planned) website more usable, this is the first book you want.
For one thing, Steve Krug is funny. No kidding; you'll squirt coffee out of your nose on every page, at least if you're foolish enough not to put the cup down after page one.
For another, his usability principles are very straightforward, easily understood and remembered, and well illustrated by copious examples. Although this book will be most useful to people who actually design websites, it _could_ be read by pretty much anybody (including -- hint, hint -- the _bosses_ of people who actually design websites).
He's somewhat at odds with Jakob Nielsen on the question of usability testing, but that's okay. In the first place, such disagreement is healthy in a field where, really, nobody _knows_ anything with full certitude (even when people _say_ they do); and in the second place, Krug is telling us how to do usability testing on a shoestring, within real-world economic constraints. So I say: get Nielsen's _Designing Web Usability_ too, but get this one first.
Krug's book is well done all around. And if your boss happened to see it sitting on your desk, maybe even borrow it, the world of the Web might become just a wee bit more civilized.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Professional Software Development: Shorter Schedules, Higher Quality Products, More Successful Projects, Enhanced Careers
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Steve McConnell
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Title should be - "Examples of Bad Project Management"


I can sum this book up in two sentences;1. Think about your application before coding it.2. Steve wants to be treated like a professional, e.g. Doctor.
I was expecting this book to help me do the things the title suggests however all I read where the reasons why projects are poorly managed.