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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: C# and the .NET Platform, Second Edition
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Andrew Troelsen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Advanced C# concepts.

A good reference book, but don't buy it if you aren't familiar with OOP.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book)
Publisher: Adobe Press
Authors: Adobe Creative Team
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not good in a pinch...

I should have realized that the Classroom in a Book series is exactly what it says - it is definietly NOT a resource guide for those with specific problems and pressing deadlines. It may be a good introduction for those with unlimited time, but as a professional, it has been more frustrating that useful.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Windows Graphics Programming: Win32 GDI and DirectDraw (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Feng Yuan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A detailed explanation of GDI API

The book covers all aspects of GDI. The aspect I liked most is that it explains API function calls from a developer's perspective, highlighting bugs, discrepances or misunderstandings present in Microsoft GDI documentation. At the beginning it covers the internals of windows explaining how components are interconnected and showing the tools used to understand it.I liked the coverage of Bitmaps (loading and saving to disk, filtering and alpha blending), the detailed explanation of routines we take for granted (like simple lines, regions or fonts)...All the examples consist of a series of C++ reusable classes wrapping functionality

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Unix in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference for SVR4 and Solaris 7 (3rd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Arnold Robbins
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A must have book for new and experienced users.

This book is a hands on walk through the UNIX operating system. Each command is listed along with all option for each command.