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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A+ Certification for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ron Gilster
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Easy reading,but lack of info

The A+ for Dummies really was an easy reading book, but you might say too easy. The book contained alot of lacking information needed for the exam. The CD enclosed with the book contained many flaws, giving the Dummy reader some very bad insight if not at least ending up doubting himself. If you wanted to learn a little about computers read this book, If you want to pass the A+ exam read Exam Cram.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java Swing, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: James Elliott, Marc Loy, David Wood, Brian Cole
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
One of the best Swing books available

For visual programming, Swing is a vast improvement over the AWT. Using Swing you can create virtually any user interface. At the same time, Swing is much more complex and contains far more components than the AWT. This book provides an in-depth introduction into the complexities of Swing. The authors start with a discussion of some of the features of Swing and the Model-View-Controller architecture which helps to make Swing so much more powerful than the AWT. The authors then discuss some of the simpler Swing objects (JLabel, JButton) leading us into a deeper understanding of the Swing architecture and preparing us for the more complex objects that follow. Each Swing class (JLabel, JInternalFrame, JDialog, JTree, and more) is explained in detail with numerous examples for each class. As the topics become more complex, the authors spend more time on the topic and provide more examples. The authors spend 6 chapters explaining the Swing text framework and make this complex topic almost simple to understand. The authors are not content to merely explain how to use the Swing classes but they spend time showing us how to create our own objects derived from the Swing classes. Java Swing is a huge book (more than 1,200 pages), especially by O'Reilly standards, but there are no pages wasted on a "quick reference". The authors have provided us with a well written, complete, easy to understand, and ultimately indispensable guide to Java Swing.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Professional Web Site Design from Start to Finish
Publisher: How Design Books
Authors: Anne-Marie Concepcion
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
It's the best book in the design world I've read.

This book was absolutely fabolous. This is the only design related book I have been able to read. As an owner of a graphic design studio it gave me and my staff the confidence to venture into the web world. Ann-Marie makes the web design process easy to enter into and dispells the myth that web design is only for the brave at heart. I recommend it a must buy for anyone who wants to enter the web market!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering UNIX Shell Scripting
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Randal K. Michael
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
The best in the shelf

Mastering UNIX Shell Scripting is a must for all Unix Administrator. The beauty of this book is it teaches shell script with practical examples which are required in day to day life of a System Admin. Unlike many shell scripting book it just not talks about syntax but also explains whats happening behind the curtain. Inspite of all praises the reason for giving 4 stars is due to the fact that its not meant for beginners. For serious shell script writers this book deserve 5 star rating