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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Building Your eBay Traffic the Smart Way: Use Froogle, Datafeeds, Cross-Selling, Advanced Listing Strategies, and More to Boost Your Sales on the Web's #1 Auction Site
Publisher: American Management Association
Authors: Joseph T. Sinclair
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent book for Advanced Selling Techniques

I read this book cover to cover in a few days. I thought it was excellent. It is for advanced sellers, with a good understanding of eBay selling, eBay stores, the web and a general background of online selling off of eBay.

There are many useful topics in this book, and the author writes about cutting edge techniques that should be examined by online sellers. There is little of this valuable information out there so this book was a pleasant surprise.

While not all techniques would be for everyone, I do believe sellers who are forward looking should understand such concepts as data-feeds, web portals, content sites, building a brand etc.

It might also be that a combination of techniques mentioned would bring the best results. Another useful aspect of the book is the consistent placement of a cost effectiveness review at the end of section discussions.

Overall an excellent source of information, and I look forward to similar such books in the future.


Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XML Bible (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Elliotte Rusty Harold
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good Book

This is a very good book among all the XML books i have read so far. I thank the author very much because after reading few XML books i was very frustrated whether i will be able to learn XML or not. They were just roaming and not to the point. Finally i found the right book. The first two chapters review XML as a whole which i think will not intereset much to beginners like me. But then the author goes in step by step, teaches the concepts from scratch and the next 10 or 12 chapters cover a lot sequentially. Since its a new technology, we cannot expect all the browsers to support the codes in the book right now. but the codes work with some of the freely available parsers in the net. I would recommend this book to start with XML and get accustomed to the technology in a fair and easy way.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Ed Roman, Rima Patel Sriganesh, Gerald Brose
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Practical book

This book is my one-stop guide for developing EJB applications. I thorougly enjoyed this flawless book which helps readers like me by providing basic concepts of J2EE to the complex programming involved in implementing EJB applications.
This book is a best companion for all J2EE enthusiasts, architects, and developers who perceive J2EE as their platform of choice for Web applications development and deployment.

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
Thoroughly Delightful, great for those new to OpenBSD

Before reading this book, I had tried out OpenBSD a little, but I was left with many questions, and online documentation can be a bit intimidating at times. So when I found this book at the bookstore, I was thrilled. I am happy to say that this book really did live up to expectation.
The intended audience of this book were people who knew there way around Unix and Linux. One need not be a veteran user, but as the author points out, you are expected to know basic command line stuff. If you are there, you will find this book to be a very easy going, yet thorough introduction to OpenBSD.
This book walks you all the way through the origins of BSD, through installation (an excellent section of the book), to usage, compiling kernels, and so on. You get a well-rounded coverage of a very interesting operating system.
I also really like the author's style of writing. On the one hand, you get a genuine sense of professionalism, but on the other hand, he cracks some good jokes throughout. If you are a system admin of any sort, you will certainly appreciate the humor.
In closing, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who's had some experience with Unix and Linux. OpenBSD is a operating system few have tried, but I think after reading this book, you will definitely want to go out and try it yourself. The book is definitely time and money well spent.