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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Access 2000 for Windows for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: John Kaufeld
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good for Beginners....to a point


When I was first handed Access 2000 I didn't know anything about Access or databases for that matter or where to start. So I bought this book. I found it very informative in telling me what's what and how to do basic functionality of the program. It took me about two days to feel comfortable with Access, anything beyond that and this book is not worth it. It was good for me because it got me to a point, then I needed to go searching for another Access 2000 book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Publisher: Anchor
Authors: SIMON SINGH
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Stellar book, even for the non-technical sort


This book had me captured from the very first pages dealing with the crytographic intrigues during the trial of Mary Queen of Scots. From Egypt to Mary Queen of Scots to present day public key cryptography to future quantum concepts, Simon Singh offers a typewritten drama unparalleled by many novels. The historical aspects of cryptography set together with the technical details offer the charm of a story and the depth of a dissertation. Singh has a terrific historical voice, and his explanations of even technical crytographic concepts strike home in remarkably resonant ways. This is hands-down the best explanation of cryptography I've even come close to seeing - it's just that good.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Software Engineering (6th Edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Ian Sommerville
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
most definitely a textbook


This book is an encyclopedic volume of knowledge about Software Engineering, and proceeds from the beginning of the process to the end, with tangents being in the last few chapters. It has the feel of a textbook, with exercises and Key Points at the end of each chapter.
That said, it isn't very entertaining and if it hadn't been my course book, I would have chosen a different Software Engineering text. This book is a great supplemental reference to get more detailed information. I keep it on my shelf at work as a handy reference.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Professional Active Server Pages 3.0 (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Peer Information
Authors: Alex Homer, David Sussman, Brian Francis, George Reilly, Dino Esposito, Craig McQueen, Simon Robinson, Richard Anderson, Andrea Chiarelli, Chris Blexrud, Bill Kropog, John Schenken, Matthew Gibbs, Dean Sonderegger, Dan Denault
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best ASP book ever


By far the best book available for VBScript and ASP development that I have run across. For the information in this one book, you could easily purchase 10 others and still not have the same content.