Sponsored links

Valid XHTML 1.0!
Valid CSS!

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: An Introduction to Database Systems (Introduction to Database Systems)
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman
Authors: C. J. Date
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Suitable for Students of NCC Advanced Diploma in Com Science

I used this book for a college level database course. The author has done a superb job overall.
Superb job at covering major DB concepts.
The writting of the book as well as exceptional orginization of the book show that the author is indeed an expert on the topic. I found that while the author is not the best at explaining the concepts in the book, he is still very good. This leaves the reader with some thinking to do in order to fully understand the material (which is fine).
The book is very wordy. This is positive becuase it keeps the book interesting and not dry. (The author is very good at connecting with the reader, something not found in many computer books). On the negative side it opens the door for more error of interpretation(although the author's skills prevent this, mostly). On complicated issues in which a section needs to be re-read several times, there is much more to read.
Last, b/c of the wordiness most of the book cannot be used as a quick reference guide. (So students make sure to underline, highlight...)
Plenty of practice questions and suitable answers.
In general this is a superb book for an introduction, the concepts will stay with the good reader for many months. A definite buy!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Macs For Dummies, Eighth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: David Pogue
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Very difficult to understand - being a Microsoft Word user

Very simple! You want to learn about Macs and enjoy learning, buy this book. You will laugh as you learn. This was a pleasure to read, as are all of Mr. Pogue's books. I think a 5 star rating is not enough. This deserves many, many, many, many more stars. If you don't enjoy this book, get a P.C. Eileen

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Software Project Management Kit for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Greg Mandanis, Allen Wyatt
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A good reference

I bought the "Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management" first, then found this title on the shelves. So I bought The Dummies book and gave The Idiot's book away.
The Dummies book is a good reference for people dabbling in project management. It is well structured, well laid-out, and well written. At the same time it cuts the (...)found in so many heavy-duty management books.
Particularly useful are the templates found all through the book - and the CD with digital copies of them all. I have introduced many of these templates into my workplace, with slight modifications.
Negatives? The absence of UML and Object Oriented development processes.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Mastering Windows 2000 Server
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Brian M. Smith, Doug Toombs, Mark Minasi
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best Windows 2000 Book

This book is perfect for students and aspiring system administrators. The book is as easy a read as you can get, its even enjoyable at times. The author brings his experience as well as his knowledge about system administration. He explains how windows 2000 works and why it works that way. I highly recommend this book.