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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Perl, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very cool ... encourage to buy it ...immediately .

I am junior student in Istanbul University . My major branch stand as PC-Based Computer Engineering so I had to learn something cool gives me the ability to deal with fill-in forms over the Web . I can say it is the most simple book explains the basics of arguments , functions , and CGI programming under Perl . Note: Almostly everything can be done with Java also possible with least code , short time and effort . Notice that Perl Language stand as a Platform independent . Simple , powerful , and strong way to learn it achieved by buying this book .

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Mixing Engineer's Handbook (Mix Pro Audio Series)
Publisher: Artistpro
Authors: Bobby Owsinski
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Improved mixing skill

This book takes you through the six (6) steps on how to succeed with a great mix. * Balance - the volume level relationship between musical elements * Frequency Range - having all frequencies properly represented * Panaorama - placing a musical element in the sound field * Dimension - adding ambience to a musical elememt * Interest - making the mix special
Within each step the author also has put in comments from famous producers like Bruce Swedien, David Sussman, George Massenburg, Joe Chiccarelli and more covering the actual topic. A good thing because you get the feeling that the methods in the book also has a practical use and that they work. And they do! Each step has it's own chapter and is filled with tips and tricks both from the author and the producers.
A chapter explaining the basics of mixing in surround is included in the book too. Though the author is not going into any depths it's good to get started on the topic. Some links to websites about surround mixing are there so maybe there will be more in future releases of this book.
At the end of the book there is a chapter with exclusive interviews with 20! top producers. The interview questions are connected to the 6 steps you learned earlier in the book so it is a very good finish. The questions can be like "Where do you build your mix from?", Do you use a lot of compression?", What's is your approach to panning?", "Do you have any listening tricks?" and lots of others.
Well, what can I say. I have improved my mixing skill a lot by reading this book. It is so great because you know other people are doing successful hitmusic using the methods described in this book. You don't get anything for free without practice but you know you are on the right track! I don't give it five stars, just 4 because I feel that a CD-rom with audio examples connected to the book would be awesome here! Maybe in the future? I seriously recommend this book!
Johan Salomonsson, Sweden Email: cwd@swipnet.se

Product: Book - Textbook Binding
Title: Routing TCP/IP Volume I (CCIE Professional Development)
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: Jeff Doyle
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The "definitive" tool for CCIE,CCNP,CCNA,CCIP

I constantly keep this book at my side Wheteher I am teaching ccna students or doing my own CCNP/CCIP stuff and always when I am working on any cisco product. Jeff Doyle presents complex concepts in a straight forward and understandable manner. I am only sorry I waited so long to purchase this and TCP/IP II.Great illustrations,configs,and examples Good Stuff!!Damian Alcaraz CCNA,CCAI Cabrillo College Computer Science & Cisco Networking Academy Instructor.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows Forms Programming in C#
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Chris Sells
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best technical book ever written

This book is one of the finest technical books written. I'm not just saying that.?I've read about half of it, and I can't tell you how many times I read something and thought "how would I use that" or "when would I use that feature/overload/option?" and found a clear example in the next sentence or paragraph explaining the differences or usefulness of that feature.
This book is in the Addison-Wesley .NET series, so it doesn't cover .NET from-the-ground-up, instead it explains every nook and cranny of Windows Forms applications. It is so packed with info that if you open the book to the middle, you realize that if the book were just half its length, it would cover a huge amount of information.
I learned as a technical writer in a seminar that by writing concisely and using whitespace and simple, effective illustrations, a writer should make it as easy for the reader to extract the information off the page as "pancakes coming off a hot griddle."? The reader shouldn't have to scrape with a spatula to get the point. I told a friend talking about this Winforms book that you can learn a lot just by looking at the illustrations while flipping through the pages. A hot griddle indeed.
To build Windows Forms applications with all the features of leading commercial software, you need this book.
The reason I gave it 5 stars out of 5? Because 6 stars was not offered me as a choice.