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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Adobe Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Scott Kelby
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Solid walkthroughs, could use more advice


For a book on Photoshop for digital photography I would have expected more information about how to take better photos to start with. It's easier to fix problems when you have better source material to start with. In addition I would have liked more information on how to judge a bad photograph. The book assumes you know when you have shadow or exposure problems, and concentrates on how to fix them. Most of us need to know more about why before getting into the how.

That being said the book is well written and has a lot of good examples. I also appreciate that the source material are average pictures. Too many photoshop books use models for the pictures when most of the readers are photographing our scruffy relatives, kids and pets.

This is a good book for digital photographers, but I think you should check out O'Reilly's Digital Photography: Expert Techniques.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Developing Series 60 Applications : A Guide for Symbian OS C++ Developers (Nokia Mobile Developer)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Leigh Edwards, Richard Barker, Staff of EMCC Software Ltd.
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Textbook for Series 60 Symbian C++ development.


I echo the other review of this book. When I saw its title before it was actually published, I ordered it immediately. I am developing leading-edge apps for Series 60 in particular and have found this book to be very useful indeed. I am going to be giving Symbian OS C++ training in Australia and Asia, and I intend to use this book as one of my textbooks to hand out at the courses. The other book I would recommend as a companion is "Symbian OS C++ for Mobile Phones" by Harrison, which is a good book; but focuses more on UIQ than Series 60.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Access 2000 Developer's Handbook Volume 1: Desktop Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Paul Litwin, Ken Getz, Mike Gilbert
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Another great Classic from Getz Litwin and Gilbert


These three great authors are the best. If you are a serious access developer you must read this book. Covers all areas as well as some topics that you never knew you could do with Access.
There is loads of great source code and examples. If you get only one piece of code or only one tip the purchase price is well worth it. The amount of time you can save developing with the tips in the book is unbeleivable.
If you can do it with Access it is covered in this great book.
These three great authors are very well respected in the Access developers community, and the book is well written. It is also well organized, and you can find pertinent information easily.
This book should be on every developers desk and referenced to daily!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself Active Server Pages 3.0 in 21 Days
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Scott Mitchell, James Atkinson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Simply the best book to begin working in ASP


This is THE book to get if you want to learn good, fundamental, ASP. Although this book isnt as thorough as the Wrox book, its a much faster read, focusing on ASP fundamentals. The author gets repetitive at times, but i believe this is by design so as to drive home all the major concepts. Repetition is good, especially for the novice. I've already started developing a couple database-driven web applications at work thanks to this book. I recommend this book for beginners and then maybe moving on to the Wrox books for more detailed reading.