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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Python Essential Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: David Beazley
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Wonderful reference for a wonderful programming language

Intending to familiarize myself with Python, I picked up a copy of O'Reilly's Programming Python a couple of years ago. After an initial attempt at going through the book, it has been on my book shelf since. It was simply not organized in a fashion that allowed me to quickly pick up the essentials of the language.
As someone who was already familiar with C/C++ and Perl, but wanting to learn Python, the Python Essential Reference was exactly what I was looking for. Yes, most of the information contained in the book is available in the Python reference documents, but not collected in one place.
In addition to adding examples from his own experience, David Beazley has done an excellent job in concisely summarizing the built-in features of the language as well as providing a nicely indexed library reference.
While this book may not be immediately useful for someone looking specifically for a language tutorial, beginning or advanced Python programmers will get useful information from this book for much longer than most tutorial style books.
Highly recommended.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great for existing C and Java programmers!

Probably due to the language's infancy, most C# books dwell far too much on simple syntax. If you are already comfortable with C, C++, or Java, (and perhaps VB as well!) then most other books are just too lightweight. You need more in-depth information.
Enter "Inside C#, 2nd Edition." This book has great descriptions of the hows and whys, and also delves deeper to give you greater comprehension, while still being an entertaining book to read through.
The authors and contributors did a fantastic job, and the programming community is well served by such quality education.
Buy it; read it; put it to work for you.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network+ Training Guide
Publisher: Que
Authors: Mike Harwood, Drew Bird
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Book!

Great book for obtaining your Network+ certification!I read two other training manuals for the Network+ and this by far was the best of the bunch. Almost aced my exam on the first try!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle PL/SQL 101
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Christopher Allen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best book for pl/sql beginner

This book is very easy to follow and understand. It not only tells you what the basic concepts or commands are, but also teaches you how to use them. It's also a good reference book for OCP exam PL/SQL part.
One suggestion: I'd like to see more questions after each chapter