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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Andre Lamothe
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excelent Book

This was my first book on game programing , and everyone must agree with me that this book covers a lot.It teaches you some Windows programing(Win32 API) , DirectX6.0 (Direct3d on the CD),and some programing techniques (believe me that will be enought for a start:D).After reading this book ,I turned on the computer and started creating what before was only on my dreams, I started creating GAMES.... (Obs:Just for the record ,I suceeded creating a game that mimics Diablo's fighting style[point,click,kill],and I used the Vampire's battle rules...and it was the third game I created after reading this book.Great work Andre! )

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside SolidWorks
Publisher: OnWord Press (Acquired Titles)
Authors: David Murray
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Inside Solid Works...

I've struggled with a number of 3rd party publications on Solid Works and found myself continually frustrated in wanting information specific to something I was having problems with. I came across Inside Solid Works at one of the `other' bookstores and paid full price for it. This afternoon, I check ... and there it was. A few months ago, I don't think it was. I picked up the others through .... I'm sorry I didn't know it was available. Free shipping included. I would have saved the {$$$}.
The book is excellent. I can't say enough to encourage those of you wanting to learn the program to make the investment. A teacher, not a technical writer, writes it. I've been spending hours going through it, picking up solutions to problems I was having, learning other skills along the way. Very clear. Easy to follow.
I compliment David Murray, the author, for doing a superb job of making certain that what he wrote actually tracks in real life application. Well done...
Robert Yanasak

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming & Customizing PICmicro Microcontrollers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Authors: Myke Predko
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Wow. What a terrible book.

Who was the editor of this book? I certainly hope that Michael and Myke actually hired an editor and that McGraw-Hill has some sort of prerequisite proofreading requirement before a book is published.
The book did hold some useful information, but a lot of it was jargon rather than practical application. The PCB was a neat throw-in but I already had a programmer, so for me it was mostly useless. The book starts out with a super-beginner introduction approach, but then a few chapters later, throws you deep into theory. I was also disappointed by its lack of actual programming information. They seemed to give a lot of code without explaining exactly what was going on in the assembly.
Overall, I give it a single star, because I cannot stand reading a poorly written book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 Hours
Publisher: Sams.net
Authors: Dick Oliver, Molly Holzschlag
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Love this book!

This book is a wonderful learning tool & resource. It's great if you need to start from scratch and learn the processes step-by-step or if you need a reference to learn specific topics or refresh knowledge. Great Book!