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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Ken Henderson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The word here is CODE

What this book does is teach you Transact-SQL, then you teach more about Transact-SQL *using* Transact-SQL. In other words, half way into the book you realize that you're now conversing and thinking in Transact-SQL. The author is really subtle in this. He sneaks up on you with it. It reminds me of my French class where they made us converse in French 100% of the time. This guy *teaches* in Transact-SQL. It works like a shorthand for the reams of English it would take to explain the same concepts. Brilliant indeed. My new top drawer computer book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Reference for Expert programmers

all serious javaScript programmers need this book. It contains the basics as well as the in-depth coverage of this interpreted language, that is greatly needed.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Selling Used Books Online: The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's Marketplace and Other Online Sites
Publisher: Harvard Perspective Pr
Authors: Stephen Windwalker
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Great if you're a beginner - Not Bad if You're Not - Pros No

Having sold books online for several years merely as a hobby, I would have gotten a good deal from this book before starting that endeavor.
But after trial and much error-learning, most of what's in this book is material I already knew and perhaps even have new and better insights on myself.
Having said that, there was some information in the book that was worth the price of the publication --- though it may be free somewhere on the web as another reviewer said. And I don't doubt it.
There was some unnecessary material in the book I felt. Like how to run a business. I don't think selling books in most cases calls for information on insurance, getting a license and all that other sort of business-related stuff. If you're going into it big time, you'll need a much bigger book written by someone else.
Most of the stuff was pretty basic. Like where to buy books and that sort of thing. But there were some gems, as I said. So while I was a bit disappointed, I got value from the book and I do recommend it to someone just starting out. In fact, you really "should" read this or a book like it and save yourself lots of problems.
Don't expect this book to be great. It's good. And most sellers or want-to-be sellers can't help but gain something from it. If you're a pro --- skip it altogether. You don't need it.
If you have time to research the web, you can get the important stuff for free. But the book is quick and easy to buy and it's nice to have things handy just in case.
And hey --- you can always sell it as a collectible. The author signs it. But then there are lots of copies for sale.
Susanna K. HutchesonOwner and Executive Copy DirectorPowerwriting.com LLC

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Mark Cade, Simon Roberts
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Just good for SCEA certification

If you are experienced in J2EE, this book is just right for you, otherwise, you have to read a dozen different books for all those topic covered by SCEA certification. If you are not experienced in J2EE, this book is still good summary of what you will or have learned from other books.
SCEA certification should not be challenging to those who have good knowledge of J2EE.