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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Introducing Microsoft .Net, Third Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: David S. Platt
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
It's called "Introducing" .NET


The title on the book says it all. If you have read MSDN or Technet, or much on the .NET Framework, then you are not the intended audience. If, on the other hand, you are a technical person either tasked with having to jump into .NET or tasked with evaluating a potential move to .NET, then this is a great book for you.
I read this book cover to cover, which is usually hard to do with a technical manual. Scott livened up otherwise mondane technical prose with insight, background/history, and even pot-shots at Microsoft themselves. Scott gives you an objective look at .NET for or against MS. His style exposes you to industry problems that .NET was designed to address countered by what .NET actually does (many times in agreement with each other).
At the end of the book I had a thorough understanding of what I needed to learn, and in what order, to be productive in the .NET paradigm. In many ways the book adequately prepared me to be productive now while I chose what avenue to take to gain more in-depth understanding of any given .NET topic.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft(r) Small Business Server 2000 Resource Kit
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Microsoft Corporation
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Sales Brochure


This book is absolutely useless. It only provided information normally found in a sales brouchure. There was no technical content. It only told you what you could do with SBS, not actually how to do it.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Internet Routing Architectures (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: Sam Halabi, Danny McPherson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Everything about BGP. And easy!


The perfect book. It covers only one topic - BGP, but in great details. It explains a lot of possible architectures, relations to IGP protocols, gives a lot of configuration examples - just everything you need to know about BGP. And the most important issue that it's very easy to understand, even the most complex topics. BGP was always something vougue to me, but now it's one of the clearest topics. Very, very good book!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Bible
Publisher: Visual
Authors: Robert Reinhardt, Snow Dowd, Robert Reinhardt, Snow Dowd
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
I'm not religious, but I always come back to the bible...


Umm The book is alright just that it starts really slow. I guess its because they trying to show those that dont know about flash the ups and downs but the book is alright. In the middle and during the end it starts to get a little hardcore in some ways. They do cover the basic things in flash and shows u a little about what more a user can do. The CD that comes with it is interesting in some ways . So the book is okay for the newbie and i believe the elite in some ways to have around so i give it a 4. shrug ~