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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Regular Expression Pocket Reference
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Tony Stubblebine
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Perfect for looking up that question

If you've ever picked up a copy of O'Reilly's Mastering Regular Expressions, then you'll feel right at home with this book. The Pocket Reference is all about usability, and this book is no exception. If you've never seen Mastering Regular Expressions, then this book takes the most important aspects of that book into about 80 pages.
This book is basically divided into various languages (Perl, C, Java, C#) with examples on how to use regular expressions with each language. In addition to discussing the built-in language specific functions that you should use, there is discussion on the differences and nuances to using regular expressions in the specific language.
If you need a desktop quick reference on regular expressions, then I would highly recommend this book. I have it next to my desk with the .NET section bookmarked. If you need something with a little more depth and explanation, then I would suggest picking up a copy of O'Reilly's Mastering Regular Expressions.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft SharePoint: Building Office 2003 Solutions
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Scot P. Hillier
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book rocks

I wish this guy will write more books it is absolutely one off the best computer books I have read. Great format.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Greg Perry
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Greg Perry where have you been when I needed JAVA

This book is just great for beginners or someone like me who hasstarted learning programming since many years ago but always gotstuck on Chapter 8 on some ... technicality or example that made absolutely no sense to you? Or have you ever read a programming book and went through the sample code just thinking:"When the heck am I gonna use this ..., or What real life program usability does this have?" It is not going to happen to you in this book.
I just wish Greg Perry had the same style book on JAVA so I could move on to doing more practicle things with Java since I would understand the basics from Mr.Perry.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Compilers
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, Jeffrey D. Ullman
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Very abstract.

In my reading of this text, I found that a large quantity of the information drifted between "repedative" and "abstract."
The text discusses tokens, identifiers and such, but fails to explain means of how it would extract such components.It almost feels as if it is a thesis on the subject rather than a practical text. Add to this the teder-todering between C, pascal and assembly for examples of code. (Which requires you to deciper the example code.)
If you're not after practical application, this is probably going to be a good text for you. Otherwise, I feel it is not worth the money.