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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: ANDREW WHITECHAPE TOM ARCHER
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Book Support: Download Code, View Errata & Ask Me Questions!


According to Nielsen BookScan - the retail sales monitoring service for books that is used by all major book publishers - Inside C# is now the best-selling C# book of all time! I'd like to thank all of you for your support and let you know that I've created several Web pages on my ArcherConsultingGroup site that include:
* The latest demo source code* A current errata * A discussion board for asking me questions about the book
Thanks again for your continued support!Tom Archer



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle PL/SQL 101
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Christopher Allen
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
No book!!


Don't buy from him! He doesn't even have the merchandise he says he has! Go to some one else! Don't risk it. Amazon shouldn't let people like this on their site.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: ASP.NET Unleashed, Second Edition
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Stephen Walther
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good book but lots of errors


I am new to ASP but have being coding in VB 6 and decided to purchase this book. I was not disappointed at all. This is an excellent book for those new to ASP.NET. I use this book daily and it has provided me with information need for me to build my first ever web site. My web site is data driven and includes a member's only area taking advantage of session state, form authentication using SQL server, templates you name it. All by using this book by Stephen. He not only knowledgeable about the technology, but he also discusses the pros & cons on why to use one over the next. This is very valuable because you do not waste time trying to decide how to implement something. He tells you. Well-done Stephen.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Developer's Workshop to COM and ATL 3.0
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Authors: Andrew Troelsen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Simply the best COM/ATL book out there


The book is not perfect. I did run across a few mistakes; I had some trouble with a couple of the examples. But this book is far and away the best tutorial on COM and ATL that is out there. It is more than a simplistic introduction. The author starts with simple concepts, usually in straight C++, and progresses in a very logical sequence to an intermediate level using ATL. Many subtleties are covered but in context of the overall presentation. There is none of this inexplicable, out of context pandering to fellow COM gurus that seems to motivate so many software authors.
This book is easily superior to "Beginning ATL 3 COM," "COM+ From the Ground Up," and "Creating Lightweight Components." The other ATL book that is good is "Active Template Library," but this book is better and more recent. For example, it does a far better job of explaining ATL internals. Amazingly, the explanations of ATL are in many ways superior to a book on the market that purports to be solely an ATL internals book. Of course, the difference is that one author can write, the other cannot.
In any event I do not hesitate in declaring this book at this time to be the one book that is best at explaining and conducting a thoroughgoing learning session in COM and ATL. I applaud the author for rising above the mediocrity that so typifies programming books.