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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Content Critical: Gaining Competitive Advantage through High-Quality Web Content
Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall
Authors: Gerry McGovern, Rob Norton
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Because people read on the Web

Writing for the Web is not the same as writing for print because people read differently on the Web.Every Web writer and designer needs to learn from the standards, rules and insights that this book delivers. It's the first book that understands that the number one thing people do on the Web is reading.

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 ultimate tome on Transact-SQL

I saw the author speak at a conference last month and bought this book because the talk was so packed full of useful info. I assumed that if he could provide that much info in a hour long presentation, surely an entire book would just inundate me. Fortunately, that's exactly what happened.
I've just spent the last month going through this book cover-to-cover. It seems that everytime I open it, I find some new tidbit I can use. The chapter on SELECT, for example, is just loaded with good stuff. The chapter on statistical functions - again - it's loaded with useful info. The Undocumented chapter - it alone is worth the cost of the book. The Automation chapter - it opened a whole new world to me in terms of TSQL-based solutions. The stored procs chapter could be its own book as well, as could the performance and tuning chapter. I spent a week each on each of these two chapters, and if you want to get the most out of the book, you'll want to do the same.
All told, this is THE ultimate tome on SQL Server's Transact-SQL. I cannot give it a higher recommendation than that.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace : Postscript 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Authors: Charles W. L. Hill
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
this book did NOT include the CD nor the map as stated

I ordered this book for a 6 weeks class I am taking and only ordered this one because it included the CD and the MAP that I needed. I could have ordered just the book for around $40, but I choose to pay the extra (almost to $90) because it this one SAID that it included the CD and the MAP - well guess what it didn't I was RIPPED off - the class is over a very short time period thus I have no time to return the book and get anotherBUYER BEWARE!!!!!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Unix Power Tools, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Shelley Powers, Tim O'Reilly, Mike Loukides
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best reference book I've found

I have found the answer to so many problems in this book, it's amazing. Conceptually, this book takes you lots of place (I love the references to more complete information whenever they refer to a command) and it can keep you moving around for hours but the thing I've found most handy are some of the command line and script examples. I've had several problems to solve in a script and the book gave great examples that through a little tweaking and testing, solved the problem in lots less lines of code than I'd anticipated. Essential for a Unix Sys. Admin!