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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Building the Data Warehouse (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: W. H. Inmon, W. H. Inmon
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Dwh at the beginning


Data warehouse development relies on a scientific substrate, but usual target reader is not a computer scientist, nor a programmer, rather an advanced user who has to present dwh projects to management. So most books are mainly business-level presentations, and this book is not an exception. It contains some technical issues, more in the form of hints and tips than fully developed solutions, that have nowadays become common and wide-known features. Most books about dwh, OLAP and even mining look like as they have been written some years ago (typically late ninety) in order to present to a wide audience those new disciplines, and then submitted to further and slight revisions to work out new editions. In my experience, user community's skill has grown up, but many publications have not been able to keep its pace.However, though this does not seem not a mandatory step in a dwh basic education, it still retains all its historical importance.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C# for Java Developers
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Allen Jones, Adam Freeman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Complete but dense


This is a fantastic book - not only does it cover the syntax of the language, but it also provides great coverage of the class libraries.
If you are a Java developer who wants to learn C#, then thisbook is just perfect.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Third Edition
Publisher: SAS Publishing
Authors: Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good Reference


When used as a textbook to complement an instructor this book is useful - in two pages you can find a brief explanation and an example to illustrate the point. For a SAS user needing a quick reference - great as well. For someone just sitting down with SAS for the first time with no instruction or experience, this may leave a few holes and many questions, though stepping through the examples step by step (and not trying to get too far ahead of yourself) will tend to answer your own questions. A very useful resource.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (4th Edition)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Quickly get up and running with Javascript


This is a book of examples and it's organized by the things you want to do on your Web site rather than by the Javascript features. Each example is accompanied by screen shots and example code that can be easily modified and added to your Web site. Better yet, there is a companion Web site so you don't have to type the code from scratch. Those who want to understand objects need to look at other books specifically for advanced developers. This is a book targeted at beginners and people who know how to set up Web pages.
There are two nice charts in the book that provide details on the objects along with its properties, methods, and event handlers.