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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Code Complete
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Steve McConnell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Application Development at its finest



When I first picked up this book, I was impressed immediately. He is a very thorough author, whose work in the field of application development is unparalelled. I have never learned so much from a book.
McConnell takes you through a total learning experience that touches on every base of software development, although his primary goal is to discuss software construction. I feel that this book could take a software construction neophyte, as I was, and make him/her a genius, or at least seem like one at the water cooler.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: How the Internet Works, Seventh Edition
Publisher: Que
Authors: Preston Gralla
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
CompuLatina Online - Excelente libro para todos los niveles


Best book I have read in some time! Should be required reading for every prospective parent. This wonderfull,intelligent beautiful young woman is my new hero!!! I could not think of a better role model for my two young daughters. How appropriate this book was written by a woman of her age and background. She only confirms to me what I have known for so long now. The "60's" was and continues to be the most monumental failure known to man. The sooner we stop the social experimentation and engineering the better we all will be for it. Eagerly await her next work whatever the subject may be.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Practical C Programming, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Steve Oualline
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good for beginners who want to learn C


This book was used as the text book during my first year in university in a C programming course. It was a very comprehensive book for starters and has a lot of very practical, industry-oriented tips. Now, years after I have finished the course, I still have the book with me. One very important thing that I picked out from the book which I always pass on is "A working program without comments is a time bomb waiting to explode." Many more of such "ultra practical" tips in the book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML Pocket Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jennifer Niederst
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
indispensible


A pocket guide to HTML that covers HTML 4.0. This is about the most useful book, in terms of daily use, that you could ever own on HTML. I give it 4 stars because of two problems:
- The tags are ordered alphabetically, which is good. But it would have been better if tags had a "related tags" item that listed tags that are relevant to the given tag. For example, <TABLE></TABLE> makes no mention of <TR></TR> and <TD></TD>... I realise that this is a reference and not a textbook, but it would add to the usefulness of this book immensely.
- Insufficient (close to none) information on styles. It would help a lot to make this reference self-contained, if each with each tag, there was a very brief description of the style components that control its look.
The character entity table is very useful, if incomplete. The colour chart is a nice and useful addition.
All in all, this is a VERY useful book. Get it and stop carrying around those heavy HTML tomes... My criticism is just meant for improving the next edition... (hint, hint, ... )