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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: MCAD/MCSD Training Guide (70-316): Developing and Implementing Windows-Based Applications with Visual C# and Visual Studio.NET
Publisher: Que
Authors: Amit Kalani
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent for learning VS.NET using C#


I just passed the 70-316 today by self-study using this book, ONLY this book and no other books or online exam. Before using this book, I used to try some sample code, just a very begginner level.It is a excellent book for those who know C# syntax and something about VS.NET. It help you to learn VS.Net step by step in very organized way. EXCELLENT!!!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Bjarne Stroustrup
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Reveals more each time I read it


I think this book was written for people who have already some experience with C or C++. New concepts are NOT introduced in an orderly or organized sequence. But they probably are not meant to be introduced in a strict order. Many concepts are inter-related. If you already have some ideas of what C++ as a language is about and what each feature of C++ is about, you should find the cross-references in the book quite useful.
As for an assessment of the writing style, it really largely depends on personal taste of the reader. I will share my personal experience. At first, when I didn't know much about C++, I found the writing style to be dry and somewhat sluggish, as the writing didn't seem to get ideas across to me. But as I gained more knowledge about C++, the writing style started to seem more and more meaningful, clear, concise, and even easy to read. (The author Bjarne Stroustrup's another book _Design and Evolution of C++_ left a big impression on me as to what his writing style is like.)
As for the quality of the technical content in this book, I guess there's little doubt that this book is very likely the most accurate and complete single work that describe the Standard C++ programming language.
Just keep in mind that (tutorial != for beginners). : - )



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Service-Oriented Architecture : A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Thomas Erl
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A strategic focus combined with a clear introduction


The real value of this book to architects is its pragmatic presentation of enterprise integration strategies for service oriented architectures. The author detials a range of implementation scenarios, pifalls and best practises according to the IT maturity of the enterprise.
The book presents a complex topic in a sufficiently organized and clear fashion to make it suitable as a starting point for enterprise clients to understand the language, strategic opportunity and challenges of Service Oriented Architectures.
This book is a must have for architects and technology consultants involved in implementing service oriented architectues.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Art of Computer Programming, Volume 3: Sorting and Searching (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Donald E. Knuth
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Encyclopedia of Algorithms


A previous review said: "This is a book about the science of algorithms. Algorithm's are either right or wrong."

Knuth uses the MIX programming language thoughout, and if you hope to learn programming by reading this book, you should look elsewhere. Someday we'll have 2^30 registers, and we will still be trying to make our programs work faster on this, as yet, uninvented architecture. But the fundamental concepts will remain the same, and people will still be reading Knuth to understand them.

A good reference for serious computer science students. Others should look at O'Reilly. They have some really good books on visual basic.

This is an encyclopedia of what is known about sorting and searching and what computers can do. It is nothing else.

Graduate students in computer science (especially those in theory, algorithms and the occasional compiler fan) will benefit. Hackers will probably not benefit from this book.