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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Core JavaServer Faces (Sun Microsystems Press Java Series)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: David Geary, Cay Horstmann
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent for beginners and experts


This is the official book by Sun Microsystems Press. I found it easy to read and very informative. The first part requires little Java programming, having a gentle introduction into beans, navigation, standard components and validators. This should get anyone up to speed right away. The later chapters have more meat for experts, custom validators and components, databases and web services (not strictly JSF but still great to see how the pieces fit together) and finally a "how do I" chapter that's filled with nuggets. Much better than the Orielly book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A+ Certification for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ron Gilster
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Good teaching for whats in it.......


With the a+ practice test that came with it after reading the book cover to cover, I made a 950. But I just got back from a vica computer maintenece competition and on thier newer a+ test I got a 560. The book is good if you are taking the a+ from five years ago. In the book they say that in the near future they might have 200-300mhz computers. THATS HOW OLD IT IS.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: OpenGL(R) Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, Version 1.2 (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Mason Woo, Jackie Neider, Tom Davis, Dave Shreiner, OpenGL Architecture Review Board
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The book is a must have!


This book is the definitive reference for OpenGL programming, both as a reference for the experienced OpenGL programmer and for the experienced programmer with no real 3D experience. The book has good explanations and plenty of pictures and diagrams that give a novice a clear view of 3D programming in OpenGL. Highly recommended for those wanting to get a deep understanding, but not a beginners book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming ASP.NET, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jesse Liberty, Dan Hurwitz
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Great for beginner book


Programming ASP.net does a wonderful job of explaining ASP.net's event driven model and the rest of the core feature sets to ASP.net. It also targets both new developers using VB.Net and also C#. While this a great book for new ASP developers, its definitely not a book for those developers who need the nitty gritty details for the ASP.net classes. The book also doesn't touch enough on extending ASP.NET w/ HTTP Modules and leaves out a lot of things that seasoned developer would find useful such as explanations on the distributed debugging features of Visual Studio.NET IDE, handling file uploads, handling email related task, etc.
If you are a new ASP.NET developer, this is the book for you.