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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Crystal Reports 10 : The Complete Reference (Complete Reference Series)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: George K Peck
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good review -- lacks advanced depth


The text is one of the first available for Crystal Reports 10. It does a good job of covering all the basics. It even goes into some "intermediate" details in various sections. If you're new or fairly new to Crystal Reports, then the book will be a valuable reference to you.

If you're an experienced Crystal Reports developer, then this book will probably not get too much use. It lacks the hard-hitting details that would make it an excellent standard resource, and it's shy on the "topics for gurus" sections commonly found in complete references. One thing that is good about the book is the scope--there is not much left out entirely, so even an advanced developer will find bits of useful information, particularly when using Crystal Reports in new ways or on new platforms, etc.

If you're familiar with the earlier renditions of this book (i.e., for Crystal Reports version 8.5, etc.), then you will find this rendition exactly as expected.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: CIW: Foundations Study Guide
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Patrick T. Lane, William Sodeman, Emmett Dulaney
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Enough to pass the exam


I PASSED THE EXAM USING THIS BOOK! The exam is really not that hard, it only covered 40% what I had study for. I would spend more time on FQDN, network equip, network layers, IP address and classes.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Head First Java, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Enjoyable


I found it fun and empowering. So much learning at so little time.Enjoyable. Explanation of polymorphism is superb and neat. I wont forget it. Superclass reference, subclass object, that is it.
I am planning to read all the head first books since this book made me look java in a more insightful way even though I am programming in java for years.Thanks Sierra and the team.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Visual C++ 6
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Ivor Horton
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Not for totally new comer


In chapter 5 , it is hardly understand the example given. Examples are, pointer and reference. Especially the try it out section of the returning a Reference. To read this book, I need to catch up in mathematics calculation parts and programming which will consume more time to read as my math is average level.