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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Effective Java Programming Language Guide
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Joshua Bloch
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Must Read For All Java Developers


So you've been a Java Developer since Day One. Or you've just decided to become one. Either way this book is a must read. Object Oriented programming takes a certain skill and understanding, and Josh Bloch's book addresses a number of Java programming idioms that most people don't pay enough attention to. I know I've certainly violated a number of the rules or suggestions made in this book.
The book is easy to read through, and can be used as a reference book as well as a learning guide. The top Java people around participated in its review, and if James Gosling stands up at a JavaOne keynote and recommends this book (which he did), that's enough to make me sit up and pay attention.
Get it. Read it. Use it. You won't regret it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Thinking in Java (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Bruce Eckel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Work! Greak Book! You should not miss it!


The book is organized very well. The contents, the order, even the examples are selected elaborately. If you want to learn Java, you can't miss this book. if you want to learn OOP program, it is also a good choice.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Digital Design: Principles and Practices and Xilinx 4.2i Student Package (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: John F. Wakerly
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book rocks


This book is excellent. It covers everything there is to know about Digital Design and does it in style. Wakerly has gone down and covered every basic detail and this makes your concepts crystal-clear. There is just the right amount of humour in the book to keep you going. The writing style is good too, it feels like you're actually listening to somebody teach. I think Wakerly has done an amazing job and this is the first and the last book which you'll need for this subject (atleast at the undergrad level).



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Programming Windows With MFC
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Jeff Prosise
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Not Petzold, unfortunately


Unfortunately this wasn't written by the master, Petzold. However, it does an OK job, but be prepared to spend a lot of money on other books to compliment this one. I would suggest the O'reilly book Essence of C++ and the book Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel, plus the C++ reference from the O'Reilly series.