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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Developing Series 60 Applications : A Guide for Symbian OS C++ Developers (Nokia Mobile Developer)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Leigh Edwards, Richard Barker, Staff of EMCC Software Ltd.
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Much needed reference material


This book is not a "Symbian By Example" book but is a much needed reference for Symbian and specifically Series 60 topics that are hard to find else where such as Direct Screen Access, S60 App Engines eg. Camera API & Photo Album Engine. Such documentation is not a part of any of the other books available or the SDK documentation - so its great that this book provides that information.
Other UI topics such as dialogs and menus etc and general discussions of Symbian OS constructs such as descriptors etc are also included, however these topics have been addressed in other Symbian OS books. All in all this is a must have for any one involved with S60 application development.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning the vi Editor (6th Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Linda Lamb, Arnold Robbins
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book covers vi, nvi, elvis, vim, and vile


vi (visual) is probably one of the most flexible editors (notice it is an editor not a word processor) that one can use. There are several ways to accomplish the same common tasks. There are so many ways in fact that most people learn just a subset of commands and string them together to do their editing instead of learning the more exotic commands.

The advantage of an editor besides speed and simplicity is that you will not inadvertently place visually hidden code in the program as you can easily do with a word processor.

People got so used to this editor on dos based environments. You can still use the command line editor after the colon at the foot of the screen. When you find and use the abilities of vi you will wonder what you did without it.

This book is a great starting place abd you may never need another.

The Topics include:

- Basic editing
- Moving around in a hurry
- Beyond the basics
- Greater power with ex
- Global search and replacement
- Customizing vi and ex
- Command shortcuts
- Introduction to vi clones' extensions
- The nvi, elvis, vim, and vile editors
- Summary of vi and ex commands
- Vi and the internet

The examples are quite clear and plentiful.




Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Business Data Networks and Telecommunications (5th Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Ray Panko
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great Book, but Check Author's Web Site for Corrections


I just finished a semester with this book. Loved it! I didn't think I'd every say that about a textbook, but this one really makes it easy to remember the material. It does so by quizzing you at the end of every section instead of just waiting until the end of the chapter. I found that it significantly improved my retention rate.
I will however caution you that there are errors present in many of the chapters. The errors I came across looked like they were mainly due to poor editing and validation of the technical material. I STRONGLY recommend that you go to the author's web site as he quickly posts any and all corrections by chapter.
For ... dollars, you'd think that the book's publisher, Prentice Hall, would have reviewed the book a bit more thoroughly before publication.
Errors aside, this is a great book that will mostly likely improve further with the next edition.
Ed



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: ANDREW WHITECHAPE TOM ARCHER
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Thanks to T.Archer


Thanks to mr. Archer for this excellent book. I hope that Microsoft .Net and exactly C# programming language is new look for feature of information technologies. Easy read, comprehensive information about C# basics and advanced programming. In this book I also founded information about .Net basics, CLR and other. Thanks.