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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: C++ Templates: The Complete Guide
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: David Vandevoorde, Nicolai M. Josuttis
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Good Book


The book is extremely well organized and explained.But there is a but and is not about the book. Is aboutwho's going to follow it and learn something from it. I am suffocated by Spaghetti Oriented Code for the last 15 years or so.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network+ Certification for Dummies (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ron Gilster
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good Starter, But keep studying


I used this book and the Network + Exam Cram practice tests to study for this test. After reading and studying for 2 months I knew I was ready to take the test. I aced all of the practice tests and practice questions. When I first sat down to take the test I thought they had given me the wrong exam. I had not even seen the first 8 questions in either book. The first thing I said was I just wasted my [money]. By the grace of God and much prayer I did pass the test, but barely. Things you should definitely know. All the variables for PING, NETSTAT, NBTSTAT, ARP, ICMP. There were several detailed questions about routers and configuring them? Network Address Translation. One question that threw me was you cannot Ping the router but you can Telnet into it? There were several questions about Telnet. ICMP port 0 on the router is open or closed what does this mean? Maybe I missed something but there was not a whole lot of detail in either book about these. Also know your troubleshooting! Somehow I passed this test but I definitely would have felt more comfortable had I known how much more and what I needed to study. Maybe I just got a hard test? By the way neither testing software is all that great.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Objects First With Java : A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: David Barnes, Michael Kolling
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Simply brilliant


To make it short: this is the best book I've seen so far if you want to understand what object oriented programming is about, and not just memorise the Java syntax.

The book really takes you through the process of developing applications, with great attention to detail in respect to object-oriented style, and you get the Java details, almost as an aside, automatically.

I love the fact that the book does not just present complete finsihed projects, but talks you through various stages of development, taking the magic out of software development.

This book is clearly for beginners, but it is so well written that even people who think they know how to do this stuff will find something worthwhile in it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jason Hunter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Solid introduction to the world of Java development.


This is a solid introduction to the world of Java development with Servlets and related technologies. This wonderful book has been completely updated to cover the new features of Version 2.2 of the Java Servlet API. The book covers the servlet lifecycle; how to use servlets to maintain state information effortlessly; how to serve dynamic web content, including both HTML pages and multimedia data; and advanced topics like integrated session tracking, efficient database connectivity using JDBC, applet-servlet communication, internationalization, servlet security and how to program Java servlets to create powerful and interactive Web applications.
The book also looks at a variety of techniques for saving session state, as well as showing how Servlets can work together to power Web sites. This updated edition shows you just how to do it with plenty of basic and advanced tips for taking full advantage of this powerful Java standard.
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