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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Code Complete
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Steve McConnell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
My favorite book on general programming advice


This is a true must have. This is a true must read. It is already quite old but still fresh and up to date to our everyday problems.



Product: Book - Textbook Binding
Title: Design of the UNIX Operating System (Prentice Hall Software Series)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Maurice J. Bach
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent text


This is an excellent text for students of the 'Operating Systems' course, and deals with the innards of UNIX. Any UNIX enthusiast will love this book. This book is not for beginners as it deals with the inner workings and principles involved in the design of the OS. Difficult concepts like the kernel algorithms are explained in the best possible way. A tough yet satisfying read.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Very comprehensive and easy to follow


This book really answers all the code questions a designer could have, it is a bit tricky to follow the introductions to the "chapters" but there are many pictures, diagrams and sample HTML pages that one is off to a great start in designing your own webpage after the first 100 pages.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Ann Rockley
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good for IT managers and architects


This is not a programming book, but a book about the process of an organization has to go through manage content in one unified manner. This book explains the obstacles, business and technical, that needs to be overcome in order to have one unified process in information management.
This book is divided into several parts. The first part covers the basic concepts of reuse of content. The second part covers how to analyze the business requirements of your content strategy. The third part of the book is more for IT people. It covers information modeling and using metadata to organize your content. Also, a section on using workflow system to interact with your content and what roles, responsibilities and process that needs to be addressed. The book in well organized and explains the concepts in an easy to follow manner.
This book is for IT managers and architects, because in covers the process needed to distribute information and the technologies that support this process. The book covers the obstacles of distribution the information assets of a company. This book is a good resource for understanding the entire process from beginning to end, but other resources would be needed to understand how to implement these ideas.