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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Python, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Mark Lutz, David Ascher
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A great intro to Python


Even after the recent introduction of dozen or so python books in the last few months, Learning Python still remains one of the best, if not the best, resources to start learning about Python. I owned this book for a period of a year and a half after my introduction to Python. During most of that time, I often referred back to it, and I can say that this book was indespensible during that early period of Python features experimentation.
This brings up a good point: the intended audience for this book are people who are just starting out with Python. If you are already familiar with Python, and have a year or so of experience under your belt, try Python in a Nutshell, Text Processing in Python and the excellent reference book: Python Essential Reference.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Mark Cade, Simon Roberts
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Very Superficial


Simply introduces the terminology & the basic concepts



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Mark Cade, Simon Roberts
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Very Superficial


Simply introduces the terminology & the basic concepts



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Romilla Ready, Kate Burton
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Appropriate Title- this book will indeed make you a


I purchased this book, and within reading the first 130 pages, I returned it. This is a general mishmash of some key NLP information, combined with pointless "inspirational" anecdotes that don't show how to apply the techniques (which even the authors recommend that a reader could skip and not miss a beat).

Now, I am no "expert" on NLP (not yet at least!) but I understood enough to have instinctively felt that something was wrong and that I was wasting my time. So I went to the Honest Abe Website quoted above and learned my instincts were correct. [...]This excerpt was purposefully taken out of context, because in the following lines, indeed the entire review, this book gets intensely criticized for its poor research and actual errors. I want to thank Mr. Bradbury for a well researched and precise review which saved my time, effort, and brain from a poor book.