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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit : Expert Methods for Designing, Developing, and Deploying Data Warehouses
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Ralph Kimball, Laura Reeves, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This is clearly the BEST Data Warehouse book I've read!!


His first book, The Data Warehouse Toolkit, reads like an abstract to this one. I am close to the end of my data warehouse project and I have figured out most of the secrets myself, but I find The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit of even greater value now that I actually understand it. It is concise, maybe a little too complete - it even covers interviewing techniques - and summarizes everything I have read during the last couple of month in various database journals about data warehousing. Here is everything you need to know about managing the development project, designing, implementing and running a data warehouse.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Practical Unix & Internet Security, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Simson Garfinkel, Gene Spafford, Alan Schwartz
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
It's really Unix security with Internet thrown in


Great book on Unix security. I bought the first edition when it first came out. It was great. Once I saw the second edition I immediately bought it too. What a disappointment. The Internet security aspects of the book were quick and dirty, while the Unix security was excellent. I hate to say it but could it be that Internet sells better than Unix? Tom Cooper



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Authors: Michael Dell, Catherine Fredman
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
OK book...


An interesting perspective from the man himself. Dell goes through how he started the company.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming Jakarta Struts, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Chuck Cavaness
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great book to help you learn struts


I'll start off by saying that I have limited experience with Java or JSP. I have done some programming in Java and JSP but I have not delved into any of the more advanced features or into some of the basic features. So I began reading this book with the hope of some clarifications to help me get by my ignorance. The author was very good at helping me understand all the other necessary concepts before delving deeply into struts.
The first thing that I liked about this book was that it was easy to read and does not have too much technical jargon. When the author uses any technical words, he explains pretty clearly what the word or abbreviation means. This is invaluable to newbies like myself. I really like the first few chapters because they not only explain clearly what struts are but also gives you alternatives to struts and their advantages. The rest of the chapters go into pretty good detail in describing what struts can do and how to get them to do what you want.
One thing that always makes me like a book are the "pretty pictures". This book has plenty of useful diagrams and code examples that allow you to visualize the concepts. As usual with O'Reilly books, you have their website that contains more examples, errata and other important information to help you to become more Strut adept.
Overall, I liked the book. It was not confusing or vague. The author explained clearly his purpose and successfully accomplished it in the book. I may not be a struts guru right now but I certainly have the tool to help me become one.