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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Coder to Developer: Tools and Strategies for Delivering Your Software
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Mike Gunderloy, Sybex
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Microsoft-centric


(...)Now that I've read most of it, the description is incorrect. This is a book for the C#/.NET community, discussing tools for this environment in light of proper software design/development. I would not have purchased it if it was properly described.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network Intrusion Detection (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Stephen Northcutt, Judy Novak
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Good material poorly exposed


A bad book is like a bad friend, can take you places you do not want to go and make you do things you do not want to do. Any author should have two assets good knowledge of the material to cover and good to excellent writing skills. The authors have a good knowledge of the subject at hand and give good references. Unfortunately their technical writing skills are very poor. The beauty of technical writing has been destroyed. Using their terminology, a freshman could have done a better job. By definitions handbooks are very concise and clear. This one tells stories about unrelated matter in order to explain simple facts. Please save the trees .



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book
Publisher: Adobe Press
Authors: Adobe Creative Team
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
excellent book but....


....there are some errors. The most telling is in Chapter 12. I still haven't figured out how to get the pond ripple effect for the dandelion. You can't get it by following the instructions.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Effective Java Programming Language Guide
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Joshua Bloch
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Must red for Java Programmers


Every Java Programmer should read this book. If you have written more than 20 Java classes but not read this book. STOP. Buy the book and read it immediatly. Insist all you co-workers read it.