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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Introducing Microsoft .Net, Third Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: David S. Platt
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good introduction


This book has a good introduction about Microsoft .NET framework. It has introduced VS.NET, ASP.NET, HailStorm(My Service), and many other features in the .NET which make developer writing program easily(e.g. version).
However, if you have visited MSDN before, you don't need to buy this book. Because you will find all the information inside the book is known already.
Maybe you can just stay in a bookstore for a while, then you can finish it.
(When I saw this book, I find that many information has already been seen before, as a result, I just look at the summary column which summarize the paragrah.)



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Simulations and the Future of Learning : An Innovative (and Perhaps Revolutionary) Approach to e-Learning
Publisher: Pfeiffer
Authors: Clark Aldrich
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Simulations and the Future of Learning


It is frequently being suggesed now, by John Seely Brown and others that computer and video games,etc., are developing a young generation that is learning differently, that is very impatient with the lecture and traditional classroom This excellent book describes in detail the development of and a specific illustration of learning tools for this new generation. About leadership training for business, it neverless has important implications for all education.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
High Price + Poor Quality Reproduction = Bad Value


I looked at this book in the store, and I have to say that I was very turned off by the poor quality of reproduction. Considering the outrageous price tag, you'd think they could spend some money on decent typesetting. It looks like someone took the first edition and slapped it on an old, fuzzy photocopier. It may be a classic, but that's no excuse for shoddy workmanship. I would get a headache trying to read this whole book, so I will vote with my dollars and find some other way to learn C. If I'm going to put up with strained eyeballs, there are plenty of tutorials I can look at online for free.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming C#, 4th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jesse Liberty
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
C# for dummies


I have never coded in C, C++, or Java but come from a very solid VB background. I was looking forward to learning object oriented programming but was quite a bit nevouse. This book led me by the hand vey well. It covered the c# language in depth and I still keep it as a reference 6 mos later. It also built a foundation for the .net framework, asp.net, winforms, and ado.net. I completed the picture of winforms and ado.net using the visual studio documentation and purchased the asp.net book by the same author.
I recommend this strongly to anyone starting out on the platform. Everyone at our office agrees with this review. We cannot keep track of our 3 copies. It would be nice to have a reference copy on CD or the web.