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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XSLT Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Sal Mangano
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
New source code available

Although I sympathize with the previous reviewers complaint about source code organization, this is partly due to the fact that more variations are included in the source distribution then the book itself. To remedy this issue a new source code zip file has been posted to the O'Reilly site that contains README files cross-referencing source code to book examples. I hope this creates a more pleasurable experience for my readers.
p.s. To avoid biasing the rating I gave myself the current 4 star rating although I humbly think most readers will have a 5 star experience!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Active Directory Cookbook for Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Robbie Allen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Serious about AD automation? got to have the Book.

Great book, finally all in one AD admin\engineer scripting information source, well organized to the point helps me find what I need to automate.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: User Stories Applied : For Agile Software Development (Addison-Wesley Signature Series)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Mike Cohn
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Mike is right - user communication is everything

Having worked with SW development for more than 20 years, I have finally realised, that face to face, collaborative communication between users and developers in an open atmosphere is the first important step on your way to successfull projects.Many books covers this briefly in a chapter or two, but with this book, you get a complete manual with techniques, that will be usefull to you in your collaboration with the users.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: How Computers Work, Seventh Edition
Publisher: Que
Authors: Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good, but could have been much better

If you want to learn the basic to advanced inner workings of a computer, than this book is very good. However, one MAJOR drawback, the illustrations. Some illustrations are drawn superbly: the mouse, keyboard, disks, harddrives, etc. But the internal parts are nothing more than labeled rectangles or squares. ACTUAL photos of a motherboard, pci slots, cmos, video cards, RAM, etc etc should have been taken and included. Read this book, take off the cover of your computer and everything still looks like a strange electronic array. Save your money and tool around the internet.