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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: USB Complete: Everything You Need to Develop Custom USB Peripherals
Publisher: Lakeview Research
Authors: Jan Axelson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent for hardware, firmware, and software developers

I purchased this book with the intention of learning how to communicate with USB peripherals from the PC perspective. What I later found after reading this book is that the author is heavily reliant upon 3rd party products to do the work, which simply means you'll need to pay more money for evaluation modules, and more software rather than being able to make the end product yourself. For someone who is at the hobbiest level, this book would be great perhapse, but the ultimate problem is it lets others do the work which IMO defeats the purpose of a book. If I am going to use 3rd party tools, I'll read their documentation-- not pay for a book to tell me what else I need to use.
On another note, this book is an EXCELLENT reference book when you need a little refresher about other things, but you can also find this info online

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: OCA/OCP: Oracle9i DBA Fundamentals I Study Guide
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Biju Thomas, Bob Bryla
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good book for OCP candidates

It is a good book to use as preparation tool for Oracle 9i Fundamentals I. I like the style of the book. It is well-organized. With this book it took me a month and half to get prepared for the exam. And I passed my exam 1z0-031 on first attempt. I will definitely recommend this book to other OCP candidates. For my exam I also used the Oracle Press book Exam Guide as supplement. The oracle press book exam guide has many practice exam questions that I used.
DeKalb, IL US

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Borland C++Builder 6 Developer's Guide
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Jarrod Hollingworth, Paul Gustavson, Bob Swart, Mark Cashman
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Having several difficulties reading this book

I am reading through this book and have experienced the followingissues: 1. The CD does not contain the examples that the author refers to in the book. Chapter 2 refers to a debug example on the CD and Chapter 3 refers to a DragDrop project. Both these projects do not exist on the CD. I had to stop and write a review at this point where I am only in Chapter 3... 2. Many sections in the book are not organized and leave the reader totally confused. Chapter 3 explains about frames... I had to skip that section as I could not understand anything. A constructive example would be much better.
I am somewhat disappointed with the publisher

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A+ Certification for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ron Gilster
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Save Yourself the money and use online braindumps

This book is horrible. It doesn't prepare you for the A+ exam. The companion CD is craptacular. The best way to pass the exam is through online test websites such as Reggie's A+ page and NerdGirl.