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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Envisioning Information
Publisher: Graphics Press
Authors: Edward R. Tufte
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not Impressed


If you're a graphic designer looking for practical content on how to better present your infographics - look elsewhere. The book was filled with beautiful, but useless information. If you're after information theory, the book hits the mark - but for almost $50, it's hardly worth it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Professional C# (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Simon Robinson, Christian Nagel, Karli Watson, Jay Glynn, Morgan Skinner, Bill Evjen
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Don't buy this version!


I have the 2nd version of this book. And I checked the 3rd version difference with its previoud version. Mostly re-organized the contents into new chapters, very few new content added. No descriptions on what's new in updated version. Worst of all, I checked the book in Borders: it has no appendices at all! The last chapter is chapter 32, ends at 10XX page, and there should be 4 appendices after it, then comes the Index at page 13XX. To my surprise, the publishing house just cut the appendices pages so the book jumps from 10XX to 13XX, the Index!So, don't buy this version.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Telecom Crash Course
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Authors: Steven Shepard, Steven Shepard
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Telecom Crash Course


Steven Shepard has done a magnificent job of taking a very complex subject and making it simple to understand. I found his book to be an easy and painless experience, and his level of detail to be just enough for most of us to appreciate the subject without getting mired down in unimportant details.
A great read - I highly recommend it.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Kevin McDonald, Andreas Wilmsmeier, David C. Dixon
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A nice book of of BW


I've read 2 books on BW, compared with another book Ive read, this book is on BW 3.0B which is a more mature DW product of SAP, it not only focuses on the BW transactional stuff but also tries to explain the detailed theories and business cases which are the more valuable points for me. If youre a BW beginner, this book may not be suitable since its not going to teach you how to extract data, setup info source , create data target or create queries in a detail instruction way, but instead bring you a very completely high-level picture of BW architecture and solutions.
The best chapters I would prefer are: Chapter 4 C Information Modeling; Chapter 6 C ETL Services and Chapter 8 C Analytic Application.