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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Danny Goodman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellet - covers information that the pros need to know.


Most books are for starters, but where do you go after that? DHTML is more then just simple script, It's the complete interaction with "ALL" Objects, Properties, Scriptlets, Scripts, etc.
This book has explicit reference information on HTML, CSS, DOM, & Javascript and has excelent cross referencing in the end of the book. It gives some good details in the beginning chapters of the book on how to apply DHTML to both leading browsers and offeres a few ways around things that appear simpler then complex operations I have worked with in the past.
One thing this book does lack though, is the mentioning of DHTML scriptlets, and vbscript. But for what is supplied, I have little room to complain. This book is worth more then its retail price.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Extreme Programming Installed
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Ron Jeffries, Ann Anderson, Chet Hendrickson, Ronald E. Jeffries
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
GOOD


XP is a nice fresh way of looking at the software development process and this book explains XP concisely and clearly. You may or may not agree to -all- of the principles they advocate, but if you have any interest in your work at all, you will find parts of this gripping. Especially the emphasis on unit tests and the test-first programming idea. And so useful in practice too! Anyone involved with making software, or indeed anyone else who is interested in increasing the quality of what you're working on whatever it is, should read this! So better borrow it from your neighbour (reading once is sufficient, no need to own this book).



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Access 2000 VBA Handbook
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Susann Novalis
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Thank goodness for Susan Norvalis


This book really stands out from the crowd. Most VBA texts are written by great programmers who are terrible teachers. Not in this case - Using VBA to unlock the power of MS Access is thoroughly and clearly explained - from concepts such as database design and objects to JET, DAO/ADO and beyond. The author shows how to do everything that you can do with Macros, how to do many things that you can't do without VB and then how to most efficiently do all of them! Most useful is the clear way in which the book shows how to perform tasks efficiently in interactive (Forms) and automated (DAO/ADO Recordset manipulation) ways and when to choose each- this book will remain an invaluable tool in my library and be referenced often.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML & XHTML: The Complete Reference (Osborne Complete Reference Series)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Thomas Powell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Has everthing you need to start out


The title of this review says it all. This book is excellent as both an introduction to HTML and XHTML as well as a reference. It pre-emptively answers all the questions I would have thought to ask. It does not have (and does not claim to have) all that much on dynamic development, so this is not the only book you'll need if you want to develop a useful site.