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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Front Page 2003 for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Asha Dornfest
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
just what I needed

I delved into HTML several years ago and fooled around with it on my personal website but the tedium of having to code every single whisker of a webpage led me to try FrontPage 2000. I loved it but never had the time to learn it well. It speeded my page production but I wasn't satisfied with the results. I put webpage work aside for a couple of years then recently decided to dive in with the completely worked over FrontPage 2003 and dedicate myself to learning it well.
Dornfest's book was a perfect way to break off the rust while at the same time becoming acquainted with the new capabilities of FP2003. I generally am afraid of the DUMMIES series because the authors can go too far trying to be informal and funny, while neglecting the meat of the subject. A page with a cartoon is a wasted page for me when I want to know something. Dornfest shows welcome restraint, holding off on the jokes for the most part and carefully explaining how FP works in clear prose.
The presentation is patient and I found no glitches where something different happens on the screen from what is described in the book. All the basics are here along with introductions to more advanced topics and a great collection of sites to visit for further learning.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (4th Edition)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great Intro to JScript, A NECESSITY for new web programmers

This books gives first time web programmers a jump start into JavaScript, all the code examples are explained step by step and it covers a variety of ways you can use JavaScript to enhance your site and make it act smarter.
Great for learners but isn't really good as a reference book, this book doesn't go into too great a depth into the language so don't think this is the only book you're going to need if you want to start writing powerful scripts. It does however list a number of other sources where you can get more information and supplies some good tables of JavaScript commands but doesn't explain them all.
Still as a beginner's guide, it's wonderful.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Concurrent Programming in Java(TM): Design Principles and Pattern (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Doug Lea
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
"This is Phylosophy of concurrency".

This is not "concurrent programming".This is only "philosophy of concurrency".I think so too.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C++ Primer (4th Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie, Barbara E. Moo
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
whether it is a primer depends on how you read it...

This book is very comprehensive. It contains detailed explanation on every feature of C++. Don't try to grab everything at a time. Way too much information for you to digest. It is not a book you should read from the first page to the last. You have to judiciously skip some parts then 'zoom in' if necessary.