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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle Developer Advanced Forms and Reports
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Peter Koletzke, Paul Dorsey
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Disappointing


I bought this book 2 days before my interview. It was very useful. I passed the intervew at got the job.
This book is what I recommend you to buy if you are serious to become an expert of Oracle Developer.
Bang Dinh



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Malware: Fighting Malicious Code
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Ed Skoudis, Lenny Zeltser
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good book and worth a read


This is a good book. Ed has become a master in this filed and he put tons of good stuff in the book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Zen of CSS Design : Visual Enlightenment for the Web (Voices That Matter)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Dave Shea, Molly E. Holzschlag
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A most unique and inspirational book...


If you've already picked up the basics of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and want to see what is *really* possible, check out The Zen of CSS Design by Dave Shea and Molly E. Holzschlag (New Riders). This is a unique book...

Chapter List: View Source; Design; Layout; Imagery; Typography; Special Effects; Reconstruction; Closing Thoughts; Index

This book covers the topic of CSS in an unusual fashion. Dave Shea came up with the idea for a web site called csszengarden.com. The basic premise is to have a standard HTML file, complete with class and id tags that can not be changed. The goal is to then use a CSS style sheet to apply unique styles and graphics to the page, resulting in some stunning visual displays of web design. But the basic thing to remember is that the page content doesn't change, just the CSS design file that's applied to it.

Shea and Holzschlag take some of the more unique designs that have been submitted and use them to explain various CSS concepts and techniques that can be used to push your design efforts beyond the ordinary. The techniques are very well documented, as well as giving explanations on what will and will not work in the major browsers due to differences in CSS rendering. Since so much of the design is driven by choices in graphics and typeface, you'll also be exposed to quite a bit in the way of design concepts, how to choose and render text, different graphic formats, and so on. While none of the information would be considered a complete reference work on any given subject, you do have enough information to apply the technique and continue on from there if necessary.

In addition to being a book to teach technique, it also does a wonderful job in providing inspiration. If you're looking for ideas to create a site that stands out, a leisurely perusal of the pages (or of the website) will offer up endless ways to reach that goal. "You can do that?" will be a phrase that escapes from your lips on a number of occasions.

Beautiful, instructional, and inspirational... This should probably be the second or third CSS book you buy once you buy a tutorial and/or a reference guide. A recommended read...



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Programming Windows With MFC
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Jeff Prosise
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book!


I'll add my words to everyone else's. I love this book. It goes into a great deal of detail about how Visual C++ actually does what it does. I used it after studying the Win32 API and C++ to learn how Visual C++ builds on those two. While many books/classes skim over the surface of VC++ with wizards, etc, Prosise gets down to the nitty gritty of how MFC actually works. It is both really detailed and fairly easy to understand. No small feat.