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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jennifer Fleming
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Excellent points, but it's all been said before

This book has some very useful info in it, but I've seen it all before. I read this one right after reading O'Reilly's Information Architecture and felt, at times, that I was reading the same book. The case studies of different sites (news, e-commerce, etc.) were very nice though. Most design/navigation books out there only focus on the kind of site that the author works on. That's not very helpful if the author works for a University and you work for a news organization. This book covered that. I would still recommened "Information Architecture" over this one, but it is still worth reading through.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XSLT : Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Michael Kay
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
The book for every serious XML programmer.

M. Kay is savvy fellow, very careful formulation with excellent examples. I recommend though buying the XSLT 2.0 book, as the present XSLT 1.0 is essentially included in the latter. Every chapter has: "Whats new in XSLT 2.0" so the XSLT 1.0 programmer gets more look-ahead info. NB XSLT 2.0 runs till now only on the author's parser. Although I had no previous XML experience this book was the most helpful of the three other books I bought. Its the only one I still use as reference. There was no question that the book could not answer until now.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Access 2000 Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Cary N. Prague, Michael R. Irwin
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
No structure at all

There's something strange about this Bible series. I already bought quite a few books of this series. They are very attractive by their looks, usually very thick and most of the time a bit disappointing. This one really is. I have rarely seen a computer book that is so badly structured as this one, I really do not find my way in it. Not the book to choose if you want to learn access, not even good as a reference book, no structure, no depth. I really wonder why it is so successful...

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

This book is good if you're beginner in MFC, but it's advisable that you have other programming experience. The book really shines in its presentation style, its easy and quick read with no long intros and summaries - every sentence is business, author seems be a real-life scenario expert. I haven't seen another book with such no-nonsense presentation style in quite a while.