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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Build Your Own ASP.NET Website Using C# & VB.NET
Publisher: SitePoint
Authors: Zak Ruvalcaba
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Clear, novel, and relevant


It's a really superb book. All the examples are clear, novel and relevant. Most importantly, they aren't the same tired examples you see in every other technical book.
The explanation of what .NET is, and how ASP.NET is structured is one of the finest examples I've ever read (and I've read quite a few over the years!)
If you need a practical guide to ASP.NET to help you build usable, powerful web sites, then this is the book to get.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP : Training from the Source
Publisher: Macromedia Press
Authors: Jeffrey Bardzell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Want dynamic this is the book


I am around 6 years in the multimedia business, mastering most of Adobe and Macromedia programs. For building web sites, I mostly use Dreamweaver and flash. I never build a real dynamic site.When I got the book, I was ready to use 20% to 30% from the list of contents, but actually, I did read it all. I can't describe how good it is. No meter what is your level/experience if you want to go dynamic this is the book. I had to learn at the same time to build two sites one with ASP on SQL and one with PHP on Linux system and surprise surprise it even did work. I want to thank Jeffrey for the great book.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Unix Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency and Threads, Second Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Kay Robbins, Steve Robbins
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Book Overrated


Dr.Robbins was my grad advisor. I found in this book the clearness of thoughts and lucid explanations of complex things with which she always amazed me during my work on my master thesis. I recommend everyone to use this book for, as title says,practical Unix programming.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Macromedia Press
Authors: Ben Forta, Nate Weiss, Leon Chalnick, Angela C. Buraglia
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Experience Coldfusion MX


So you want to code in Coldfusion hey? Start here. Having had no previous experience in Coldfusion, I picked up this book and was creating user login's, search interfaces, dual purpose insert and update pages in no time. This book covers it all, and a whole lot more.
Macromedia goes out of their way to anticipate "What the web can be", and Coldfusion delivers just that. This book by Ben Forta and Nate Weiss takes you step-by-step through a introduction to the Coldfusion environment, and then shows you how to unleash it's power. They instill excellent coding practices and the ultimate use of Coldfusion. Ben Forta makes it look easy, and it is. Together they have compiled an excellent manual/reference on the subject, and if you could have it delivered today, do so.