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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle SQL High-Performance Tuning (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Guy Harrison
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great tuning book

I had a nagging and peculiar performance problem with a specific query involving a quirk in the Oracle optimizer which I had been trying to solve on and off for months. With the help of this book, I resolved the problem. It has a level of detail in query optimization way beyond other "highly recommended" books. The explanations are clear, *complete* (completeness was lacking in the other books), and easy and enjoyable to read. I finally have the understanding of these Oracle internals that I have been seeking!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Second Edition (Pro-Administrator's Pocket Consultant)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: William R. Stanek
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Made our XP upgrade a success!

This book takes apart the XP operating system from top to bottom and everything in between. Taking it from desktop configuration to user access to mobile networking to troubleshooting. One thing I really liked about the text is the thoroughness throughout the book and the step by step procedures to show you how to configure and manage different parts of the OS. I'd also recommend as a study guide for the 70-270 exam as well.

On the XP upgrade just completed this book saved my bacon several times. I am certainly glad to have this in my technical library.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Database Systems: Design, Implementation and Management, Sixth Edition
Publisher: Course Technology
Authors: Peter Rob, Carlos M. Coronel
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
It was an OK text book

The solution manual to the book needs to have chapter numbers identified on each page. If you have to look something up you have to find the first page of the solution chapter to know what chapter the problems you are looking at are in.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning C# Objects: From Concepts to Code
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Jacquie Barker, Grant Palmer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Hello, Readers!

As the authors of Beginning C# Objects, Grant Palmer and I welcome any/all questions you might have about our book, and will do our best to respond quickly to all reader inquiries. (We'd tried to contact reader Martin Underwood, whose review appears below, several times, but our emails to him unfortunately kept bouncing back to us.)
Please contact us via my website, objectstart.com ... and, thanks for your interest in our book!
Best regards,