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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: OCP Oracle9i Database: New Features for Administrators Exam Guide
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Authors: Daniel Benjamin
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Poor and lack of detail


Poor book with many mistakes. lack of broad and detail regarding the test. I dont understand Oracle Press even allowed it be puplished. I just took 1z0-030 exam and failed as I trusted this book too much. when I saw exma on the screen, I knew I would fail for this right away. I had never fail for any Oracle exms once. I did this time. I felf I was cheated by this book. I suggest your all don't trust this book and nor buy it for your expensive test unless you really want to throw your money away.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Excel 2002 Visual Basic for Applications Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft))
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Reed Jacobson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Jacobson is clear and concise for learning the Range Object


I read this book two editions ago and it helped me convert all the workbooks for a large California bank from Lotus and older Excel formats. The book teaches you to use the Range object which is the main Object in Excel. Once you know it you can do most things with a little help from the great macro recording facility of Excel--you just generalize a few terms and apply your new knowledge of the Range Object. Thank you Reed!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Head First Design Patterns
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Must buy and read


Hi,

I thoroughly enjoyed the book because of it's simplistic approach to a much complex problem called "Design Patterns".
The authors should be praised for their efforts in doing so.

I eagerly hope that they would come up with HeadFirst EJB design Pattern book.

Please buy the book it is all worth it.
Ash



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Firefox Hacks (Hacks)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Nigel McFarlane
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great tips for developers


I have found that Firefox - beyond just being a great browser - is a great development tool. I use Firefox for JavaScript and DOM debugging, but didn't realize how many Firefox "hacks" are out there to help you debug and develop web applications.

From using XMLHttpRequest (Hack #48) to displaying live http headers (Hack #51) to XUL (several hacks) - there are plenty of great tips and tools for development and debugging.

There are also quite a few "hacks" for admins - such as remote user configuration management (Hack #29) - however, I think the most useful stuff comes from the hacks that show how flexible Firefox really is as a development tool.

Another reason to give the authors a nice pat on the back is the fact that (for the most part) the "Hacks" avoid spending a lot of time with the basics of browsing that have nothing to do with Firefox. Once you get past the first 30 pages (first 10 hacks) it's all great stuff.