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


When I had to make the leap between C++ and windows programming I was so frustrated trying to find a book that explained MFC well. Either the books were too general or literally incomprehensible. This one is just right. While no one book can teach you everything about this subject, this one gives you a clear idea about many fundamentals as well as some more in-depth types of MFC programming. There are many sample programs within this book and they are all (for the most part) very well explained. You WILL be able to read MFC code and understand it once you finish this. NOTE: I would however reccomend that a beginner read a more fundamental book first, just to get a firm handle on the basics and then move on to this one. Not that Procise doesn't explain things well, it's just that a novice may be too overwhelmed by the amount of information that is packed into this. If you thourougly understand this book, with the help of the MFC library you will be ready to begin as a windows programmer.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Fundamentals of Database Systems, Fourth Edition
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Ramez Elmasri, Shamkant B. Navathe
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Debugging Applications for Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Windows
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: John Robbins
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very good book, must read for every Windows developer


This book contains a lot of useful information not only about debugging Windows and .NET applications, but also about real-life problems, scenarios and solutions. The author shares his stories that sometimes are very entertaining and useful. Although this is exceptionally good book, I wish it had more content for the specifics of .NET debugging. I think another missing topic is `debugging mixed managed and unmanaged code'.
After reading most of the book, I disliked only one thing, which is author's strong opinion about using exceptions in the applications.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Large-Scale C++ Software Design
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: John Lakos
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Dated book, not that great


This is a well written book, but not a well written book on C++. It is also not very good at being efficient with the amount of things you learn in the number of pages you read. A lot of subjects are repeated over and over again it seems just to make this book appear longer than it really is to match its title of "Large Scale C++ Software Design". Many of the examples and methods proposed in this book do not lead to efficient coding methods but more or less a way decrease the time required to compile programs which is a topic that does not deserve an entire book devoted to. In this whole book I learned maybe one technique that I would probably not use anyway. The code in this book isn't indicative of its title and if you thumb through the book quickly when you pick it up you might come under the impression that it is a book with a lot of code examples, but it doesn't have much at all. The code is all very similiar and there isn't much variety at all. If you learn well from reading text alone then I suppose you could benefit from some of the examples in this book, however I believe you can find other books on C++ that will lead you in the right direction when it comes to C++ software design.