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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Advanced Programming in the UNIX(R) Environment
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: W. Richard Stevens
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
How to get it in China mainland


How can I get it(English version books) in China mainland !



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Non-Designer's Design Book, Second Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Robin Williams
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
The Non-Designer's Design Book


Great book for the computer user who cares about how stuff looks. If you spend more time playing with fonts, margins, alignment and image placement than the text itself, this book is for you. I found that it really made a difference in how I layout even simple things in MS Word. Get it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit for Software Development Managers
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An eye-opener for executives


Lean Software Development suggests that agile methods are not unique to software development. In fact, their values and concerns are at the core of Toyota's production and product development process, which has FOUR TIMES the productivity of their competitors.

Changing mindsets is not an easy task. The "agile" movement in development methods is a call-to-arms to do just that: sloughing off practices that do not work anymore, or never worked in the first place, and adopting those practices that do work. At the heart of it all, these practices recognize that product development is a knowledge-driven process, not a task-driven process.

However, it is very hard for non-technical managers to understand this. The lack of enforced discipline seems like agile may only be a justification for poor "code and fix" practices used by lazy managers and teams.

But in reality, Lean Development is all about eliminating waste and providing value. I highly suggest it as a tool in your arsenal to change the mindset of this industry. Also highly suggested is one of Mary Poppendieck's recommendations, "Product Development for the Lean Enterprise", which explains Toyota's PD process in more detail, along with "Software by Numbers", which provides a financial model to justify agile projects.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy IX Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Brady Games
Authors: Dan Birlew
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Don't waste money on this INCOMPLETE GUIDE


Well, this is just a incomplete guide. It only provide a general guide which most of the gamer could be able to figure out themselve. If you are looking for indepth solution, you still have to refer to the official website. If this is the case, why shouldn't you save your money and just log-in to the particular website and retrieve all the information ?