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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: FrameMaker(R) 7: The Complete Reference
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Sarah S. S. O'Keefe, Sheila A. A. Loring
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Don't spend money.

This work is perfect for anyone seeking to become conversant with the latest software productivity tools. The authors describe products, content creation and sample templates in simple English. They teach how to work with structured documents, manipulate text, formatting and tag methodologies.The mechanics of tabular design , text and the set-up for book files are described in considerable detail with pertinent illustrations. The command "Select File.book" is explained.The authors illustrate how to save a pdf file:At the "File"- SELECT "SAVE AS" TYPE "File name.pdf" SAVE
Important template insignias are illustrated utilizing largediagrams and pointers to key locations on the screen. This book is a solid value if you know little about template organization and design and you need to learn fast.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Wicked Cool Shell Scripts
Publisher: No Starch Press
Authors: Dave Taylor
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

For someone rather new to shell scripting this book was just what I needed. Having started off with Learning the BASH Shell, I grabbed Dave's book to what what else I could and add to my library of scripts. What this book pointed out to me was the wide range of applications that scripting is usefull for. Being someone new to a *NIX system, part of my problem has been just knowing what can/should be done with a script....This book solved part of that problem.
The only reason this didn't get 5 stars was that I could've used more line-by-line reasoning (like a "PERL by Example" book). I can understand that this would've made the book about 5x longer though...
Anyways, overall a good read, but most of all it got me to THINK about using scripts in my everyday programming.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Shellcoder's Handbook : Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Jack Koziol, David Litchfield, Dave Aitel, Chris Anley, Sinan "noir" Eren, Neel Mehta, Riley Hassell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Couldnt be better

Its the first totally technical hacking book that doesn't fall into the trap of pandering to an uneducated or undereducated reader for extra book sales. No garbage on outdated network recon from '97 which seems to make it into so many "hacking" books nowadays, nothing on lan man hashes or other silliness. Just exploit writing and vuln finding, cut and dry.
I like it, and surprisingly, most of the samples work. At least the ones in the first half of the book that i have tried.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: David Buser, John Kauffman, Juan T. Llibre, Brian Francis, Dave Sussman, Chris Ullman, Jon Duckett
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good First Book

I used this book in a class I took on ASP while at the same time using it an internship I had. Though we were never actually instructed to read anything from it, it helped me immensely, especially when on the job and not knowing how to use something the other programmers were talking about. I recommend it for anyone who doesn't know much on the subject yet. I also have the professional ASP 3.0 companion but compared to the beginners book it has remained useless.