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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Bjarne Stroustrup
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The one book to take to the lab


While the author is considered the "master" of C++, this book is far too long and detailed for the general reader. If you were to write a C++ compiler, you would require this book. If you want to learn C++, get something else.
I bought Stroustrup second edition. This edition adds items such as name spaces and the Standard Template Library which the author calls Standard C++ Library. However, this book is extremely detailed. Discussion of classes, the heart of C++, are left to page 200 or so into the book. There is an entire sections/chapters on the various nuances of the language that most programmers stay away from.. While this edition explores the standard C++ library, Stroustrup writing style makes it tedious to read.
Having said that, it is a must for the C++ programmers bookself as a reference on the finer points of C++, but not something to which to learn C++.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Bjarne Stroustrup
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The one book to take to the lab


While the author is considered the "master" of C++, this book is far too long and detailed for the general reader. If you were to write a C++ compiler, you would require this book. If you want to learn C++, get something else.
I bought Stroustrup second edition. This edition adds items such as name spaces and the Standard Template Library which the author calls Standard C++ Library. However, this book is extremely detailed. Discussion of classes, the heart of C++, are left to page 200 or so into the book. There is an entire sections/chapters on the various nuances of the language that most programmers stay away from.. While this edition explores the standard C++ library, Stroustrup writing style makes it tedious to read.
Having said that, it is a must for the C++ programmers bookself as a reference on the finer points of C++, but not something to which to learn C++.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Advanced Perl Programming
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Sriram Srinivasan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A good Advanced Perl book


This book was perfect for me because it covered all of the perl topics that I wanted to learn some time, but didn't have a handy way to do so. Object-oriented programming, GUI's, extending perl, and exception handling are just some of the topics covered. The emphasis of the explanations in the book are geared toward helping the reader write useful programs.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Jason Beres
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
A frustrated programmer


This is the best book for Visual Studio.NET beginner. Just as the book's title, you really can learn VS.net in 21 days. The first seven days are awesome. Even if you never use any version of VS before or totally have no idea about the .NET concept. After reading the first week's contents, you would feel like you really get into the zone of .NET framework and vs.NET. The second week, it mainly talk about ADO.net, XML, and the programming languages. I was a bit disappointed about this part. ADO.net is much more complicated than the first week's basic stuffs, and the author was trying to make the completeness, squashed most of major features of ADO.net in just 2-3 days. So from this point, we have to forgive him. (there is a lot of good ADO.net books in the market, go get one if you want to go further. I bought the MS ADO.net core reference) The last seven days talks about some advanced features (some of them only available in vs.net enterprise edition)or third party addons of VS.net, such as, crystal report, application center test, and sourcesafe. This information is good references for expericenced vs.NET users. (but it's a little bit too much for beginners).Like all tech books, there are some errors in this book, especially in the second week.Overall, I got what I paid for. The book brought me in the vs.NET door. I give 3 stars for it. (I take two stars off because of the second week and the errors)