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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
How can you use After effect without having that book?

This book is truly amazing. It gives you useful information on every single page. It is meant for people who really want to get serious with After effect. After reading only a couple of chapters, I was already doing great stuff on my computer. It comes with a demo version of AE 4.1 so you can do the tutorials.
If you want to discover the real power of AE, then get that book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Eric A. Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Brawny Mechanic of Web Design

In the interest of full disclosure, I submit my bias up front: everything I've read by Eric, whether book, article, or newsgroup post dashed off to aid a complete stranger, has been clarity nonpareil. In addition, I cheerfully choose to ignore his gracious yet wholly unexpected and aberrant judgment in mentioning my name in the acknowledgements.
If you are a person who frequents Internet newsgroups, listservs, and online forums related to Web work, you cannot have missed the word of mouth that is going around about this book. The praise is from all ranges of Web design experience and it is well-deserved.
I don't need to outline the book's contents. The editorial reviews and the information on the book's web site do that in detail. Eric has also made the code available to people who do not buy the book. But if you just work the code, you will be missing the book's motivation, warnings, tips, advice, colorful layout, and wit that make the code pop.
Eric, right from the outset, shows you how to combine both elementary and advanced style techniques. He leads you to do this in such a natural, seamless way that at different stages in each project you realize with a start that you just worked a bit of magic!
A long time ago, working in a huge factory in Pittsburgh, I tagged along as a helper to a mechanic who was massive and muscular. I fully expected prodigious feats of brute strength from the man. None were to be seen. His favorite saying was "If you have to use force, you must be doing something wrong." Eric calmly cuts through the clutter and makes it all look easy with just that spirit.
I want to make an appeal to those Web workers, such as myself, who code exclusively for the Internet Explorer browser: from time to time Eric will invite you to follow along in another advanced browser, such as Mozilla or Netscape 6, to see effects not yet supported by IE. You will richly profit from the opportunity. By the time future versions of the Microsoft browser support the standards that Eric is showing, you will be way ahead of the game.
"Eric Meyer on CSS" is destined to be on the must-have list of *everyone* who wants to stay ahead in this ever-changing Web game.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Switch Book: The Complete Guide to LAN Switching Technology
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Rich Seifert
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
One of ze best !!

The main reason I'm writing this review is that I feel that this book is not getting the readership it "rich"ly deserves.Rich covers the basics of Lans with elan (all puns copyrighted).You will understand the concepts and implementation of bridging thus allowing you to view routing in a better perspective.Rich's laws of networking are absolutely gems: a chapter summarized into a line.His excellent and generous use of flowcharts and diagrams deserve some stars by themselves.Also the description of the protocols, the tradeoffs made during their design leaves you with an insight as to how to (and in some cases how not to) design a working protocol.
The last chapter is a gem - it covers the life of a packet as it enters the bridge till it exits on one of the ports.If you're a router guy, read this and you'll never sneer at a bridge again.
The explanations are lucid,simple to the point and are peppered with the odd bad engineering joke (better than Radia Perlman's sarcasm :)]I bought this book based on other readers recommendations and am glad for the same.
This book is a networking bible along with those by Stevens,Comer,Perlman and of course thomas maufer.
While you can more or less read any chapter in isolation, you are recommended to go in order to maximize your output from this book.
PS: A layer 1 switch is a shared hub or a repeater * A layer 2 switch is a bridge * A layer 3 switch is a router *
The rest of this review was lost due to collisions on the lan. Back off Rich,Back off !! :)

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: SNMP, SNMPv2, SNMPv3, and RMON 1 and 2 (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: William Stallings
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good details about SNMP V3

I read the book, this is very good book to read about the SNMPV2 and SNMPV3. The table creation and deletion has been explained well. Has good information about the SNMPV3, VACM , User based Security model, SNMP Archietecture. The detailed description about the encrption and the algorithm used were though quiet unneccessary.