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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Handbook (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: David James, Simon Russell, Graham H. Seibert
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Its a Good Introduction of Oracle Apps


I have read this book and it gives Introduction of all modules of Apps. This book may not help to experienced consultants but it may be good for beginers to get idea of all modules of Financials.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Peter Szor
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A must-read for techies interested in computer viruses...


For anyone interested in how computer viruses work from a technical perspective, as well as how anti-virus programs defend against them, you have to get a copy of The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense by Peter Szor. There is no book out there that approaches it.

Chapter List:
Part 1 - Strategies of the Attacker: Introduction to the Games of Nature; The Fascination of Malicious Code Analysis; Malicious Code Environments; Classification of Infection Strategies; Classification of In-Memory Strategies; Basic Self-Protection Strategies; Advanced Code Evolution Techniques and Computer Virus Generator Kits; Classification According to Payload; Strategies of Computer Worms; Exploits, Vulnerabilities, and Buffer Overflow Attacks
Part 2 - Strategies of the Defender: Antivirus Defense Techniques; Memory Scanning and Disinfection; Worm-Blocking Techniques and Host-Based Intrusion Prevention; Network-Level Defense Strategies; Malicious Code Analysis Techniques; Conclusion; Index

Szor is a chief researcher with Symantec, and he's been involved in the field of virus research for over 15 years. This is what he lives and breathes. In this book, you'll get a history lesson of how viruses have evolved from their early days as DOS programs up through the latest attacks plaguing us today. But instead of just a narrative of how viruses work, he goes in depth with technical details involving interrupts and intercepts, how viruses hide in files, and so much more. Once you have the entire picture of how virus code works, he switches to the topic of defense. You quickly realize that the people who write code to fight viruses are quite incredible. There are so many obstacles they are up against, it's amazing that they can do such a great job at the task.

When you're done with this book, you'll have all the tools you need in order to start fighting the virus battle yourself. Even if you're not interested in the technical details, you'll still come away with a much greater appreciation of what it takes to fight the ongoing war to keep your computer up and running without infection. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in the topic matter...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Producing Great Sound for Digital Video
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Jay Rose
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The most helpful book ever written on recording


After spending years and years trying to get my recordings to sound the way I wanted them to, Jay Rose showed me how. This is the best book I've ever found on digital audio... and for audio recording in general. He taught me how to set up the gear and use sound absorbing material so I could get a good sound. And how to use equalizers, compressors, and other gear better than I ever imagined possible. Pretty good for a klutz like me! Now my tapes sound better than some of the professional ones! If you record audio, buy this book!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Designing the User Interface : Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (4th Edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Verbosity at its finest


This book looks more like a collection of references than a real text book. The author inserts references to other works and papers in such a random and repetitive fashion that makes reading the book a real pain in the ass.

And then there is the verbosity. Apparently, Mr Shneiderman likes to list items and give examples. And he likes it a lot. If you make the terrible mistake of reading this book you will navigate through never-ending paragraphs that make circles and circles around the same idea, giving pointless examples of an anyways pretty obvious concept.

This book is really bad. It looks like the author just copy-pasted the contents of his course slides and inserted some pretty pictures in the middle. Don't waste your money and/or your time with this one.