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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server 2000 in 21 Days (2nd Edition, Book Only)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Richard Waymire, Rick Sawtell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book


I've read the reviews here - some of which complain that it's not detailed enough - but I disagree. Technical books almost always fall short when it comes to detail about specific topics simply because there's a limit on how many pages one wants to wade through!! When one needs specific technical details about a topic, you don't pick up a "teach yourself in 21 days book". The book did an excellent job of accomplishing what it states -the users leaves with a solid overview of SQL Server, with adequate foundation laid to uncover other information needed. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the non-technical lingo used to cover database design basics as well - ambitious coverage, well done!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Alan Cooper, Robert M. Reimann
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Great author. Awful book.


The ideas contained in this book are golden. It is irrelevant if Alan Cooper sometimes repackages and presents excellent ideas from others. I found this book to be very informative and an entertaining read. I study this text from time to time to freshen up on some of the ideas. If you are serious about developing quality software, you should read this book



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Ken Henderson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A book like no other that I've read


What I like about this book is its originality. In a world where hordes of shoddy books compete for limited shelf space with flashy covers, copious screen prints, and coverage of beta products, this book stands head and shoulders above the rest. It has literally raised the bar for all technical books.
Why do I say this? I say it because of the extreme density of the material. I say it because the prose is among the best I've ever come across in a technical book. I say it because of the wry humor and insight offered throughout. I say it because of the technical depth that picks up where the BOL leaves off and goes into things that only an expert would even know let alone be able to write about it.
This book changed my life. Get it, read it, and refer to it often - you won't be sorry.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning ASP Databases
Publisher: Wrox Press
Authors: John Kauffman, Kevin Spencer, Thearon Willis, John Kauffman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book for building databaase with ADO and ASP


This is one of the best technical books I have read. There are plenty of examples and the author takes you through a logical flow of how to build an interactive database using ADO and ASP. The author clearly explains each of the ADO objects; even how and when to use them. I can't wait for the "Professional" version in July.