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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Ken Henderson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Never seen anything like it


This book blew me away. I have never seen anything like it. The tour through the Windows OS is the best I have seen. It provided just what I needed to understand the rest of the book.

I am not a developer by trade but this book made me feel like it. I began to understand how Sql is designed as only someone who had written it could. I still consider myself a beginner developer but I'm not a beginner with Sql anymore.

The SQL-Xml exposition is a book of its own. Over 100 pages of the deepest, best info you could hope for. SAme thing for DTS, replication, Notification Svcs and several others.

I really liked the engine internals. I use this info nearly every day in my day job supporting Sql. You can't go wrong with this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: QuickBooks 2004 The Official Guide
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Kathy Ivens, Kathy Ivens
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Comprehensive Treatise on QuickBooks Pro 2004


Ms. Ivens writes clearly, properly, and intelligently on QuickBooks software. The screen shots are legible, unlike those in some other computer books. The index is detailed, and thus useful. I counted only two typos in the 572 pages.

My company, Transpower Corporation (a commercial and custom software manufacturing and systems engineering company in metropolitan Philadelphia), did its first QuickBooks installation in 1999. I purchased Kathy's book QuickBooks 6.0--The Offical Guide; this helped to make the installation go smoothly. It's been five years since, and QuickBooks has changed considerably. So I purchased both of Kathy's current titles, QuickBooks 2004--The Offical Guide, and Running QuickBooks 2004 Premier Editions. Both are excellent and I recommend them to all computer consultants operating in the small business space, which QuickBooks has taken over by storm. (Unfortunately, QuickBooks is not so applicable to medium or larger businesses because 1) there is a five user limit for Pro/Premiere editions and a ten user limit for the Enterprise edition, 2) it does not work with Windows Terminal Server, and 3) it allows only seven custom fields). After reading both books, I've come to the conclusion that for most small businesses the Premiere editions (with their specialization) make more sense than the less expensive Pro edition.

Kathy provides many useful tips in her books. They go way beyond what is supplied in the manuals shipped with the software.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: How Computers Work, Seventh Edition
Publisher: Que
Authors: Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best book out there for learning the basics of computing


I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand how their computer works. The great graphics throughout this book make it worth the money alone. It's so hard to read a book about computers with little or no illustrations to see what is being talked about. You don't have that problem with this book. You can see EVERYTHING that the book is talking about in great detail. The CD is also great and has been updated to include Pentium II systems.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle Database 10g SQL (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Jason Price, Jason Price, McGraw-Hill
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book


I must write a review to counter the previous reviewer's incorrect comments! I've had this book four weeks and run through all the examples, and they all work.
All the technical descriptions in the book are right on, too. I had no problems understanding the advanced material on Oracle 10g, which covered the right areas on SQL and PL/SQL.