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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Authors: Joe Celko
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
I was not advanced now I am

Apparently I was not advance, well now i am.. yes it does n ot teach TSQL but it shows other things and others people ideas too..so...I posted a previous review but it did not show up maybe the guys at amazon need this book to write the SELECT * FROM Reviews WHERE Authors=blah blah.. I guess..

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Ken Henderson
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Requires newer versions

This book was my lifeline when I moved from Informix to Sql 2k. My shop recently moved all of our applications (about 15) from Informix to Sql 2k. We could not have done it without this book.
It builds on what you can find in the product documentation and teaches the many things you have to know to use Transact-Sql in real production systems. The product docs don't tell even half the story so a book like this is indespensible.
We bought 20 copies of this book when we first began researching our migration. Now that we're through we're adding some more team members so I am buying five more copies this afternoon. I would hate to think where our migration would have ended up without this great book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Core Java(TM) 2, Volume I--Fundamentals (7th Edition) (Core Java 2)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Cay Horstmann, Gary Cornell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Can't get rid of it.

I have used so many java books but at the end, I always end up looking for answers in this book. The book is organized systematically focussing on the introduction and moving on to more advanced topics on volume 2. If you have a little background in java or C++, you won't have any problems understanding the concepts presented. If you are a novice in java, you can still use this book but it will take some time to get accustomed to. But once you do, you will find that you can't get rid of this book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Computers: Tools for an Information Age, Eighth Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: H. L. Capron, J. A. Johnson
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Aimed at the beginning user.

Not a bad book for the beginning computer user. Goes into many aspects of the computer: hardware, software, databases, WWW, programming, etc. Most of the examples are related to the United States and in Basic. Not a bad book if you're taking a beginning computer course in school, but anything after that, there are definately way better books to be had.