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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: MCAD/MCSD Training Guide (70-320): Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Visual C# .NET and the .NET Framework
Publisher: Que
Authors: Amit Kalani, Priti Kalani
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good stuff, very thorough, lots of good exercises.


This book, for just being released, was very well put together. It was divided into the various sections of the 70-320 test, giving you enough information about the current topic. It didn't go more in-depth as if I had hoped it would, but it does prepare you for the exam. I only found a few grammatical & code errors, but overall, it was a well edited book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Dan Margulis
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
"Pro"-fessional Photoshop for sure


For anyone in the business of reproducing images, particularly to any kind of press or device which requires you to work in or convert to CMYK this book is a must read.
If all you want to know is how to fiddle with your digicam images and get them to look good on an inkjet, then its probably overkill--although you'll still learn plenty from reading it.
And if you want to learn the latest trends in profile based color management, this isn't the book. But for most folks who have to deal with real presses and real printers, Margulis's techniques on how to correct by the numbers and when to use which tools are spot on.
... This is one that we have consistently recommended to our readers who have any type of pre-press role or responsibility.
--David



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Networking for Dummies, Sixth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Doug Lowe, Doug Lowe
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Very very basic


This book is very good at describing how networks function. It's very nicely setup as well. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an Intermediate level of understanding of networks. I especially liked the introductions to wide scale corporate networks.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Ray Rankins, Paul Jensen, Paul Bertucci
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Book


This book might be useful, but the build quality is so low it is not worth the effort to find out. After two attempts and 2+ weeks of wasted time I have yet to receive a copy that is not missing from 1423-1470. Do yourself a favor and stick with O'Reilly (at least the book will not be missing parts). If you think you are going to use the index to find something, don't waste your time A-D is missing. Lets say you want to look into auto increment.....alter table....hmm hard to guess how many topics are between A and D.