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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Internetworking with TCP/IP Vol.1: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture (4th Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Douglas E. Comer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Bible of TCP/IP

This book is a must for all in the networking world.
It is known as the Bible of TCP/IP. It is great reading for beginners and for the most advanced reader.
The whole vol. set is a great investment as a resource.
With this book and Interconnection by Radia Perlman (which is quite good but dry). They will define the industry, as it is today and break down the RFC's to a readable level.
To continue I would suggest "Internet Core Protocols: the Definitive Guide" (comes with sniffer software).. It will help tie Comer's and Perlman's books together...

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learn to Program with Java
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Authors: John Smiley
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Truly Learn to Program with this book

It took me a week to read this book. Granted I am an experienced programmer. Regardless, Prof Smiley truly knows how to teach programming. This book is really geared towards beginning programmers and I don't think there is a better book out there. If you want to learn how to program using Java as the language then I recommend you start with the book. There are plenty of authors that claim to have a beginning text--Prof Smiley actually delivers.
Yes you will hear the complaints about typos and the like. John Smiley has a website with the ERRATA for this book. Remember its a first edition. And the book provides you with his email address. He actually got back to me on the same day.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Macromedia Press
Authors: Ben Forta, Nate Weiss, Leon Chalnick, Angela C. Buraglia
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
It is was very easy to get started!

The book is quite easy to read and very easy to follow the examples. You'll find that in a very short time you can develop applications that are useful and the satisfaction from that is immense. I used to work at an e-commerce organisation that used this product and I really despised it, until I read this book and got to "know" a little more about Cold Fusion. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has any interest in developing an application, in quick time.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire for Designers
Publisher: Cadcim Technologies
Authors: Sham Tickoo
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Must buy for Wildfire users

I am using Pro/ENGINEER since release 2000i and when I got Wildfire I thought I will learn it myself. But after playing with it for some time, I realized that I need some text to refer to. Then I got hold of this book. It is one of the best books available that someone can use to learn Wildfire. This book describes the solid modeling tools in Wildfire in detail with a lot of images and the language used is easily understandable. While working on engineering projects, I find this book very handy and I can refer to the explanation for modeling tools that are generally needed for most of the mechanical engineering projects. In addition to the explanation to the modeling tools, there are tutorials in the book with step-by-step explanation. A number of tips and notes are given in this book that helped me in increasing my efficiency. By using this book I not only learned to use Wildfire but also learned to use it efficiently. The Detailing and Drafting portion of Wildfire is also explained with lot of details, making it easy for me to generate various types of drawing views of assemblies and solid models.The chapter on surface modeling that is available for free download also seems to be good with 2 tutorials although I have not started learning them. But seeing the images they seem to be good.