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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Advanced CORBA(R) Programming with C++
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Michi Henning, Steve Vinoski
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
There is no other word except "definitive".


If you are a professional programmer in the distributed OO arena then there is no other book that you should obtain first. This book covers everything that I had to learn the hard way, and a lot more!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design, Second Edition
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Michael J. Hernandez
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
First Edition (Please read the full review)


Intro"There is no one book that is best for every person. There couldn't be one. People are too different in the way they learn, in what they already know, in what they need, in what they want, and in what kind of effort they are willing to make." Bjarne Stroustrup (The creator of the C++ programming language.)I always try to remember this whenever I have to judge a writing effort. Whom is this book for?This book is for a beginner database developer who wants a simple process to follow and some light intro to the fundamentals of database design.What does this Book offer?The main aim of the book is to offer a database development process that would help a novice get the basics of database development through light weight process the writer follows and I insist on the word light weight since the writer aims at abstracting some hard concepts in simple ways. Thought the process tips are given on how to conduct an interview, how to name tables, how to search for fields, light weight normalization.What I liked?This book is well written, simple and an easy read. The best of the book seems to be at the end.What I didn't?If you didn't, go read the Stroustrup quote I wrote in order not to miss understand me, the book seems to be aimed at shallow people :) never the less its good, the writer seems to think that he is the only good database developer and that he is always rightConclusionThe book is not so deep but yes you may be able to design your own database system.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network+ Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram N10-002)
Publisher: Que
Authors: Mike Harwood, Ed Tittel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Book.....!


Almost aced the exam and this book made it seem easy. In fact, I felt the book over prepared me for the exam which is a good thing. This book is all you need to pass with 3 exams (2 in the back of the book and 1 on the CD). Welcome Back Exam Cram2!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Art of Cartooning with FLASH (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Daniel Gray, Gary Leib, John Kuramoto
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
i'm animation crazy now!


A few years ago I tried learning Flash animation by using tutorials on the Internet. I learned a little bit, but most of the tutorials weren't concise and they were confusing and usually I found myself aggravated with Flash deeming it was "too complicate to learn." I found this book for $5 and decided to give Flash another try. Gray made this book easily accessible for novices and advanced users alike with clear instructions. Each chapter begins with a few words on the techniques you will learn in that chapter and some tips. Then the rest of the chapter consists of hands-on exercises. Artwork and sample files are included on the CD-Rom if you do not have any original artwork. These exercises are very easy to follow. I completed the first four chapters and I made a short movie with music. That was only two days after reading the chapters. I read the help file about importing music. This topic isn't covered in the first four chapters but it is in later chapters. It does not take hours upon hours to learn Flash animation using this book. Knowing some basics of Flash beforehand will come in handy, though. I highly recommend this book if you want to learn to make Flash animations. You will not regret your purchase!!

*The CD-Rom also includes software. Macromedia Flash 5, Adobe Photoshop, Bias Peak VST, Bias Peak LE, Bias Deck, and Sonic Foundry's Sound Forge. Most of the programs are PC & Mac compatible.*