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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Solaris Internals: Core Kernel Architecture
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Jim Mauro, Richard McDougall, Sun Microsystems Press
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Your search ends here!!


If you are looking for a serious internals book on Solaris then this is the best bet. It is not Yet another Book. This is THE BEST book for solaris interals. If you are interested in learning how solaris works/ algorithms behing the process. sheeduling then you may find this text help ful..
Oracle DBAs (who is interested in tuning !!!)working on Solaris may find this book as a perfect compliment to Steve Adams' Oracle Internals book.. Classic titles..



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Python Essential Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: David Beazley
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A great reference for experienced programmers


First, this book is 4 stars not due to a flaw in the book, but due to the fact that the book is only a reference. For me, if the book included some sections on the paradigm of functional and OO programming in Python or even how to realize OO patterns in Python... I'd have given it a 5.
That said, if you are already a programmer, who knows C++ or Java or even just C... finally this is your book! It gets to the point on language constructs and some of the built-ins you'll be using. In the first 80 or so pages.. you learn Python.
This is a book that meets my criteria: less than 200 pages, terse, clear and readable. The rest of the book I have only peeked at for now, but it will be used soon. This book is as good as Java in a Nutshell, which I think is one of the *best* Java language books around.
This book ranks with: Java In a Nutshell, The C Programming Language (K&R), C a Reference Manual and The C++ ARM as being a great language reference for the target language.
It is amazing that "programming for everybody" has meant bloated books with material that is second nature to programmers, thus excluding programmers from the "everybody" set. This book fixes that.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Thinking in Java (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Bruce Eckel
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
great book.


With miminal knowledge of C and none of other "PC" programming languages, I found this an excellent way to get started with Java. As an AS/400 specialist, I needed to learn at least the basics in order to work in VisualAge for Java. I have six other Java books, but they all put me to sleep. Not Bruce! I am very impressed with his publication methods. I downloaded the book, printed the entire file, and thought it was so good, I bought it!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside SolidWorks
Publisher: OnWord Press (Acquired Titles)
Authors: David Murray
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Inside Solidworks


If you have to start with SolidWorks, this book is for you. It begins at the basics and moves up to quite advanced topics. This book is made for learning, and you better not leave out any topics, since some of the interesting features of SolidWorks are mixed into chapters where you won't expect them.
Just start at the first page, and even if it sometimes seems like deja vu (especially if you've made the mistake of reading the SolidWorks online documentation first), continue to read (which is not to hard, since well written). Some of the nuggets are quite hidden, and you have to dig for them and better remember them, since it is not too easy to find them again within the 784 pages.
I like this book, the information is detailed, so are the examples, and both is enriched with lots of useful pictures. I would give it 5 stars if the index would be better (a hint index would be a fine extra).
Besides, the expected Companion CD did not come with the book ...