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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Excel 2003 Bible
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: John Walkenbach
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not up to date


John is a great writer. I have a number of his books in my library.

Unfortunately, he's not keeping up with the product. The primary changes in Excel 2003 (xml, SharePoint integration, InfoPath, etc) are essentially missing from his Book.

Its like he took the Excel 2000 version of his Bible pretty much just changed the cover.

I returned my copy.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle Database 10g New Features (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Robert G. Freeman, Robert G. Freeman, McGraw-Hill
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Just an overview


I read this book in September 2004. Nothing really exciting about it. The book is just an overview of the New Features of Oracle 10g. It has certainly some useful information that you can also find in the Oracle Online Documentation. It is well-written and easy to follow. I have nothing against the book but I prefer using the Oracle Online Documentation that is more complete and accurate most of the time. I am glad I don't own a copy of this book otherwise it would have been a waste of money. The copy that I read was from the library. After all it is a good book to buy if you don't like to navigate through the OOD but keep in mind you will not find every thing about the new features in this book.
I give 4 stars.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Third Edition
Publisher: SAS Publishing
Authors: Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
The Little SAS Book : A Primer, Second Edition


When used as a textbook to complement an instructor this book is useful - in two pages you can find a brief explanation and an example to illustrate the point. For a SAS user needing a quick reference - great as well. For someone just sitting down with SAS for the first time with no instruction or experience, this may leave a few holes and many questions, though stepping through the examples step by step (and not trying to get too far ahead of yourself) will tend to answer your own questions. A very useful resource.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XML Bible (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Elliotte Rusty Harold
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
the best you can get for xml


another bible, just like others, the best books you can find to learn a subject completely... all topics are fully described with so many examples and a cd with xml files that can be useful