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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: David Buser, John Kauffman, Juan T. Llibre, Brian Francis, Dave Sussman, Chris Ullman, Jon Duckett
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book saved my hide

The secret to a successful web career is telling your prospective employer that you know how to do this or that, get hired, and then go ahead and learn what you claimed to know. That's exactly what I did, and it landed me an internship for a major automotive company as the designer for my division's site.
Problem is that I was required to be able to connect Access databases to the page- I didn't know how.
This book saved my hide.It's been three weeks since I bought this book and not only am I able to connect our company's database, but I now have the skills to write dynamic pages.
I wholeheartedly reccomend this book. The essential concepts are explained clearly with solid examples, simple diagrams, and analogies.Just remember to not let it's size intimidate you, and don't bite off more than you can chew.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Step-By- Step.
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Michael Halvorson
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Fine for beginners

First, the disclaimers: 1. If you're buying books, you should be able to learn on your own. 2. If you think you're going to learn VB from a single book, you're mistaken. 3. If you're buying books because you can learn on your own, you don't need a book to tell you when to practice. If you've got the VB software, practice whenever you want.
Now then: This an excellent resource for exactly what it advertises, learning step-by-step. It gently walks beginners through a number of basic VB skills and tasks. It perhaps goes into too much detail on some topics I may not consider extremely important, and perhaps doesn't go into enough detail on others, but that's why you need multiple books and resources to learn from.
If you've purchased VB6 you already have the very best resource, the MSDN Library. Another great resource is the "Mastering VB6 Development" CD course from Microsoft, although it is not for beginners.
The very best way to learn VB is to write VB. Make up a program and write it. Then write another. And another.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Want to build a website? Jump in with Elizabeth Castro!!!

Back I'd say two and half years ago when I was 13, my friend started building websites. Well he wasn't really my friend exactly we just had a few good conversations. And he never recommended me what book too get so I winged it and told my parents to get this book HTML4 by Elizabeth Castro.
I thank god I picked this book. This gets you right into making your first webpage/website. The book is simply amazing, I was hooked imediatly, it's very easy too understand Castro does a GREAT job of explaining things. It has everything you need to know about HTML. Nesting tables, frames, even some JavaScript, and CSS is also in the book, which I found very useful.
The book is also a great refrence book too keep near by. I use it all the time for symbol codes, or how to do a frameset, since I don't use frames that often.
I'm 15 now and this book has influenced me to go look for other books by PeachPit, XML, Perl & CGI, DHTML & CSS, JavaScript 3, and the one I just purchased recently Java 2 for WWW.
PeachPit and Castro and the whole team do a great job on getting you started right away. I think I would only buy PeachPit Visual QuickStart Guide books!...

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 only books to learn TCP/IP

Get all three volumes. There is no better way to learn TCP/IP. The read is excellent. The examples are very excellent. Definiirly, a classic for years to come.