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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C++ Primer (4th Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie, Barbara E. Moo
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The best C++ tutorial I know

I use this book (russian translation) in my C++ course for 5 years. It proved to be very good. It is the best C++ tutorial I know.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Vol. 1: Core Technologies, Second Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Marty Hall, Larry Brown
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
All Around BEST Java Servlets and JSP Book

Marty explains more than just the Java stuff, which makes life easier to start learning the main topic. He covers everything from web servers to HTML checkers. Not only are the Servlet examples thoroughly explained, but they actually work!!!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Basics of Design: Layout and Typography for Beginners
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Authors: Lisa Graham
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Coherent and Accessible

Having wasted much time looking through a number of other books supposedly covering the same subject, this book is a welcome relief.
This book covers in adequate detail the essentials and the basic principles of design, including emphasis, contrast, balance, alignment, repetition, flow, the use of images, color, typography, etc. It gives enough explanation with examples for one to get a good grounding on the subject, without getting too technical, keeping the book highly readable. A part of the book also focuses on specific design situations, including logos, flyers, newsletters, resumes, etc.
Perfect for anyone with no formal training in design, but would like to improve his/her understanding of design.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: sed & awk (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Dale Dougherty, Arnold Robbins
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Not good

Unlike the other Oriely books, this one is a disappointment. There is just lot of text and not much examples. Also things are introduced out of sequence thus making it difficult to get things properly. The examples do not go from simple to difficult. Also there is much talk about troff nroff etc. and then people not familiar with these things get unnecessarily distracted. There are 6 chapters on sed but the amount of information is litte.