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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: DSL for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: David Angell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Reviewing the previous edition

I purchased the prior edition since I am actively considering installing DSL now for my home business. This book is a must read for anyone who is thinking installing DSL in their home/office. Well written and easily understood, the author makes this difficult subject easy to understand and makes the subject totally comprehensible. It is a tremendous help to me in researching who, what, when, why, and how I will install DSL.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent, in-depth and easy to understand

This is the most concise and focused book on JavaScript. I had tried two other highly recommended books prior to this one, and both left me with many unanswered questions and an image of JavaScript of being an extremely awkward and unmanageable language. This book made everything crystal-clear. There are practically no aspects of the language not revealed in the book. After reading it you will have a structured and in-depth understanding of JavaScript, including its most subtle topics. Examples are short and very helpful. Do not hesitate to buy it. I wished there was the new revision of the book to cover JavaScript 1.4.

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
Excellent book to learn ASP & VBScript

An excellent book for beginners, Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 starts simply and builds on what you've learned until you code a fairly fully-featured application. By the time you've gone through the book, you'll be able to create web pages that can return and capture information stored in databases, tailor pages based on information captured from input by users -- in short, create web pages that are in fact active.
Although there are some grammatical errors in the text itself, I think another reviewer perhaps overstated their existence. More importantly though, the examples and exercises take you through using the materials covered in a clear, concise manner. Not a lot of fluff or worthless repetition.
Although geared towards Windows 2000, the book can be used if you have a Windows 95/98 platform, at least as far as learning ASP basic coding techniques. An appendix covers use of Personal Web Server (required to let your 95/98 based PC act as a server and thus run the ASP code).
Numerous other appendices provide worthwhile reference materials concerning errors, VBScript reference, runtime libraries. etc.
If you are looking to teach yourself ASP, this is an excellent book to use to achieve that end. Don't let its size (1100+ pages) turn you away.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Readings in CyberEthics, Second Edition
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Authors: Richard Spinello
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A Great Collection of Essays

The Internet has changed the world in so many ways. This book is a collection of essays by some of the most prominent minds of the Internet. It covers security, freedom, intellectual property, privacy, and ethics of course. It was required reading material for a Computers, the Internet, and Society course I took. Very few other books could be better for that subject matter.