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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Oracle Certified Professional Application Developer Exam Guide
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Authors: Jason Couchman, Jason Couchman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Finally - a certification book that works!

I'm impressed with Oracle Press's latest book. Looks like you guys cleaned up the OCP Exam 1 content.
Great job!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy IX Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Brady Games
Authors: Dan Birlew
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5

This book would be a waste of your money to purchase. Throughout the book, there are a few small tidbits of information and following everything it says, "If you want more information, go to our website and enter code ..." In essence, the strategy guide is a link to get people to go to their website playonline.com. This book was a big disappointment to Brady strategy guides.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming Perl (3rd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Most awesome PERL book

This is indeed the most awesome PERL book.
Written by Larry Wall, who is Mr. Perl.
If you get but once PERL book, get this one,

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: USB Complete: Everything You Need to Develop Custom USB Peripherals
Publisher: Lakeview Research
Authors: Jan Axelson
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Hmm, I'm not quite sure about this book...

I can't quite put my finger on WHY. All I know is that I DIDN'T like this book at all.
This is one of those books that has a lot of "filler" material. You know, historical, or arcane information - of absolutely no use to the subject at hand: but it does make the book look bigger.
Also, I thought it was too technical. Admittedly, there is not too much information available about USB. Fortunately nowadays - you can just go out and purchase a ready made solution; anything not to have to wade through this book...