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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Code Complete
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Steve McConnell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The best book on Software Construction available anywhere!


If you must have only one book on your desk then make it this one. An invaluable guide for beginner and expert programmers alike. It is required reading for every member of our software team.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: OCA/OCP: Introduction to Oracle9i SQL Study Guide
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Chip Dawes, Biju Thomas
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good, but too detail


I must say that this book covers more than 100% of the exam requirements, which helps me passed with 54/57. However, some questions, especially those in the chapter tests, are definite too hard. The advantage is, when you sit for the actual test you feel like a walk in the park; the disadvantage: you might spend most of your time memorizing stuff that never appear in the exam.
Also, the bonus tests require you to score 80% in order to pass the exam. In the actual exam, you only need 70%. Honestly, I think if you can score 60% in the bonus tests, you'll pass the exam in flying colors.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Unix Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency and Threads, Second Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Kay Robbins, Steve Robbins
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excelent. Full theory and great programming projects


With Stevens "Unix network programming" , the best book on Unix programming. Each topic is presented in one chapter and in the following a project is proposed to put in practice those concepts. Not only it explains the old and the new features of Unix, but also it is full of ideas on how to design and implement good software. Though less detailed than Stevens in the description of system calls it shows brilliantly how to design complex software and get the best from the OS. Huge source of ideas. Ideal for those who like to develop software jewels, learn about multithreading programming or even for a practical OS course at the undergraduate level.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A Practical Guide to Solaris
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Mark G. Sobell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent UNIX book for beginners and experts alike


This book is an excellent text book. I recommend it to anybody as a good starting place. When we get new empoyees without any Unix experience this is the book I recommend. The layout is perfect for sitting down and learning step by step with the included lessons.