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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Vol. 1: The Essentials (3rd Edition, Version 6.5)
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good book

This is my second book for AE, i have the first edition and second edition now. It was a great book also.
At first its a little more oriented for begginers but at least they show you how they have done some promos for some places. Now, if they do some effects to a movie, change its color, or just change anything.. they tell you why they wanted to change it. They give you a CD and the book is like an instruction booklet on how to use the CD, they give you instructions step by step on how to make the animation that they did.
I recomend this book!
I have been using AE for about a year and some months with this book I still have learned some new tricks. They also give you Free plug ins from various programs like Boris, Continuum etc.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Practice of System and Network Administration
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christine Hogan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A must-read for all sysadmins (and their bosses!)

An impressive and useful piece of work. The authors have put into writing the broad range of principles, processes, and best practices that are normally only learned and developed through years of intensive experience. Furthermore, they have managed to do it almost entirely in a platform- and technology-neutral way. This is exceptionally valuable in a field which is often strongly polarized and tool-oriented. And as a bonus, it is written with a sense of humor. Highly recommended for anyone interested or involved in system administration.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Object Oriented Perl
Publisher: Manning Publications
Authors: Damian Conway
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Exhaustive and illustrative

Conway's Object Oriented Perl is the definitive work on object-oriented Perl programming and will probably remain so for some time (if not indefinitely). It illustrates how to construct all manner of object-oriented frameworks in Perl and aptly demonstrates the wide range of styles that are possible--from simplistic to complex and constrained.
My only complaint about this work, which is more of an opinion that isn't relative to its rating, is that I think Perl programs are more beautiful and elegant when they don't embody complex scaffolding of the type that this book so ably describes. I see this book as a Perl counterpart to Coplien's Advanced C++, but in the case of C++, it's possible to bury scaffolding in a library out of sight in a way that isn't quite possible in Perl. I'm not sure how many Perl programmers actually know C++ (my experience is that it's a surprisingly small number) but I think that C++ is a language that tolerates and even demands such complexity in a way that Perl doesn't.
One thing for sure--the coverage of objects here is vastly superior to that in the turquoise Camel book (Programming Perl). I'm sorry, but I think the topic deserves more descriptive terminology than "thingy." Conway knows his concepts, knows how to execute them in Perl, and sets them down lucidly and, yes, exhaustively.
I'm not sure it's worth it in the long run, but that's just me, and obviously others see architectural tradeoffs differently. Meanwhile, this is an excellent, literate work that enhances both the capabilities of programmers and the stature of Perl. If nothing else, studying it will definitely improve your understanding of the language and idioms of Perl. But I would expect it to be more rewarding than that.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network+ Training Guide
Publisher: Que
Authors: Mike Harwood, Drew Bird
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

I read this book twice. Read the FAST FACTS until 5 minutes before the test. I also read three other books besides this one but this is the primary one I kept going back to.I passed the real test in the high 90 %.USE this book!!! You will not be sorry.