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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Red Hat Fedora Linux 3 Bible
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Christopher Negus
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Good Start on Moving to Linux

I find it strange to say that an eleven hundred page (plus) book is really only an introductory book. Unfortunately that's the truth. What you get here is a bunch of stuff. For one thing, you get the operating system itself. And while you can download the coftware free, you'd better be prepared for a pretty long wait, at 56K about a hundred hours for the four 650 MB image disks.

I say "introductory" because there are so many subsidiary packages included in the basic Linux distribution and these can be treated only superficially. For instance MySQL gets about 35 pages. This is enough to get the software up and running, and a little bit about the SQL language. But you're not going to be a power SQL programmer after just 35 pages, you've only touched the surface. And of course each other big area (Apache Web Server, Mail Server, LDAP and a whole lot of other sets of initials) has it's own set of books to expand on what's here.

But you've got to start somewhere, and here's a good place. Mr. Negus is a far better writer than many in the computer business. He's written this as a way to get started in moving to the Linux world. And at this he does a supurb job.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (4th Edition)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
It's fairly a good book for beginner

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn Javascript. The authors take a step by step guide in teaching you Javascript. They don't assume anything. It teaches you as if you never heard of Javascript. Every page gives you examples to follow and that you can use later as references once you learned how to build your own script. Like the book says it uses picture examples instead of long word explanations that can put you to sleep. If you wanna learn Javascript pick up this book. I guarantee results!!!!

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Grady Booch
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
good, in context

An excellent introduction to OO programming from one of the field's luminaries. It's a very articulate book, and quite lyrical in parts, at least for a CS text.
You should consider this book bearing its limitations in mind: it's certainly not "C++ for complete morons", but more about the aesthetic and architectural aspects of OO designs. Really it is not a very good book for an introductory programming course, but rather something to read after you've been using an OO language for a little while.
Secondly, the book presents OO as a good solution for all design situations, when modern consensus is that it is not always so: sometimes procedural, functional, or other approaches are much better. This is perhaps understandable considering when this book was written and by who.
A mature reader can bear this in mind, and get a great deal of enjoyment and insight from OOAD.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Thinking in Java (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Bruce Eckel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
If you want to know Java, read this book!

Hi, there; "Thinking in Java 2" is really a fabulous tech book that dig into the Language. The author stand in a philosophic level to discuss aspects of Java. This is the most tech book that I have read.
I rank this book No.1.