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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming C#, 4th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jesse Liberty
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not pleased at all...

The author of this book dedicate an entire chapter to string conversion but left out what I considered to be pretty basic of many programming languages and that is string conversion to numerical type. Fundamentally, who knows what else "basic" that the author left out. Buy another book, but don't buy this one!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Secrets and Lies : Digital Security in a Networked World
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Bruce Schneier
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Entertainingly poignant

Bruce Schneier has said what everyone has feared all along, if someone wants to hack your server you can't stop them. Bruce explains that we might be able to discourage the weekend hacks, but the true professional will eventually succeed.
Similar to the Lojack car alarm system. Instead of preventing the thief from stealing your car, just track them down and apprehend them. Create a deterrent system, so that hackers know they could steal the data, but will probably be caught shortly after.
For such a dry subject, this book was very enjoyable to read.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: A. Anthony Bruno, Anthony Bruno
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A good guide

I think this book it's a good guide to take the exam but there are some topics that need to be enforced from other sources, specially Multicast, SS7, IS-IS, QoS.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Danny Goodman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
"Definitive" is the operative word...

Anytime I ventured into DHTML territory, I ended up spending hours searching online to find the answers to my questions, which usually related to the differing DOM implementations in NS and IE. I finally got so sick of it, that I decided I'd shell out money for a reference book, if such a book existed. Well, that book exists, and it's exactly what I wanted. It is a comprehensive, definitive guide to DHTML...or, more accurately, the technologies that combine to form this concept we call DHTML. HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript are all in here in detail. It is not a book for beginners, mind you, but if you spend a lot of time coding, and you're sick of beating your head against a wall because you can't get your cross-browser DHTML to work right, then this is the book to buy. Danny Goodman, thanks for doing all the work so we don't have to!