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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PMP Exam Prep (4th Edition)
Publisher: Rmc Pubns Inc
Authors: Rita Mulcahy
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Not suitable and not enough value for self-study

This book cannot do it alone. Don't you get the impressions that all these rave reviews are fake plants from people who have taken her $1,100 prep course. All these reviews would have you believe that this book alone will get you ready for the exam. This book has enough errors and ommisions so that you'd be folled into thinking you are ready to take the exam when you are not ready to pass it.
If you want this book, do youself a favor and take Rita's course where you get this book for free. I'd recommend a better value is that you buy Pete's PMP Cert For Dummies and Kim's PMP Study Guide instead.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Windows 2000 Scripting Guide
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The only WSH book you'll need.

I have many books on windows scripting. To be honest all of them are quite good! Strangely enough (unlike other categorys) the world of windows scripting does not suffer from a glut of bad books. Anyways this book is easily the most up to date WSH book that I've come across and for that reason alone it is probably your best choice. Aside from being up to date, the books companion CD is filled with all kinds of really cool sample scripts. Many of which I had modified and put into production within a week of buying this book. Highly recommended.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Object Oriented Perl
Publisher: Manning Publications
Authors: Damian Conway
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A fantastic addition to your Perl collection

I was a bit skeptical when I was first handed a copy of Object Oriented Perl because I tend to be biased toward O'Reilly books. However, after reading it I felt it is one of the best Perl books I have come across. Most Perl books deal with Perl as a scripting language. Conway treats pull like a real development language. He gives the standard introduction to object orientation and objects in Perl and then quickly moves past this to look at some of the unique features of Perl's OO development in Perl. For example, he covers blessing every type of reference possible, why you would want to bless a particular type of reference and what the pros and cons are of each approach.
Conway also gives a very thorough coverage of implementating true data encapsulation in Perl and presents several methods for doing so.
Another thing that struck me about this book is Conway's attention to detail. In his code samples, he carefully explains why each line was written a certain way. He even notes which version of Perl a certain feature or module first appeared in.
All in all, a wonderful book. Even if you have been developing in Perl for a while this book has something to offer.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, Greg Kroah-Hartman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
They're Rubini-mad, them kids

Few who have read previous Rubini guides will be in too much doubt as to the merit of this one. I hadn't understood that the book actually dealt with software systems and hardware before I bought it, but I think it's a little bit harsh to critique the book on this basis, and am happy to give it the full five stars. I know all I need to know about Linux and devices now. Meanwhile, if anyone knows where to buy an automated Lino-cutter, I'd be grateful for your thoughts.