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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Mastering Windows 2000 Server
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Brian M. Smith, Doug Toombs, Mark Minasi
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Another Mark Masterpiece


Mark claims in this book that it was not intended to help you prepare for the Microsoft exams. Maybe not. But it will help you get a Win2K network up and running smoothly, in very little time, and with very little trouble. All of that while being interesting and enjoyable to read.
Thanks yet again Mark!



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
O'Reilly has a good rep for a reason.


This book's title is just what it says: The Definitive Reference.I also have JavaScript: the Definitive Ref. Don't get both unless you really are using DOM for DHTML and also using JavaScript for other scripting. These two books are at least 1/3 redundant information. They are both EXCELLENT books and I recomend both highly... just not together.This is all you really need to do DHTML, don't buy dummies, don't buy the big red book; all you need is this one. It's a doorstop, but has enough info to get you up to speed in using DOM and any JavaScript that you're likely to need.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Introduction to Electrodynamics (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: David J. Griffiths
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
nice book. not as a standard textbook.


The author makes you believe that electromagnetism is not that hard. It must be his informal style of writing; but his explanations are not sufficient for tackling questions he presents. I bought this book for self-study. The official textbook at my college was Wangsness and it was just formidable to look at. However, Griffiths did not really help me overcome the kind of phobia i had at the time: my real problem was mathematics. (To come to think of it, a good student does not need ``many'' books.) Well, as I said, this book does not have it all but it is a good book. Except for just one thing: I would be glad if he'd be a little more elaborate on the use of Dirac delta function.
Compared to 2/e, this book is wonderfully typeset. There are some typos but corrections available at the author's homepage.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming C#, 4th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jesse Liberty
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Very Readable Introduction to C#


I really enjoyed this book. I think its a great intro to C# and a generally good reference for it.
The only negatives are that some of the examples simply aren't real-world. That's a minor thing, and I wouldn't let it deter me from buying the next edition of the book.
I also wish there were more whole apps in the book. Writing everything to the console gets boring. Again, this isn't a big deal and doesn't detract from the overall usefulness of the book.
If you are a serious C# developer or want to become one, I think you should give this one a good read and keep it close at hand as a reference.