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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Vol. 1: Core Technologies, Second Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Marty Hall, Larry Brown
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A good book

I like the book as a novice to this tehnology. It covers the things that I needed to know but there are lots of refferences to the volume 2 which in my opinion could have been integrated into this book easily if the author had removed the java code that he put in volume one. Basicaly, I prefer to have code snippets about the API or concepts that are being discussed and not 5 pages of code (which, by the way are also available on the Internet). But the grand picture IMHO is that the author has done a good job with this and the volume 2 books.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Jakob Nielsen
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Be wary of others "opinions"...

This book is highly opinionated and seems to lack any validity in it's claims other than the authors self appointed "usability guru" status. I fell into the trap of taking this book way too seriously. It affected my work to the point where my partners and clients where saying, "What are you thinking!" Don't let this guy ruin your career! If you still feel you must read this book, remember not to take it as gospel. There's never one right way to do anything!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Boring - and very, very good !

I just bought this book and have already used it extensively. My coworker went out and bought it too. The book has great examples and a very comprehensive reference in the back. Visual Interdev's help for JScript is terrible, and this book is worth every penny!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux (Exam RH302)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Michael Jang
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
I read the book and passed the RHCE

I ordered this book two months before I took the RHCE exam and read it 40 minutes each day to and from work. I passed the RHCE. I believe if you are an experienced UNIX administrator, this book will help you prepare for the exam. I found it to be very insightful and am grateful to the author for writing it. That doesn't mean that this book guarantees you to pass the RHCE, I don't think any book could do that. Your ultimate success on the RHCE depends on your ability to master Red Hat Linux and demonstrate that knowledge during the test. That comes from practice, practice, practice, and to that end, this book assisted me well by providing information and exercises to practice with.