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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle PL/SQL 101
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Christopher Allen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good introduction to Oracle SQL-PLUS & PL/SQL

I am an experienced DB programmer, but have never used Oracle. This is a good introduction. The book actually covers more on SQL-PLUS than on PL/SQL as the PL/SQL part doesn't start until page 285. I was able to get through the entire book in one day and feel competent in programming with the Oracle DBMS.This is a nice, simple step by step book. If you are already familiar with SQL, you can breeze through. Definitely worth the price.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Ray Rankins, Paul Jensen, Paul Bertucci
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Book

This book might be useful, but the build quality is so low it is not worth the effort to find out. After two attempts and 2+ weeks of wasted time I have yet to receive a copy that is not missing from 1423-1470. Do yourself a favor and stick with O'Reilly (at least the book will not be missing parts). If you think you are going to use the index to find something, don't waste your time A-D is missing. Lets say you want to look into auto increment.....alter table....hmm hard to guess how many topics are between A and D.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3 Boxed Set
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Donald Knuth, Donald E. Knuth
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

I am a 15 year old CS enthusiast and serious programmer. I had been told about the legendary writings from the one that they call Donald Ervin Knuth and promptly purchased his three volume set.
I really enjoyed the volume on sorting and searching and also the chapter on random numbers in vol. 2. All of the volumes contain very valuable information to anyone in the CS field. I am eagerly awaiting the release of the next volumes(Vol. 4 - Combinatorial Algorithms, Vol. 5 Syntactical Algorithms, Vol. 6 - The Theory of Languages, and Vol. 7 - Compilers). I too enjoyed the fact of him not using a HLL to show the examples and implementations of the algorithms in the book. Machine languages do have less abstractions and don't distract the reader from the concept being discussed. Mr. Knuth is a wonderful writer and teacher.
I really enjoyed these books and I believe that it would a be a necessary addition to any CS or programming enthusiasts' library. If you are serious about CS, get these books.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

This is the definitive book for learning C. I learned efficiently through the detailed lessons, the example code, and the challenging excerises. It is wonderfully concise; the author's have obviously read Strunk and White's _The Elements of Style_, which is another brilliant book...