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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming Perl (3rd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
This book has devolved with time

This book is perfect if you're making the transition from a different programming language. It's also perfect as a reference. I've read other Perl books, nothing compares to this one. Like I said...a keeper.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Thinking in Java (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Bruce Eckel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Essential Java Reference

I have been programming for 15 years and have bought over a hundred programming books in that time. I have rarely encountered a book as concisely and clearly written as this one. The explanations are lucid and have many examples to back them up. The pace of the book is just right. It is on the edge of being too fast if you are just learning Java (and don't come from a C/C++ background), but still useful if you are using Java in your day to day work. But, hey, you don't have to take my word for it. The book is downloadable in Word '97 .

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Windows-Based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
OK, but not enough

A third of the items on the actual test are not covered in this book. You will need MSDN and Transcender to pass this exam. Good examples. Fast paced book, especially due to the fact that you skip a lot of pages that are specific to C#. The other book (Upgrading VB6 to VB.Net) is not necessary to pass the exam. Good Luck.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 Studio Techniques (Studio Techniques)
Publisher: Adobe Press
Authors: Jacob Rosenberg
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Wow - I thought I knew Premiere Pro...

...but I had no idea how little I knew! Rosenberg is not only a Premiere Pro wizard; he's also the best teacher of this kind of stuff I've ever come across. The book is written with depth, clarity, and the all-important human touch that is missing from so many other books of this type.
It's literally made my workflow 3 to 4 times faster, which means a lot in my (small) business.
I can't say enough good things about this book.