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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Graphic Java 2, Volume 2: Swing (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: David Geary
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good but not in Deep(hsong99@yahoo.com)


This book is good. It comes with a lot good example code demostrate how to use the swing components. But the author does not talk about more in depth in theory aspect. The book listed constants and methods in a class or a interface. But it does not tell you how to use some of those method. In the book, some of the code just use those method and it doesn't tell why, and those things under. Such as the AbstractAction class.When a user extends a class from this class, the constructor calls super("exit"), but why?
The book is really good if you want to find some swing examples or to have a feel of swing. I would like to give it five stars if it could talk more in theory.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Excel Best Practices for Business: Covers Excel 2003, 2002, and 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Loren Abdulezer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excel Best Practices for Business


No matter what your level of Excel experience, Excel Best Practices for Business provides clear and invaluable instruction with regard to efficient spreadsheet design and manipulation, auditing and analysis of data. Other key concepts include XML, spreadsheet portals and database interaction. This is my top choice among many other books about Excel.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 Hours
Publisher: Sams.net
Authors: Dick Oliver, Molly Holzschlag
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Easy HTML for Better Auctions and Web Pages


I found this to really be HTML in 24 hours. If your selling on the internet with auctions it's a must have. Easy to follow lessons let you practice offline and it's written for the beginner. Home pages are no problem if you want to do one yourself, and if your thinking of paying someone to make one for you, your should get this first, it's alot cheaper. I found it easy to read and follow as I made my own online store, in less than 24 hours.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe Premiere Pro Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book)
Publisher: Adobe Press
Authors: Adobe Creative Team
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not as good as others in the series


I was disappointed by this entry to the 'Classroom In A Book' series. I've used other members of the series, and I have generally found them to be a relatively quick and inexpensive way to climb up the learning curve for Adobe products.
Most of what the book teaches comes under the heading of 'Video Editing 101'-- what's a ripple edit, how do I lift frames, and so on. I can find most of this stuff pretty quickly in the User's Manual.
There is a lot of repetitive material in this book. I counted a half-dozen places where the book shows how to remove a gap in the timeline, even though it's a simple procedure.
Intermediate topics of the sort that I had hoped to find get less attention. Color correction only gets part of one chapter, and there's virtually nothing on Premiere's waveform monitor and vectorscope beyond how to open them. I'd really like to know how to read and use them!
Premiere's audio capabilities get their own chapter, but the Lesson on the CD-ROM doesn't match the chapter in the book. There were at least a half-dozen files needed by the chapter's project that Premiere couldn't find on the CD, rendering the chapter all but unusable.
When Premiere Pro comes out, I hope Adobe goes back to the drawing board on this volume. It needs a lot of work.