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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Internet Information Server (IIS) 6.0 Fundamentals: A Guide to Understanding and Implementing IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003
Publisher: CG Press, Ltd.
Authors: Michael J. Ware
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Loaded with great information


While less than 250 pages this book if chalk full of useful information. It provides lots of detail specifically around new capabilities, which is good for anyone experienced with IIS. I found it easy to read and got me up to speed fast. It also has an introductory chapter for fist time IIS users, which seasoned techies can skip.This book as an easy to read alternative to the Microsoft technical reference on IIS 6.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Google Hacks, 2nd Edition (Hacks)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
If you are a web developer


The bulk of this book deals with applications created using the Google API. Even the discussion of the API itself is limited. All of the hacks relevant to the search engine itself are contained in the Google Pocket Guide.
If you are looking for ideas on what can be done with the Google API, or how to use the applications that others have written, then this book might be for you. However, if you are looking for tips and things to tinker with - hacks, regarding the search engine, do not bother with this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java 2 for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Barry Burd
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
A crooked road thru Java


As a former dentist that is taking his first stab at programming I really needed a book that assumes the reader is a total dolt. Okay, maybe dolt is a little too strong - how about extreme novice. Barry Burd's "Java 2 for Dummies" fit the bill exactly. While other authors revel in high-handed semantics Dr. Burd's style and easy manner make for an enjoyable and beneficial learning experience I can recommend this book without hesitation.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: David Cassady
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Depends on what you want.


Great overall book, but a little stingy on details for the side quests, plus a little false information. For a rookie, this is a great step-by-step guide, but a bad investment for veternans. If you want things like Limit Breaks and gold chocobos, find a web site.