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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Combinatorial Optimization : Algorithms and Complexity
Publisher: Dover Publications
Authors: Christos H. Papadimitriou, Kenneth Steiglitz
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A classic

This is just a note to mention that athough Amazon has dated this book as published in 1998, it is actually around 15 years old. By the way, it's a good book, but I didn't find it an easy read, especially the first half. One needs to already have a foundation in linear programming and optimization to digest it. A previous reviewer who said that every programmer should read it was being unduly exuberant, presumably because it happened to hit his particular spot. Most programmers don't need combinatorial optimization and for those who do there are some good alternative books.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Tradings Systems That Work: Building and Evaluating Effective Trading Systems
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Authors: Thomas Stridsman
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5

I was excited about this book BUT on buying it I was disappointed. Here are the reasons. The author is a competant prgrammer using Tradestation but I did not learn any new concepts that could be used in my trading. I felt it was a mixture of disconnected ideas, some good and some not so good but he really did not take these ideas and run with it.
He also did not acknowledeg the help he received from Futures truth in some of his models etc
I applaud giving money to charity but where's the beef

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Effective C++: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Design (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Scott Meyers
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good tips, but there is room for improvement.

This book contains a lot of useful tips. Sure it is not the book to get if you are doing your homework for your C++ class. But you will find it enlightening if you have a fairly good understanding of C++.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Debugging Applications for Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Windows
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: John Robbins
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very good book, must read for every Windows developer

This book contains a lot of useful information not only about debugging Windows and .NET applications, but also about real-life problems, scenarios and solutions. The author shares his stories that sometimes are very entertaining and useful. Although this is exceptionally good book, I wish it had more content for the specifics of .NET debugging. I think another missing topic is `debugging mixed managed and unmanaged code'.
After reading most of the book, I disliked only one thing, which is author's strong opinion about using exceptions in the applications.