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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Python Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Alex Martelli, Anna Ravenscroft, David Ascher
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Pleasant, Informative, and useful for all Skill Levels


The independent chapters and recipes allow you to randomly dip into the book and find little treasures. With a light, exploratory tone, each contributor offers a working solution to commonly encountered challenges; however, the best part is where other reviewers comment on and improve upon the solution. Here is a profound education in applied computer science with competing measures of merit in speed, simplicity, elegance, robustness, usability, algorithmics, and real world performance.
In pleasant, small doses this book reveals how Python experts think about and solve a wide range of problems.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Cisco Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Kevin Dooley, Ian J. Brown
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A must have reference for network administrators


This book is for network administrators written by network administrators. They suggest solutions for frequently encountered problems and give some good scripts to automate daily work. Not a book for begineers though.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Jakob Nielsen
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Middling writer, lousy prophet


For a book written in 1999, it's already an achievement that's it's not completely useless, but still it's a bit outdated. Most of its prophecies are wrong (email tokens, anyone? Browsers will be out of date?), and its advice is only good if, first, you believe in it, and second, if you have to manage a site the size of Microsoft.
Even so, part of the book is rather useless. Intranet design does not say anytthing new, desining for disabilities misses many standards, and the part on writing for a global audience seems to be written for the kind of user usable web sites are addressed to, that is, not very bright, I guess. That makes half the book probably very usable, but not very useful.
At the end of the day, if you look for advice for improving the design of your SOHO site, or your blog, you'll find next to nothing in this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Len Silverston
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Resource


Len's concepts, insights and model provide a valuable contribution to data architecture. This is a must have to quick start of enterprise data modeling and/or data warehouse initiatives.