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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Eric A. Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
I've recommended this book to 5 people a day since I got it!

I was personally disappointed in this book, being the tech geek that I am. And yet I still end up recommending it to about 5 people a day since I got it. This book is project-based, and walks the reader through several designs using CSS. I remember thinking at first glance at this book "Not what I was looking for, but WOW! this would be very useful for . . .". And with that, I began evangelizing. I kept the book for a couple of days, reading through it, and showing it to several web site designers who after a quick glance would write down the title so they could get their own copy. Then I left the book with our two web developers, who were last seen wrestling over who got to use the book first (my company paid for the book, so I felt no loss).
Now, as I mentioned, I'm a tech geek. I read the specs on the W3C website to find most of the info I want to know. I really liked Eric Meyer's "CSS: The Definitive Guide" and frequently visit the author's website ... for pointers and tips on using CSS (not to mention his fun little articles about life in general). But I realize for most people, they need a little more guidance - this book offers just that. This book is just one step down from having Eric Meyer come in and walk you through CSS.
If you've been interested in using CSS, but have felt like it's a little out of reach, this book will put CSS firmly in your grasp. I have never seen a book that has generated this kind of excitement among our designers & developers. Buy it now before it's out-of-stock again!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Practical Guidelines and Best Practices for Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# Developers (Pro-Developer (Paperback))
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Giuseppe DiMauro, Francesco Balena
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Kind of Like Hints and Tips

Most of the time there are at least two, if not two dozen ways to implement something in software. Following some sort of guidelines makes it easier to go back and look at old code that needs modifying or fixing. In this book the authors attempt to define a set of standards to be used in their company and suggest that these be the standards used worldwide.

The book starts off very simply, i.e. where to save the files you are creating. By the end of the book in the security chapter the hints and tips get more complex.

This is an intermediate level book. It is intended for the programmer who knows the language but is moving up to bigger projects. As with all of us, the authors have experience in various programming environments other than VB and C#. Sometimes these experiences come out in the form of a Practical Guideline that might not be the best way to do something. Your own experience will likewise lead you to programming methods that may differ from their Guidelines.

On the whole, any programmer reading this book will come away with some guidelines of the "Gee, why didn't I think of that," variety.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Understanding SNMP MIBs
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: David T. Perkins, Evan McGinnis
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
MIBS under the Microscope

I highly recommend this book for anyone who needs to understand the structure of the SNMP Management Information Base. This book takes them apart and puts them back together. With often irreverant comments, the information presented will help those who work with mibs and agents on a daily basis to fully comprehend the purpose and structures.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Security+ Study Guide and DVD Training System
Publisher: Syngress
Authors: Robert J. Shimonski, Norris L. Johnson, Debra Littlejohn Shinder, Michael Cross, Tony Piltzecker, Jeremy Faircloth
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Failed Exam - Not enough info and to many errors

For these types of exams one expects to read such a book and pass however this was not the case for both me and my friend. also too many technical errors.