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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual
Publisher: Pogue Press
Authors: David McFarland
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Best Class for the money!!

I totally recommend this book. It is chuck full of information. If you are trying to learn dreamweaver and are trying to figure out what book to get.. this is all you need!! I've been treating the book like a class going through a chapter a day and it is just awesome!! I recommend going through cover to cover. If you think you know everything about the chapter go thru it anyway because otherwise you might miss a helpful little tidbit of info that you didn't know. I am in the last section now and I definately got my moneys worth, (unlike a lot of college classes that were a waste of time and money). This is the book to get!!!

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon, Steve Wozniak
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Much-needed complement to books on network security

Kevin Mitnick has put together an excellent book, that fills a major gap in the computer and network security literature. The examples are realistic (I suspect more than one is a thinly-veiled example from real life) and clear depictions of the principles they illustrate. The book is well-organized, and most importantly, it gives sound advice on how to defeat the social engineer. The suggested information security policies at the end of the book are worth the price of the book all by themselves. This is a must-read for information security professionals and corporate executives. It is nice to see that Kevin Mitnick has returned something of value to the world.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Simply the best

Having used C# for over 4 months now, I can tell you that Archer's Inside C# is still *easily* the best book on C# available. Not only is his coverage of delegates and interfaces much more in-depth and understandable, but his .NET coverage (reflection, multi-threading, etc.) is even better than most books on .NET (even though this is a C# book!). Without a doubt, buy this book and keep it on your shelf. It's an invaluable resource.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: SAS for Forecasting Time Series, Second Edition
Publisher: SAS Publishing
Authors: John C. Brocklebank, David A. Dickey
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
This manual needs a chapter on forecast accuracy.

While the publishers describe SAS for Forecasting Time Series as a manual, the authors have provided more than SAS statements and the resulting outputs. Theoretical explanations, equations, and matrix algebra forms of equations fill the book. This superb manual is the product of the Research and Development Director of Analytic Solutions at SAS and of the Professor of Statistics who was the co-inventor of the Dickey-Fuller test. In addition to the coverage of the essential univariate and multivariate time series analysis topics (e.g., ARIMA models), the authors included entire chapters or large portions of chapters on: Cointegration, State Space Modeling, Spectral Analysis, and Data Mining.My only disappointment with this manual was the lack of an entire chapter on forecast accuracy. Four pages of references did not include a single reference to articles about forecasting competitions. The authors could have: (1) held back recent data in their examples (2) made forecasts with their best models (3) explained how to identify significant changes over time in error terms, standard errors, and in correlations (4) explained when and how to re-calculate model parameters (5) discussed the choice of unbiased forecast accuracy measures for comparing forecasts from ARIMA and regression models.