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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, Greg Kroah-Hartman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Linux Device Drivers - O'Reilly's best!


This is both an excellent tutorial and reference. That's about all you can say. It is complete, concise and the flow is logical.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Metroid Prime Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Brady Games
Authors: Doug Walsh, BradyGames
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Hmmmmm


Just because it is a "statagy guide" I would give this one star, but if you are looking for cheats, this is a very good book, it does give away a bit too much though.However, This does diserve four stars, not three, so I'm going to counteract the three. now it's four.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Joel Spolsky
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Entertaining and informative


Anybody that works in software will thoroughly enjoy this book - even if you won't agree with everything the author has to say his views are well presented, to-the-point and delivered with a good sense of humor. In my case I've found myself agreeing with almost everything in this book, I wouldn't be surprised if you would find the same thing too.

The book is broken down into short self-contained chapters, making it a perfect companion for the busy software professional. Highly recommended.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Publisher: Basic Books
Authors: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A shower of sparks


This book surely is a must-read for computer science students, especially undergraduates. GEB explains the most important research topic in 20th century mathematics - "self-reference." The explanation is succinct and his writing style is very attractive. I think the value of this book should be evaluated on his `theory of intelligence' based on self-reference, but the popularity of this book seems to stem from the fact that it explains the abstruse topic "self-reference" understandably. But be warned. If you are reading this book just for the understanding of Goedel's theorems or computabilty thoery (just as I once was) and you are a CS graduate, I'd like to recommend that you should read more rigorous mathematics books, such as Kleene's or Barwise's logic book, rather than this "general science" book. GEB does not give us a full or rigorous understanding of the subject just like Steven Hawking's "History of Time" does not give us a rigorous understanding of the theory of relativity.