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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: MicroC OS II: The Real Time Kernel (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Jean J. Labrosse
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
A Starter's Book


Whether or not you end up using this RT Operating System - or another - or not be using an Operating System at all - this book gives you a very good illustration of all concurrency issues you should consider when desgining an embedded application.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS
Publisher: SitePoint
Authors: Dan Shafer
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Thin on practical CSS layout


I got this book hoping it would provide me with an overview of CSS and how to practically use it to design a site using only CSS. While it did provide a good overview of CSS in general and the syntaxt I was disapointed because the book did not provide a hands on guide to practically using CSS to design a site. There is an example site mentioned throughout the book and one chapter is devoted to all the CSS used on that site. However instead of providing a detailed explanation on how to think about design and layout using CSS and the example site like I was hoping the author simply showed the CSS code for each major component of the example site and then simply introduced the new syntax. No explanation of why that code was used and how it fit into the overall CSS design/layout strategy. After reading this book and then many websites to get up and running I finally rebuilt one page of my site. As it turns out it is actually a tiny bit larger (file size) than my all tables site. I'm now looking for another book that teaches how to use CSS in a practical web design environment.



Product: Book - Textbook Binding
Title: Routing TCP/IP Volume I (CCIE Professional Development)
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: Jeff Doyle
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Absolutely MUST buy!!


Jeff Doyle has a wonderfully readable writing style. He presents his concepts logically and builds through the book. The layout of the text and diagrams make the book easy to read. Definitely worth the price.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Professional UML with Visual Studio .NET
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Andrew Filev, Tony Loton, Kevin McNeish, Ben Schoellmann, John Slater, Chaur G. Wu
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Could cover more on UML


I join the opinion of previous reviewers. This book cooks! I did read all the O'Reilly and Addison Wesley publications, but then what it come down to is just your daily needs. This book goes far from a quick tutorial, and gets you directly into your VS.NET way of thinking.Read in 2 days, started working on an enterprise app the day after. You need to know a little bit about software design and have some exposure to .NET. Then you buy this book.