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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Steven Feuerstein
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Exceptionally well written


1.this book doesn't even list triggers in the table of contents, which means that triggers were not included in that book at all!! 2.i dont know why, but the examples in the book were so different in every page and every chapter. it was really hard to know what the examples were all about. 3.table contents and actual contents do not match sometimes. the author mixes oracle8 features with oracle 7 features while explaining about oracle7 features, which only gave me confusions. 4.the only thing that attracted me was the tips that helped me pretty much.. In conclusion, if you are a beginner to pl/sql, please do not buy this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Enterprise JavaBeans, Fourth Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Richard Monson-Haefel, Bill Burke, Sacha Labourey
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An Excellent EJB 1.1 Book!


This book is excellent! It's clearly the best EJB book available. It includes total coverage of EJB 1.1, has lots of good design stuff, and an informative chapter on J2EE. I've also read the other EJB book (Ed Romans book), which someone recommended as more "real-world". Personally, I found the Monson-Haefel book to be much better and more practical since it covers EJB 1.1, while the Roman book covers the old 1.0 version.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Hibernate in Action (In Action series)
Publisher: Manning Publications
Authors: Christian Bauer, Gavin King
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good for a first edition


Hibernate is an exciting new technology. This book written by the Hibernate Development Team Leaders explores simple and complex situations you will find when working with new or existing databases. I have found it very useful. However there are some observations:

As it is a first edition, there are several errata that may misguide the new user (It did it to me!) Be sure to mark them in your book before reading it (you can find them in the Hibernate website).

Complement your learning with the online Hibernate Reference. Also take a look to the Hibernate forums whenever you have questions.

There are some areas where the book could have been a little bit more explanative i.e. mapping composite keys, mapping for existing databases, common problems found with existing databases, common errors while mapping, possible origin of error messages, etc. However in general I have to give it a good rating as it definitely helped me. I am sure the next edition will show a big improvement.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: sed & awk (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Dale Dougherty, Arnold Robbins
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A strong reference for sed and awk users


It is a quality and authoritiative book. I first learned awk and sed with Ellen Quigleys 'Unix Shells' and found this book to assist with the more complex issues not covered in her book. (Like working with unstructured, dirty data, and defining a template to pull relevant data from the flat file. I didn't use this as a 'start at the beginning and read all the way through it,' like the 'Mastering Regular Expressions' book. This is more of a reference book.