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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: LaTeX Companion, The (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Series on Tools and Techniques for Computer T)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, Chris Rowley
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A "must-have" for any LaTeX user.


If you write documents in LaTeX, then get this book. The Companion, along with Lamport's introductory book, will be all that you need.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Maarten van Steen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Distributed Computing Reference


Tanenbaum and van Steen have updated their textbooks on networks and distributed systems to include chapters on Distributed Document-Based Systems (examples: The World Wide Web / Lotus Notes) and Distributed Coordination-Based Systems (examples: TIBCO/Rendezvous / JINI). There are other good chapters as well, including; Security, Distributed Object-Based Systems, Distributed File Systems, Fault Tolerance, Consistency & Replication, and more. I have always liked Tanenbaum's textbooks and picked this one up for a textbook discussion of TIBCO/Rendezvous because of my work in federated information systems. The chapter on TIBCO discusses the coordination model, architecture, messaging, events, processes, naming, synchronization, caching, replication, fault tolerance and security. There is a similar discussion on JINI and a follow-up comparative analysis of TIBCO/Rendezvous and JINI. In short, this book is an excellent reference for people of all experience and education levels working with distributed systems. Like all Tanenbaum's books, Distributed Systems is well written and easy to read. Highly Recommended!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe Photoshop CS for Photographers : Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Mac and PC
Publisher: Focal Press
Authors: Martin Evening
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Fabulous!


This is by far one of the better Photoshop CS books. Martin Evening gives great step by step tutorials and he gives a fabulous overview of the program itself. Also the book itself is printed well. Even though I feel "Adobe Photoshop CS for Photographers" is intended for the intermediate to advanced users, beginners can get a lot out of this book as well.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: ANDREW WHITECHAPE TOM ARCHER
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A book for everyone :-)


I always assumed that Inside C# was a book for beginners and even though I had a copy with me, I never really did much more than casually browse through it. But recently I had an opportunity of teaching some basic C# to a group of youngsters and I thought I'd use the book as a reference so that I can chart out a schedule for teaching. It was a totally unexpected though pleasant surprise for me when I found that the book had a lot of interesting stuff even for an intermediate-to-advanced level programmer. I wonder how many other books out there show us the IL that is generated and explain what it does in simple and easy-to-understand language.
Now I am using it as my leisure time reading book because it really has a lot of useful information. While I might have stumbled upon these little bits of info on my own, this book does save me a lot of time and energy in the sense it's all written there in nice big print for me to assimilate. I strongly recommend this book for all of you with a hunger for knowledge. It doesn't matter if you have been doing C# for ages, the book will still have something for each of you.