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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio: IBM Certified Enterprise Developer (IBM Certification Study Guides)
Publisher: Mc Press
Authors: Howard Kushner, Colin Yu, Doug Weatherbee, Gene Van Sant
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Comprehensive book for dev and certification


I initially got this book mainly as a prep for the IBM Cert exam but then discovered that there's tons of great stuff for development and testing. I've usually had to dig into a number of sources for this stuff, if I could even find the info. It's all here in this book. I especially found the profling chapter informative. I'd wondered about WSAD's profiler and usefulness but couldn't find much info on it. This book's got tons in it. Worth getting if you're doing any serious dev in WSAD 5.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Steve Krug
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Un libro que no te debes perder


¿Eres diseñador de páginas web? Este libro es para ti. Con un ingles sencillo y con muy buenos ejemplos Steve explica lo que debe y no debe tener un sitio de internet. No hace ninguna referencia a cuestiones técnicas ni debes tener conocimientos de desarrollo en HTML. Lo único que Steve hace es trabajar con el sentido común para dar ideas.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Needs to be updated!!!!!!


I have not read the whole book, but I do find it useful, I like it. However, the book is in need of updating. (data 1999 and before). Things have change since this book.



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
My brain melted


When I got to the part where he fully explains the Incompleteness Theorem, my brain melted a little. You will learn many new concepts from this book even if you've been in the sciences for a long time. The mix of Achilles and Tortoise stories, the biography of Bach and the technical explanations of his compositions, communication theory, formal grammars, word play, Escher art... this book truly is "an intellectual Grand Tour of hacker preoccupations" as the Jargon File describes it! A must read for anyone interested in a layman's book on cognitive science and machine language. And did I mention it's FUN!