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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition with CD-ROM and Online Subscription
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
Authors: Merriam-Webster
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Keeps up with the times


I love my new dictionary, not only does it come with a cd-rom, but its definitions are accurate for the world we live in.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sybase SQL Server 11 Unleashed
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Ray Rankins, Jeff Garbus, David Solomon, Bennett W. McEwan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very good but a few things are missing


This is an excellent Sybase book (probably the best one on the topic), however I still have to go to sybooks.sybase.com for certain things. For example, sp_changedbowner (to change a database owner) isn't mentioned anywhere.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PMP Certification for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Peter Nathan, Gerald Everett Jones, Peter Nathan, Gerald Everett Jones
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Too many mistakes in the practice exam


I bought this book to help facilitate a review course and found the practice exam at the back was loaded with mistakes on the formula-based questions. Not only typos, but just plain getting the concepts wrong (e.g., trying to calculate based on 1/2 of a standard deviation).

I strongly recommend Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep instead: More expensive but very readable with good review questions.

Another option is PMP Exam Cram 2, by David Frnacis and Greg Hornie.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The J2EE Architect's Handbook
Publisher: Dvt Press
Authors: Derek C. Ashmore
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Certainly NOT the J2EE Bible !!!


This book covers many topics, unfortunately it does not go into great detail on any of them. I don't know what the author was trying to do with this book, but I do know that this is not the new J2EE bible as some of the other reviewers have stated. Some of the topics covered have nothing to do with J2EE, they are project management topics.

If you are looking for a real J2EE book look elsewhere.