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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A+ Certification for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ron Gilster
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Right on the money for the A+ Exams


This book was the only one I used to prepare for the A+ exams, which I passed without problems. The book is well-organized and to the point and gave me just the topics I needed and just enough information on each for the tests. The icons focused my last minute studies and the cheat sheet was really helpful. I recommend this book to anyone preparing to take the A+ exams, experienced or not.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Digital Photographer's Handbook
Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
Authors: Tom Ang
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
More Great Amazon Service


This was my second photography book purchase from Amazon in a month and again, the book is very good, the price is great (good bye Barnes & Noble) and again, Amazon's service is EXCELLENT !!!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Understanding .NET: A Tutorial and Analysis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: David Chappell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A MUST-HAVE for people learning .NET Technology


I needed to learn the .NET architecture and programming languages. I wanted to learn about the .NET architecture before learning the languages, so I read this book first. As the title in my review states, this is a MUST HAVE book for people learning .NET.
This book explains how the .NET architecture works in a simple to understand manner. An added feature of this book is the "extra asides" in each chapter discussing topics that are important to IT professionals, such as "Java Bytecode versus MSIL", "Why Enterprise Servers are not .NET", and "Making .NET Cross-platform". This is the kind of information an IT professional needs when one is trying to sell a .NET solution to an IT manager or executive whose only exposure to technology is what s/he saw on "Tech TV". It is also the kind of information that assists the IT professional who works on other platforms/languages (mainly Java programmers) with understanding .NET in relation to what one does.
Also, I believe that if a programmer/software engineer new to .NET understands the architecture, then the programmer/software engineer will have an easier time with learning and using the .NET languages (Well, I find that to be true in my case). This book will give the new .NET developer or engineer a good foundation to allow one to make informed decisions when designing a .NET application.
As an IT professional and adjunct university professor, I would highly recommend this book to IT professionals learning .NET, and I would highly recommend this book as a textbook to be used in a school teaching .NET in their curriculum.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An comprehensive no-nonsense start to HTML - a must have


Elizabeth Castro's HTML 4 is a must have for new web designers. She thoroughly covers all the most important issues in HTML based web design, while including advanced issues and extras such as CSS, plug-ins, forms, and extremely useful glossaries. Read it cover to cover or use it as a reference.