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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Request for Proposal: A Guide to Effective RFP Development
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Bud Porter-Roth, Ralph Young
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The RFP book that htelp me to do the job well done


I was in charge to define the RFP for a big imaging system project and this book gave me the tools to plan, supervise and create the RFP that point out the requirements, so the providers can easily develop the correct solution in their proposal.
This book is ahead. Has very good explanation (easy to read and understand), well structured and the examples are good to have a clear idea of the content that should have all the topic of the RFP. It gave me the tools to map the plan, the definition of the requirements and the development of the RFP document.
This book must be in any library.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Art and Science of C : A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Eric S. Roberts
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The ideal book for teaching C programming.


Roberts' book is ideal for teaching students C programming to students with little or no background in computers or computer science. The design allows students to continue on and learn object-oriented programming without little difficulty. In addition, the layout of the book is easy to grasp for students at any level.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Creative Projects with LEGO Mindstorms
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Benjamin Erwin
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Delivers what it promises.


Mr. Erwin's book delivers what the title promises, "Creative Projects." From cool ideas for the kids like a giraffe or the "Tickle me Lego" toy, to fun things for adults like "Machine with Minifig," there is something for everyone here.
PROS: Plenty of project ideas for all levels of builders. Tips for building and programming. Ideas are open-ended to allow plenty of do-it-yourself experimentation. I especially liked the internet resources listed in the back.
CONS:
Projects are not laid out in step-by-step detail in the book. (They are on the CD-ROM).



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Non-Designer's Design Book, Second Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Robin Williams
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Definitely for "non-designers"


As the book states, it's for "non-designers" -- like secretaries who have to write a newsletter for their boss. Williams certainly speaks to non-designers. To be fair, I already have a background in design -- part of which came from Design 101 when I was in college. I am an artist, and I am already aware of the basics, and much more.
It's "classic" Williams: simple, yet effective samples, clean design, and clear and concise explanations. The gist of the book is the principles of design -- proximity, alignment, repetition and constrast. I knew that already, so this book didn't hold my attention.I really like Robin Williams' work, but this one was a disappointment for me. I certainly recommend it to a beginner, but for someone with experience, it was 5 minutes worth of reading...er, skimming.