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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques with Java Implementations
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Authors: Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
lengthy words just to make it called a book


This is the worst book I have ever ordered from Amazon. It seems to me that the author does not know much on the practide. The books have make some points in inserting buzz words occasionaly, but no more than that. The rest is just full of words that you have no clue why they make it meaninglessly lengthy -- just to make it long enough to be called a book?



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Access 2000 Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Cary N. Prague, Michael R. Irwin
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Definately NOT the Bible


I think the title of the book is a bit of a misnomer. When I think of the 'Bible' I think of something that is a very comprehensive and authoritative reference. This book is NOT that. It introduces you to the BASICS of Access and never really does the advanced subjects justice. The book won't actually make a very good reference because of the style it is written in. I was looking for a book that covered intermediate to advanced material and this book is more of a basic to intermediate book. Roger Jennings' book "Special Edition Using Access 2000" is the better book for the intermediate to advanced user.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning JavaScript Second Edition
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Paul Wilton
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Browser detection - The author's not qualified


Another javascript book, where the author has shown they're not up to the job, I do not own the book, having only perused it, but I've seen lots of people who have read the book and come away deeply confused about how to author scripts due to the authors insistence on "Browser Detection" based on the User or Distributor definable UserAgent strings. This is completely unsafe and should never be used. Please choose another javascript book to learn client-side javascript programming.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Build Your Own ASP.NET Website Using C# & VB.NET
Publisher: SitePoint
Authors: Zak Ruvalcaba
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Common Sense Approach to ASP.NET


Learning ASP.NET has not been easy for me mainly because all of the books I bought never seemed to get to the step by step process of real-life web app programming. I don't want to read about stuff I'll never use. I need to get stuff done now! I'm only about 2/3 through this book but it already has given me insights into some of the details never mentioned in all the other books on my shelves. Brief but concise explanations of IIS and SQL Server Desktop Engine installation and configuration were very much appreciated. The chapter on database design is excellent. Finally a book that doesn't assume I'm already a relational database expert! I feel like I'm starting to get a much better understanding of OOP as well. I've skimmed through the shopping cart section and so far it seems pretty logical and straightforward. Another big plus - this book is pretty lighthearted and funny. I highly recommend!