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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Macromedia Flash MX ActionScripting: Advanced Training from the Source
Publisher: Macromedia Press
Authors: Derek Franklin, Jobe Makar
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Flash MX book to learn


Out of the few books on Flash MX out now this is by far the best one(as of 5-20-02). The tutorials are nicely paced, great explanation, and easy to follow. Unless you're a super programmer in actionscripting already, this book contain many small details and new tricks to be learned. All goodies and no fillers, this book is worth the money!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network Security Assessment
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Chris McNab
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
a worthy addition to a network security bookshelf


Hello,
I've bought a lot of network security books, as keeping up to date is important in my industry (security analyst). My bookshelf is literally filled with books on this topic which I use both as reference material and/or as a total read from start to finish.
When I saw Network Security Assessment on Amazon, I was immediately attracted to the title, but felt it might be just another unwieldy book with a lot of techniques but little explanation. But I bought it anyway, and since it arrived before Security Warrior did, I started to read it first.
It just goes to show that even when you think you know alot, there's someone out there that has some worthy experience to share. This book shares a wealth of tools, and supplements it with not only examples of how to use those tools, but surrounds the whole use of those tools with a methodology without directly ramming a methodology down your throat.
From the introduction of what tools are required, through to network enumeration, scanning, remote information services (dns, ldap), and right through to specifics of assessing ftp, email, vpn and others...I felt this book was a worthy addition to anyones network security library. It even makes multiple references to materials outside the scope of this book, so if you want to read up more on something else - you've got a great start.
I like books to be simple in their approach, because as we all know network security can be very complex. I think this book achieves this goal, and I recommend it to beginners, intermediates and even some experts who are open to refreshers.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Design Patterns
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent description of common patterns


This is an excellent book for anyone who is seriously interested in programming or is writing any non-trivial program.
Good description of common patterns. A good supplement to your OO Methodology books.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++ (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Mark Allen Weiss
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Hard to digest !!!


I am using it for self-study on data structure. I found that it is well written in explaning the data structure. It follows the common logics. But you have to know about object orieted programming using C++ very well in order to understand it. I recommend it as a fundmental level reference or text book for the topic of data structure.