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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Access 2000/Visual Basic for Applications Fundamentals
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Evan Callahan
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
For Beginners Only!!


I received this book with the "Mastering Series"... boy what a dissapointment! If you have programmed in Access at all, then don't bother with this one. However, if you never have then this is a good beginning.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Bert Scalzo
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Pretty good if you can get past the attitude


The book offers a number of detailed tuning tips and insights from Mr. Scalzo's real world experience. That being said, the tone of the writing is really annoying. Mr. Scalzo's condescending style is unnecessary and takes away from what could be a very good book. At points, I actually broke out in laughter at his arrogance. However, if you can get past the author's attitude the content of the book seems to be quite helpful.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Computer Networking : A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Great Book


This really a great book which stresses a lot on the concepts in Computer Networking. Authors have given extra effort in clarifying the concepts by giving simple examples. Whenever I had a doubt reading a paragraph, the very next paragraph said that there might be a confusion and clarified it in a detailed manner. The Java applets in the online version of the book are really excellent. It is a must read for anyone new to Networking, and also a great resource for brushing up your fundamentals.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Effective Java Programming Language Guide
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Joshua Bloch
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Essential Reference


I could go on and on, but I'll simply say this: it is my belief that every Java programmer *must* be familiar with the content of this book.