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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Design Patterns
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Caveat emptor


This is, of course, one of the cornerstones of OOP. This book definitely influenced programmers at all levels and richly deserves the acclaim that it enjoys.
However, this book is not for everyone, especially beginners. To be able to get the best out of this book, you need some solid experience in object oriented programming. This book is ideal for people who have been developers and are moving up to designers/architects. The foundation of real world experience makes a very good base for absorbing the experience captured in this book.
This book is not theoretical by any means. In fact, it captures the experience gained by many people in the course of their careers and offers practical solutions to typical problems encountered in software engineering, specifically object oriented programming.
The material in the book is authoritative and terse and would be daunting to a newbie. Most of the explantions and examples are offered without much ado, and expect a certain level of not just knowledge from the reader but also awareness about practical applications and typical scenarios encountered in practice.
I would say that this book is suitable for full time object oriented programmers (whatever the language) with at least a couple of years of experience looking to further strengthen their knowledge of OOP systems and looking to gain an insight into the practical aspects of how to solve typical situations in real world projects.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Third Edition
Publisher: SAS Publishing
Authors: Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A must have for beginners


This is a must have for beginners. I work in a firm where even the experts refer to this book from time to time. This book is not intended to explore advanced topics for the advanced user, but I promise that it will provide a great foundation for new users



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning JavaScript Second Edition
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Paul Wilton
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
ok but not so inclusive


this book is quite good but it lacks a sense of complete book for a java programmer. I will prefer the javascript book from stefen koch as to be more better than this. Stefen koch is a programmer by Netscape. Sultan Zahir Khan



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0 (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: David Buser, John Kauffman, Juan T. Llibre, Brian Francis, Dave Sussman, Chris Ullman, Jon Duckett
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Is there an editor at WROX?


I will echo what Aaron said about grammar, etc, it is HORRIBLE. Moreover, I have found four separate instances of error-riddled code so far (I'm on chapter 5 currently) and I've reported them to WROX with a suggested fix. For instance, the author(s) will tell you to name a form "x" and then on the response page they will refer to the form as "xy." It's frustrating.
Besides the errors and horrific grammar issues, I REALLY enjoyed the book up until chapter 3. I was really getting into it and understanding everything until it went into variables/variants and suddenly turned into a VERY, VERY technical and disjointed read. I'm now struggling like heck in Chapter 5 and retaining very little info.
If you're a beginner, I'd say skip this book and get something more intuitive.
Just my .02