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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C: A Reference Manual (5th Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Samuel P. Harbison, Guy L. Steele
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book has no equal


This book may actually be better than K&R. They share the same style in that explinations of language features are done in the context of great and useful code. for{} loops used to implement an integer power function (3-7 X faster than pow(), integer powers only), and optimized shell sort two pages later. The list goes on and on. It amazes me how much better really great books are than average books. I have been programming in C about 10 years now, didn't really need another C book and bought it just for library completeness. In spite of this I STILL love this book and feel very lucky to have found it. After chasing MicroSlop's alphabet soup around (MFC, ATL, BaseCtl, blah, blah ad nauseum...) I didn't think I'd ever be WOW'ed by a plain old C book again, but WOW, this is a really great book. It demonstrates all over again that as simple a language as C is, you can do anything in it if you are creative and insightfull. An amazing and wonderfull book!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows 2000 & Windows Server 2003 Clustering & Load Balancing
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Robert Shimonski
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good for intermediate level understanding


This book is great if you want to learn about Windows clustering. It isn't, however, so great if you already have good exposure and understanding of Windows 2000\2003 clustering and want information on cutting edge technical knowledge and troubleshooting. Furthermore, the author's writings of Windows 2003 clustering is based on its Release Candidate version. Many of the best refinements of Windows 2003 clustering (like automatic the rebuild of the quorum log if it is deleted) isn't discussed. Taking into account of the dearth of Windows 2000\2003 clustering books out there, this is one of the best.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, Second Edition
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Bruce Schneier
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Very intresting!


If you are already a cryppie or other security professional, this book will not add much to your knowledge. But if you are a programmer or other systems person with a desire to familiarize yourself with the field, I can't recommend this book highly enough. A reasonably solid mathematical background is required to fully understand the algorithms, but the book is structured in such a way that you can skip most of the heavily technical stuff and still get a lot out of the read.
Because this is essentially an introductory text, generality is the name of the game. Pretty much everything is covered, but to a low, or medium at best, degree of depth. (Only DES is covered thoroughly.) However, the reference list in the back is huge, and you can use it to easily track down any more detailed information that you're after.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Game Character Development with Maya
Publisher: New Riders Games
Authors: Antony Ward
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
great book


If you want to learn everything about game character development, buy the book!!

I'd like to say thank you to the author of this book, really you did a great job, you have also said this is your first book, and I think you are a nice man who are just opening doors for people all over the world.