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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Laura Lemay, Richard Colburn, Robert Kiesling
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Gets you started


This book is a pretty good reference. It will help you learn PERL, which is actually pretty easy. The first fourteen chapters are excellent introductions to the basics of PERL. The last seven are simply awful attempts to teach more advanced topics. If you are a compotent programmer who needs to learn the basics of PERL in a hurry to convert a shell script, this book isn't bad. If you want to become "Just another PERL hacker," you'll have to look further. TMTOWTDI, but this is not one of them.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Advanced Programming in the UNIX(R) Environment
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: W. Richard Stevens
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
APUE is the standard for Unix/POSIX API programming


Simply stated, Stevens' _APUE_ is the standard for learning the POSIX APIs for file/directory I/O and operations, processes, signals. (The only thing this book doesn't cover is threads, probably due to the fact that this book came out in 1992.)
Required reading for any aspiring Unix system programmer, this book serves as both a great book for learning as well a reference. I've had this book for close to 10 years, and I still refer to it.
Evrey Unix programmer should have a copy of this book.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Configuring SAP R/3 FI/CO: The Essential Resource for Configuring the Financial and Controlling Modules
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: David Nowak, Quentin Hurst, Nowak
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The best book to read on FICO module!!!!


There isn't very many FICO books out there that explains CO configuration. This book explains everything and the step-by-step configuration in CO. The authors did a good job in explaining the FICO module. Anybody who is new at configuring FICO should buy this book and would surely feel that they are well-equipped at handling their job. Looking forward to the updated version of this book!!!!!!



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Authors: Lee Copeland
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Information packed


Most texts on software testing have a chapter or two which describe test design techniques. This is the first text that is devoted exclusively to this subject. There is little in the way of theory. The text is practical and provides the software test professional with clear explanations and examples of test techniques that have been proven to be effective.

Although Copeland covers both black box (behavioral) and white box (developer oriented) test techniques, the majority of the test design techniques described are black box. Each technique is explained along with its applicability, advantages/disadvantages, along with references for more information.

For what can be a dry subject, Copeland effectively used humor to make this book very readable.

I also appreciated the chapter summaries, key points in the margins, and a thorough works cited -- including several web articles. Highly recommended.