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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, 7th Edition
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: J. David Irwin
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Useless


Our professor's notes are far better than the book, the book tends to confuse us rather than help. Examples are much too low-end to learn anything related to the assignment questions at the end of the chapter. I think our professor should write his own book. Very confusing.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Good book but limited


Ok, I guess I'm the "odd ball" because I feel that a technicalbook on programming should provide source code to compile andrun without hand typing every line of code. This book doesnot provide anyway, other than hand typing in the code orpurchasing a program that will allow you to cut an paste froma .pdf file. I've read a lot of technical book and have yetto find one that does not have errors but could usually determineif what they said was an error or not by testing the code. Beside,"practice make perfect" (practice by hand typing every line ofcode is unacceptable). For this I give the book a -5. ....
However, on the good side, I give this book a 5 on learningJava because it did give me some insight into the language. It'sa shame that the publisher's choice was a .pdf file insteadof a .html file or providing source code on the CD. The authorsare actually excellent.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Robert L. Glass
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Insightful To The New Manager/Team Leader


The other reviewers have done a fine job of covering the content of the book. I will comment about its usefulness. In short, this book is truly valuable to the developer who has recently been promoted to team leader. While developers would benefit greatly from this book, the reality is that most developers would rather read books like "Effective C++", "Design Patterns", "Expert One on One Oracle", etc. To the new manager, though, this book is a gem. The book talks about specific management issues as well as the development life cycle and quality. In short, the book focuses exactly on what the team leader does and the team leader's team. In addition to the material presented in the book, the author gives a great number of sources and reference for further reading.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Essential COM
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Don Box
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
King of IUnknown


Don Box is a very knowledgeable author. It is a great book, contains many great examples. Everthing you ever wanted to know about IUnknown is in this book. I am a student and it was a very easy reading.