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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-ins (Eclipse Series)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Eric Clayberg, Dan Rubel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Best Book Available on Developing for Eclipse

If you own any book about Eclipse, but not this one, you're insane. It is, by far, the best available for plug-in designers and developers.
The style of the book is perfect. It walks you through the creation of a relatively simple, yet extremely thorough plug-in. Along the way, you get a comprehensive summary of how to utilize just about every facility that Eclipse provides. The code examples are explained with illuminating elegance. ("Ureka! Now I understand all of this!") Rich with screenshot examples. A wealth of tips on use of the IDE itself including fresh insight into version 3.0.
Can a person actually have fun with a technical reference? My copy (only a week old) is already ratted, dog-eared, and soiled with coffee stains. Now, I feel like an Eclipse guru. I never write book reviews, but felt compelled to assure my fellow geeks that this one is a solid investment. It is the definitive "Master's Handbook" for the software world's coolest tool.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming in RPG IV, Third Edition
Publisher: 29th Street Press
Authors: Bryan Meyers, Judy Yeager, Brian Meyers, Judy Yaeger, Judy Programming in Rpg IV Yaeger
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent RPG Reference

I am currently entering my 2nd semester using this book! the book itself is excellant and well written, especially for the beginner! But take care of which version you get! The only Dif. is the number on the inside cover, and the color of the printer spacing charts in the exercises, while the good oone has all black charts. The book with 123456KP10987 under the ISBN number on the inside page FALLS APART! (Happened to EVERY classmate who used it!), the BAD version also has blue green colored charts in the chapter exercises. BUT ... IT IS A GREAT BOOK TO LEARN FROM!!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Head First EJB (Brain-Friendly Study Guides)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Presents concept concisely

Good book to capture the 'finer points' which are often overlooked. Would suggest for a guy with some EJB experience. May not make great sense for a novice EJB programmer. Nice book for SCBCD.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy VIII Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: David Cassady
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
In comparson to ff7 guide

The book is good, but it could have been alot better. The maps were in a different section, which requires alot of page flipping when your lost. Puting the maps in a different section was a stupid idea. they didn't show the monsters stats on the side, like they did in ff7, which again means alot of page flipping. It's not as apealling as the ff7 stratigy guide was either.