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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Software Project Survival Guide
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Steve C McConnell
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Very good for "Projects", but not for "projects"


This is an excellent guide to doing large software projects (10 man months minimum) well. Not only does it tell one what the right steps are, but also what difficulties one may encounter and good ways to get around them.
Unfortunately, most situations I've seen lately are for many micro-projects (a.k.a. feature enhancements) which, I think, require a somewhat different methodology.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Building the Data Warehouse (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: W. H. Inmon, W. H. Inmon
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
What?s New in Data Warehousing


This book is THE standard when it comes to data warehousing. I first read this book six years ago and it has changed my career. It provides a clear and concise description of a data warehouse as well as the necessity of creating one.
A well-read copy of this book should be on the shelf of every one involved in the construction of a data warehouse or business intelligence system. It is a classic that needs to be read.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Explains web page construction at its core.


Everything you always wanted to know about web pages and HTML but hadn't a clue what to ask or how to start. Read it or be left in the cyberfog.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Wicked Cool Shell Scripts
Publisher: No Starch Press
Authors: Dave Taylor
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great guide to scripts


Folks, if scripts intimidate you in any way, this book is great! It brings practical scripts in a wide variety of areas to you. Once you learn these scripts, it's easy to customize them to meet your needs.
If you're really interested in becoming a Linux Sysadmin, you need to know how to script. Once you learn these scripts, you'll be able to demonstrate your knowledge on any interview!