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JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
by David Flanagan
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference - but hard to use on its own, 3 Oct. 2010
This is one of the very few decent books on javascript, the other ones written by Crockford or Resig. Well worth having on your shelf, all the more because of the large amount of bad javascript books and websites!


Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 Poster Pack (Developer)
Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 Poster Pack (Developer)
by Jeffrey Richter
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Great. Really great!, 23 Aug. 2009
This poster pack was great! All in one (or three) places, the summary info. Just great!


Beginning SQL Server 2008 for Developers: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in SQL Server)
Beginning SQL Server 2008 for Developers: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in SQL Server)
by Robin Dewson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £39.49

2.0 out of 5 stars 99% SQL 2005, 1% SQL 2008, 23 Aug. 2009
I feel disappointed that, having read many SQL2005 books, I found almost nothing in this book that wasn't already valid in SQL2005. If you are looking for a "what's new in SQL2008" you should look elsewhere.

If the title was "Introduction to SQL2005" (yes, SQL2005) this would have received 3 to 4 stars.


Pro JavaScript Techniques
Pro JavaScript Techniques
by John Resig
Edition: Paperback
Price: £35.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently written & packed with working examples, 28 Oct. 2008
This is how I wish many other programming books were written. While the material is sometimes difficult to grasp, the author takes you through in a clear yet non-patronising way. The text is easy and relaxed in approach, the author is undeservedly self-effacing, and most importantly, the book is packed with cool code samples and a good lot of decent external references and acknowledgements. I'm rarely so pleased with a book of this subject matter! Come on Mr Resig, lets see some more books!!


Advanced Ajax: Architecture and Best Practices
Advanced Ajax: Architecture and Best Practices
by Shawn M. Lauriat
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Such a Microsoft Basher, not one mention of iis or C#, 24 Oct. 2008
I was quite enthusiastic to read this book but was disappointed and (more importantly) distracted by the author's constant singular bashing of IE. I found it annoying, the likes of "Even the IE6 users, with very little, very buggy CSS support [...]" appeared on page after page. It is definitely Not a book for one developing software for the world's most popular platform or browser.
Sorry this is so negative, but along with the book's continued tautology left me feeling I'd wasted a lot of time reading it. That's not why I bought the book!


Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) 2005 Analysis Services Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft))
Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) 2005 Analysis Services Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft))
by Reed Jacobsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Introduction - but not complete, 15 Sept. 2008
I liked the book for its extensive use of step-by-step tutorials but was disappointed to find nothing about data-mining, which is very much present in of Microsoft's official SSAS basic 3 day course, moc2791.


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