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Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations
Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations
by Jakki J. Mohr
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this tedious tome!, 19 Dec 2013
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Much of the material in this book appears to be a summary of the references at the end of each chapter. I bought it because it's on the reading list for a postgraduate business course I'm doing, but I have to say I found it to be a very tedious read.

A better option might be to go directly to the original works. For example, Crossing the Chasm is an insightful and stimulating read, or check out the HBR case study on 3M's Lead User approach to product development. The original works are well written and thought provoking.


Drupal 7 Themes (Community Experience Distilled)
Drupal 7 Themes (Community Experience Distilled)
by Ric Shreves
Edition: Paperback
Price: 24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the three essential Drupal books, 25 July 2012
A very good introduction to Drupal 7 theming. It's written in a clear and logical style. I found it very helpful when I started with Drupal theming; I still use it as a reference.

I'd go as far as to say it's one of the three essential books when learning Drupal (along with Using Drupal (from O'Reilly) and Drupal 7 Module Development (also from Packt).


Using Drupal
Using Drupal
by Angela Byron
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Drupal, 12 Oct 2010
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This review is from: Using Drupal (Paperback)
Very useful book if you want to quickly get up to speed with Drupal.

I liked:
- The case study approach shows you how to implement real-world projects in Drupal.
- Plenty of practice at choosing and configuring core and contributed modules. This is key to the Drupal approach to building sites. Note the line at the top of the cover: "Choosing and Configuring Modules to Build Dynamic Websites".
- It's written by people who really know what they're talking about!

Disliked:
- This edition covers Drupal 6. Throughout the book I kept wondering if these examples are relevant to Drupal 7 (a major upgrade). I expect there's a new edition in the pipeline.

************************************** UPDATE - AUGUST 25TH, 2011 *****************************
THIS EDITION IS NOW SERIOUSLY OUT OF DATE. WAIT FOR THE NEW EDITION IF YOU PLAN TO USE DRUPAL 7.
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Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself...in 24 Hours)
Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself...in 24 Hours)
by Jesse Feiler
Edition: Paperback
Price: 25.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Drupal, 16 Sep 2010
I liked:
- Good general points on planning a Drupal project.
- The chapters follow a nice logical progression.
- Covers Drupal 7.

Disliked:
- The screenshots are too small. Perhaps these could be made available separately online?

A very good introductory text that will get you up to speed quickly.


Macromedia Flash MX 2004: Training from the Source
Macromedia Flash MX 2004: Training from the Source
by Jen deHaan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.18

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Convoluted project slows learning, 25 Aug 2004
This book follows the design of an entire website using Flash. I would question the wisdom of this approach because other technologies are much more suitable for site development. Most developers like myself are looking for a book that will help them understand animated graphics. Because the author wants to create all the elements for this site using Flash, many of the examples are more complicated than they should be, and the learning process takes much longer than it should. By page 140 I had decided to abandon the project and ordered a different title.


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