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5 Star Envelopes Pocket Peel and Seal 100gsm White C5 Ref [Pack of 500]
5 Star Envelopes Pocket Peel and Seal 100gsm White C5 Ref [Pack of 500]
Price: £24.16

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality at a great price., 8 Oct. 2014
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These envelopes exceeded my expectations. Made of good quality paper and the Peel and Seal sticks well.


Driving Licence License Wallet Cover Holder Plastic Vinyl Theory Test Pass Plus Driving Instructor DVLA
Driving Licence License Wallet Cover Holder Plastic Vinyl Theory Test Pass Plus Driving Instructor DVLA

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great substitute for lack of official wallet, 23 Jan. 2013
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Now that the DVLA have stopped including a Driving Licence Wallet with new Driving Licences this is the perfect substitute. Great for keeping both paper and card parts of your licence free from soiling or spoiling. I also don't have to worry that the two will get separated as this keeps them neatly tucked away together.


Eloquent Ruby (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby)
Eloquent Ruby (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby)
by Russ Olsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.79

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eloquent Introduction to Ruby, 13 Aug. 2011
From formatting your Ruby files to investigating their execution in C, and everything in between, Eloquent Ruby is the complete accessible guide to learning and understanding the Ruby programming language. Each chapter gives you a handle to open another drawer of Ruby's elegance, simplicity and power making this an essential step on your journey to mastering Ruby.

Russ Olsen writes as elegantly and simply as the code he describes; the lucidity with which he explains the wide range of Ruby's features belies their complexity. Each chapter is short, articulate and focused to the point of setting everything else aside save the subject in question. The guidelines are given authority and context through the regular inclusion of exemplars from popular open source libraries. In addition, the use of one simple example throughout the whole book lends a cohesion not found in most technical literature.

The greatest compliment I can pay Russ is that he has succeeded in creating a definitive 'Manual of Style' for writing Ruby code. I believe it should be read at least once by every Ruby programmer. My regret is that it wasn't around three years ago when I was getting my teeth into Ruby and when I found literate resources for the beginning to intermediate hard to come by. I'm glad this will not be the case now. It is a perfect book. You should buy it.


Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
by Kenneth Cooper
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Ruby Book, 6 Dec. 2008
This is a title that brings to the world of introductory programming books what Ruby brings to Object Oriented Programming (OOP): A huge breath of fresh air. It is simple, clear, well-explained, well thought out and should be the first book you read when learning Ruby. Especially recommended to the novice programmer, or those wishing to acquire a good grasp of OOP. A perfect blend of tutorial and explanation gently introduces both concepts and code at a pace that is easily manageable and dare I say, fun.

Agile Web Development with Rails (Pragmatic Programmers) won awards for being an influential programming text, but this was probably as much linked with the ability and success of Rails as a development framework than as a text in its own right. The Pickaxe (Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide, Second Edition: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide) is good as a reference but not for getting your feet wet. For those who want a solid introduction to Ruby for it's own sake, or want to build a solid foundation for Rails, this is the book to buy.


MySQL Crash Course (Sams Teach Yourself)
MySQL Crash Course (Sams Teach Yourself)
by Ben Forta
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.99

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MySQL Crash Course - it does what it says on the tin., 18 Jan. 2006
I received a copy of MySQL Crash Course (Sam's Teach Yourself MySQL in 10 minutes) from Amazon.co.uk this morning. I immediately sat down in front of my computer with the book by my side and haven't left yet, except to tell you all how good it is.
Many books feature SQL (Structured Query Language) and then try to apply it to each seperate implementation of the language in popular Relational Data Base Management Systems (RDBMS) like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle etc. The problem is that SQL varies slightly from one implementation to another. This is (to my knowledge) the first comprehensive overview of learning and using SQL as it relates to the increasingly popular open source RDBMS MySQL.
This is a 'learning by doing' book which focuses on practical examples. The code is introduced and explained, reproduced for you to allow you to enter it into your own MySQL client, and then the output your computer should return to you is printed. This is a great feature because in contrast to many code tutorial books, you know exactly where you have gone wrong if it doesn't work out. On a couple of occasions I found myself scratching my head and asking exactly why things worked the way they did, only for my exact queries to be addressed when I looked back down at the book with the exellent Analysis feature after every example.
I have reached Chapter 8 already and have had absolutely no problems. Ideas of how I could use the things I'm learning abound and I can't wait to finish it and start experimenting with my own databases.
What I would say is that this focuses exclusively on MySQL and does not include topics such as designing databases, relational database theory or integration with other technologies. This in my view is not a weakness but a strength as it concentrates solely on how to interact with MySQL databases.
MySQL Crash Course is very well presented, clear, concise, comprehensive, relevant and teaches you everything you need to begin working with MySQL.


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