M. W. Walker

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (27 of 36)
Location: Ottawa, ON


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,438,497 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 36
MY-Link 2.5inch USB2.0 IDE External Hard Drive Cas&hellip by EW-Link
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this to convert a laptop drive into some extra storage for my Eee. Works wonderfully well. When I first opened the box I noticed there weren't any instructions and I was a little miffed. Then I realised how easy it was to slap together, so no problem.

What also helped was that it was delivered pretty speedily. All in all, an excellent product. Fully portable too, just don't throw it around!
Holub on Patterns: Learning Design Patterns by Loo&hellip by Allen Holub
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed the original columns on JavaWorld, and this book is more of the same. Holub doesn't spare the punches when referencing so-called O-O frameworks that are riddled with procedural code. Demolishes the "familiarity is correct" thinking that so much software is filled with. Will set right next to Jeff Langr's Essential Java Style on my bookshelf.
Hardcore Java by Robert Simmons Jr
Hardcore Java by Robert Simmons Jr
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I first noticed this book when o'reilly added it to safari a couple of weeks ago. It's impressive, though a little heavy on GUI examples. However the chapters of References and Proxies are essential for any java developer that wants to progress beyond the "Hello World" stage of java coding.
My only caveat was that he seems to think that anonymous inner classes are "not mainstream Java... " (p.142), which is an appalling statement. Still considering the lack of books that go into this level of detail on any subject, he still gets 4 stars.

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