MR D J CRAWFORD

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (7 of 8)
Location: Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey United Kingdom
 

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Professional Apache by Peter Wainright
Professional Apache by Peter Wainright
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I find the good reviews given to this book very puzzling as it one of the most frustrating computer books I own. I dislike this book because it mainly cover the same ground as the online documentation, contains little high level explanation of concepts and is poorly structured.
A good computer book should cover high level concepts and supplement not rewrite the online documentation as think this one does.
A good example of the poor structure is the Configuring Apache chapter the first few sections if this are: 1. Where Apache Looks for its Configuration 2. Per Directory Configuration 3. Conditional Configuration 4. How Apache Structures its Configuration I cannot understand why… Read more
XHTML Black Book (Little Black Book) by Steven Holzner
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book after buying the Perl Black Book by the same author, which I thought, deserved five stars. I like the same aspects of this book, which are: - It covers almost every aspect of XHTML from its HTML origin to XML extensions. - Each chapter has a short technical overview followed by lots of practical examples, which is how I learn best. - The chatty style keeps me interested. However, there are things I dislike, which stop me from giving it five stars. - The sections on Java, JavaScript and Perl CGI scripts are too short to be useful and most people will have to buy separate books to cover these. I would prefer a thinner cheaper book or more XHTML material. - The reference… Read more
The Perl Black Book (Black Book (Coriolis Group Bo&hellip by Steven Holzner
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book covers almost every aspect of Perl from basic language syntax to cgi scripts. The only thing I would like to see added is coverage of the DBI database module. While the book does not cover every detail of Perl I think it does live up to its claim to be to be the only Perl book you will ever need. You would need to buy more than one O'Reilly title to cover the material in this book. At the moment I am happy to fill in any gaps in the book from the online documentation. The only other Perl book I think I might buy is Programming Perl by Larry Wall.
I enjoyed the structure and style of this book. Each chapter has a short technical overview followed by lots of practical examples,… Read more

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