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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Introduction to Algorithms, Second Edition
Publisher: The MIT Press
Authors: Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Book!!

this is possibly the best book for the course 'Data structures and analysis of algorithms'.Knuth is far too advanced and many others are not even worth mentioning.The best part is that it is very perspicuous but does not compromise on mathematical rigour.The proofs of correctness are very elegant as are the detalied analyses of all the algorithms.Actually,the mathematical approach that the authors employ is very enjoyable.A full section devoted to the mathematical tools is a very good idea.All the topics viz. data structures, sorting techniques,graphs,design techniques like dynamic programming,greedy algorithms,Divide-n-conquer r given in extensive detail.(since i m only a second yr under grad student,i havent read the more advanced topics like FFT,computational geometry,NP-completeness.)The exercises make you think and test both mathematical acumen and programming dexterity.many of them require a fair bit of creativity.As another reviewer pointed out, this book is the one for budding computer scientists and software engineers,not for the 'learn XYZ in 21 hours' fans.a bit of background in a structured programming language(Pascal ,C etc.) and more importantly,knowledge of the fundamentals of discrete mathematics is required.A must buy for all CS students.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
How can you use After effect without having that book?

This book is truly amazing. It gives you useful information on every single page. It is meant for people who really want to get serious with After effect. After reading only a couple of chapters, I was already doing great stuff on my computer. It comes with a demo version of AE 4.1 so you can do the tutorials.
If you want to discover the real power of AE, then get that book.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: C# and the .NET Platform, Second Edition
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Andrew Troelsen
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Excellent review of C# and .Net

This book helped me to understand the concepts of C#.It is presented in a VERY CLEAR Enlish language. To better undestand the concepts and language references the author is using excellent TEACHER's technique:the same coding examples are modified based on what needs to be explained in the chapter. Excellent and clear language definitions for C# (also very helpfull comparison with C++,COM,DCOM). It does not have many practical programming experience and nice tips/tricks to work with C#. But I was not targeting the book as 'show how to program in OOP'. I do have many years of that type of habit. What I needed is to undestand the concept, learn the language syntax and then,of course , I am able to write with my style(as C++ coder) the needed business tasks/applications, and then go into depth of knowledge of .Net as C# programmer.Excellent book for programmers who would like to see the whole picture of C# possibilities and language references in ONE BOOK.Easy to read, easy to understand and great to start with. For details on programming tips and code - use internet and your experience and...vu a la...enjoy writing your solution for the business needs. Great value for programers (not beginners) to understand the concepts of .net and C#!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside C#, Second Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Way too "inside"

The new "Security" chapter is the best. With the addition of following chapters it is now a complete book on C#."String Handling and Regular Expressions", "File I/O with Streams", "Numerical Processing and the Math Class", "Collections and Object Enumeration", "Pinning and Memory Management", "Using COM from C# Applications", "Using .NET Components in Unmanaged Code.", "Documentation with XML."