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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit
Publisher: Macromedia Press
Authors: Ben Forta, Raymond Camden, Leon Chalnick, Angela C. Buraglia
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Must have 'significantly enhanced' MX 7 book


I just finished reading ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit. This is another master piece from Ben Forta. This book is definitely "significantly enhanced" than the previous version.

Like previous version it includes all the basic concepts from installing the ColdFusion to Database concepts, from data-entry forms to new Flash integration features. It is great as a guide to planning and making decisions about development than as a comprehensive reference. I have to say it is great in the manner of which it is written, and is easily understandable. All time favorite explanations in the book like next-n paging, error handling, User Defined Functions (UDF) and ColdFusion Components (CFC) are explained in same lucid and easy to understand language with examples.
In this new addition, the Flash applications are described in details with examples. The new features of Graphing, Printing, and Reporting are covered in length. The tricks and tips of the MX 7 like recursive directory search using cffile, flash forms, flash paper, Dreamweaver MX 2004 extensions are explained very well by authors.

Do not forget to read the additional chapters from CD-ROM. The appendix of the book is almost same as previous version with few changes. I will say this book is essential for beginners and advance ColdFusion MX 7 developer.

Pinal Dave (Macromedia Certified Advanced ColdFusion MX Developer)



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Software Engineering (6th Edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Authors: Ian Sommerville
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
LOTS TO LEARN FROM THIS BOOK


This is a horrible book with lots of un-popular terminologies and using abbreviated words, I believe that we can live with "it is likely to" instead of "it is prone that". Furthermore, lack of descriptive volcabulary, eg, "inevitably" had been used more than 10 times in just one single chapter, and countlessly in total.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Cem Kaner, Jack Falk, Hung Q. Nguyen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Single best book on practical software testing


One great testing book. What makes it great? It is pragmatic from start to finish. It addresses real problems in the world of software testing. And does so acknowledging that there's never enough time to do everything you want let alone trying to fulfill the overblown government perscriptions of ISO, SEI, and CMM.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft® Excel 2000 Power Programming with VBA
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: John Walkenbach
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Never say never...


I am a software developer, and I've never liked the computer "big books" published for lay people.
Until this one.
This book is well-written, well-organized, well-thought-out, and well worth every penny. Instead of complex examples (and I've seen plenty of them), John presents simple, brilliantly clear examples that are distilled down to show the exact point he is trying to make, which makes the book very easy to follow.