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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Oracle Certified Professional Application Developer Exam Guide
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Authors: Jason Couchman, Jason Couchman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Worth the price for the Developer/2000 chapters alone

This book does an "OK" job of covering the two SQL exams in Developer/2000's five-exam gauntlet. But I needed to use Oracle Press's PL/SQL Programming book to learn about some things that aren't covered in this book's SQL chapters. That isn't a big deal...every developer I know has the PL/SQL Programming book anyway. Where the Application Developer Exam Guide shines is it's chapters on Developer/2000. It succeeds in giving the "big picture" of how Developer/2000's various parts fit together, while still presenting all the details accurately. Those chapters alone rate the book five stars.
Before buying this book, I had already read the Developer documentation (almost useless), Oracle Press's Developer Handbook (bizarre and unfocused), and a book from Prentice-Hall (all I can say is "eh"). It wasn't until I read this Exam Guide's chapters on Developer/2000 that it all came together and I understood what was really going on. If I had started with it, I would have saved a lot of time.
Get this book and the PL/SQL Programming book, and you will have ALL the information you need to become OCP-certified. If you already know SQL and want to learn about Developer/2000, this book has the stuff you need to know.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: SAPscript Made Easy 4.6
Publisher: Johnson Printing Service
Authors: Inc. R/3 Simplification Group SAP Labs
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Good resource for creating SAPscript forms

Most issues are covered within this book. The best way to learn SAPscript is still through online training. Most companies are not utilizing the strengh of SAPscript via Displays, Lists or Faxed documents. Examples are provided in the SD, PP and FI modules.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering ColdFusion MX
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Arman Danesh, Raymond Camden, Selene Bainum
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Standard Fair, nothing special if you've used CF before

This book is ok, especialy if you are a newbie to CF programming. My problem with this book is that it reads alot like the CF 4.0-5.0 books that I've seen. The vast majority of the chapters are the same as the books befor this one, which is fine if you haven't used CF before. If you have, save your money, and get the CF MX Developer Cookbook, or The CFMX Bible, which will give you more "how to" info. You'll find the same how to create queries, how to create a loop, how to ...etc. type info that the CF 4.0-5.0 books offered. Of course this book includes new info (e.g. using CFC's, new functions. etc), but there's not enough of this to justify the money. Again this book is fine if you're new to CF, but if you've got experience with at least one previous implementation of CF, save your money, and buy one of the other books I mentioned.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Data Quality : The Field Guide
Publisher: Digital Press
Authors: Thomas C. Redman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Practable and Useful!

Have actually improved performance results by implementing many of the techniques found in the Field Guide (tips have helped me in a number of places and ways). An easy read. Practical, applicable and actionable.