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Product: Book - Textbook Binding
Title: Routing TCP/IP Volume I (CCIE Professional Development)
Publisher: Cisco Press
Authors: Jeff Doyle
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
excellent book


I think this book is one of the best if not the best book on tcp/ip routing. Jeff can explain very well some complex subjects. I have used this book if other Cisco books were not clear to me. Maybe these authors should also read this book :)



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, Greg Kroah-Hartman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent book choice for anyone trying to do device support


If you're looking for a good overview/reference for making device drivers happen on Linux, this book is a must-have. It covers most of the pertinent topics (incl. handling cross-platform support details) and covers them with a view on the 2.4.X kernels- whlie explaining the old functionalities all the way back to the 2.0.X kernels to enable you to write backwards compatible drivers if you so desire.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Publisher: Anchor
Authors: SIMON SINGH
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Fascinating!


Fantastic introduction to science of cryptography and it's history. Goes into a lot of information about how various codes work, how they're broken, and so on.
I only have a couple of criticisms of the book, namely that it leaves out some very important encryption systems. Very little is talked about the coding systems used by the US and the Allies, and by the Japanese, in WWII. The use of the Navaho language is extensively covered, but the more traditional systems are hardly mentioned. Also, there is virtually no mention at all about how modern symmetric cyphers, such as DES or the new AES (Rjindael).
All in all though, a great read an a good introduction to the field and it's history.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Castro Dictates a Winner


This book is a concise, easy to read guided tour through the process of creating web pages with HTML 4. Some may find the pictured examples biased toward Mac users, but if both were included the functionality of the book would go right out the window. Castro's book cuts to the chase, leaving out useless text in favor of working examples. A must have for anyone who prefers great results the first time.