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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Kelly Goto, Emily Cotler
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Book That Helped Me When I Was Lost and Desperate


For a few years I have been studying web design on my own while pursuing a CIS degree. In my studies, I have aquired many books on various aspects of web design some better than others. An opportunity came along for me at a time least expected and I thought, great! Now I finally have a chance to design my first professional website. I was flying by the seat of my pants, and the client was asking for all kinds of documentation, and I needed an answer. This book was a life saver! I was at a web conference several years ago and Kelly Goto was a speaker, I didn't pay much attention to her then, but this book got my attention and helped me through my first web design project. The downloads are terrific time savers and the diagrams are great visual supports. The authors take an approach that is similar to systems design and analysis, but for the web. I highly recommend this to anyone who is lost, needs a little documentation help, or just wants to be better organized when designing websites.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows NT Shell Scripting
Publisher: Pearson Education
Authors: Timothy Hill
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
If you write batch scripts, buy this book.


This is a very well written and objective look at the language that underlies every Windows system. I am about to order my 3rd copy of this book for my office to keep people from squabbling over it. It shows how to use batch scripts to an amazing level of effectiveness. For example: It provides the code to play a guessing game for animals. Does it have long tail? Is it a mammal? The game learns as you play, building a simple database! So, over time, the game becomes richer as more people play it. This is with the DOS command set! You can get several good extensions to the NT command set by loading the NT resource kit. The book devotes a section that becomes a great programmers reference guide to the NT shell script commands.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Use Case Modeling
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Kurt Bittner, Ian Spence
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great book


This is the best book i have read on use case modeling. Pitfalls are covered in great detail. The book is well structured. The only negative thing i can think off, if I have to state one, is that the author sometimes gives better definitions of terms in places where you would not expect to find them. Still all definitions are more consistent, than I have seen in other books related to usecase modeling.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Effective TCP/IP Programming: 44 Tips to Improve Your Network Programs
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Jon C. Snader
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
only way for me to learn C/C++ sockets


A worthy addition to Stevens. Contains a quick overview of TCP/IP system and then a bunch of "tips", every one very useful. If you program sockets, get this book without thinking, it's well written, hugely useful, nicely done graphically, in the style of "TCP/IP Illustrated", nothing flamboyant but all very relevant and illustrative. A very pleasant book to have. About this review below maligning this book for its lack of the Windows concentration: it's about standard TCP/IP, and it's plenty good for Windows inasmuch as Windows' TCP/IP adheres to the standard, so carping about Windows anything is completely unjustified here.