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MCDBA SQL Server 2000 All-in-One Exam Guide (Book/CD Set)
MCDBA SQL Server 2000 All-in-One Exam Guide (Book/CD Set)
by David Perkovich
Edition: Hardcover
9 used & new from CDN$ 8.14

1.0 out of 5 stars Deserves 0 Stars, Feb. 12 2004
I thought this was an OK book until I took the SQL Server 2000 certification exams. Total trash! Luckily, I had also studied Rob Vieira's book, Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming. Stay away!

Oracle8i: The Complete Reference (Book/CD-ROM Package)
Oracle8i: The Complete Reference (Book/CD-ROM Package)
by Kevin Loney
Edition: Hardcover
21 used & new from CDN$ 15.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reference, Feb. 12 2004
This is an absolutely essential reference for Oracle. Though you probably want to buy the new edition, Oracle 9i: The Complete Reference. I don't recommend these for reading straight through, just as terrific references. Both editions include the book on CD that I keep installed on my laptop and other development machines. It is very, very handy.

Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming Second Edition
Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming Second Edition
by Joe Celko
Edition: Paperback
25 used & new from CDN$ 3.37

4.0 out of 5 stars Be a SQL God, Feb. 12 2004
If you need to sling some really nasty SQL which you probably shouldn't be writing in the first place, then this book is for you. Celko is the man. As a cover-to-cover read, you will pick up on a lot of new SQL techniques, but in general, this is a "I know where to look when I need to know that book." If you know the basics of SQL and want to start your SQL Master training, then start here. Just keep it close by when you need to remember how Celko was able to get "that" to work.

Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming
Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming
by Robert Vieira
Edition: Paperback
22 used & new from CDN$ 3.47

4.0 out of 5 stars Must Have SQL Server 2000 Book, Feb. 12 2004
This is THE book to have on SQL Server 2000. Robert Vieira unquestionably knows his stuff and covers every aspect of SQL Server completely and thoroughly.

Mr. Bunny's Big Cup o' Java¿
Mr. Bunny's Big Cup o' Java¿
by Carlton Egremont III
Edition: Paperback
20 used & new from CDN$ 3.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Gold, Feb. 12 2004
Beyond words. This is one of the greatest texts ever written.

Thinking in Java
Thinking in Java
by Bruce Eckel
Edition: Paperback
14 used & new from CDN$ 9.08

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2.0 out of 5 stars Gigantically Bad, Feb. 12 2004
This review is from: Thinking in Java (Paperback)
If you like the large-print version of Reader's Digest, then you might be happy with this book and it's gigantic text. Otherwise, I recommend avoiding it. I admit this more of a personal opinion that my other book reviews, because Eckel has written several books and has his own following. However, as I was learning Java this book was not useful to me whatsoever. In any case, a free, electronic version of this book is available on Eckel's website.

Building Java Enterprise Systems with J2EE
Building Java Enterprise Systems with J2EE
by Paul J. Perrone
Edition: Paperback
19 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1.0 out of 5 stars Total Trash, Feb. 12 2004
Total trash. This is one of those books where the publisher has packed in as many pages as possible to make it seem impressive. It is completely unreadable and not even useful as a reference book.

Java 2: SDK 1.4 Edition
Java 2: SDK 1.4 Edition
by Ivor Horton
Edition: Paperback
17 used & new from CDN$ 10.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Encompassing Book, Feb. 12 2004
I have a previous edition of this book and thought it was a very good guide to learning Java. Is it great? No, but it seems to be the best all encompassing book to learn the fundamentals of the Java libraries. It's one of the best books to teach a Java class with.

Enterprise Java Performance
Enterprise Java Performance
by Steven L. Halter
Edition: Paperback
15 used & new from CDN$ 2.31

1.0 out of 5 stars Stay Away, Feb. 12 2004
The only thing I learned from this book was the use of the -verbose:gc Java command-line option that prints a report to syserr each time the garbage collector runs.

Building Imaging Applications with Java(TM) Technology: Using AWT Imaging, Java 2D(TM), and Java(TM) Advanced Imaging (JAI)
Building Imaging Applications with Java(TM) Technology: Using AWT Imaging, Java 2D(TM), and Java(TM) Advanced Imaging (JAI)
by Lawrence H. Rodrigues
Edition: Paperback
14 used & new from CDN$ 8.24

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource, Feb. 12 2004
This is an excellent resource for imaging development with Java and an altogther beautiful book complete with glossy, color pages. The only downside to this text is that there seems to be a new imaging API every week in the Java world. Even still, this is a great source to help you get started.

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