Edmond Lau

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MongoDB: The Definitive Guide by Kristina Chodorow
MongoDB: The Definitive Guide by Kristina Chodorow
Overall the book is well written, the two authors clearly know their stuff. However, I wish that they have organized the topics and wording a bit clearer and not to expect people will read the book from cover to cover.

MongoDB, at the end of the day, is a very young package. So there are quirks here and there which don't necessarily make sense for people from the RDBMS paradigms. E.g. it probably make sense to reference Safe Operations earlier in chapter 3 because I know that there are folks out there who will drop using MongoDB mid-way through chapter 3.

At the end of each chapter, it would be good to have a summary table of that chapter. Like a list of commands,… Read more
Driving Technical Change by Terrence Ryan
Driving Technical Change by Terrence Ryan
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay only, Dec 15 2010
If you are new to IT or just newly promoted to a semi-IT management position... this book is for you if you are looking for a few tips. But if you have been doing this for a while - to recommend new tools and methods to peers and the management, I don't think this book will offer you much that you don't already know.
slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great&hellip by Nancy Duarte
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome and Useful, June 19 2009
This is a great book with a lot of useful information on how to create powerful presentations for different situations and audiences. I like the fact that it show examples from simple presentations and illustrations to those for complex stories. Some of the case studies are particular useful for me because they remind me of some presentations I have created over the years, and now I have realized how wrong they were. There are also details in the book about color matching, 3D object creations, visual effects, and diagram creations. I read the book twice and still getting new ideas from the book. This book is certainly a must for professionals.

The only thing missing, I… Read more

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