Sage Adams

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Location: Fairbanks, Alaska USA


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Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Mana&hellip by Peter Rob
First let me just say I liked this book. Why? Because it is a pretty IT book with useful and informative color screenshots and illustrations that are explanatory. It is of course both fortunate and unfortunate that the author uses screenshots of MS Access databases almost exclusively.
I do wish the author had spent more time discussing web-database application integration. Also, he only used Coldfusion (the most expensive variety) to illustrate web-database interactivity. This is great for learning some basic Coldfusion tagging, but how about something useful for small-time web hosters and others who want to use PHP, which is not only free but more powerful than Coldfusion. Ah… Read more
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
United States history is what it is. Some (those who make school textbooks for one) try perhaps to put a positive spin on US History - they give the facts but gloss over the negative parts. Well, Howard Zinn sort of does the exact opposite. In this book everything is factual but negative.
I really got the impression he has something against rich people. And while it very well may be true that 'the rich' as he calls 'them' are selfish and cruel - who isn't at times?
Anyway, I really liked this book and its a great complement to a concise textbook read. If you read both Zinn and a comprehensive standard textbook you'll wind up feeling both more knowlegable about the colorful United… Read more
Understanding Web Services: XML, WSDL, SOAP, and U&hellip by Eric Newcomer
I read this book - sleeping a great deal through it, or daydreaming about nothing in particular. "Whoops I just 'read' 20 pages!" types of experiences were frequent with this one.
This is NOT to say the book does not explain Web Services, whatever those are. It MIGHT explain what Web Services are, but we're never really sure. It's sort of like Microsoft's spiel on Web Services - you know, how they are always talking about how GREAT Web Services are. Web Services are just wonderful. That is apparently all we need to know.
So, if you are looking for another book that describes in acronym-laden (not explained) detail how great Web Services are, without actually explaining… Read more