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Agile Modeling: Effective Practices for eXtreme Pr&hellip by Scott Ambler
4.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book, April 19 2004
Good book with lots of behind the scenes process info about how to implement agile modeling techniques. If you are looking for step by step instructions to modeling or how to model, look elsewhere. It doesn't cover specific modeling, but techniques. Some of the techniques are common sense, but there were lots of suggestions of how to apply them in a difficult political environment. I did not completely agree with the often repeated
statement that unless you apply all of the techniques you cannot truly claim agile modeling success, which I think is a somewhat arrogant statement. Agile modeling is a huge cultural change and implementing as much as possible, if not all, is still a great… Read more
Underworld (Widescreen Special Edition) (Bilingual&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Kate Beckinsale
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better, Jan. 29 2004
Much has been written about the sparse acting and plot. The plot actually wasn't that bad (although a little Star-Trek like). I overall liked this movie except for Kraven, who just plain can't act. But once again, Kate is sooo cool and hot that she literally carries the movie on her back. Unfortunately her performance makes the other performances show as being hideous. Nice cinematography - sure it rips off the matrix. Also disappointing that it didn't show more vampire changes.
MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Web &hellip by Jeff Webb
Please note that these review books are not for learning the material from scratch or only learning "just enough to pass" the test. I think that you would be better served by getting a full book on the topic.
I learn the material from daily work and from MSDN walkthroughs and subject material from full books on the topic. Then I have used the MS Press books to review, backing them up with MSDN. I like the MS Press books better at that point because they are more like an elaborated outline. I can get all of the material and then hit MSDN as needed. Then I use Measureup.com over the last six weeks before the test to evaluate myself (I don't use the included tests in either… Read more