Terry Smith

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (9 of 13)
Location: Little Rock, AR USA
In My Own Words:
I'm a photographer, artist, and software developer. Previously I was a personal guru to Yoda for 150 years during his blue period. (He wasn't always green.) You can learn more about me at http://terrysmithimages.com.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 434,158 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 13
Ultra Dance 05 ~ Various
Ultra Dance 05 ~ Various
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent At Best, July 6 2004
Ultra.Dance 05 is a below-par two-disc album. At best, it's worthy of listening to in the car or at work. I specifically rate is as "decent" since these compilation albums are never "great" and it does have a tiny few fairly good songs. Also, the majority of tracks on this album certainly do not qualify as "club dance". They're much too popish for that in most instances, or techno-trance in others. The first two tracks on disc one, "Love Me Right (Oh Sheila)" and "Take Me To The Clouds Above", are perfect examples of the former.
"Trick Me" is a track that I absolutely cannot stand. The same goes for "Stand Back", a hideously bad cover of Stevie Nicks' hit song. The artists on this… Read more
Applied XML Programming for Microsoft® .NET by Dino Esposito
5.0 out of 5 stars *THE* XML book for .NET, June 27 2004
Dino Esposito has total, absolute command of the subject matter that he expertly teaches in this book. This is a template for how all technical training books should be written. I wanted in-depth coverage of the XML object library in .NET and that is exactly what this book delivers. This is THE book on XML in .NET. Don't waste your money on anything else.
It is also terrific supplemental material for the Developing XML Web Services and Server Components certification exam. I recommend Mike Gunderloy's book as an all-encompassing source (look up my review for that book); however, I recommend reading the first four chapters of this book before you start Gunderloy's book if you don't have… Read more
MCAD/MCSD Training Guide (70-310): Developing XML &hellip by Mike Gunderloy
This book is not perfect, but it is the best one you can get in order to prepare for the XML Web Services and Server Components certification exam. That is based on my own experience in using this book and in passing the exam. Mike Gunderloy is a very good writer, and I purchased the book sight-unseen based on the quality of his ADO.NET book that I had previously read. As page one says, "Every objective is covered in this book." Chapter Four covers Basic Web Services, and Chapter Five covers Advanced Web Services. The book also covers .NET Remoting, Windows Services, and Component Services just as much as it does web services which is very important. The "web services"… Read more