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81. Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, Third Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design) (The ... Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
by Morgan Kaufmann
Paperback (02 August, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Informative but steep learning curve
I needed this book for a class, but had not taken assembler yet.by halfway through the course I was so very very lost, I had to drop the class.Well I took Assembler and then retook the class and everything was crystal clear.Do yourself a favor and learn assembler (self or class) before you take computer architecture (or whatever uses this book) or you'll have a much harder time.That being said once you have an idea what's going on this is a very informative book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well Written
I used this textbook for a computer architecture course, and found it to be extremely well-written, clear, and fun to read.It contains a wealth of information, from a review of logic design to advanced topics such as pipelining.Every component is explained down to the level of gates and flip-flops, leaving no "black boxes," and allowing the reader to thoroughly understand the material.
2-0 out of 5 stars Not all that good
This book contains a minimal amount of information required for a textbook for a computer architecture course.The book contains a tear out cardboard page with a very good summary of MIPS assembly language.This, unfortunately, is the most useful portion of the book.Most likely, teachers use it because it is written by P&H, and is cheaper than their book Computer Architecture: a quantitative approach.
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82. Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (Best Practices (Microsoft))
by Microsoft Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for those who estimate software
This book took a concept that is easy to make very complex and was able to boil it down into fairly easy to understand terms.In my work group, we have project managers that have been estimating projects for many years.We've all gotten something out of the book, and it has a valuable space on our bookshelf.
5-0 out of 5 stars Software Estimation as an Art
McConnell immediately differentiates between software estimation as a science and software estimation as an art within the first pages of the introduction to this work - he explains that while software estimation research is currently focused on improving estimation techniques so that project results are achieved within +/- 5% of esimated results, the techniques of which are best included in commerical software estimation tools that are used to pursue the science of estimation for very large projects, the typical software organization struggles to avoid estimates that are incorrect by 100% or more, and Software Estimation discusses the estimation techniques comprising, although not limited to, the art of estimation that will reduce estimation error to about 25% or less, which is what the vast majority of software projects need. This book is absolutely the best software estimation text I have read to date. As Joel Spolsky mentions on the back cover of the book, the vast majority of software project managers still think that estimates are based on multiples of a gut feel. This philosophy completely ignores the vast body of research and hands-on experience of the last few decades. McConnell explains with sufficient depth all of the ways to create "ball park" estimates, and if there is one chapter of this book that you read, Chapter 4 "Where Does Estimation Error Come From?" is the one that I recommend - the explanation of the Cone of Uncertainty is so well explained that anyone can understand it. Although I have never read Code Complete by the same author, I did purchase Rapid Development several years ago - and I must say that McConnell (or at least his editors) has vastly improved his writing skills. This book is less than half the size of Rapid Development, and while I fell asleep while reading that book I was able to conduct a cursory reading of over half of Software Estimation in one evening and immediately apply some of its concepts on a work project the following day. A great modern follow-up to The Mythical Man-Month by Brooks and an excellent primer to reading SEI's Estimating Software-Intensive Systems by Stutzke on the science of estimation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, an excellent source for estimation of software projects
I must admit, I was very surprised to see an excellent source on software development time and cost estimation from Microsoft Press. However, when I saw that the author was Steve McConnell, the author of Code Complete (which I thought was a great book) I knew that this book would have something to offer.
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83. Professional SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (Programmer to Programmer)
Paperback (31 January, 2006)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not recommanded
This book is hard to read.The samples are difficult to follow. There is no coherent between chapters. It was a rush. Not recommanded.

4-0 out of 5 stars SQL Server 2005 Integration Services
Over the years I have come to rely on my wrox books.Here is another good one outlining a new technology in an easy to follow and easy to find structure.One of the best things about this book is that you do not need to have any prior DTS experience as the new SSIS engine from SQL has been totally rebuilt and has very little in common with it's precursor.
2-0 out of 5 stars Okay, but a little bit disappointing too
I bought this book and had a lot of expectations. 10 Writers were involved to write this book which covers a complete new software tool from Microsoft, introduced with the newly released SQL Server 2005 replacing the DTS Service of SQL Server 2000 and earlier Versions plus adding tons of new features to the enterprise Database Solution which were previously unavailable.
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84. Test Driven Development: By Example (Addison-Wesley Signature Series)
by Addison-Wesley Professional
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4-0 out of 5 stars Intentionally slow-paced; this is a book on fundamentals
Many other reviewers have, with some justification, bemoaned the crunchingly slow pace of this book.Yes, the book moves through its examples slowly.Yes, sometimes Beck's mock humility comes off more than a little snide.It's not perfect on those counts, but please keep in mind that this is a book about a _process_, not a _result_.
1-0 out of 5 stars Great topic, but less filling
Non-coders will have problems with this book because Test Driven Development is about the process of development. Specifically, this book expounds, in fine detail, the XP concept of writing tests before the implementation and how to use the results from the tests to drive another XP concept: emergent design.
4-0 out of 5 stars Step by step introduction to Test Driven Development
I liked the step by step approach of this book, because it profoundly demonstrates how TDD looks and feels. No endless pages of theories and theorems, but a real-world example end-to-end. ... Read more

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85. Agile Web Development with Rails: A Pragmatic Guide (Pragmatic Programmers)
by Pragmatic Bookshelf
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4-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful introduction to a beautiful technology... but wait for the second edition
I just read the beta version of the second edition cover to cover in just a couple of days, and I love it, the content as well as the exposition.The first edition only gets four stars, though, because the second edition contains a lot of updates worth waiting for.Even in its rought beta state it's a great resource, and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished book.

1-0 out of 5 stars second edition expected for fall 2006
Would have been 5 stars, but ...
5-0 out of 5 stars The only book I've used cover to cover
In all my years of reading, using and reviewing technical books, this is the first title I've read cover to cover, and in so doing actually built the sample application from start to finish.Most other books use a series of disconnected This book was my first foray months ago into the beautiful world of Rails development, and continues to function as the crowned jewel in my reference library anytime I have a question about Rails or Ruby.
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86. Essential ActionScript 2.0
by O'Reilly Media
Paperback (16 June, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Use Flash? Get this book!
I surprised how much information was packed into this book. Colin really holds nothing back, but doesn't forget about the beginners in the start of the book where he explains the basics. This allows the reader to quickly move into the more advanced sections and ultimately end up with a wealth of knowledge that came from one head.

2-0 out of 5 stars Just another book......
This book is targeted to users that are not new to programming. So, that's why I got the book since I know C++ and Java pretty well.But even if I didn't, and i knew some JavaScript (AC is JavaScript pretty much), I would also be considered as the target reader. With that said, these are my thoughts:
5-0 out of 5 stars it's essential if you want to program flash
since actionscript 3.0 has hit the scene in flex 2.0 and flash 9 is right around the corner, i'm slightly hesitant to recommend this book today (september 2006). BUT, the book is still great and if you are serious about programming in flash, i would say that it's essential material to learn. it's not a reference (although there is a small reference in the book) and it's not about how to program animation or do "cool" things in flash. it's about how to create custom classes and how to do it properly using best practices in flash. that's pretty much it. even as AS 3.0 crawls onto the scene, this book still gives a solid foundation and, from what i know about AS 3.0 so far, nothing you learn here will hinder you as you eventually move on to AS 3.0. the next version of actionscript will simply build upon what AS 2.0 has done. if you are still writing classes the old fashioned AS 1.0 way and feel like it's time to move forward, buy this book. if you've never written classes before, in any language, this book will show you how and provide a great foundation in doing so.
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87. Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)
by Morgan Kaufmann
Hardcover (January, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best video book out there
I have several excellent books on video, and I have to say that this book is easily the best.Charles Poynton covers all of the basics in a very understandable and readable fashion.Video is a complicated topic, and one that is not well understood.There are many facets of video that are commonly confused, such as the differences, benefits and drawbacks of interlaced versus progressive scan video, or the difference between pixels and lines of resolution.Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces is very well written, and is a must-read for any serious video professional or hobbyist.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book on video technology
"Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces" is definitely the best book on video and television I have ever hold in my hands.
2-0 out of 5 stars Not easy
I bought this book to understand basics and fundementals , it's quite organized and has a lot of info. in it , but you must have a good background to keep on reading and even you must have a lot of refrences to go back to while reading this book, at the first chapters there are instants that you need to go to chapter 16 to read then come back, I say this book is wonderfull if you have a good solid background ( mathematically and numericaly in Video standers and transforms... ). ... Read more

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88. Core Java(TM) 2, Volume I--Fundamentals (7th Edition) (Core Java 2)
by Prentice Hall PTR
Paperback (17 August, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Nice Java Book That Hits Multiple Audiences
There is a lot of good information in this book for the experienced programmer who is new to Java.I just moved to a new team that is doing Java development although I come from a C++ background.This book is especially helpful to people coming from a C++ background because it calls out places where the languages differ.In the early chapters, you could skim the topics and read just these to get up to speed.However, it also has the details for people with other backgrounds such as Visual Basic or COBOL.The first six chapters deal with the fundamentals of the language.However, chapters 7-10 deal with Swing and Applets.I do not consider either of these to be truly fundamentals, and the examples in chapters 11-13 are cluttered by Swing.I would prefer that these topics have separate treatment in Volume II.It is also odd that JAR files and Properties are buried at the end of chapter 10 (Applets).However, these are minor complaints on an overall solid introduction to the Java programming language.If you find yourself at the point of making the switch to Java, I think this is the best book available.

1-0 out of 5 stars Core Java2 volumeI6th Edition
When I saw this seller list NEW for his book, I decided to buy it.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Truly Great Book. A scholarly tutorial.
This is a book written by someone who not only knows Java but is an actual computer scientist with experience in the corporate world (read his brief bio on the back cover.) He is also a college professor at San Jose State University and thus, unlike too many authors of programming books at certain publishers, his qualifications aren't summed up by statements like " . . . has been programming since he was 13 years old, " or, " . . . is a programmer at a Fortune 100 company on Wall Street." This book teaches you all of the fine details that "The Java Programming Language Guide" sometimes leaves out. That book, one of whose authors is James Gosling, is the only book that exceeds Horstmann's effort here, however it is not a tutorial and thus you need Horstmann's text alongside it. His treatment of "Objects and Classes" (chapter 4) and "Inheritance" (chapter 5) are alone worth the price of the book. This is a rigorous and challenging book and it should not be your first book in Java programming. After you've finished with Walter Savitch's Java textbook then purchase "The Java Programming Language Guide" and "Core Java" (both volumes) and see what computer programming is really all about (hint: it's not about setting up database driven websites to sell trinkets or to facilitate your blogging.) ... Read more

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89. Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices (Voices That Matter)
by Peachpit Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars A fine pick.
Dan Saffer's DESIGNING FOR INTERACTION: CREATING SMART APPLICATIONS AND CLEVER DEVICES comes from an authority who's worked as a Webmaster and interactive media master for the past decade. His design savvy here offers beginner to intermediate designers a range of applications and shortcuts, from using controls and widgets to designing the better mousetrap. While his isn't strictly a computer book, it does provide a range of tips on brainstorming and creating smarter applications for hardware and software alike. A fine pick.
5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant overview of the fundamentals!
This is an insightful and necessary read for anyone entering the field of interaction design/user experience but also serves as a wonderful refresher for current practitioners, covering all the major areas, from software to devices, to entire systems. With lucid, articulate, easy language Saffer explains what I regard as the fundamentals of interaction design: definitions, contexts, methods/approaches, and new frontiers, all backed by relevant and clear examples. Some noteworthy highlights: compact case studies of real designs (like Google's IM), interviews with veteran design pros like Hugh Dubberly, Marc Rettig, Shelley Evansen, and a sharp look at Service Design and design for devices. Saffer fluidly conveys what I've always struggled to express: interaction design is not just web design, but a mode of thought and action towards improving relationships.
5-0 out of 5 stars The hardest button to button.
Whether you're a designer or programmer, designing for interaction is the hardest part of the job. I might spend one hour programming, and thereafter two hours staring at the user interface I expect PEOPLE to use. This book provides you with the tools and information to deal with interaction as an expert, and making the user experience fun and effective! This is Web 2.0, ajax is but a dusty tool to fix that which was never broken, it just feels that way. ... Read more

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90. About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design
by Wiley
Paperback (17 March, 2003)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Needs more examples!
I think this guy has a book about how the inmates are running the asylum...well this book suffers from what happens when the subject matter experts (SME) are allowed to write books.BORING!!!SME's always seem to forget to include compelling examples.Yes there are little screen shots, but IMO in order for a book to be compelling that has to do with design...it needs to show LOTS of examples of good design.The bulk of the book should be about breaking down those designs.I need to hear why a specific design is effective.Take a hint from Steve Krugs book "Don't Make me Think".That book is extremely effective without inundating the reader with jargon.Lots of examples withmeaningful visual breakdowns.Afterall...isnt UI design a VISUAL communication form?

3-0 out of 5 stars Not for experienced developers
I have 7 years experience and I wasn't able to get any value out of this book.Based on some of the reviews on this site I thought that the book would be worth buying but unless you are in school or right out of school then your $35 is better spent elsewhere.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good on concepts, weaker on examples
This follow up to About Face is a good overview of the critical concepts to improve software usability.Cooper and Reiman know their stuff.Reading this certainly provides you with the grounding you need to make good decisions.At a tactical level, the book could certainly do more to help with real-world examples.
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91. Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers
by Manning Publications
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3-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Verbose with Very Little Detail
Quick note: I am an experienced programmer, but fairly new to Ruby and the Rails framework. I have read all the other Ruby and Rails books available to date.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great intro to ruby, ruby for rails from beginner to intermediate
chapter 13 - Ruby dynamics is worth the price by itself.
2-0 out of 5 stars I don't quite like it
this maybe against the popular opinions, but the book is thick on author's philosophical thinkings (and the author is obviously fond of) on how various things are tied together, but thin on the actual things that you can do, and what to do. You have to wade through bunch of such mommy and apple pie stuff to get the point, which is a a pain. On the other hand, if you have plenty of time, and want to take it to savor the good of either ruby or rails or their interconnects, maybe it is the right book. ... Read more

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92. Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Step by Step
by Microsoft Press
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93. Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed
by Addison-Wesley Professional
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3-0 out of 5 stars Too specific at points
The material, if you wade through it, is good.BUT this book is extreamly dry.And there is no excuse for that in the modern era.As the authors of the Head First series explain, dryness is not the way to impart knowledge.It simply doesn't work on humans.Good ideas, bad execution.
4-0 out of 5 stars I probably should have given it 5 stars...
This book succeeds brilliantly in two areas, but comes up a bit short in the third.
5-0 out of 5 stars More balanced than perplexed
Sometimes we want to have things to be black and white, but working at extremes has shown to be the failure path.
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94. Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Inside Out
by Microsoft Press
Paperback (27 August, 2003)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good book except a few errors and hpyes...
This book contains a lot of errors which should be corrected, and many pro-microsoft or authors' commercial tool hypes (which costs you your time). Some contents are repeating and it may take for you to finish the book longer than it should, but nicely written and well explaining a variety of topics. Basically this is a good book with few minor problems. With the same money, however, I am afraid that taking another Excel book could be a better choice.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lot of good usage information
I found the book to meet the needs that I had to get a better understanding of some of the more capable functions in Excel.In particular, I was looking for more insight in the use of Pivot Tables which it provided although it stopped short of going sufficiently deep in the use of functions and formulas within Pivot Tables which would have been helpful.I particularly liked that it came with a CD that could be loaded on my laptop great when you don't have the book readily at hand.There were a few editing errors with items refering to the wrong figure or table, but not difficult to figure out which was the right referrence, just a minor annoyance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent In-Depth Resource
This book could not be more comprehensive. If you need to go deep and want to have a paper-based book to do it with (versus online help/tutorals), this is the one to have on your desk. A chapter each week will help you me much more productive. ... Read more

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95. Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implementation (10th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (23 February, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
Ridiculously overpriced, even for a textbook.There are actual mistakes littered throughout the book and the accompanying slides that were provided to the professor.The occasional error is understandable in a first edition, but by the 9th edition it's inexcusable.
5-0 out of 5 stars Expensive, but better than its competitors
Price over $130?Whew!But Kroenke's text is comparable in price (when purchased new) with its major competitor, Hoffer, Prescott, and McFadden's 7th edition (HPM), with which I will compare Kroenke's text below.(HPM is by the same publisher; eventually all textbooks will be sold by only one publisher!)To help with the price, I will not ask my students to buy a supplementary text for the database we choose to use, but will provide a few on library reserve.
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Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Database    2. Computers    3. Computers - Data Base Management    4. Data Modeling & Design    5. Data Processing - General    6. Database Engineering    7. Database Management - General    8. Database management    9. Computers / Data Modeling & Design    10. Databases & data structures   


96. iMovie 6 & IDVD: The Missing Manual
by O'Reilly Media
Paperback (01 May, 2006)
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Isbn: 0596527268
Sales Rank: 3602
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars YOU WANT TO BE IN PICTURES...!!
Are you a Macintosh filmmaker and DVD designer? If you are, then this book is for you. Author David Pogue, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is designed to give you a grounding in professional filming and editing techniques.
4-0 out of 5 stars OK, I see how that's done!
After searching Apple's support site for help with using these two programs, I turned to David Pogue's excellent manual.I have several of David's manuals and this was certainly up to his standards. Easy to read and follow.Although there is a tremendous amount of meat in the programs, you probably wouldn't discover all the potential without spending a little time with another excellent Missing Manual.I would recommend this to anyone interested in building a professional iMovie or creating a smooth DVD collection of favorite images or clips. And, with almost no effort at all, you can build an out of the ordinary slide show made complete with music, fades and a nice variety of special effects.

5-0 out of 5 stars Be your own movie director yourself - painless!
It would be natural to think why does you need to buy this 22 dollars book, if iMovie and iDVD is so easy as Apple claims. But unfortunately, it is not easy as they say, (as all software vendors which want to earn more money by save the cost to print clear written manual) It need some extra help, with more English, I mean. In this point of view, this book is more than worth, in particular, you can learn more tips and advice to successfully make your own movie.
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97. The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web
by New Riders Press
Paperback (11 October, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, but short for the price
This book is a well-written look at, like the title says, the elements of user experience. While I think the $30 price tag (retail price) is a bit high for a 180 page book, and I think the topic would have been better covered in an eBook or long article (or series of articles), the author succeeds in communicating his vision of the pieces that comprise a user experience.
1-0 out of 5 stars User centered bloatware!
Some nice ideas in a book with far too many pages. This story could be told in an article (OK, I'll admit a lenghty one), but it doesn't need a whole book to tell. And, although the ideas are nice, they are certainly not essential and they could be traded in for other equally good ideas on user-experience (imho)

5-0 out of 5 stars Better IA through better understanding of the Dev Process
JJG has enlightened me about the 5 layers of User Experience Design: Strategy, Scope, Structure, Skeleton, and Surface.I have learned that the traditional Information Architecture of categorizing, labeling, and indexing data leaves much to be desired when trying to have a significant impact on the User-friendly outcome of a web application's Software Development Lifecycle.
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98. SPSS 13.0 for Windows Student Version: For Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Me, and 98
by Prentice Hall
CD-ROM (18 January, 2005)
list price: $93.33
Isbn: 0131867563
Sales Rank: 35777
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for small projects!
Note: SPSS 13.0 for Windows Student Version cannot open data files containing more than 50 variables or 1,500 cases. Having said that, if you have less than 50 variables and 1,500 cases to deal with then this is the software for you. It came with a (brief) 227-page users guide that was pretty comprehensive all by itself. Order the SPSS 13.0 Guide to Data Analysis to go with it, and you have just about everything you need to fiddle with and learn the basics of statistical analysis.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for SPSS and statistics students
I have used this product in a research methods class and found it to perform quite well.While it may not have all the features of the full SPSS package it is more than adequate and does not require the student to pay the hefty fee of the full version.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed
Beware - if you buy the student version it is not big enough to run the files necessary that you work on in class. Nowhere did it indicate on the Amazon site that it had limits of file size. Wouldn't one assume that if you are selling a "student" verson, that it will be able to run your school files?Don't buy it if you are a college student and need this software to complete your projects. I wasted $80 plus dollars. Didn't learn of its limitations until AFTER I loaded it, and when it wouldn't work found the limitation statement in the manual. Very disappointed. ... Read more

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99. Microsoft Office Document Designer: Your Easy-to-Use Toolkit and Complete How-To Source for Professional-Quality Documents
by Microsoft Press
Paperback (01 September, 2004)
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Isbn: 0735620377
Sales Rank: 20285
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond Awesome, really!
I am a business consultant that works with Microsoft, HP, Oracle, HP, Xerox etc. and teaches how to conduct sales presentations to CXOs for a living. I cansay that this book has taken the look, feel and ease of creating a first class executive level business case to a level I could have not imagined. At first it is quite daunting and overwhelming.But I had to get some business cases together for 50 marketing professionals in Sydney on a special workshop and I crashed into it.The MODD system once you "get it" is easy, fast and addictive. I ripped through Excel, PowerPoint and Word integrated data and information in no time flat with the MODD tools.It scared me it worked so well.This stuff is like awesome and it is refreshing to actually see a program work without a hitch. ( I wonder how they did that?)Krieger has made me look really, really good. Go for it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great integration of programs, Excellent CD
I have trained over 3,000 people in Microsoft Word. None of them had ever heard of or used styles. Styles are necessary if you're going to use Word correctly. So, I bought this book for two reasons. First, I find that a woman writes a better book about learning software. I think women authors seem to explain software in better detail, especially for beginners. Second, the back cover describes a CD that has "Dozens of professional designs and layouts." I like examples for learning.
5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Helpful for Creating Documents + Great Tools
This book is like having an assistant to help with my documents. I create a lot of my own documents at work, and they have to look good. The book is a true help with that, not to mention the tools that come with the book. And, I can't believe how many how-to articles and tip sheets come along with the tools on the CD. Those articles are so great for quick and practical answers to the whatever I need to get done - I use them all the time.
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100. Refactoring to Patterns (Addison-Wesley Signature Series)
by Addison-Wesley Professional
Hardcover (05 August, 2004)
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1-0 out of 5 stars A book of minimal value
What a disappointment! The book deals with a key element of software development but unfortunately lets the reader down in so many ways! While the topics covered should have been useful, I suspect that the most common word in the book was "I" - as the author regales the use with instances where his apparently superior and hothouse intellect saved the day. Instead, a concise but generalised explanation would have done and been illustrative.
3-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Information But Hard To Follow
I agree with the reviewers who complain about the lack of full source code (either in the book or on the Web for me to download), as a C# programmer I found it very difficult to follow the changes he was making from the small densely packed Java snippets.
1-0 out of 5 stars Really important topic, disappointing treatment of it
There seems to be a common misconception that Refactoring and Patterns are disconnected things. I had high hopes that this would be the book that cleared this misconception and tied them together.
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