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1. The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling (Second Edition)
by Wiley
Paperback (26 April, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very solid book
As someone new to OLAP, I found this book to be VERY helpful really getting a solid handle on OLAP.My company needed to understand and move forward on building a OLAP solution.This book helped my get a handle on what we needed to do, and a high level of how to go about it.
5-0 out of 5 stars More than just a great read
In my mind this book is defintely the most definitive guide to dimensional modeling.Although there are some chapters (the last two that deals with process and other issues, the biggest part of the book is solely about dimensional modeling. Yes the first chapter deals with what it is (in general), why we would like to use dimensional modeling and some myths and caveats.However, from chapter 2 through 12, the book is hand-on.
5-0 out of 5 stars The standard
If you only have time to read one book about dwh, read this one. It gives beguinners a complete overview about the most important aspects (technologies and techniques) involved, for the advanced one this book a good reverece (especially in terms of data modelling).
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2. Programming PHP
by O'Reilly Media
Paperback (01 April, 2006)
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PHP is far more than a cult language or open-source icon. It's a remarkably capable language that's well integrated with lots of technologies--notably mSQL and MySQL database servers--and quite easy to learn. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Solid Look At PHP Programming
'Programming PHP' by Kevin Tatroe is a solid look at this popular open source solution for generating dynamic web pages.Competing against the money solutions ASP and JSP, PHP will give you the same kind of functionality, but at a much lower price!Packed with over 500 pages of PHP goodness, this book will make you a better PHP programmer and teach you how to go all the way from defining the most basic of variables to performing database tasks and all sorts of other important tasks and tricks of the trade.I highly recommend this well-written and well ordered book, perfect for anyone that wants to learn and excel at PHP programming!!
3-0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but decent
It's not the best computer language book I have ever read, by a long shot, but it did give me most of what I needed. I found a number of errors, including places where the example code differs from the text description. This is mostly the editor's fault. Also, there were a number of important details that were left out. This brings me to my main concern: it is not clear who this book was written for. A novice would be overwhelmed, I think, while a more experienced programmer like me may be frustrated with some critical omissions. On the whole, though, it did get the job done.

4-0 out of 5 stars Programming PHP, 2nd Edition (PHP 5)
I'm assuming via the dates of the other reviews, that most of them are referring to Version 1.
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3. The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit: Practical Techniques for Extracting, Cleanin
by John Wiley & Sons
Paperback (13 September, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A handy tool on the desk of anyETL Developer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great coverage of the ETL building blocks
This is one of the few references out there providing the building blocks of good ETL design.There is plenty of technical documentation and forums out there that are specific to one ETL tool or DBMS but this is a better starting place for ETL developers.It is required reading as ETL projects often take short cuts in design, data quality and metadata management and reporting.This leads to very expensive Data Warehouse administration costs and often a complete rebuild of load jobs.
5-0 out of 5 stars A survival Guide and a Must
A survival guide and a must have for every data warehouse architect.This book is written for architects - not for ETL developers.Written from the 10,000 foot level, many of the architectures and designs are `nice to haves' and would require tremendous commitments in resources to be implemented and thus may be too lofty for many organizations.HOWEVER, it is best to have a theoretical bulls-eye, a target to shoot for, and try to make small baby steps towards implementing the optimal solution, then not have a hypothetical utopia at all to strive for.
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4. The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit : Expert Methods for Designing, Developing, and Deploying Data Warehouses
by Wiley
Paperback (13 August, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
The bible of Data Warehousing by the guru of the Data Warehouse for all levels of expertise.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellence for starter and advanced data warehouse practioners
For a data warehouse novice this excellent starting point and it take through the advance concepts. In short, it's a reference book for any data warehouse practitioner

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent
I've been involved in a DW project and began searching books about DW. I take a lot of time to find this , and finaly think that I no made a mistake. It covers all aspects of DW with samples and recomendations. It's the best in that topic. ... Read more

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5. Systems Analysis and Design (6th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (01 March, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars E-commerce & business
Please,,,,,,display that book's pages no 23,& 84 .book name:management information system(5th edition).4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive but pricey
The text covers the topic with ample examples and diagrams, plus cases short and long.The level of detail is appropriate for a graduate level course.The book is too ...The authors could eliminate the chapter on the office environment. They should condense the chapters on questionnaires and system presentation.Another solution: put the lengthy end-of-chapter case material on a CD; it is doubtful that all of it is used in any course.Perhaps the authors have too much clout to be edited.

4-0 out of 5 stars Everything you ever wanted to know, and then some...
The Kendalls have definitely created a comprehensive book on systems analysis. Virtually every aspect is covered here, and in plenty of detail. There are plenty of review questions and problems, hypothetical consulting situations, an ongoing case-study, and even an associated web-based case study.Read more

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6. Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)
by Morgan Kaufmann
Paperback (04 November, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good, detailed book
I'm a data architect at a small tech company, now working mostly with data warehouses, and was looking to refresh my data modeling skills.After reading Amazon reviews about different modeling books I chose this one and have not been disappointed.Rather than reading it from front to back, I read the first couple hundred pages and am now skipping around and reading sections that interest me.
3-0 out of 5 stars Decent book
I bought this as a reference for a college course, and it seems to be a decent reference for data modeling.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Data Modeling Classic
Simsion and Witt's _Data Modeling Essentials_ has been a classic on my data management bookshelf since the first edition.Now in the 3rd Edition, this work has become even more valuable and useful on data management projects.The fact that the authors continue to enhance and expand their work is a real asset.
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7. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-526): Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 Windows -Based Client Development (Pro Certification)
by Microsoft Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is the 70-526 Training Kit
The 70-526 Training Kit is now available, but there are still reviews on this site for another book (the 70-536 Training Kit). Please be aware that this is a new title and has not yet been reviewed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazon, please fix your problems!
This book is great! Unfortunately, the 'spotlight review' that is featured above, DOES NOT BELONG TO THIS BOOK! It belongs to the training kit for 70-536. For some reason, Amazon can't seem to get rid of this erroneous review. Please, please, please, fix this problem! ... Read more

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8. FrontPage 2003 (The Missing Manual)
by O'Reilly Media
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book - One of the better computer Manuals I've seen
Just plain good. Well written, well put togeather, and makes it all easy to understand. My only complaint is it should come with a box of stick-its :) I've marked so many pages already.
4-0 out of 5 stars Wish I bought this first...
I bought the "Absolute Beginers Guide..." first.It wasn't 'absolute' enough for me.The layout of this book was much more logical and comprehensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars it really is ...
this really is the missing manual.get this and "quick steps" and you will have a mated set that dovetail. ... Read more

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9. An Introduction to Database Systems, Eighth Edition
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (22 July, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to the theory and practice of database design
This is one of the better books on the theory of database systems design. It is not meant to be a book on applications, rather it is a commonly used textbook in upper level undergraduate and graduate classes on the subject. However, this latest edition has reorganized the material somewhat and has added to its sections on XML and SQL in an attempt to show the theory through more real-world scenarios.
5-0 out of 5 stars the database practitioner's bible
I suppose there are two potential audiences for an introductory database book. The first audience consists of developers who need to know the very basics about databases to design andimplement a database computer application. For that group I would recommend Date's book, but only upon having sufficient "computer science maturity": i.e. having taken one year of programming, and possibly a course in discrete mathematics and/or data structures and algorithms. Without this maturity much of what Date writes will be very hard to appreciate if not comprehend. True, he gives numerous examples that are quite understandable, but he also spends many paragraphs discussing somewhat abstract issues to the novice that will make him or her want to skip ahead. A good example of this is the notion of thinking of a table as the current value of a relvar, or the importance of closure in the relational algebra. The paragraphs he spends on these subtle importances will frustrate the uninitiated reader.
4-0 out of 5 stars Best theoretical book on Database design ever!
I read this book for training as a senior DBA consultant and enjoyed CJ Date's excellent treatise on databases. This is the ultimate book on database theory. Like another reader commented its not how to get OCP/MCDBA whatever certifications but actually will make life better in the long run as a serious DBA pro. I now actually understand the basis of complex database topics such as cursors, data models, and concurrency/locking topics that previously are skimmed over in other books and training guides. Best book for a beginner and yeah its a bit dry and academic but CJ Date writes clearly. A MUST FOR SERIOUS COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS! ... Read more

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10. Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implementation (10th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (23 February, 2005)
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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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11. The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 1: A Library of Universal Data Models for All Enterprises
by Wiley
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5-0 out of 5 stars A "Must-Have" For Every Modeling Job
Silverston's books (volume 1 and volume 2) are a "must-have" for any data modeler at the onset of a new project. The books are nicely organized by subject-area (for example, "People and Organizations" or "Human Resources" or "Health Care") and the table-of-contents and indicies are rich and very helpful. You can use these books as your main reference books for every question, meeting, inquiry regarding your modeling work (ex: "why did you model currency in this way?" Or "How do you model vendor and client relationships?".
5-0 out of 5 stars The Resource Book is just that
We ordered this book because we are about to begin designing a new information system for our company.Silverston's book addresses many of the issues we found ourselves wrestling with (in designing the CRM portion of the system for instance), and it presents options with the pros and cons of each.

2-0 out of 5 stars Two surprises I didn't like
The text of this book was generally good - although it seemed padded out with a massive listing of model metadata.The book comes with a CD.The first surprise was, the CD does not include the Data Definition Language (DDL) for its sample models... there's an extra cost for that.My question to the publisher would be, what good is the CD you provide for free?
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12. Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL, 2nd Edition
by O'Reilly Media
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PHP and MySQL go hand in hand; the former has been carefully adapted, through the efforts of the open-source community, to the latter. For situations that require dynamic content but don't merit the complexity and development time of Java or .NET enterprise applications, the PHP language and the MySQL database server fit the bill perfectly. That's the point Hugh Williams and David Lane make in Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointingly poor index
I'm new to PHP and MySQL, but a programmer for over 3 decades. I'm customizing some PHP code, using code examples for ideas. When I (a) see something I want to understand better or (b) want to find the PHP analog for basic functions, I naturally turn to the index to try to find the information I need. However, I found the index very disappointing because of what it doesn't have. For example, simple and basic keywords are not in the index: "comment", "logical operator", "and", "or", etc. I'm going to have order a different book as a PHP reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best starting point to php and mysql
I bought this book with the hope I could learn just enought to get me started with web application development. I only hadlittle programming experience at that time, I I didn't even have any experience with databases. Well. This book was the perfect introduction to web applications. From security to authentication, from php basics to multi-table join sql queries, this book got me into this world, and I appreciate it so much because I am working now in web development, thanks to what I learned from here.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction Book & Reference
This book is an excellent introduction to PHP, MySQL, and the interaction of the two. It has a few chapters introducing PHP, then a few introducing MySQL, and then walks through the steps necessaryto build a functioning dynamic website. They also include an elaborate and detailed case study of a Winestore application the author's developed.
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13. The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries
by Wiley
Paperback (07 March, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best choice for advanced data modeling.
If you will got this book, you will got perfect template model.

5-0 out of 5 stars Is it worth buying a book for only one chapter?
Yes, it is. Because the other chapters have all sorts of useful content as well. This book covers Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Health Care, Insurance, Financial Services, Professional Services, Travel, and e-Commerce. Most companies, even if they aren't in those sectors, use the services of companies that are (or may do a little bit of them - offer insurance on their products, for example), and if you need to include these areas in your model, in more detail than was covered in volume 1 (the core Universal Data Model book), then this is the place to start. If you are in one of these areas, then the specific chapter has a lot of useful stuff (I have worked in Travel, Telecommunications and Professional Services), but it is well worth checking out the other models for ideas that can be re-used in your area.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Time Saver!
The industry models defined in volume 2 have greatly accelerated our data warehouse/mart projects. We have used many of the pre-defined industry models for both internal and external projects. Again, a great time saver allowing us to "jump-start" our data projects. ... Read more

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14. Enterprise Architecture Planning: Developing a Blueprint for Data, Applications, and Technology
by Wiley
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource - but use with caution
I purchased this book with it was first published and it greatly influenced my thinking and has continued to do so to this day.There is a large caveat I want to share before continuing - be careful of the Zachman Framework because if you do base your enterprise architecture on it you will soon discover that making changes is a tedious process that ripples across the matrix.That said, I continue to believe in the basic concepts and components of the framework, and I also think that it is an excellent way to gain a view of an enterprise when you are attempting to model it.5-0 out of 5 stars A book for multiple audiences that stands the test of time
I initially read this book at the start of my career as a systems analyst.The Zachman framework presented a great way to think about the relationships between systems, data, processes and business.Later on, as a project manager, it provided a more useful tool for understanding the importance of architecture in developing systems.In addition, it applies to architects and senior IT managers who want to make the most of their investment.5-0 out of 5 stars Amust-have for every Architect
This is a must-have book for Enterprise Architects. Application designers, aspiring to be architects, may also read this book. Certainly one of the best EAP books based on the Zachman framework. ... Read more

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15. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-528): Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 Web-Based Client Development (Pro Certification)
by Microsoft Press
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16. Ambient Findability
by O'Reilly Media
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4-0 out of 5 stars worth reading.
Despite some unfortunate copyediting issues, this slim book has enough meat and asks enough important questions to make it worth reading. I like the way Morville meanders, and the book is valuable for the chapter on the socio-economic web alone. Just the same, somebody else might get as much out of a different chapter. Will keep this on my shelf and revisit in a couple years to see how things have turned out.

2-0 out of 5 stars Overhyped, overpadded, rapidly dating
Having seen the adulatory reviews of this book, I was looking forward to reading it. I have to say that I was pretty disappointed. "Rambling", "already dated" and "pseudo-intellectual" are three adjectives that come to mind.
5-0 out of 5 stars A good find
The first chapters take you on a tour from the beginning of language to Google. The last four chapters discuss topics including taxonomy, semantic web, and the emergent network culture. The book stresses user interface, which is as important as findability in the author's view point. ... Read more

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17. Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design, Second Edition
by Addison-Wesley Professional
Paperback (05 March, 2003)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Programmers and software architects don't really make a conscious decision to design an application (particularly one with online exposure) around the three-tier model-view-controller design pattern anymore. Three-tier, largely because of its adaptability and stability, is the norm. All of which means you need a database to underpin each of your applications. Designing your databases correctly can make the difference between slow-running, complicated code and software that's speedy, modular, and easy to work with. Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Beginners Only, Could Be Shorter
This book is okay if you are a complete beginner or if you are interested in a consultant-like modeling methodology. If you have even a passing familiarity with things like field domains or records you may find this book too basic. It could have been about half the length. There is substantial repetition and a lot of ink given to hypothetical user interviews and documenting one's design. The author notes that the goal is to get generic concepts not the specific examples, but I would have liked more examples as illustrative of the applicability of the generic concepts. It's easy to say generically that a table should only include relevant fields--but more examples could help teach when and how and why to split up related things into separate tables. This book is very thin on that sort of example. The book is billed as a "software-independent approach" which it is. At the end, your design will exist on paper; you'll still need to learn an app like Access to create the physical database--and some things, like application-specific business rules get implemented at that stage. One more comment: it could be shorter, and it could use a glossary.

1-0 out of 5 stars Rough Draft on Generalized Database
!!! Pathetic !!! ... excuse me, PATHETIC !
1-0 out of 5 stars Bad . . . just bad.
This book is not good.Where it could just give you concepts and syntax and an explanation of database structure, it goes on long-winded life lessons about how to interview people and other non-technical stuff.Maybe I am just partial to technical references over process books, but there is almost nothing of technical value in here.Written by a Microsoft guy, it continues the Microsoft tradition of hiding the computer from you instead of just teaching you how the computer works.It's like trying to teach someone tennis but not letting them know they have a racket in their hand.It describes how to swing in laborious detail, when it would simply be better to show you what you've got in your hand. ... Read more

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18. Data Structures and Algorithms in C++, Third Edition
by Course Technology
Hardcover (24 September, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best C++ DS&A book
On my bookshelf right now I have 13 books on DS&A using C++. Every time I am in need of a new type of data structure or algorithm, and quickly scan through each of them to determine which seem to have the most relevant information, and also which have useable source-code. Drozdek's book is almost always the book I end up selecting to learn a new topic.
5-0 out of 5 stars Clear, easy to follow explanations and practical illustrations in C++
Although I have bought this book for its C++ emphasis for DSA, I have found it very good at teaching DSA itself. It has very clear explanations, well chosen examples, and depth enough coverage with along clear and easy to understand code illustrations in C++. The book teaches the topics in an incremental manner by making connections among different related DS and algorithms, which are helpful in understanding the theory.
5-0 out of 5 stars Contrary to prior belief
I had Weiss's book on dsa in c++, and this book surpasses it in terms of clarity and accuracy (both books are comparable in breadth and depth).The previous reviewer fails to notice that this book is about data structures and algorithms, and not C++ (although having a C++ book next to this one couldn't hurt either).So think of this book as a much better version of Weiss's book. ... Read more

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19. Database Systems: The Complete Book
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (02 October, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
I bought this book because it was assigned as the primary textbook for a database course. But I have also consulted this book in courses on data structures and algorithms, computer organization, operating systems, programming languages, and even knowledge-based systems (the section on data mining).
1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Book in the world!Not recommend!
Very very poorly written book.
5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding Databases
This book helps you understand how databases works. The second half of the book explains how data is stored (100 pages), how indexes are built (100 pages), query processing (150 pages), transaction management (100 pages), and durability and recovery (50 pages). This is one of the best book, if not the best, on database implementation.
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20. MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-444): Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administration Solution Using MicrosoftSQL Server(TM) 2005 (Pro-Certification (Hardcover))
by Microsoft Press
Hardcover (27 September, 2006)
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Isbn: 073562254X
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