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    1. PM FASTrack: PMP Exam Simulation
    $22.05
    2. Don't Make Me Think: A Common
    $16.47
    3. The Long Tail: Why the Future
    $16.49
    4. Beyond Bullet Points: Using MicrosoftPowerPointto
    $14.38
    5. iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult
    $34.64
    6. Professional Excel Development:
    $32.99
    7. Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom
    $125.99
    8. MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams
    $29.67
    9. Head First Design Patterns (Head
    $16.49
    10. World of Warcraft: The Burning
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    11. CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Third
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    12. The Six Sigma Handbook: The Complete
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    13. The AdSense Code: What Google
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    14. Beautiful Evidence
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    15. Patterns of Enterprise Application
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    1. PM FASTrack: PMP Exam Simulation Software, Version 5
    by RMC Publications
    CD-ROM (30 September, 2005)
    list price: $299.00 -- our price: $234.48
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    Isbn: 1932735038
    Sales Rank: 4734
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great software, but pricey
    I passed the PMP test on my first try on September 25th 2006. My preparation material:
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource- worth the money
    I just passed my PMP exam (first try) and have to say that the questions and format of the CD tests were a perfect test preparation tool.By reviewing the explanations I learned a lot about how to answer real test questions.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good practice for the PMP test
    I just passed the PMP test on the first try using Rita's book, "ThePMP Exam" by Andy Crowe and PMFASTrack software.I read both books three times filling a thick notebook with notes and spent 3 weeks drilling on PMFASTrack just prior to taking the test.I was scoring around 80% on the tests before taking the PMP test.
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    Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Internet General    2. Computers    3. Internet - General   


    2. Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (2nd Edition)
    by New Riders Press
    Paperback (18 August, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0321344758
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone involved in website creation
    An infinitely quotable book which takes you through the fundaments of designing websites that customers will find easy to use.Easy to use websites of course being successful websites.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Title Says It All
    I've read a lot on usability, and this is the single-best source I've seen. Every site designer and developer has to read this book. In fact, everyone on the decision food chain in your organization at least needs to be aware of what Krug teaches us. I will forever use usability testing often and early in the process now. Remember, it doesn't matter how cool your application or website is--if people can't use it, they will get frustrated and leave. Please--give us all a better experience!

    5-0 out of 5 stars definitely not a waste of paper :-)
    This is a wise book, intentionaly kept small to be qucikly digestible. Very cleanly and simply the author describes where are the problems customers/users encounter while browsing the web, and how web contents designers should avoid making users think (more than absolutely necessary) while trying to do something on one's pages (look for/report/buy/pay/etc). The best book I have read in years.
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    Subjects:  1. Computer - Internet    2. Computer Books: Web Publishing    3. Computers    4. Design    5. Internet - Web Site Design    6. Internet - World Wide Web    7. Web site development    8. Web sites    9. Computers / Internet / Web Site Design    10. World Wide Web (WWW)   


    3. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More
    by Hyperion
    Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1401302378
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    3-0 out of 5 stars The Antithesis of Winner-Take-All
    If you became hopelessly depressed after reading "The Winner-Take-All Society" by Frank and Cook, then "The Long Tail" will provide you with some solace. Nothing ever reaches its logical conclusion, and economic rewards will not aggregate to the top ad infinitum. The ability to make an infinite number of copies of the "best" song or movie or book contrasts with the infinite shelf space available on the internet. "The Long Tail" demonstrates why that shelf space will be a highly democratizing force. People are always looking for something new, and the traditional, monopolistic channels (or gatekeepers) are under siege, even now.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pop-science goes marketing
    The big thing these days seems to be science writers like Malcolm Gladwell coming up with best-sellers that, charitably put, are very light on facts and very long on sometimes outlandish assertion. Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine, joins the parade with his silly - yes, silly - claim that businesses like music and movies are no longer driven by hits, but by the "long tail." That it is the thousands of titles that people buy or rent infrequently. Somehow, according to Anderson, the idea of web merchants making a zillion titles available and some of those titles being sold or rented once or twice will be the "transformation . . . coming to just about every industry imaginable." Uh, no it ain't. Nowhere in the book does Anderson factor in the reality that someone pays for the production of all those videos and music tracks that rent or sell infrequently. Nor does he account for the reality that not every web merchant can acheive the volume of an Amazon or eBay. In other words, Anderson has discovered the obvious: if you make 30,000 movies available for rental, let's say, through a Netflix, many of the cult titles and dogs will be rented. Anderson pounds on this "long tail" effec while glossing over the fact that the neighborhood video rental store won't carry 30,000 titles. The profits from the occasionl rental of the 30,000th item on the list won't match the cost of acquiring and keeping it in stock in a store, while it makes little difference to a Netflix.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Insights that influence Google's strategic thinking.
    98 Rule: Netflix reckoned that 95 percent of its 25,000 DVDs rented at least once a quarter. Amazon using an independent academic research on its book sales suggested that 98 percent of its top 100,000 books sold at least once a quarter.Digital space cost per DVD is very cheap and represent almost no physical inventory space excepting magnetic medium storage.In the sale of one or two DVDs, the traditional retail runs out of steam because it can turn inventory fast enough to pay for physical space, but the economics of online retail keep going.Eventually, Amazon will localize and print digital media using high-speed printers producing a book in seconds from an electronic catalog, the birth of a book replication. DVDs will be replaced by wireless iPods, who are paying subscribers to iTunes, will increase the speed of distribution and volume of sales of the media they prefer. The 80/20 rules are changing.
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    Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Consumer Behavior - General    5. Economic Conditions    6. Economics (General)    7. Economics - General    8. Internet marketing    9. Market segmentation    10. Marketing    11. Marketing - Research    12. Sales & Selling - General    13. Technological innovations    14. Business & Economics / Economic History   


    4. Beyond Bullet Points: Using MicrosoftPowerPointto Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (Bpg-Other)
    by Microsoft Press
    Paperback (02 March, 2005)
    list price: $24.99 -- our price: $16.49
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    Isbn: 0735620520
    Sales Rank: 1266
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Good but over-rated
    Good but it could be much better. The selection of books on this topic is poor to begin with. But this happens to be one of the best in that underserved category.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Refreshing Approach to Presentations
    I ran across this book while researching a college workshop on perfecting presentation, dealing with public speaking and effective use of PowerPoint. As one who has suffered through numerous electronic slides that did little or nothing to augment the speaker's efforts, I was delighted to see this fresh and innovative approach. I believe this process works best, however, when one's speech is primarily persuasive in nature. Although these ideas helped me set up a strong introduction and conclusion, in a recent lecture I resorted to bullet points for the material I felt the students had to master. Perhaps as I get more used to Atkinson's technique, I'll better about using it in lecture. However, the business applications seem quite worthwhile. My students' workshop presentations that used his techniques were highly engaging. I highly recommend this book and the supporting web site.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Powerpoint Presentations that POP
    If you do any kind of powerpoint presentations, this book is a must read.It provides insight into why you don't want to have your audience reading while you are presenting.It also provides you options and resources to make your presentations better, more informative and credible. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Business Software - MSOffice    2. Business Software - Powerpoint    3. Business presentations    4. Computer Books: General    5. Computer Graphics    6. Computer Graphics - General    7. Computer programs    8. Computers    9. Computers - Accounting Packages    10. Graphic methods    11. Microcomputer Communication Software    12. Multimedia systems in business presentations    13. Presentation Software    14. Computers / General   


    5. iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
    by W. W. Norton
    Hardcover (25 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0393061434
    Sales Rank: 206
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars the nice guy finaly finishes first
    I just read the book iWoz. If you are a Mac-head, or just a computer geek who is intrigued by the origins of the PC industry, thisbook is definately a must-read. It gives a great, human approach to the subject of Steve Wozniak, inventor, and the people in his life who helped draw him out and create the Apple I, the computer that really signified the true arrival of small, affordable computers for the masses. The prose is written in a very informal and relaxed style, as if Steve is sitting across from you and telling you his story himself. I found it very engaging. I am a very tough critic, but this is definately a book I will read again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gives you a great sense of the Woz.
    This is an excellent book about a truly interesting and innovative man. It provides real insight into his work, his style and his personality. I had the pleasure of seeing Steve on his speaking tour and I was really impressed by how the book captures his style, tone and spirit. Steve has a real childlike quality to him which shows through alternatively as playfulness, humor, goofiness and innocence.He also has a long history with promoting education and teaching.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Great Promise but Poor Delivery
    The real problem with the book is that it's packaged and sold as an adult book but it's actually a children's book. Stories are toned down for the child audience and at one point, even self-censored, as not being appropriate for a "family audience," as though Woz imagines the family drawn up around father's easy chair to listen to the evening reading. As if... The book ends, as all good children's books do, with the ending that he hoped his twelve-year-old audience will be as lucky as he was...sort of a go though and do likewise.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography And Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Business    7. Computer engineers    8. Computer industry    9. Computers - General Information    10. History    11. History Of Technology    12. Industries - Computer Industry    13. Inventors    14. Personal Memoirs    15. United States    16. Computers / History    17. Miscellaneous Items   


    6. Professional Excel Development: The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft(R) Excel and VBA(R)
    by Addison-Wesley Professional
    Paperback (01 February, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0321262506
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Excel development book to date
    The depth of Excel development knowledge of the authors can be readily seen a few pages into the Introduction.If you have been frequent visitors to Excel/VBA programming newsgroups like myself, you will notice immediately that all three authors are well-recognized experts in this domain, and have answered countless tricky questions on the topic of Excel/VBA.In my opinion, the particularly valuable chapters include:
    5-0 out of 5 stars Looking to take your Excel to the next level?BUY THIS BOOK!!!!
    I've been working with Excel for years...
    5-0 out of 5 stars Goes Beyond my Expectations
    This book is a fantastic edition to any programmer's skillset.
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    7. Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book
    by Adobe Press
    Paperback (24 May, 2005)
    list price: $49.99 -- our price: $32.99
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    Isbn: 0321321847
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the book you need, stop looking...
    Im a college student, ive taken multiple classes that were supposed to "teach" us software via textbooks and this is by far the easiest book to follow. I have no formal experience with the software, i just bought it recently because this is the last year i will be able to take advantage of a student discount on software, and i thought it would come in handy... ive burned thru the first 1/2 of the book in 3 nites, prolly 2 hours a nite.. Its not tedious at all, very straight forward and color illustrated step by step... They give you the keyboard shortcuts, as well as the pull down menu commands upfront, and it guides you through the things you will actually use without alot of b.s. i will be ordering the rest of the series on adobe software to learn the rest of the web bundle, probably the best $45 ive spent on textbooks yet.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well organized and easy to understand
    I've tried learning photoshop many times before, but each book I read made me loose interest. This book is fun, and arranged in a way so that lessons are neither too long nor too short.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Get Deke McClelland's instruction books instead
    Adobe's instruction book are: very basic, and . . . boring.Get Deke's books--you'll be glad you did. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Adobe Photoshop    2. Adobe Photoshop (Computer software)    3. Computer Books: General    4. Computer Graphics - Game Programming    5. Computer Graphics - Photoshop    6. Computer graphics    7. Computers    8. Computers - Other Applications    9. Desktop Publishing    10. Desktop Publishing - General    11. Interactive & Multimedia    12. Microcomputer Graphics    13. Computers / Computer Graphics / General    14. Photoshop   


    8. MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294): Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Core Requirements, Second Edition
    by Microsoft Press
    Paperback (17 May, 2006)
    list price: $199.99 -- our price: $125.99
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    Isbn: 0735622906
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Working on your MCSE? Then get this set of books
    This was my sole study guide for the MCSE Server 2003 based certification path, and I was not disappointed.The format is clear and easy to read.The books do a fantastic job of outlining WHY you are learning something, not just WHAT you need to know to pass the exam.I think this is what sets MS Press books apart from the competition: the book itself is structured to the best LEARNING format, and NOT to just passing the exam.I came away from these books with a much greater appreciation for Microsoft's Server and AD technologies (I come from a Linux background since 1995 and I'm the first to knock MS), and these books will be on your reference shelf for years to come -- or at least until the next version of Server ships.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Well Done.
    I've belonged to the Unix world since 1993, working with low level stuff as kernel, device drivers, virus, assembly, C, etc.. and now I'm trying to learn Windows a bit and have enough conditions to take all tests (290, 291, 293, 294). No problems. This a very good kit about MS Windows 2003, well written,well organized and deserve 5 stars.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
    I would recommend that anyone buying this looks at the publication date as a lot of errata has been corrected in the most recent editions.Orin Thomas has a very useful forum http://www.certtutor.net/
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    Subjects:  1. Certification Guides - General    2. Computer Books: Languages    3. Computers    4. Computers - General Information    5. General    6. Microcomputer Operating Environments    7. Operating Systems - Windows    8. Programming - Software Development    9. Software Engineering    10. Computers / General    11. Computing and Information Technology    12. Microsoft Windows   


    9. Head First Design Patterns (Head First)
    by O'Reilly Media
    Paperback (25 October, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0596007124
    Sales Rank: 569
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fast and painless way to learn Design Patterns
    This is the first book of the Head First series that I've read, and I have to say that I love it! I think their teaching approach is very very efficient. Each concept is presented to you in many different ways and at the end your brain finds its way to metabolize it. Sometimes it's a picture that catch your attention, sometimes it's just a joke but at the end the concept sticks in your head and is gonna be there forever (at least I hope so :-))) ). Moreover this book is so easy to read. I recommend it to anybody that wants to learn Design Patterns (in Java) in a painless and fast way.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A fun way to learn Patterns
    Patterns are boring. This book makes them fun. How they did it, I'll never know.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Number one!!!
    So far i bought about 30 computer books from amazon. This is the BEST!!!!!! First book that explains something real good but doesn't assume that you (the reader) actualy understood it so they re-explain it and attack the problem from a deferent point of view. I bought steven mezger's design patterns with c# book and read it cover to cover. It doesn't even come close to this piece of art although this is wrriten for java programers. I read "decorator" pattern in mezger's book more than 5 times and didn't actualy understand it. First time i read it in this book and i feel like a design patterns master! I'm thinking a lot about their teaching style. Its briliant!If you realy want to understand design patterns even if you are a c# or c++ programmer, By this book!
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    Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Languages    2. Computer software    3. Computers    4. Computers - General Information    5. Design    6. Development    7. General    8. Internet - Web Site Design    9. Java (Computer program language)    10. Computer Programming    11. Computers / General    12. Computers / General Information    13. Computers / Programming / Software Development    14. Head First, Design Patterns, Object oriented programming, OOP, Java, Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates, Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Freeman, programming, software engineering,   


    10. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Official Strategy Guide
    by BRADY GAMES
    Paperback (21 November, 2006)
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    11. CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition (All-in-One)
    by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
    Hardcover (15 September, 2005)
    list price: $79.99 -- our price: $50.39
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    Isbn: 0072257121
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars By far the BEST book for CISSP certification
    I have been teaching the CISSP certification for IT Mentor for the last 5 years.This is the book I use for all of my students.I must say, this is the best book you can buy.I have over 20 CISSP books in my library, but I always recommend this one.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, though some turn offs
    The book has a good coverage on most of the topics. I think if you already have Telecom and Crypto background, you'll be fine with this book, as those don't seem to be done well enough though they are important fot the exam.
    4-0 out of 5 stars How to study and pass the CISSP.
    Three weeks after I took the CISSP exam, I received an email telling me I had passed. I came out of the exam fairly confident I'd pass but one can never be too sure with the CISSP - the questions are quite ambiguous and quite often you are making an educated guess in picking out what you think is the best among the 2 choices you have narrowed down to. It has often been said that the CISSP is an exam that is an inch deep and a mile wide. You'd be lucky if you use more than half of what you studied for this exam. I am a software engineer and I know I will never have to choose which fire extinguisher to use for which kind of fire, unless I am actually struck in one!
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    12. The Six Sigma Handbook: The Complete Guide for Greenbelts, Blackbelts, and Managers at All Levels, Revised and Expanded Edition
    by McGraw-Hill
    Hardcover (20 March, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0071410155
    Sales Rank: 1316
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars helped me to get my green belt
    if you are taking your green belt then buy this book

    5-0 out of 5 stars a six sigma implementation caravan
    This book is a complete reference of implementing six sigma. It does not focus that much on preparation or building infrastructure of six sigma, however, it is good to have it while implementing six sigma.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Six Sigma Book
    This is my first Six Sigma book, but from my other research, this covers about every subject you would expect for this subject matter. ... Read more

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    13. The AdSense Code: What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense
    by Morgan James Publishing
    Paperback (15 March, 2006)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $15.72
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    Isbn: 1933596708
    Sales Rank: 751
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is practical money-making info, unlike most internet marketing BS...
    I've spent thousands (ok probably tens of thousands) of dollars on information about how to make money online. If you're like me, you already know that 99% of the stuff out there is garbage.
    3-0 out of 5 stars One Thumb Up
    This text was good in providing elementary facts of adsense. Most of the content is filler, though. It's published on cheap, thick paper. I implemented several things, though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Few People Really Want to Tell you Their Adsense Secrets.
    Hi Adster, ,
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    14. Beautiful Evidence
    by Graphics Pr
    Hardcover (July, 2006)
    list price: $52.00 -- our price: $44.72
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    Isbn: 0961392177
    Sales Rank: 763
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars You need to see BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE
    This fourth Tufte title continues his themes of pairing image with text, focusing on how information can be transmitted graphically and focusing on 'sparklines': data-intense, word-like graphics. Perhaps it's impossible to adequately describe this concept using plain print: for more, you need to see BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE, blending cartography, diagrams, science and art in a winning survey of measurement-based images.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Recycled?No problem!
    I for one am the opposite of the people who read this and, as fans of Tufte's other works, felt let down.There seem to be a lot of complaints about recycled material.Yes, a lot of stuff in here is found in his other books.Yes, his whole Cognitive Style of PowerPoint pamphlet is reproduced here (I think?).No, I don't think that's a problem and in fact I think this is his best work ever.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Figures, Shallow Words
    I was disappointed by "Beautiful Evidence". It seems to me to be a medium primarily for the reproduction of many gorgeous drawings, graphs, and tables done by others and the author, and an opportunity to make a rant on PowerPoint. Yes, many bad figures have been created and Dr. Tufte has made valid points and good suggestions, but they are not as densely presented as one would expect from his own words.
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    15. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
    by Addison-Wesley Professional
    Hardcover (05 November, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0321127420
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Key book on enterprise patterns
    Even if you find enterprise stuff immensely dull, dealing with databases and web pages is a pretty common task, most of the action in software development revolves around it, and who wants to be completely ignorant of the the alphabet soup of various technologies the IT blogs, books and websites are floating in?
    5-0 out of 5 stars A must-read for tech leads and architects
    Martin Fowler is making a name for himself as a luminary in the area of Software Development. He writes very practical books that have a wonderful blend of theory (e.g. design patterns, UML, refactoring etc.) with experience as you can tell he has applied many if not all of these patterns in real-life projects. This book is an exposition into architectural building blocks that will help every architect and tech lead / senior developer build code that is more extensible and easily maintained (among other things). I found the chapters on O/R structural and behavioral patterns particularly enlightening. By reading this book your "toolbox" of solutions rapidly expands and you get to focus more on the business problem at hand rather than infrastructural "plumbing" things (e.g. how do I build my objects when my data is in a relational table). Very highly recommended - and definitely one of the top 5 software books I have *EVER* had the pleasure to read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Patterns for Business Applications
    I loved this book!It was exactly what I was looking for when I went searching for patterns that would help with a new business application.It provides alternative solutions to the typical implementation problems associated with business systems, both from a design standpoint and from the perspective of the implementation.The alternatives are compared and weighed in light of the execution environment and cost of implementation, with a comparison of advantages and disadvantages, along with Martin's recommendations.I had the feeling that the comparisons and recommendations were made not based purely upon a theoretical optimum, but also based upon practical and real-world experience with these patterns. ... Read more

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    16. Information Systems Management in Practice (7th Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Hardcover (01 February, 2005)
    list price: $142.20 -- our price: $116.11
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    Isbn: 0131854712
    Sales Rank: 15879
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars From a network administrator's perspective
    I read this book as part of my first course in a Ph.D.-MIS program. I thought it was a great overview and history of MIS, and provided insight into alternative IS management styles and strategies. The case studies were relevent, current, well written and interesting. I recommend this book for all network and systems administrators. It gives insight into what thought processes should be occurring at the CIO and IS manager levels.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great paperweight, good consolidation of other people's work
    This book provides various sources of information but no analysis by the book's authors.It is a patch work of case studies, excerpts, and paraphrasing of other texts to which I hope the original authors are getting paid royalties for.5-0 out of 5 stars Ideal for learning about IS management
    I bought this book for my MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems and I consider that it was extremely helpful. The chapter about the perspectives of IS and the role of the CIO are very interesting. In the chapter about Information Systems Planning, they included lots of concepts related to strategy, linking IS Planning with six different approaches/techniques: Stages of Growth, Critical Success Factors, Competitive Forces Model, Value Chain Analysis, Internet Value Matrix and Linkage Analysis Planning. The chapters about managing systems development are really instructive also. I strongly recommend the book for those IT practitioners whom are seeking a managerial position. It is very useful to managers and strategists as well. ... Read more

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    17. Agile Project Management with Scrum (Microsoft Professional)
    by Microsoft Press
    Paperback (10 March, 2004)
    list price: $39.99 -- our price: $34.39
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    Isbn: 073561993X
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Credible, but I'll have to see for myself.
    The Scrum principle is simple. It starts with some common observations: that projects generally succeed when someone sidesteps the formal process and gets the job done anyway, and that big teams spend more time tripping over each other than typing code. Scrum starts with the radical idea of announcing that we're going to do what we were going to anyway, then mixing in big handfuls of eXtreme Programming.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Real agile development
    It's very hard to part with the practices accepted for generations. Many companies talk about a new, better way of a project planning, developments' ehgagement and other agile techniques. When trying to apply these techniques, these companies immediately hit the wall of a management looking for traditional ways they've been using for life and with a success (at least, in their estimate). This book makes a Scrum approach very clear and very compelling. You can read chapters from this book to your manager (by the way, I'm a manager myself) and move him/her, step-by-step, to the better understanding how a new approach works.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Common sense, immediate application.
    This book, coupled with Schwaber and Beedle's other Scrum book, are a complimentary package. This book in particular? Common sense.Immediate application.
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    18. Excel 2003 Bible
    by John Wiley & Sons
    Paperback (19 September, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0764539671
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended to me!
    This book was recommended to me through a seminar I attended. It came highly recommended and I have so far found it very useful.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excel 2003 Bible
    Very good source of information.I will most likely buy other books in this series.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Glad I accidently bought it.
    I meant to buy a VBA and a formula book, but bought the Bible instead.What the heck I thought, I bought it, so I'll read it.I got the books to learn more about VBA programs because I have no experience.It taught me many many neat things about excel even though I've been using excel for more than 5 years and continually show my coworkers how to do their work faster and better in Excel.Now I've been showing people about named ranges and arrays.Oh about that formula book, I haven't even touched it because this was the one I really needed.
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    19. Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Web Site
    by IBM Press
    Paperback (21 July, 2005)
    list price: $49.99 -- our price: $32.99
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    Isbn: 0131852922
    Sales Rank: 1951
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very fast and professional
    Well covered by cushion and a book was in very good condition as the seller described.No complaint.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive, original work
    An excellent resource, which not only covers all the relevant ground regarding conceiving and implementing an SEM program, but discusses the necessary approach one must take to make your program happen in the business environment. I've never seen a such a "how to" resource include -- and in such thorough and accuate detail -- these circumstances. A welcome approach which was very helpful to me in my day-to-day work.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Finally all ends covered for SEO and SEM
    This book covers all angles.
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    20. Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development (3rd Edition)
    by Prentice Hall PTR
    Hardcover (20 October, 2004)
    list price: $59.99 -- our price: $58.19
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    Isbn: 0131489062
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wanna master OO Design for real?
    I had a degree in Computer Science from a respectable university when I read the book. Still, I learned from the book so much that I realized I barely scratched the surface of OO design before reading it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to OOAD
    This book is a great introduction to OOAD, agile development, Patterns and UML. It goes from the basic concepts to real world applications. It is has lots of content though but it is worth reading it from beginning to end.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Balanced Real-World Advice For Best Practices Software Development
    I read the first edition of this book years ago when I was making the transition to objects.It was about the tenth book on the subject that I had read, but it was the first one that consistently anticipated the questions that came up when I was actually trying to build something using UML, long after the hype and "objects will save us" party atmosphere had died down.Craig Larman has carefully remembered, or has taught this enough to have been reminded of, the kinds of questions software practitioners actually encounter on the way to building systems using UML.This 3rd edition is twice as big as the first, and it is twice as good only because it is twice as much of Larman's excellent teaching.
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