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Definitive History of Atari - part 1

Advantages: Definitive, detailed and well researched
Disadvantages: Sloppy editing

Having been a hardcore Atari nut since the late 70′s when the VCS came out then moving through the various 8bits (400, 800, 130XE, 800XL), STs (520 STm, 4160STe, Mega STe, Falcon) etc, I was looking forward to this book immensely. The authors are well ...

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Review of Atari Inc Business is Fun - Curt Vendel, Marty Goldberg

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MySQL - A slightly non technical review of a technical manual

Advantages: Very comprehensive, covers everything you need to know
Disadvantages: Goes slightly off scope on occasions. Lots of theory

Introduction MySQL (pronounced sequel) is an open source relational database management system. Known for its speed and ease of use, MySQL is ideal for developing database applications and websites. MySQL is a popular choice with home users and s ...

craggybuk 25.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of MySQL (Developer's Library) - Paul DuBois

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Beginning XNA 3.0 Game programming From Novice to Professional

Advantages: Depth of coverage, 3D and skeleton animation included.
Disadvantages: Writing style a little dour and dense

The title 'Beginning XNA 3.0 Game programming From Novice to Professional' seems a little incongruous. Beginner and Pro in the same title? It opens with target audiences, genres and the different roles in a game team. It also discusses game planning incl ...

ilaskey 25.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Beginning XNA 3.0 Game Programming - Jose Antonio Leal De Farias

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A good introduction to UI issues, but don't stop here!

Advantages: An entertaining and enlightening read for the newcomer to UI design
Disadvantages: Self-contradictory in places and sometimes impractical

I used to think Alan Cooper was a god, but time and experience have taught me otherwise. I still consider this book to be a good introduction to the topic of UI design in Windows(tm), but I am now able to spot its contradictory nature. While the ideas pre ...

malross 05.09.2000 · Read full review

Review of About Face - Alan Cooper

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ORACLE overview

Advantages: Explains all the aspects of Oracle
Disadvantages: Far too vague

Oracle – A Beginners Guide – attempts to explain all the areas of Oracle under one cover, and doesn’t do a very good job about it. While it gives a fairly decent background into Oracle, and has separate chapters on Installation, SQL, PL/SQL, Forms, DBA an ...

Bluecat 02.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Oracle - A Beginners Guide - Oracle Press

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