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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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Beautiful Code - deep but enjoyable

Advantages: Wide ranging, new ways of thinking
Disadvantages: Heavy going

Beautiful Code, subtitled 'Leading Programmers Explain How They Think' is a collection thirty plus essays by some of the top programmers around today. names like Charles Petzold and Brian Kernighan should be recognisable to any developer but many of the o ...

ilaskey 16.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Beautiful Code (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) - Greg Wilson

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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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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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Will get you through the exam

Advantages: Detailed, what you need to pass the exam
Disadvantages: Not good for general reference, over-long

Quality The book quality is overall very good. This hardback copy will last a very long time. The pages are thin, and sometimes seem to get a bit stuck together. Layout / Presentation The style of the book is good in terms of fonts ...

mentalsurge 23.11.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Mcts Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-431) - Solid Quality Learning

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