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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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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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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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Great intro to C++

Advantages: Clear, concise and very easy to read
Disadvantages: The price of £18.99

This was the first book to do with I.T. that I have read. Having just started a Masters in the subject our first module was C++ and this was the recommended book. It's incredibly well written, everything is nicely spaced out and it is not an off-putting b ...

Deenie 12.11.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Essence of Programming Using C++ - Douglas Bell

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Windows Vista The Missing Manual

Advantages: Broad coverage, lots of useful tricks, great writing style
Disadvantages: Nothing

With Windows Vista now out in the wild, anyone who has just bought a new PC or has migrated over from Windows XP will be wondering what hit them. The first tranche of Vista books are now upon us, some aimed at the more technical end of the spectrum, other ...

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Review of Windows Vista The Missing Manual - David Pogue

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