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Napoleon Hill Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement, Napoleon Hill, ISBN: 978-0452272811
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated), Timothy Ferriss, ISBN: 978-0307465351
The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand, ISBN: 0452273331
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Archives for: March 2010

03/28/10

Permalink 09:23:16 pm, by lano1106, 66 words, 4644 views   English (CA)
Categories: Book reviews

Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design (4th Edition)

Distributed Systems Concepts and design fourht edition, Jean Dollimore, Tim Kindberg, George Coulouris, ISBN:0321263545

This book wants to be the encyclopedia of networking science. It is very complete and covers a lot of topics. In my opinion, this is not very useful because you either read a chapter covering a topic that you already totally master and hence learn nothing or the topic is totally new and the book barely scratches the surface of the topic letting many questions unanswered.

03/25/10

Permalink 07:03:56 pm, by lano1106, 173 words, 1704 views   English (CA)
Categories: Web

Cascading Style Sheet: The Definitive Guide

Cascading Style Sheets - The Definitive Guide, Eric A. Meyer, ISBN: 0596005253

It is a very complete guide. It did allow me to understand my own blog CSS code and I have been able to fix an alignment problem related to margin values in <div> tag style property. Since my banner was displaying correctly in IE (incorrect behavior) but was misaligned in Firefox, a full understanding of CSS was necessary to figure out what was wrong and this book helped a lot. This small experience did allow me to appreciate the type of challenges HTML professionals are confronted to daily to support a wide range of browsers.

My only complain, and maybe it is because HTML editing is not my thing, is that while I was reading the book, I did not felt the author has succeeded in transmitting his passion for the topic. Instead reading this book felt as exciting as reading a dictionary for the most part. For this reason, I would not recommend it for learning CSS but if you need a good reference document then it might do fine.

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