Category: Computing

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Book review: Visual Basic 6

These a cursory reviews of several books I was reading at the time, as I did a module on Visual Basic during a HNC in Computing and Software Engineering Visual Basic Controls in a Nutshell By Evan S Dictor ©1999 O’Reilly & Associates: ISBN 1-56592-294-8 In a nutshell, it’s an...

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Book review: Dummies Guide to Windows Server 2000

Windows 2000 Server for Dummies by Ed Tittel with Mary T. Madden, James Michael Stewart ©1999 [ www.idgbooks.com ] IDG Books ~Dummies Press ISBN 0-7645-0341-3 Actually I’m quite a fan of the Dummies range which can be quite enlightening at times. The sometimes irreverent cartoons are always good too. One...

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Book review : The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Networking

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Networking 3rd edition By Chrispher Negus & Bill Wagner Que Publishing: ISBN 0-7897-2469-3 Not a bad little book, especially for beginners wanting to set up a small network for their home or office or as a stepping stone / aid to networking courses like HNC,...

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Book review: Excel programming

Microsoft Office User Specialist – Microsoft Excel 2000 – Cheat Sheet by Rick Winter Published by [ www.quecorp.com ] QUE   (ISBN 0-7897-2116-3) Didn’t realise it at the time when I picked it up, but this book is actually aimed at professionals wanting to prepare for the MS MOUS exam....

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Book review : Letts Revise A2 Computing

Letts Revise A2 Computing by Roger Legg Published by Letts   (ISBN 1-85805-910-0) Picked up this book by mistake actually, but I must say I like it. Any course that throws the student into the deep end with low-level assembly programming gets my vote. If I didn’t have all my...

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Book review: Javascript programming

Javascript Made Simple by Peter McBride Published by Made Simple Books, An imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann (ISBN 0-7506-3797-8) Walks you through fifty odd pages of HTML before it gets anywhere near Javascript. If you are delving into Javascript I would hope you have a firm grasp of web editing first myself,...

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Book review: DK Essential Managers

DK Essential Managers : Information Technology by Steve Sleight Published by Dorling Kindersly (ISBN 0-7513-2788-3) Seems to be aimed at middle-managers wanting the basics and owners of small companies thinking of investing in IT.   Covering the basics of computers and of the Internet, it includes chapters on outsourcing, and...

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Book review: Visual Start Guide to Fireworks

Visual Start Guide : Fireworks for Windows & Macintosh 3 by Sandee Cohen Published by Peachpit Press   (ISBN 0-201-70452-8) Yes, I know Fireworks is at version 4 now, but this book was available so I got it, and as it happens, found it pretty darn good. It’s a well...

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