Technical Book Reviews

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Get Your Degree Online

This book provides information about online learning and provides descriptions of the many colleges and universities that currently offer online courses. The book describes more than 1500 online degree programs.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Personal Finance

One in the series of Complete Idiots books, this one provides information about personal finance and describes how to use online resources to facilitate the financial planning process.

HTML 4 for Dummies

Another of the friendly, easy to read books in the "Dummies" series of books, this introduction to HTML describes the internet, its history, and the role played by the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The CD-ROM that accompanies the book contains many web page examples and other useful information.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page

One in the series of Complete Idiots books on technical subjects, this book is an easy-to-understand introduction to web building techniques. It also includes a surprising amount of useful advanced information. The CD-ROM that accompanies the book contains useful guides, programs, and references.

Web Design in a Nutshell

One of the Nutshell series of technical books, this 562-page book focuses on the presentation aspects of a web site. It's twenty-seven chapters (in five parts) do a good job of describing the internet environment, HTML techniques, and the use of graphics and multimedia.

The Java Programming Language

A no-nonsense, well-written and well-organized introduction to the Java programming language. It uses a careful, example-based, easy to understand approach.

Java for Dummies

A friendly and well-written book recommended for anyone ready to harness the power of Java applets in web pages. The CD-ROM that is included provides many useful examples of Java applets and scripts.

The XML Handbook

A detailed reference to the Extensible Markup Language (XML) that provides background information about XML, descriptions of its purpose and function, and numerous examples of its use.

The Domain Name Handbook

A comprehensive analysis of the domain name system, its history, and the registration process. A must for anyone planning to register a domain name.

The Internet for Scientists and Engineers: Online Tools and Resources

An introduction to internet methods and resources, with a particular focus on web-based services for scientists and engineers. Includes information for both Windows and Mac users.

Job Searching Online for Dummies

A well-written analysis of today's online job hunting. Describes both traditional job search skills and the changes in job hunting that have been brought about by the emergence of the internet. Includes a CD-ROM with numerous links to job sites.

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