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1. C++ Network Programming, Volume
2. C++ Network Programming, Volume
3. Ace the Technical Job: Programming
4. Jupiter Ace: FORTH Programming
5. The ACE Programmer's Guide: Practical
6. Ace the Technical Job: Database
7. Performance Testing Microsoft
8. A. M. Turing's ACE Report of 1946
9. MCSE TCP/IP Ace It¿
10. Introducing Microsoft SQL Server(tm)
11. Learn and Ace Calculus Now Faster
13. The Secret Interviewee: Find the
14. Proceedings of the Ninth Annual
15. C++ Network Programming Volume
16. Early programming activity at
17. Adult Education in an Urban Context:
18. Programming network applications
19. Victorious (The Lost Fleet, Book
20. Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of

1. C++ Network Programming, Volume I: Mastering Complexity with ACE and Patterns
by Douglas C. Schmidt, Stephen D. Huston
Paperback: 336 Pages (2001-12-20)
list price: US$54.99 -- used & new: US$29.89
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Asin: 0201604647
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Provides practical solutions for developing and optimizing complex distributed systems using the ACE, a revolutionary open-source framework that runs on dozens of hardware platforms and operating systems. Guides software professionals through the traps and pitfalls of developing efficient, portable, and flexible networked applications. Softcover. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (14)

3-0 out of 5 stars Chapters can be organized better
This book provided a decent introduction to ACE. However, language is little terse and presentation is not as good as ACE Programmer's book. I most liked the boxed explanations in the book, this style should have been all over the book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Above a C+
My husband needed this to further his knowledge at work.Was worth the price and easy to understand for him, anyway

3-0 out of 5 stars Not sure who this book is aimed at
The blurb for this book calls it authoritative. And it is authoritative in the sense that it is written by the people behind ACE. But it is not authoritative in the sense that it isn't a complete reference.

As somebody who has written native code for handling Sockets, process management, threading etc on various platforms, then over time integrated OO and patterns to make it easier to use (including across platforms), and slowly worked my way towards what I consider a definitive way of doing things, I find reading this book interesting in that it's like a tick list to which I can go "yeap, I found that too" with just the odd "ooh, actually I would do that differently in this specific situation, but for the general case yes that's how I do it too". So, for me this book is interesting now, but if I was new to ACE (I'm not) or new to the underlying platform APIs I am not so sure how interesting I would find it. It gives more of a taster of what ACE can do than providing a complete tutorial. It gives more of a justification of why ACE does things the way it does rather than provide a complete reference. So, interesting for me now, but I'm really not sure who the book is aimed at. It could be used as one step of a tutorial, giving familiarity of what ACE can do, if not enough detail to really do serious stuff. It could be used to persuade people that it's usually better to use ACE than invest time and money re-inventing the wheel... Otherwise, I just don't know...

Is ACE worth using? Most of the time, yes. If you need a book about ACE then this is probably the place to start, but online is the place to find the detailed information that you will need when using it.

4-0 out of 5 stars 2nd volume C++ network programming architecture
The 2nd volume is a complement to the first.The 1st one talks for portable source code and wrapper classes. The second one concentrates on deisgn patterns & all issues in C++ network programming architecture .
Again i say dont reinvent the wheel , give ACE a look.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading for any network programmer
This is an excellent reading for any network programmer. More than ACE itself the concepts covered are of a great value. I am a beginner to intermediate network programmer, but an experienced programmer otherwise, and found this to be an extremely valuable resource in terms tackling large application frameworks from the ground up. The concepts are precise upto the point but extremely easy to read and digest. Of course, the book is assuming that you know quite a bit of every thing else that is not covered here. There are quite a bit of things that are totally missing or not correct based on the OS and the advances in Posix threading. Nevertheless this is an excellent source for any network programmer. ... Read more

2. C++ Network Programming, Volume 2: Systematic Reuse with ACE and Frameworks
by Douglas C. Schmidt, Stephen D. Huston
Paperback: 384 Pages (2002-11-08)
list price: US$54.99 -- used & new: US$19.85
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Asin: 0201795256
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Volume 2 picks up where volume 1 left off, and guides C++ programmers through using the Adaptive Communication Environment (ACE), the most complete toolkit available for networked programming. Softcover. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars c++ network programming
If you want to learn C++ network programming architecture , design patterns and want the source code to be portable , this is the book for you . If you cant afford to have your own copy at least suggest your company to buy it . If your in C++ network programmingand dont use ACE , think again , you might be reinventing the wheel.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good ACE book
ACE becomes popular in the world of system programming these years because of it's portability, low difficulty by providing wrapper encapsulating the complexity of low-level thread usage. However, going on development on ACE without thorough knowledges of system level details is hazardous and therefore further readings are recommended.(e.g. Hart's book)

3-0 out of 5 stars Quite not what I expected it to be
After reading the Vol. 1, I expected quite a bit from the volume 2. May be I am not there yet to understand what the authors are trying to emphasize here. I found some of the material from vol.1 covered to much deeper extend. But the framework from the reusability point of view is missing. Some of the topics covered here are great indeed, especially chapter 5, 6 and 7. Other than that I found this book to be a quick browse and keep it away.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well-written book for eligant power code warriors
This is a well written book documenting many of the eligant and powerful frameworks and idioms used in the ACE library.I've been using ACE for over 7 years to implement portable, concurrent, networked, distributed applications and it's great to see a well-written book like this finally being published. I would highly recommend it as a must have reference for all serious ACE programmers who strive to develop powerful, flexible and portable networked applications.It is also an extremely valuable resource for programmers who want to get introduced and up and running on the concepts and application of some very valuable frameworks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Open-Source Framework Facilitates Network Programming
Writing networked applications using modern operating
systems and languages looks like it should be easy, but it
is emphatically not. The na‹ve designer of networked
applications will encounter a thicket of problems including
lack of portability, distributed performance bottlenecks,
maintaining correctness during shutdown, and managing
recovery from partial failures.

"C++ Network Programming, Volume 2, Systematic Reuse with
ACE and Frameworks" by Douglas Schmidt and Stephen Huston

provides some powerful help in the design and implementation
of networked applications. This help comes in the form of
several frameworks.

A few words about the definition of "framework." The first
step up from writing applications that interface directly
with operating systems is to insert object-oriented wrappers
between the application and lower level services. These
wrappers are classes that encapsulate the low level,
functionally specified, services such as operating systems

and protocol stacks. This first step was taken in the
predecessor volume to the present book, "C++ Network
Programming, Volume 1: Mastering Complexity with ACE and
Patterns", by the same authors, where a collection of
wrappers, called the ACE wrappers, is provided that not only
raises the level of the application interface from
functional to object-oriented, but also provides portability
at the same time.

For example, consider an application that directly uses
sockets. This application would depend on the syntax and
functional details of that operating system's s operating
system's socket implementation. By inserting the ACE
wrappers, the application acquires an object interface to
socket capabilities, and in addition becomes portable across
a large number of compilers, operating systems, and
communication protocols.

But a set of wrapper classes does not solve the networked
application designer's problems, any more than a pile of
bricks is a house.

Frameworks, which are the subject of the present book, are
the next step up in power from wrappers. A framework is an
integrated set of classes into which application designers
plug code that is unique to their applications. The
frameworks described in the present book handle a large part
of the difficulty inherent in network programming, leaving
application designers to deal primary with their
applications' local functionality.

For example, one of the frameworks described in the book is
the Acceptor-Connector Framework. This framework relieves
the user of dealing with the numerous tricky details
inherent in the conceptually simple process of connecting
clients with servers, such as address formats, protocols,
initialization, and message queue locking.

Readers should be aware that the present book is not a
general-purpose text on network programming using C++; this
book is a focused exposition of the ACE frameworks. Readers
will be most comfortable reading this book if they are
already familiar with software design and architecture
patterns, including those described in "Pattern-Oriented
Software Architecture: Patterns for Concurrent and Networked
Objects, Volume 2" by Douglas Schmidt et al, and in the
famous Gang of Four book: "Design Patterns: Elements of
Reusable Object-Oriented Software" by Eric Gamma et al.

The large amount of code that implements the wrappers of
volume 1 and the frameworks of volume 2 is available for
download for free. This code is in wide use today.

Designers of networked applications, when offered a large
pile of code that purports to do a lot of what needs to be
done, must trade off the anticipated saving in design and
implementation time against the anticipated time to
understand what the offered code is intended to do and what
it actually does. This tradeoff can lead a reasonable
designer to ignore existing code in favor of hand-writing an
entire application. In the case of the ACE wrappers and
frameworks, as documented and explained by the two books
mentioned here, combined with the open-source nature of the
implementing code and its widespread employment in real
applications, make the result of this tradeoff pretty clear:
read the books, use the code. ... Read more

3. Ace the Technical Job: Programming
by Michael F. Rothstein, Art Rosenberg, Marc Eaddy
Paperback: 448 Pages (1999-12-20)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$7.47
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Asin: B00007FYA7
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Successful series - Ace the Technical Interview is a bestseller of over 36,000 copies in the last 2 editions.IT professionals are sought after and paid well (60,000 average plus a 9% annual increase) - a growing number of workers are attracted to this new industry each year.Helps promote professional advancement - programmers change jobs on the average of every 4 years and they need information to bring them to the next level.Each chapter includes proven techniques from leading experts in their technical field. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Really Good book
It is a good book for Interviewer. I suggest you look it. ... Read more

4. Jupiter Ace: FORTH Programming
by Steven Vickers
 Paperback: 184 Pages (1982-12)

Isbn: 0950847704
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5. The ACE Programmer's Guide: Practical Design Patterns for Network and Systems Programming
by Stephen D. Huston, James CE Johnson, Umar Syyid
Paperback: 544 Pages (2003-11-24)
list price: US$64.99 -- used & new: US$48.59
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Asin: 0201699710
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The ADAPTIVE Communication Environment (ACE) is an open-source toolkit for building high-performance networked applications and next-generation middleware. ACE's power and flexibility arise from object-oriented frameworks, used to achieve the systematic reuse of networked application software. ACE frameworks handle common network programming tasks and can be customized using C++ language features to produce complete distributed applications. This book will teach developers how they can use the ACE framework to develop their software. It will also show real-world uses of design patterns and C++. Benefits: Reduces the ACE learning curve, gain a clear understanding of how to use ACE to produce high-performance software using less time and effort; Provides a cookbook for solutions to common software engineering problems. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Intro to ACE framework

This book provides comprehensive tutorial for networked applications. ACE was my popular framework before Boost.Asio framework. Even though ACE has little dated approach, it is still the best framework for multi platform distributed application development and this book provides very valuable contributions to people needing to develop this type of applications.

3-0 out of 5 stars Introduction, not a reference
The ACE libraries are useful for developing cross-platform code, providing functionality such as loggers, configuration handling, communications, threading etc. Where ACE itself falls down is that the documentation supplied does not provide enough information about how best to use it and what it does under the covers. You might think that you don't need to know about what happens under the covers and for a simple application that could be true, but when you go multi-threaded and discover that in parts of the ACE library the code checks which thread you are calling from and behaves differently depending on what it finds, then this is something you need to know. Unfortunately the documentation doesn't give that level of information and neither does this book. Life-times and ownership of objects are areas likely to cause issues too - this book mentions an example of that relating to the logger, but there are others too. A library that decides ownership based on whether you pass a pointer to a method or a reference to that method is one where you want/need a good reference book, not just an introductory text.

"The ACE Programmer's Guide" is a reasonable introduction to ACE, but it is certainly not a reference (despite the quote on the back cover calling it exactly that). Unfortunately, when using ACE the old adage about a little bit of knowledge is true. You can work from the documentation, this book and the books by Schmidt, and if writing reasonably complex systems you will still hit issues using certain parts of ACE resulting in you stepping through the library code to find out what is going on. I've therefore only given this book 3 stars. It's a reasonable introduction, but if you are doing anything significant with ACE, particularly if multi-threaded, you are likely to end up wishing there was a complete reference work (no, the HTML help is not thorough enough either) rather than just introductory texts and overviews.

2-0 out of 5 stars Just awful
ACE is great, no doubt.This book is not.If I had been scanning ACE code for years and needed a reference, this book might be great, but like a kid in a foreign land, this book only confused me more than it helped.Here's why:

READS LIKE AN UNABRIDGED NOVEL.In order to understand each example, you must read the book from cover to cover.There is so much detail in ACE that there are almost no "trivial examples" and a thorough understanding is required.What if I'm not writing a high-performance server application?What if I want to work with small examples and work my way up incrementally? This book makes it difficult to do that.

EXAMPLE CODE IS CHOPPY.Each example is presented in such a way that code is provided piecemeal, along with paragraphs of explanation.This is ok, but it is very difficult to piece the examples together and write code.Also, it's not listed in the book, but the examples are online, here:


This link is not in the book.

THIS BOOK JUMPS EVERYWHERE.For instance, check out section 7.5, Timers.We're given a quick intro on Timers while we're kneed deep in talking about the omniscient Reactor that ACE provides.Now, section 8.5 talks briefly about timers and to reference further documentation in reference to Reactor/Proactor, which is unhelpful and unnecessary.Finally, section 10 gives great detail into using Timers.Chapter 7 should have been called Reactor.

My biggest interest was writing a client/server application in ACE.Chapter 6 started with a terrible example of socket communication, saying that Chapter 7 is a better pattern for the client/server.By the time I got done with Chapter 7, there was so much rambling of hypothetical situations that I completely forgot what I was trying to learn.The big picture is often lost.

NO API REFERENCE.Maybe it is not appropriate to put in an ACE API reference in here.I think it should be put in as an appendix.When examples are presented, the new data types come out of nowhere.What is an ACE_Time_Value, specifically?What other parameters can it provide?ACE Doxygen documents can't provide enough detail and neither can this book.

What I would love to see in a second edition:
- More descriptions of the standard types.
- Description of ACE_TMain and other OS functions.
- A better mapping of types to GOF patterns and better UML.
- An API reference, even if it is small
- Table mapping Unix/Windows/VxWorks functions to ACE functions.
- A more readible text.The code blocks could be encapsulated in gray to take it out of the text somewhat.

Also, most of the other reviews on this book shown above talk about how great ACE is for development, and I agree.However, isn't this the section where we are supposed to be commenting on the BOOK (APG) and not the TECHNOLOGY?These reviews hardly talk about the book at all!

Huston, et al, I encourage you to come out with a second edition.I still want to learn about ACE, but I need a more organized reference and clearer examples.

4-0 out of 5 stars An issue in example code of section 7.6.3
A good book for you to get into the world of ACE.
A good book for newer of ACE.

During the first 2 month I am using ACE, this book give me great help. But later I found a little issue of the example code in section 7.6.3 which will cause spin-lock when the output socket is blocked/flow-controlled.

I post my comments to this issue below, hoping you can avoid this mistake.

You know, so many people are using this book as guide for ACE, and may copy the example code ( just as me ) in their work with ACE.

Section 7.6.3 ACE_Connector
int Client::handle_output (ACE_HANDLE)
ACE_Message_Block *mb;
ACE_Time_Value nowait (ACE_OS::gettimeofday ());
while (-1 != this->getq (mb, &nowait))
ssize_t send_cnt =
this->peer ().send (mb->rd_ptr (), mb->length ());
if (send_cnt == -1)
ACE_TEXT ("(%P|%t) %p\n"),
ACE_TEXT ("send")));
mb->rd_ptr (static_cast (send_cnt));
if (mb->length () > 0)
// Here will cause message_queue notify reactor
// And get into handle_output again immediately
// which cause spin-lock
this->ungetq (mb);
mb->release ();
if (this->msg_queue ()->is_empty ())
this->reactor ()->cancel_wakeup
(this, ACE_Event_Handler::WRITE_MASK);
this->reactor ()->schedule_wakeup
(this, ACE_Event_Handler::WRITE_MASK);
return 0;

5-0 out of 5 stars What would you do with all this power?
This book is yet another great example of how the ACE framework can save you a lifetime of development. Within this book is the knowledge and experience to excell your applications to the next level and become more productive then ever. If your code base deals with networking or even if you just need to have cross platform compatibility then this book is a must have to teach you the ways of ACE. ... Read more

6. Ace the Technical Job: Database Edition (Ace Series)
by Michael F. Rothstein
 Paperback: 426 Pages (2000-03)
list price: US$26.95 -- used & new: US$2.30
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Asin: 0071352406
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Has the critical information--Covers program structure logic and coding techniques that are used by experienced programmers and database administrators to get the job done more efficiently and effectively. Be an experienced programmer on your first day--Shows professional and quick ways to complete work assignments such as writing a new program, making changes or corrections to a current program, or testing changes. Proven techniques--Each chapter includes proven techniques written by recognized experts in their technical fields on how to get up to speed fast. ... Read more

7. Performance Testing Microsoft .NET Web Applications (Pro-Developer)
Hardcover: 284 Pages (2002-10-02)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$9.99
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Asin: 0735615381
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Performance tuning is increasingly important as desktop applications move to a Web-centric, software-as-a-service model. Performance analysis and turning ensures that .NET-based applications perform as well as or better than traditional desktop applications. Direct from a team at Microsoft that has analyzed hundreds of Web-based and .NET-based applications, this book shows developers how to plan and execute performance tests, configure profile tools, analyze data from Microsoft Internet Information Services, analyze transaction costs, and more. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Essential
I'm reading this book and I guess essential for web application in .NET. The book has an approach based on Microsoft ACE team development process, offers thereby, step-by-step tunning and performance verification activities in details. Despite this book to use only Microsoft environment such IIS, ASP.NET and other tools, it great, because is possible figure in its concepts about all necessary layers from model to presentation, and still web server configuration technics for solve bottleneck, when grow up users access quickly.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too Shallow
Most of this book is a high level introduction to various Microsoft tools (ACT, perfmon, netmon, IIS sever logs, ASP.NET tracing, SQL Server query analyzer, SQL Server profiler) and a little coverage of Compuware's tools.There are 2 chapters on performance prediction: one covering extrapolation (known as TCA) and one covering modeling (Indy).

The problems this book attempts to address are not easy; solving them requires a lot more than a tools overview.The chapter on extrapolation is misleading, implying that you can focus on a single metric, and not explaining prediction involving multiple metrics.The chapter on modeling is very unsatisfactory: they show off this cool looking tool (Indy) but never explain where to get it from.

5-0 out of 5 stars The only but Best Book I have seen
This is the First book that discuss testing web application using Microsoft ACT (which I find not the best testing tool, see Astra Load Test, it is perfect).
the book will divide the testing to phases and tiers, for example it dicusses how to optimized and find bottle neckin web tier (ASP.net Code), managed code and SQL server.

I didn't find anther book that discuss "Stress Testing ASP.net" application.

The will tell you how the found the "Memory Leakage" and they will tell you their exprience in finding problems with web sites.

If you r intented to "know" how to stress test you application, buy this book now

2-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great
I had pretty high hopes for this book and was therefore a bit disappointed.The book focused heavily on several testing suites (ACT, Application Expert, Indy) which good from the standpoint of learning about the tools that are out there.Of course, it's not terribly useful if you can't get your hands on those suites.

The parts of the book that focused on non-application specific performance testing concepts were generally weak and didn't go into enough detail.It would have been nice to see some of the testing documentation that the book refers to, but no such luck.

One thing I found particularly annoying was in the description of the various Performance Monitor objects.The various descriptions offered in the book were EXACTLY the same as the text that is produced by clicking on the "explain" button in the "Add Counters" dialog of perfmon.

With that said, the book is cheap and a quick read.It's probably worth buying, but don't get your hopes up that you'll be doing any serious performance testing after reading it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Approach and Tips For Performance Testing
Although I have not read this book extensively, I have still found sound advice in its pages.This book is a great guide to anyone who wishes to learn more about, or conduct Performance Testing.From Bottle necks to security, this books covers a broad range of subjects.For a reliable source of testing information, directed towards web applications and more, refer to this book.Thank you. ... Read more

8. A. M. Turing's ACE Report of 1946 and Other Papers
by A. M. Turing, Michael Woodger
 Hardcover: 157 Pages (1986-04-03)
list price: US$30.00
Isbn: 0262031140
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Volume 10 in the Babbage Reprint Series contains two archival papers by Alan Turing-the ACE report (1945), a seminal paper detailing the design for an electronic universal machine called the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), and Turing's Lecture to the London Mathematical Society (1947) amplifying the ideas outlined in the ACE report. Turing's report was the first time that the notion of artificial intelligence was discussed as a real possibility and Turing went on to devote the next decade to AI. Michael Woodger's paper, The History and Present Use of Digital Computers at the National Physical Laboratory (1958) gives a brief history of the construction of the pilot ACE, the first functional version of Turing's universal machine. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Book
I think that this book is great! And I think that every programmist mustread it! ... Read more

9. MCSE TCP/IP Ace It¿
by Jason Nash
Paperback: 425 Pages (1998-09)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$19.75
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Asin: 0764532588
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Save valuable time, guard against common exam pitfalls, and find out how the MCSE game really works with MCSE TCP/IP Ace It!™ -- your inside track to certification. MCSE guru Jason Nash begins each chapter with a self-assessment quiz designed to gauge your preparedness. Nash also outlines the exam material covered in the chapter according to Microsoft objectives and his own experience so you'll know where you stand before reading the material.

MCSE TCP/IP Ace It! features chapter-ending skill labs and a complete Practice Exam at the end of the book with explanations to each answer and complete exam analysis. Certification has never been easier, thanks to MCSE TCP/IP Ace It! -- your all-in-one exam prep companion! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (8)

1-0 out of 5 stars This exam is retired
The MCSE TCP/IP exam expired in February, 2001. Why on Earth are you guys still selling it???

5-0 out of 5 stars This book and four days to passing the exam
I used this book, a visit to a cramsession website, and many many free tests available on the internet and passed with a score of 900!I only studied for four days and previously was only familiar with TCP/IP.I hadnever administered it.Great concise resource.

2-0 out of 5 stars Just a tool for review, does not teach you
I bought this and the Exam carm series book for this test and the Exam cram book is ten times better. This book assumes you already or once new everything and just tries to help you review.

5-0 out of 5 stars A well explained and straight hit book
This is a straight to the point book, the author highlighted what u need to know for the exam, what the exam will emphasize on. Furthermore, there is sufficient examples, explanations, reminders etc a well-written bookreally meant for the exam. The author had done his homework, and i believeis very experience in this subject. No wasted words, furthmore, it is smalland handy. So u can bring it out even when dating so that u can refer to itanytime, in this way u will naturally get the necessary knowledge withminimum effort. An ace to the author...I hope the other ace series of booksmaintain this standard, yet to find out...I just need ace it for exchangenow.

5-0 out of 5 stars No other book needed
This book had all of the accurate information within one cover.Explanations are clear and the total book is organized.Makes sifting through other additional resources to find what you needed unnecessary. ... Read more

10. Introducing Microsoft SQL Server(tm) 2005 for Developers (Pro - Developer)
by Peter DeBetta
Paperback: 268 Pages (2004-11-03)
list price: US$29.99 -- used & new: US$2.75
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Asin: 073561962X
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Get a developer-focused introduction to the new programmability features in the next version of Microsoft SQL Server—including integration with the Microsoft .NET Framework—and learn powerful new ways to manipulate your servers. Whether you’re a developer currently working with T-SQL or Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET, or you’re responsible for database administration, you’ll see how to draw from your existing skills and knowledge to exploit new SQL Server technology. With introductory-level code samples written in both T-SQL and C#, you’ll understand how to take advantage of the cross-platform interoperability, native support for XML and Web services, shared language base, and other programming innovations to build better solutions from business intelligence to enterprise data management. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (15)

2-0 out of 5 stars So-so
Does not go into much detail of specific help for any issues. It discusses some of the new features but since the DB was not released at the time of publication it is a little vague an many of the changes.

4-0 out of 5 stars SQL Reference
The book rocks. I found almost all that I needed easily. I give it "4 stars" instead of 5 only because it didn't have EVERYTHING I needed.

1-0 out of 5 stars Dont waste your time
For me, time is more important than money but this book does not deserve your time as well as money.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money, or your time
From Esposito, Prosise, Richter, Balena...Since the days when MFC was new, I've grown to trust the Wintellect authors and learned to look forward to their take on the Microsoft products. Microsoft and Wintellect really dropped the ball on this one. Scattered Logic, Examples which don't work, lack of focus, where should I begin?

How about with the title. I don't know who the intended audience was...certainly not developers. Maybe purchasing departments? I found Mr. Debetta's writing style quite arrogant and it interfered significantly with any points he may have been trying to get accross. Rather thanan introduction, I found it to be little more than an extended advertisement.

Mr. DeBetta clearly has a passion for XML.However, XML is just a small part of a developer's interest. Maybe next time he will step back and think about what developer's are looking for. Those of us out in the field trying to stay abreast of new technologies. We are NOT looking for ads, we ARE looking for solid leads on where to take our products. This book does not suffice.

I feel I've wasted too much time on this book. Spending any more on this review seems an excess.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book stinks, period.
Old build, poor writing style, bad code = bad book.

Don't waste your money.Go buy a book from another publisher that teaches you about SQL Server 2005.Better yet, the product documentation is even better than this book! ... Read more

11. Learn and Ace Calculus Now Faster and Easier with Subliminal Programming CD
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The Superior Calculus subliminal CD is designed to super charge your brain to learn calculus faster and easier than ever imagined. It will help you learn and master calculus so that you retain the material longer, understand it better, and enjoy it much more than you normally would. This session can help you pass calculus exams easier and with higher scores.All you have to do is continue the same calculus classes or text that you're studying now and listen to this CD to accelerate your learning ability.This CD contains 6 ten minute subliminal sessions to choose from. Each session contains the same subliminal suggestions carefully crafted by hypnotist Alex Armani, CHT. You get to choose which track(s) to listen to!Successful people across the world are using subliminal programming to help them correct bad habits, improve their health, or acquire new skills faster. Subliminal programming means you will hear NO AUDIBLE VOICE because it has been masked in order to bypass your conscious filters. This gives the suggestions the ability to directly impact your subconscious mind for maximum effectiveness.Through repeated use of this CD, you will notice that you have a knack for calculus and that it comes easier to you. Using this CD for a long period of time will increase your desire and ability for all things related to calculus success. This will accelerate your learning. It does not actually teach calculus because it primes your brain for rapid learning only.These sessions were designed for use at any point in your day or night. You can listen intently or play it in the background. This CD only features 6 subliminal audio tracks to choose from including ocean waves, rain, thunder storm, bird song, whale song, and hypnotic music. ... Read more

12. ACE LAUNCHES DSP COMMUNITY WEBSITE FOR DSP-C PROGRAMMING.(digital signal processor programming): An article from: PC Business Products
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This digital document is an article from PC Business Products, published by Worldwide Videotex on November 1, 2002. The length of the article is 515 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: ACE LAUNCHES DSP COMMUNITY WEBSITE FOR DSP-C PROGRAMMING.(digital signal processor programming)
Publication: PC Business Products (Newsletter)
Date: November 1, 2002
Publisher: Worldwide Videotex
Volume: 14Issue: 11Page: NA

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13. The Secret Interviewee: Find the Job, Ace the Interview, Negotiate Big Pay
by M T Bressler
Paperback: 62 Pages (2009-04-01)
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With increasing graduates and decreasing jobs, there are more and more job-seekers looking for work and competing for the same positions. Employers now have a sea of candidates to interview with tons of choices. It's an employer's market, and they have the upper hand. Now, more than ever, you need to find a competitive advantage over others, a way to set yourself apart. Following the A.C.T.S. system will get you there. •Ever wonder why the person with less experience or education got the offer over you?•Are you tired of watching opportunities slip through your fingers?•Are you looking for that better life, with a job you love but aren't sure how to even get started? •Want to know how to seal the deal on an interview for a job with big pay and great perks? Think of me as your "secret interviewee." There are many books out there written by executives who conduct interviews, but what I didn't find were books written by the interviewees who were getting the job offers. I wanted to give job seekers something real to grasp - what works and what doesn't, from a unique perspective. This book was written BY the Interviewee FOR the Interviewee. I'll show you how the A.C.T.S system has enabled me to consistently ace interviews and receive the offers I wanted, with the big pay and perks I've always dreamed of. A.C.T.S. covers every facet of the interview process, everything from how to get your foot in the door to sealing the deal and negotiating big pay. This system will have you on your way to finally landing the job you've always wanted. It's a must-have for the recently laid off, new graduates and job-seekers looking for that competitive advantage. ... Read more

14. Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Ace-Siam Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (Proceedings in Applied Mathematics)
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Symposium held in San Francisco, California, January 1998.

This symposium is jointly sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory and the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Typo
Dear Amazon,

I think the "Ace-Siam" in the title for this proceedings should be "Acm-Siam". ... Read more

15. C++ Network Programming Volume 1, Mastering Complexity with ACE and Patterns B01_0553
by Stephen D. Huston Douglas C. Schmidt
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"This is the International Edition. The content is in English, same as US version but different cover. Please DO NOT buy if you can not accept this difference.Ship from Shanghai China, please allow about 3 weeks on the way to US or Europe.Message me if you have any questions." ... Read more

16. Early programming activity at the University of Cambridge
by Martin Campbell-Kelly
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17. Adult Education in an Urban Context: Problems, Practices, and Programming for Inner-City Communities: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education ...Adult & Continuing Education)
by Larry G. Martin, Elice Rogers
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Text offers insight into the education, learning problems, and needs confronted by low-income residents of inner-city communities. Offers fresh perspectives and approaches to practice that can assist these residents in crossing socioeconomic and race-ethnicity borders. Softcover. ... Read more

18. Programming network applications in the C B 2 t. T.1 A professional approach to the problem of complexity ACE and Patterns Trans. of Eng. (C In-Depth) / Programmirovanie setevykh prilozheniy na S V 2 t. T.1 Professionalnyy podkhod k probleme slozhnosti ACE i patterny Per. s angl. (C In-Depth)
by Khyuston S. Shmidt D.
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19. Victorious (The Lost Fleet, Book 6 of 6)
by Jack Campbell
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The Lost Fleet: Relentless found its way onto the New York Times bestseller list...

Now Victorious leads the charge again-and "Black Jack" Geary is in command...

As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral-even though the ruling council fears he may stage a military coup. His new rank gives him the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. But an even greater alien threat lurks on the far side of the Syndic occupied space. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Book6 is great
Book 6 the fleet is home and the love story is a success.
But the war is not over and so I am waiting for book 7

4-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what you would expect
For a series which took six books to complete, it's almost silly to come to realize that all the important, most sought after scenes in the final book feel predictable and rushed through. It's also the longest book in the series (at 331 pages, compared to the next longest, Relentless at 320 pages). Admittedly, much material had to be compacted into this novel to let it live out the stylized military grandeur composed by Campbell. You could almost walk through the scenes in the book with a checklist, ticking off each predictable scene as they come. So, in regards to my satisfaction as to the consistency and transparency of the series, my palette is sated.

What Campbell did in 1800+ pages could easily have been done with fewer words, with less emphasis on female rivalry and attitude swings, with played down jump space adjectives and Geary's perpetual fixations on the auxiliaries, the relative speed of attack and the cryptic time and direction of each attack. Words, words, words. Most of the series seemed to be stuffed with inconsequential fluff... but when it came down to the space battles (that's what we came for after all, right folks?) the equation was played out brilliantly. If there's wreckage, missiles, particle beams and grapeshot in a battle scene, you know Geary showed up and untaught the Syndics their potty-training.

What Campbell did for military sci-fi and space battle sci-fi has been significant. Is it a little cheesy? Oh dear yes. Just look at the covers of books two to six and try not to flinch at the Baen-like poses and artistry (Geary with a big gun when in the entire series Geary never even handles a single weapon and is rarely ever off the ship). The publisher, Ace, has many novels with very fine covers so I have no idea why the marketing team decided to pick the covers they did, excluding Dauntless, which was a brilliant cover. Campbell should be proud of this series, the fans should savor the action (as I did) but I just hope it all ends here. Let Geary rest.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding addition to the series.
John Hemry (Jack Campbell) has again articulated an awesome story that keeps the reader constantly entertained. I look forward to his next Lost Fleet book and dread the day the series ends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved the book and gave it to my home library
Really enjoyed reading the last of the series and giving it to my local library...

4-0 out of 5 stars Victorious
Victorious is the 6th of a series of six books by Jack Campbell that collectively tell the story of Captain John Geary and his command of the space fleet which belongs to an Alliance of worlds occupied by humans.Thebooks in series order are: 1) The Lost Fleet: Dauntless, 2) The Lost Fleet: Fearless, 3) The Lost Fleet: Courageous, 4) The Lost Fleet: Valiant, 5) The Lost Fleet: Restless, and 6) The Lost Fleet: Victorious.

The Alliance has been in a state of war for 100 years with another group of human worlds called the Syndicated Worlds, or Syndics for short.John Geary was thought to have been killed in the early opening attacks of that war.In reality, he escaped certain doom in a survival pod launched from his Heavy Cruiser.He was placed in a state of hibernation, with the expectation that he would be picked up in a few weeks, but something went wrong.The emergency beacon on his pod failed, and he drifted until he was accidentally found 100 years later by another Alliance Battle Cruiser.

He was revived and found himself thrust into command of the entire Alliance Fleet (which was lost deep behind enemy lines) and expected to miraculously get the Fleet home safely and to put and end to the war once and for all, and he was to do this against the overwhelming forces of the Syndicate Worlds.

Compounding his problems is the fact that he must deal with a group of rebellious officers among his own crew, a love relationship that can not be acknowledged, politicians at home who want to arrest him when he gets there for a crime he has not committed and for which there is no evidence to suggest that he ever thought of committing it.And if that were not enough, he also has to deal with an unknown enemy with unknown technological capabilities that is known to exist just beyond the border that marks the extreme edge of Syndic space.

If you like SciFi that's filled with space battles based on reasonably thought out tactical plans and strategies, this series may be for you.It is much closer to reality than the Lensman series, though I will not say that is a better or worse story line.That is for the reader to decide.

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20. Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker
by Christof Teuscher
Hardcover: 542 Pages (2003-11-20)
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Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, this book is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing. The volume spans the entire rich spectrum of his life, thoughts, and legacy, but also sheds some new light on the future of computing science with a chapter contributed by visionary Ray Kurzweil.

Further important contributions come from the philosopher Daniel Dennett, the Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, and the distinguished logician Martin Davis, who provides a first critical essay on an emerging and controversial field termed hypercomputation.

A special highlight of the book is the play by Valeria Patera that examines the scandal surrounding the last apple, and presents as an enigma, the life, death, and destiny of the man who did so much to decipher the Nazi enigma code during the Second World War. By contrast, deciphering the meaning of Alan's life remains much more difficult.

The book also contains achapter on Turing's last, almost lost, somehow obscure, and ill-understood work on Fibonacci phyllotaxis, and a chapter on his almost forgotten connectionist ideas. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Turing died too soon
Teuscher has gathered together a set of thought provoking essays about Turing and the ideas he espoused. The diverse range of the essays is a good reflection of Turing's genius.

The essay on making a self-replicating Turing machine reflects earlier speculations on what might more generally be considered a self-replicating Neumann machine.

There is a palpable sense of loss in the book. Turing died at a relatively young age. What if he had lived decades longer? He could have seen the immense flowering of computing, in hardware and software. With his genius, what other insights might he have given us? If you wish, you can regard the book as speculations into this unknowable.

One of the book's authors, Copeland, has recently edited another book -'The Essential Turing', which has essays by Turing himself, and you may want to look at that text.

5-0 out of 5 stars Man of many parts
This book celebrates the 90th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing by bringing together a large set of essays on topics as diverse and colourful as the work and life of the man himself. Turing's fundamental contributions to computing kick started the modern computing era. However, he also made early and outstanding contributions to artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks, morphogenesis, cryptology and the philosophy of mind. The book touches on all these areas and includes contributions from luminaries such as Martin Davis, Daniel Dennett, Andrew Hodges, Douglas Hofstadter and Ray Kurzweil. The book also contains some essays on contemporary topics related to Turing's work such as the controversial area of so-called hypercomputation. While many of the essays are advanced, the material remains accessible and interesting. Turing had a strikingly original and whimsical imagination - reflecting this, and unlike many books on technical topics, this one includes some of the kind of speculation that is bound to fire the imagination of readers. Will computers outstrip human intelligence, and when might it happen? Will we become more like computers, or will they become more like us? Ninety years on from the birth of Alan Turing such issues are more relevant and pressing than ever, and this book makes an excellent advanced introduction to the breadth of Turing's work. ... Read more

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