Top 10 Editors' Picks: Computers & Internet

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1. Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
by Paul Bausch
4.3 out of 5 stars (62 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
O'Reilly Media
February 1, 2003
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Everyone loves Google, and it's the first place many people turn to locate information on the Internet. There's a big gap, though, between knowing that you can use Google to get advance information on your blind date and having a handle on the considerable... Read more

2. PHP and MySQL Web Development, Second Edition
PHP and MySQL Web Development, Second Edition
by Luke Welling
3.9 out of 5 stars (67 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Sams
February 12, 2003
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Learning PHP is worth your time because you can do so much with it. Backed by a MySQL database server, the language makes an extraordinary engine for doing server-side scripting on Web sites. ... Read more

3. The Art of Maya
The Art of Maya
by Alias Wavefront
2.7 out of 5 stars (18 customer reviews)
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Sybex
January 2, 2003
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"[The Art of Maya] should be the first book you buy for your collection." -- ... Read more

4. Designing With Web Standards
Designing With Web Standards
by Jeffrey Zeldman
4.1 out of 5 stars (98 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
New Riders Press
May 24, 2003
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Standards, argues Jeffrey Zeldman in Designing With Web Standards, are our only hope for breaking out of the endless cycle of testing that plagues designers hoping to support all possible clients. In this book, he explains how designers can best use standards--primarily XHTML and CSS, plus ECMAScript and the ... Read more

5. The Official XMLSPY Handbook
The Official XMLSPY Handbook
by Larry Kim
4.0 out of 5 stars (10 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Wiley
January 3, 2003
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Say you know only a little bit about Extensible Markup Language (XML). You know what it is, generally, and some of the roles it plays in software. You don't, however, feel ready to do real work with it. ... Read more

6. Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips (Voices That Matter)
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips (Voices That Matter)
by Joseph Lowery
4.6 out of 5 stars (14 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
New Riders Press
January 10, 2003
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Expanding on the idea that the best parts of technical books are usually the nuggetized elements--the hints, tips, and sidebars--Joseph Lowery and Andrea Buraglia have written ... Read more

7. Head First Java: Your Brain on Java - A Learner's Guide
Head First Java: Your Brain on Java - A Learner's Guide
by Kathy Sierra
4.4 out of 5 stars (85 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
O'Reilly Media
May 31, 2003
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Amazon.com Review
It has taken four years, but with Head First Java the introductory Java book category has finally come of age. This is an excellent book, far more capable than any of the scores of Java-for-novices books that have come before it. Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates deserve rich kudos--and ... Read more

8. Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box
Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box
by Timothy "Thor" Mullen
4.2 out of 5 stars (36 customer reviews)
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Syngress
May 29, 2003
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Stealing the Network is a book of science fiction. It's a series of short stories about characters who gain unauthorized access to equipment and information, or deny use of those resources to the people who are meant to have access to them. The characters, though sometimes well described, are ... Read more

9. The Art of UNIX Programming (The Addison-Wesley Professional Computng Series)
The Art of UNIX Programming (The Addison-Wesley Professional Computng Series)
by Eric S. Raymond
4.3 out of 5 stars (43 customer reviews)
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Addison-Wesley
October 3, 2003
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Unix ranks among the great engineering accomplishments of the last half of the twentieth century, and its heir--Linux--seems already imposing and still on its way to achieving its full potential. Eric S. Raymond argues in ... Read more

10. Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Volume 2: Advanced Techniques
Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Volume 2: Advanced Techniques
by Chris Meyer
4.1 out of 5 stars (15 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
CMP Books
June 1, 2003
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"From my earliest days using AE, I owe much of what I know to Trish and Chris' classes and books." -- ... Read more