This book covers all of the basic functionality of the Community Server product from Telligent. Chapter 1 gives you a background of the product. Chapter 2 tells you what is required to use the product and how to get a copy of it. The rest of the chapters dive into the detail on the individual features of Community Server, like blogging, forums, RSS feeds, user management and more.
The author of the book was very diligent to capture every and explain the many configuration options for Community Server. This makes the book a worthwhile purchase for anyone who wants to implement Community Server.
This book is out and is available from Packt. For more information about this book, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/community-server/book
The back cover of the book states that the intended audience is ..."beginners in the developer track who are looking to get an exposure to SSIS". It was right on the money.
The book starts off with the a great introduction to what SSIS is and what it is made up of. In then goes into, in depth, how to use Visual Studio 2005 to create, modify, debug and execute SSIS packages. The rest of the book is a series of Hands On labs guiding you through different task like transferring date from xyz source to SQL Server, which I find to be the best way for me to learn a topic. There is one chapter on scripting with unfortunately for my task a bit simple. It would have been nice to see an advanced script, maybe something that calculated a value and updated a column.
There were two things that the book was missing... It did not talk about the error handling or logging available in SSIS other than a mention that SSIS has it.
In summary, this is a great book for beginners to SSIS and DBA's that what to start using Visual Studio to debug their SSIS packages.
This book is out and is available from Packt. For more information about this book, please visit: www.packtpub.com/sql-server-integration-services-visual-studio-2005/book
The book is a good starting point for people that was to learn the different ways of binding data from supported sources to ASP.NET controls. The author does a pretty good job of explaining the basics of some of the data bindable controls like ListBox, DropDownList, etc. There are whole chapters dedicated to the Repeater, DataList, DataGrid and DataView controls.
Unfortunately there are a few things that I did not like about the book. The first was the code, there were quite a few places where the code was not correct there were typos or incorrect characters to delimitate strings. There where several locations in the code where double angle brackets (« ») where used for strings instead of double quotes ("). Some of the code samples provided for the DataManager class were susceptible to SQL Injection attacks. Now I understand it is a sample but a little disclaimed should be made to break habits. One last thing, some of code could benefit from some refactoring.
Overall, I think this books would be could a good reference point for data binding in Microsoft ASP.NET.
The website for the book: http://www.packtpub.com/asp-net-data-presentation-controls/book