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Jul 25, 2010 10:53 PM|LINK
I too really rate the Apress books. They are carefully reviewed by professionals for their content - and they have individual books for all levels of developer from beginner to advanced professional.
Most of the large names mentioned in the above post are good because they too review the code - but to be honest - a lot of it depends on your personal taste. Do you like very academic talk or are you someone who actually has to have a light-hearted book?
The For Dummies series can be entertaining but are not as content rich as the other more established names.
Get yourself to a good book store that contains a reviewed Computers section. This will allow you to try before you buy.
The hardest thing is finding a book that keeps me interested from start to finish - often with the result that I find myself having to Google specific techniques. Hopefully you'll do better.
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