It seemed like a good idea to publish this list, it may help someone !! Either scroll up and down to browse the lists - or - point to and click on the title that interests you in the list below and it will take you directly to the details for that book.

Active Server Pages 2.0 Unleashed
Alex Homer's Professional ASP 3.0 Web Techniques
core JAVA Volume 1-Fundamentals
Developing XML Solutions
DHTML and CSS for the world wide web
Dynamic HTML - Reference and Software Development Kit
Hip Pocket Guide to HTML 4.01
jumping JavaScript
Microsoft Office 97 Visual Basic Programmer's Guide
Professional VB.NET
Pure JavaScript
Teach Yourself Active Server Pages in 24 Hours
Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 Hours
Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours
Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days
VB Script Interactive Course
Windows Scripting Host
XML by example
XML in a nutshell

Title : DHTML and CSS for the world wide web
Author : Jason Cranford Teague
Publisher : Peachpit Press
ISBN : 0-201-73084-7
UK Price : £16.99
US Price : $21.99
Rating : *****
My comments :
This is a really well written brilliant book. It is easy to read and very well written. It shows the code clearly and explains the reasons and purpose for each line in an incredible simple manner. If I could only keep one book in this list, this would probably be the one!!
If you want to get an idea of the book, click on here.
Title : Developing XML Solutions
Author : Jake Sturm
Publisher : Microsoft
ISBN : 0-7356-0796-6
UK Price : £36.99
US Price : Not shown on the book
Rating : ***
My comments :
A good and interesting read. I learned some stuff from it. It will not make me the world expert on the subject tho' . The book contains a CD ROM.
Title : Alex Homer's Professional ASP 3.0 Web Techniques
Author : Alex Homer
Publisher : Wrox
ISBN : 1-861003-21-8
UK Price : £35.99
US Price : $49.99
Rating : ****
My comments :
I bought this book for one particular paragraph to answer one particular question - it did that very well. It is not a book that I expect to read from cover to cover (I do for most of my technical books !!). It was a good investment - and is good as a work of reference. The word "Professional" in the title is very well justified.

It professes to cover ADO 2.5, SQL Server 7.0, XML - it appears to do so !
Title : Professional VB.NET
Author : 17 of them - far too many for me to type here
Publisher : Wrox
ISBN : 1-861004-97-4
UK Price : £47.99
US Price : $59.99
Rating : ???
My comments :
None yet - not into .NET yet. Also, I do not write VB - but I do use VBScript - bought half in error - and - half 'cos I think that maybe one day I will use VB - half 'cos it seems to me that .NET is an irresistible force (one day, I will have to use it !!)
Title : Pure JavaScript
Author : R. Allen Wyke, Jason D. Gilliam and Charlton Ting
Publisher : Sams
ISBN : 0-672-31543-5
UK Price : £25.50
US Price : $34.99
Rating : ********
My comments :
The BIBLE, without which I could not be. It is most certainly NOT a teach yourself book - it is a work of reference ! Any question about JavaScript, the answer is here !!
Title : jumping JavaScript
Author : Janice Winsor and Brian Freeman
Publisher : Prentice Hall
ISBN : 0-13-841941-8
UK Price : £not shown
US Price : $49.95
Rating : *****
My comments :
The book from which I learned to write JaveScript. I still use it occasionally as a reference book. Easy to use - easy to understand - sensible, understandable examples. To be recommended. The book contains a CD ROM(that I have broken).
Title : Active Server Pages 2.0 Unleashed
Author : Stepen Walther et al
Publisher : Sams
ISBN : 0-672-31613-7
UK Price : £44.99
US Price : $49.99
Rating : *****
My comments :
The book from which I learned about ASP files. I still use it occasionally as a reference book. Easy to use - easy to understand - sensible, understandable examples. To be recommended. The book contains a CD ROM(that I have broken).
Title : Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days
Author : Simon North and Paul Hermans
Publisher : Sams
ISBN : 1-57521-396-6
UK Price : £26.99
US Price : $29.99
Rating : ***
My comments :
It gave me a good grounding in the subject. Worth the money I think
Title : Teach Yourself Active Server Pages in 24 Hours
Author : Christoph Wille and Christian Koller
Publisher : Sams
ISBN : 0-672-31612-9
UK Price : £17.99
US Price : $19.99
Rating : ****
My comments :
I learned stuff from this. Still use it for reference sometimes. Good value for a raw beginner to ASP.
Title : Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 Hours
Author : Dick Oliver
Publisher : Sams
ISBN : 0-672-31724-9
UK Price : £14.50
US Price : $19.99
Rating : ***
My comments :
I bought it because it was half price and I thought that HTML4 was very different to the HTML that I knew at the time. (It was not !!) Various folk that have borrowed it tell me that it is good.
Title : VB Script Interactive Course
Author : Noel Jerke, Michael Hatmaker and Jonny Anderson
Publisher : Waite / Sams
ISBN : 1-57169-046-8
UK Price : £ ??
US Price : $49.99
Rating : ****
My comments :
Found this book at a Sunday computer market - did not pay much for it. It gave me my first grounding in VB Script. A useful CD ROM came with the book.
Title : Windows Scripting Host
Author : Dino Esposito
Publisher : Wrox
ISBN : 1-861002-65-3
UK Price : £21.99
US Price : $29.99
Rating : *****
My comments :
This book give a good start for folk interested in writing Visual Basic Script for the Windows Scripting Host. This is a very useful means of generating quick applications for Windows - I commend it to you.
Title : Microsoft Office 97 Visual Basic Programmer's Guide
Author : None shown
Publisher : Microsoft
ISBN : 1-57231-340-4
UK Price : £22.99
US Price : $34.99
Rating : ****
My comments :
I had learned how to use the Windows Script Host. This book gave me the knowledge to be able to do things to Office files from within VBScript. It did what I wanted it to do.
Title : Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours
Author : Joe Casad and Bob Willsey
Publisher : Sams
ISBN : 0-672-31248-4
UK Price : £17.95
US Price : $19.99
Rating : *****
My comments :
If you need to know, this is the book to teach you !!
Title : core JAVA Volume 1-Fundamentals
Author : Cay S Horstmann and Gary Cornell
Publisher : Prentice Hall
ISBN : 0-13-081933-6
UK Price : £ ??
US Price : $42.99
Rating : ***
My comments :
This book showed me
  • Books can have lots of pages in them - 742 in this one.
  • Java ain't simple
  • Creating Java progams needs a lot of space and power on PC's
  • The Java SDK is very big and complicated
  • My brain is too old to learn such new fangled languages -
Title : XML in a nutshell
Author : Elliotte Rusty Harold and W Scott Means
Publisher : O'Reilly
ISBN : 0-596-00058-8
UK Price : £19.95
US Price : $29.95
Rating : *****
My comments :
This is a brilliant book - it taught me in a very simple manner, stuff with which I had struggled in the past - I cannot commend it too highly !!
Title : Dynamic HTML - Reference and Software Development Kit
Author : none shown
Publisher : Microsoft Press
ISBN : 0-7356-0638-2
UK Price : £46.99 (I got it for thirty something pounds from Amazon)
US Price : $49.99
Rating : *****
My comments :
This is a brilliant book - it is what it says it is on the cover. It has two CD ROMs that contain a shedload of helpfull stuff (particularly usefull are the .CHM help files on it). It might seem expensive but it has probably paid for itself already - in time that it has saved me.
Title : XML by example
Author : Benoit Marchal
Publisher : QUE
ISBN : 0-7897-2504-5
UK Price : £21.99 (I got it for seventeen something pounds at an exhibition)
US Price : $29.99
Rating : *****
My comments :
This is a easy to read book - it is what it says it is on the cover. I have certainly learned things from it. I makes good bedtime reading. The listings shown in it can be downloaded from either of two web sites.
Title : Hip Pocket Guide to HTML 4.01
Author : Ed Tittell, James Michael Stewart and Chelsea Valentine
Publisher : IDG Books
ISBN : 0-7645-4719-4
UK Price : £13.99 (I got it for 9 pounds-ish at an Amazon.co.uk)
US Price : $22.99
Rating : *****
My comments :
This book was three nights bedtime reading. It is very good, saw several Tags that I had never tried. It has some wonderful seriously helpful lists in it. It is an instant clarifier/reminder of things that you only have in the back of your mind. I learned quite a bit from it.

Worth the money !!

You would need a big Hip Pocket - it is A5, spiral bound - paperback.

This is just a start of a very big list - I will keep adding a few at a time until I have done the lot. Your comments would be welcome.