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In this section we review several books covering a wide range of technology topics, as well as open source frameworks and applications.

Review of the book MySQL by Paul DuBois.
The book teaches the fundamental of relational databases and MySQL.

Review of iReport, a visual report designer for JasperReports.
iReport is a very popular report designer for JasperReports. We took it for a spin and wrote about our experience.

Review of the book The Pragmatic Programmer by Dave Thomas and Andrew Hunt.
The Pragmatic Programmer is a very influential book providing advice on common software development issues.

Tod Liebeck's informative reply to our article, "A Closer Look at the Echo2 Framework"
Echo2's lead developer comments on our article.
A Java Developer's Review of Fedora 8
The latest version of the Fedora Linux Distribution includes a completely open source Java compiler and JVM called IcedTea, in addition to several Java tools and libraries. We took Fedora 8's tools for a spin and reported our findings in this article.

A closer look at the Echo2 framework.
We wrote a complete application using Echo2, including data validation and database access through Hibernate.

A review of the Java based Echo2 web application framework.
Echo2 is a Java class library that allows software developers to easily create sophisticated web applications. Echo2 features an AJAX rendering engine, allowing us to create highly responsive web applications.

A review of the native version of Eclipse included with Fedora Core 4.
Fedora Core 4 includes a natively compiled version of Eclipse, we took it for a spin to see how it stacks up.

Java EE 6 Development With NetBeans 7
Java EE 6 Development With NetBeans 7

Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server
Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server

JasperReports 3.5 For Java Developers
JasperReports 3.5 For Java Developers