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Site Offer If you think you've missed your opportunity to take advantage of hot titles at exclusive discounts....you'd be wrong. We've gone crazy with an exclusive offer, which is available for just two weeks.

We’ve compiled a list of the titles which have been bestsellers throughout 2004 at The Register Bookshop - these are the books YOUR peers have rated THE BEST.

This week the best sellers from SQL, Web Programming and Business are featured below but don't forget that you can get books covering everything from A+ Certification to Zero Administration Kit's For Windows and Access 2000 to XPath Kick Start!

Free books up for grabs

But that's not all! We’re also giving away - yes, completely FREE of charge, your choice of ONE of THREE titles from The Register bestseller list, but only to the first 25 people this week to spend more than £35.00 at the Register Bookshop. Next week, we'll have another 25 books to give away.

We'll contact the first 25 lucky customers by email, and offer you your choice from any of the following three bestselling titles:

The Register bestsellers of 2004

  • The complete set of definitive guides from MySQL Press
    RRP £116.50 - Reg price - £75.73 - Saving £40.77 (35%)
    The ONLY complete guide to learning, teaching and using MySQL, the most popular open-source database in the world, from MySQL Press.
  • First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers, A
    RRP £34.99 - Reg price - £24.49 - Saving £10.50 (30%)
    Supported by Microsoft's SQL Server team, this book is an authoritative first look at the most anticipated version of SQL Server to date.
  • PHP and MySQL Web Development
    RRP £36.50 - Reg price - £25.55 - Saving £10.95 (30%)
    The definitive best-selling book on combining these two open source tools to create dynamic Web sites - updated for PHP 5 and MySQL 5.
  • Core PHP Programming
    RRP £35.99 - Reg price - £25.19 - Saving £10.80 (30%)
    The authoritative guide to PHP 5!Master PHP 5, the easy, high-performance solution for enterprise-class Web development!
  • Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes
    RRP £10.99 - Reg price - £7.69 - Saving £3.30 (30%)
    Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes has established itself as the gold standard for introductory SQL books, offering a fast-paced accessible tutorial to the major themes and techniques involved in applying the SQL language.
  • Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One
    RRP £21.99 - Reg price - £15.39 - Saving £6.60 (30%)
    A new edition of the best selling book that covers three popular open-source tools in one complete Starter Kit package.
  • PHP 5 Power Programming
    RRP £28.99 - Reg price - £20.29 - Saving £8.70 (30%)
    Written by the authors of the actual PHP code! The authoritative developer's guide to mastering advanced PHP 5 techniques.
  • ASP.NET v. 2.0-The Beta Version
    RRP £30.99 - Reg price - £21.69 - Saving £9.30 (30%)
    Fully supported by Microsoft's ASP.NET team, this is an authoritative and practical look at the new version of ASP.NET
  • Sams Teach Yourself PHP in 24 Hours
    RRP £17.99 - Reg price - £12.59 - Saving £5.40 (30%)
    A quick, easy-to-understand introduction to creating dynamic Web sites with PHP 5, the latest version of this popular programming language.
  • PHP for the World Wide Web
    RRP £16.99 - Reg price - £11.89 - Saving £5.10 (30%)
    The most popular beginner's guide to the most popular Web development tool -- completely updated to cover PHP 5!
  • How to Be Brilliant
    RRP £9.99 - Reg price - £6.99 - Saving £3.00 (30%)
    This book will give you tools to find out what point you are at now, understand where it is you want to get to and develop strategies and powerful methods to get you there.
  • How to Handle Tough Situations at Work
    RRP £9.99 - Reg price - £9.09 - Saving £0.90 (30%)
    How to Handle Tough Situations tackles difficult situations at work head-on.
  • Karaoke Capitalism
    RRP £19.99 - Reg price - £13.29 - Saving £6.70 (30%)
    Karaoke Capitalism shows that expressing your individuality, being different, lies at the heart of the modern enterprise and modern life.
  • The Beermat Entrepreneur
    RRP £12.99 - Reg price - £9.09 - Saving £3.90 (30%)
    The Beermat Entrepreneur is a practical guide to starting and building a business.

Coming next week

More of the best from 2004, covering Programming, Hacking, Open Source and Networking books.

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.