Using Joomla! by Ron Severdia and Jennifer Gress is an excellent reference for anyone looking to build and maintain their own website using Joomla 3. The authors' use of practical advice and hands-on exercises takes the reader through the real-world process of building and optimizing a Joomla site.
If you have been using Joomla for an period of time, its easy to forget what it was like to take Joomla for its first test drive. Andrea Dace is the owner of Aesage, an eLearning startup, and this year she chose Joomla to build her company website with Joomla.