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In summary, a good book if you are motivated to spend time inventing programming exercises and working through them.
Additionally, the author frequently dumps large amounts of code on the reader and instructs them to ignore parts (or to "ignore everything except for").
The price for this book was a lot better on Amazon than in any school book store I compared it to.
Buying books for school at amazon, saves you a lot of money.
I agree with other reviewers - this book wastes time and space on the obvious things that can be covered in a beginner's book. Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by E. Minkovitch
The book's title suggests that it's a book for beginners as well as experienced programmers, but I wouldn't recommend this book to a person who is just starting to learn... Read morePublished on September 15, 2009 by Levan Kardava
I found the book to be easy to read and organized in a logical manor. Example code was provided to emphasis important points. Read morePublished on December 18, 2008 by Jesse Tutterrow
He makes me cringe because he describes a lot of practices that are just really cheesy and annoying. Read morePublished on August 13, 2007 by Cameron Hinkle
I liked this book - it has many real applications and explanations. I found myself slipping in markers on lots of pages so that I could come back for information that I knew I... Read morePublished on June 14, 2007 by L. Frederick