7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2007
I give it 3 stars because it seems like it is the best of the worst. This is the first DNN book I came across that didn't have a poor review. It touches on a number of subjects but doesn't really cover anything in great depth. If you are determined to buy a book on DNN then I would suggest this book since all of the others I found had poor reviews and everybody said most of the books were spent talking about the history of DNN rather than how to use it, however I would urge you not to waste your money on this one either. You can get just as much out of the online documentation. The example code is not explained very generally. Function calls are made but not explained. It is apparently up to the reader to look up in the documentation what functions are available and how they are used. Of course if you are going to do that then you don't really need this book. Just read the documentation.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2007
I read the reviews for a lot of DNN books and decided to get this one. I was not disappointed. The book takes you through the process of building a site and though they occasionally skip small steps, do a very good job. The section on developing your own modules is well written as well and again is demonstrated with specific steps.