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Not up to par for the Head First series
on September 14, 2012
First let me say that I am a huge fan of the Head First series. However, this is not one of the better books in the series. It's ok, but not great.
The reason this is bad is twofold:
(2) Newbie students have enormous difficulty generalizing and reapplying generic, disconnected solutions. They need a consistent set of working examples that they can refer to again and again. The consistent set of examples in a book like this provides common ground for everyone in the class. The way this book is designed, there are too many different tiny examples. In Chapter Four, should I talk about the Dog example, the Movie example, the Game example, or what? There is too much inordinate context switching within each chapter.