Worthless Without Source Code,
This review is from: Practical CakePHP Projects (Expert's Voice in Web Development) (Paperback)
I am a well-versed PHP developer but only marginally familiar with Cake. I was amazed to see the great depth of how the book delved into a few great issues like Access Control Lists and a control panel to ease security settings as well as how to do database-level internationalization so I quickly thought the book would be invaluable. I spent hours reading the book and manually typing in all the code in the samples to be "hands on" and watch the code grow into completion only to find that MAJOR critical pieces of the code were completely undocumented and missing from the sample code listings. My projects ended up looking nothing like their screenshots or samples and none of the advanced topics worked at all without essentially copying over their sample code into my directory because so many pieces were missing. Great code samples, poor presentation, poor publishing in my opinion.
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Initial post: Jun 10, 2010 6:39:41 AM PDT
Show a little effort !
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