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on November 13, 2010
I found this book to be very disappointing in many regards. I expect a certain degree of quality in O'Reilly books and this one did not meet it. It's a thin book, and although there is some interesting content, enough to pass a couple of hours of late-night reading, the level of writing is about that of a mediocre Wikipedia article. The style is more appropriate for a blog or uneven journalistic account than a published book. Typos, very obvious ones, abounded throughout the text. The price is exorbitant for such a shallow pass at the subject.
I did not find it to be an intellectually stimulating work, and its best value was in directing me to other resources referenced by the work.
My guess is that the publisher wanted to capitalize off a cool subject, but this fails to attack the subject in any significant way.