- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 8th edition (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321772970
- ISBN-13: 978-0321772978
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,183,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The words in the pages are lined in columns and they don't use the whole page which made it very awkward to read and follow. When an example is used, there are detailed description either before or after the example that explains it. There are no other external sources provided for extra information and the information provided was very vague.
What I didn't like about it was how different programming techniques were really "mashed together" in each example. I would have preferred a little more detail and explanation on how to use each technique (especially core concepts). What the book did was cover each technique pretty quickly and broadly without getting into much detail about it, then combining all of the techniques for each example.
I buy nearly all of my computer books on Amazon, but I sample them before purchasing in an actual bookstore. Reviews and recommendations do not help me when purchasing a computer book...I need to read through it, see if there is an answer to a specific problem I'm looking to solve and if the book 'feels right' then I take a note and buy it on Amazon unless I'm in need of immediate gratification. Sorry B&N, but at 30% less, I can't justify the in-store purchase.