- Paperback: 164 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (March 8, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449328857
- ISBN-13: 978-1449328856
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,863,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Henri Binsztok, is the creator of Opa and previously a researcher and teacher at the University of Paris, France.
Adam Koprowski is a software developer at Google. He has authored numerous articles on Opa. Adam was previously a researcher at Radboud University.
Ida Swarczewskaja graduated from Tallinn University of Technology. She is leading the work on the user experience and design of the Opa portal, tools, demos and applications.
Top customer reviews
The book achieves this with several hands on projects of varies and increasing complexity.
There are only a few chapters that are not practical, ex: explaining the opa type system (chapter 7) and a few short introductory chapters at the beginning of the book. Read those chapters because they are packed with good information on some of Opa's strong points.
The book is targeted to developers of an intermediate level, without leaving in the dark beginners.
The authors don't waste to much time describing concepts outside Opa itself, a beginner may have to do some reading on the side to supplement knowledge, but it should be able to get to work with the framework regardless.
I think it's a good compromise since keep the book focused on the task and keep it short.
Opa is an intriguing framework and I will have to take it for a spin to make my mind about it. The book convinced me that I should at least spend some time with it.
The only issue I have with the book is the absence of tests. There are no tests nor mention of unit test, assertions or testing libraries/modules. A book written today should (at least), describe how to test your system. Even if it's in an appendix of the book, so to keep the examples clean.