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I was misleaded by many positive reviews, by the book description and even sample pages. I felt being ripped off.
I wrote this review to call attention of all the potential buyers like myself. They should be aware of the fact that the book may eventually be useful for absolute beginners and the people that hate technical language. This is not a technical book, this is a "TOY" book, that might help in starting UNDERSTANDING JS, nothing more. You will not even be able to write a JS program after reading it, just to understand some BASIC concepts. Technical errors are anyway out of scope of the target readers and as such not relevant.
Luckily, it did not take too much of my time, as I read it in 2 hours, mostly because I was on a train and used it instead of crosswords or sudoku.
I would give it more stars if the exercises that go a long with it online were more accurate. Considering that these exercises are a big selling point of the book, they should be more accurate and I have found them full of mistakes.
Often times when you code a correct answer, it says you got it wrong and then shows you some code that is literally identical with the exception of a variable name. See the photo attached for an example. I think for a beginner this can be misleading and disheartening.
So, if you're looking for a book that does a decent job of teaching the basics through reading, this is ok. If you are hoping for a more interactive experience, you might find yourself frustrated with the online exercises and their inaccuracies. Maybe buy a used copy if you can find it and save yourself some money.
I'm sensitive to what I get for my money. Not being able to code on mobile, ok. Purely the authors choice, but I get the reasoning.
Doesn't work on Kindle, yet that is a choice for purchase? That smacks of either carelessness or deception. I'll lean toward the former, for now. Returned for money paid.