ng-book - The Complete Book on AngularJS 1st Edition
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 3.14 pounds
- Paperback : 624 pages
- ISBN-10 : 099134460X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0991344604
- Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 1.41 x 11 inches
- Publisher : Fullstack io; 1st edition (December 29, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,488,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I usually don't mind an error here or there once in awhile, but the mistakes got past a point where I thought it was too much and reading it became difficult. It's hard to learn something when you're trying to decipher the strangely formed sentences.
The other thing that bothered me is when the author references ideas that are introduced much later in the book. For example, the author repeatedly references the idea of a 'promise' but doesn't formally address the idea until almost halfway through the book. Similarly, this also applies to other ideas such as 'directives' and 'services.' The use of Angular methods/functions without introduction is quite common.
There is value to be found in the book because it does give you information about Angular if you know nothing about it. There is a lot of explanation on how Angular does some things behind the scenes, but I honestly didn't care for it. I am more interested in what I can do now and what can I build with it. I would rather have those extra details abstracted away.
I do like the mentioning of the different tools that can be used with Angular. I had no idea a thing like FireBase existed or the different things that can be done on the CLI after installing something.
The book is certainly large, but I think users would be better served by a slimmer volume with more attention to detail.
You can start from the beginning and go through it like a tutorial, yet all the code example are independent, AND there are Live examples at jsbin.com to see in action. Therefore, it can also be used as a reference.
Mr. Lerner's writing style is clear and precise. At 8.5 x 11 and over 600 pages, I can't imagine there is anything you would need he hasn't covered. I am fortunate that someone has offered me a job after I learn AngularJS... with this book I'll be getting a paycheck sooner than I expected.
Great job Ari!
This book is very complete and covers all features of the product very comprehensively.
Till now, I was trying to read this blog here and that blog there... but they were not giving a complete picture of the product. This book solved that and got me started.
I love the thoroughness as well as the nice and simple explanation style of this book.
Then I got this book, still while building my app and started to read it with intent to read it cover to cover. I must say that this book is a tremendous help. It goes over ALL of the many aspects of angular and gives a sense to this huge puzzle, at last. Things I never really understood are now becoming clear. All the examples have a link with code you can test: this is a titanesque work. Anyone serious about Angularjs should get this book.
Before getting this book I suggest you first try Angualrjs, with help of the online docs. When you get a first feel of Angularjs, when you start accumulating unanswered questions, then read this book. It will clarify things.
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It would have been much better to have an overview and clear explaination of the terminology and a diagram or two showing how it all fits together. I can't help thinking this isn't the best book to learn Angular from and yet again it isn't very good as a reference for Angular (due to the lack of index or clear structuring of chapters and content).
I suggest looking for some free online tutorials/videos before you buy the book, or perhaps look at other book reviews first.
The main website for ng-book offers an electronic DRM free version with examples and code, and it is a newer book. Pay slightly more and you get a complete sample app and mini book explaining the sample app (would be interesting to know what the sample app is...)
If you want a structured, sequenced walk-thru of angular.js, you are probably best to get the ebook version.
ng-book covers the basic mechanics of AngularJs, and many related topics such as security, available extensions to the framework, and even suggestions for directory structure and environment setup.
I own quite a few books on AngularJS, many focusing on specific aspects of the framework, but this covers everything nicely, and you'd have no problem if it were your only book on the subject. In fact, you may find it easier to learn from this single, coherent, authoritative resource, than the multiple sources of varying quality and style which are out there.