Author: Christophe Porteneuve
The author clearly can write code but he can't write an explanation of that code. The style is mostly “gee whiz” and conversational but it just misses the point. The words around the overly-complicated examples add absolutely nothing unless you already understand perfectly what is going on. If you do understand the text mostly constitutes a pat on the back that both you and the author are clever enough to appreciate it all. This is not how a technical book should work. Very quickly the style becomes very, very irritating and you just long to read a simple, well-written, clear explanation of the way it all works. There are lots and lots of examples and if you like examples then you might get more from it than I did, but my overall advice is to steer well clear.
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|Last Updated ( Friday, 16 January 2009 )|