The author, Nicholas Zakas, has always been a strong writer and I have found his other texts to be very easy to read and pickup various things that have helped me. There is no question as to the knowledge of the author or his ability to convey the information in an easy to digest manner.
I feel chapter 4, Constructors and Prototypes, and chapter 6, Object Patterns, make this book worth the money alone. The author also continues to cover Functions (and how to really leverage them), as well as the core basics that trip up many folks such as Primitives and References.
On a side note, the technical reviewer for the book was Angus Croll, and the forward was written by Cody Lindley. If you don’t know who those cats are then you should look’em up. They are what some folk might refer to as “legit” when it comes to JS.
Recently I just finished reading “Adaptive Web Design” by Aaron Gustafson. The focus of the book is on progressive enhancement. It is a short read at a little over 120 pages. The book is well organized with clear explanations of core concepts. Continue reading →
My name is Adrian and I am a tech book addict. I often find myself purchasing tech books and reading some of each one, and on rare occasions an entire book from cover to cover. My recent focus, like many others I know, has been on mobile development. So with this new focus I purchased a couple of e-books that cover the Android platform. One of these books happened to be Android in Practice, published by Manning Publications, and written by Charlie Collins, Michael Galpin, and Matthias Kaeppler. The book was actually a MEAP – Manning Early Access Program. MEAPs are interesting in that you get a chance to see how authors put together their book and how they try and tie it all together. It also allows you to get books that cover hot topics sooner than their publish date. Disclaimer – I purchased a copy of this MEAP, this is not a book review written because a publishing house gave me a free copy. With all of that out of the way let’s get on with the review.