||Author: Fritz Schneider, Thomas A. Powell|
List Price: $49.99
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media (20 September, 2001)
Sales Rank: 33,941
Average Customer Rating: 4.67 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Easy to follow, very concise examples, wide variety of topics
Rating: 5 out of 5
Looks good and very up-to-date
This review is based only on a quick glimpse of the book, so read this with some reservation. I might follow up with a more thorough review later.
This book looks very comprehensive, and seem to be very much up-to-date with latest browsers and W3C standards, including DOM 1 and DOM 2.
But more than a 1000 pages probably makes it very difficult to read in bed ! ;-)
Giving 5 stars might seem a bit optimistic without further investigation, but I'm pretty sure it is a at least a 4-star book.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent primer and reference
This leads on to a more general reference on the language. It is here that the book really shines. As well as lots of examples, the fundamental principles behind the langauge and any associated technologies are mentioned. All this is done in a very avuncular style and I must admit I enjoyed reading the book, and trying out some of the examples/topics on my PC.
There are some caveats:
This is not a book for pure novices. Previous exposure to other languages is inferred and the author(s) point out similarities with Java and C++.
Netscape is the preferred browser here, but unlike some other tomes, at least IE gets a mention and differences are noted, though the writing does favour the NS browser.
These are small gripes with what is otherwise a much needed and well scripted (sic) resource.
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