Essential XML for Web Professionals
||Author: Dan Livingston|
List Price: $34.99
Our Price: Click to see the latest and low price
Publisher: Prentice Hall (15 January, 2002)
Sales Rank: 104,313
Average Customer Rating: 3.88 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Try something else, this dog won't hunt.
The book starts out nicely explaining everything and it gets you motivated. From chapter 3 onwards, 19 pages later, its all guess work. He gives pieces of information with no coherent example that shows how all these pieces fit together. Its left up to your imagination to guess how it all comes together. Once more, I had to go back to internet tutorials (which I have found to be way better than a lot of computer programming books). XML is not rocket science. If you can't write a descent book about it, you ought to think about quiting the writing profession (stick to writing code). This was a waste of my time and money; needless to say a waste of paper and ink too.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Starts strong, then fades into incomprehension
Could have been good or even great. It starts clear, correct, and well-structured. Then about a third of the way through the book (which is really half the content because the last third is an absolete printing of the XML spec) the writing gets lazy. Comprehending the material becomes an absolute chore as all structure is lost.
The first part is the best intro to XML that I've read, but it's just an intro.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Very good book
This book is a really good basic book to get started. I've enjoyed it.
· Beyond HTML Goodies
· Essential JSP for Web Professionals
· Essential CSS and DHTML for Web Professionals (2nd Edition)