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This is really an perfect book, I learned alot from it and refer to it often. My only minor complaint is that I want the examples were more about simplified real-world issues a developer might encounter, rather than the ninja stuff. But it's a very minor complaint.
The ultimate and the only method to gain yourself of some knowledge in the java world. There are a lot of tutorials and a lot of fake ones. You can't learn java all at once but you can have a amazing begin and learn the basics so you can have no issues when you study the more complex parts of it. That's where this book steps in and helps you extremely well.
this book resembles the “for Dummies” series - it seems to be an honest repackaging of JS language documentation into slow-intake format, so on one hand, it’s large, on the other hand, I found it missing the depth and coherency in explaining fundamental concepts. The code samples are heavily sprinkled with the ‘assert’ statements and all confined to the ninja themes, there are a lot of block diagrams with blocks saying ‘ninja’, which gets old very quickly. There is a stunning announcement on page 50, that the arrow functions are nothing more than “syntactic sugar that enables us to make functions in a shorter, more succinct way, thus making our lives as developers more pleasant”. That misses the boat completely - the arrow functions were introduced specifically to provide alternative mechanism of binding the function context (known as ‘this’), syntactic sugar is added value but not the reason for their existence. The book casually mentions this defining feature some 33 pages later but does not emphasize it, so I’m worried how a lot of more such slips are left undetected. I was surprised that the keyword ‘this’ is missing from the book’s index, which is really strange for the reserved keyword and a fundamental concept of the language, then I noticed that the book tends to use the ‘function context’ term instead of the ‘this’, but of course, inconsistently and surprisingly, given that mainstream literature sticks to using the ‘this’. I had some gripes with the quality of definitions - they are not very precise and tend to drag for pages (e.g. closure).
I got this for my hubby because he’s interested to learn programming but due to time constraints can’t enroll in a class. I had a primary programming class before and I remember getting a low grade. It was like a foreign language to me. Anyway, browsing thru the pages, some loops are familiar. Maybe, I was just not interested to learn Java at that time that most of the lessons did not sink in. As this is the ultimate beginner’s guide, there might be some hope for me yet.
No good... Has so a lot of typos it's hard to believe it passed even the simplest of spell checkers. Content wise is very mediocre, but all in all it gave me a primary idea about the subject and for what I required it's enough for now.
Does anybody proofread this book? I saw several cases of misspelled words ('onbdlclick'), words passed by the spellcheck but incorrect for the context ('assess' instead of 'access'), words run together, and inappropriate use of commas. Technical descriptions could be better, especially in the discussions of objects and DOM.
Ok for an introduction, but not worth the price. I am an experienced C programmer, not entirely comfortable with Object Programming, and retired, several years out of the loop. I found the text useful, but feel I probably could have found a freebie with as much or more information, had I looked harder. As it is, this book got me started enough that I can probably pick it up with my first true application it two just using routine documentation.
I have read other books on JS , this guy explain primary concepts good. But when it comes to advance topics, he gives harder examples which drifts off the contexts. I am now learning JS from online video platforms
Very detailed and thorough, I was getting frustrated with the online course I was taking, the explanations in this book helped me understand what I was doing. Finally finding this resource was like taking a breath of new air.
This book has some amazing content, but I was totally place of by the amount of typos it contains. I found tons in just the first few pages. At least the book didn't cost that much.
The content of the book is okay. Therefore, the two ever, there are so a lot of distractions and quirks, it is difficult to r example, there are no page numbers. The table of contents shows page numbers, but the book has ere is also no index. It must be embarrassing for the author that his spelling and grammar is consistently full of errors.Words are run together, misspelled, and missing. Obviously the manuscript was never proofread by anyone who speaks English.I cannot understand how this book got published. I am trying to obtain through it anyway, but would not recommend it to anyone.If you are okay reading a book riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, no page numbers, and no index, you may learn ame on the author for publishing the worst book I have ever seen.
Amazing explanations for beginners but there are no solutions to the assignment exercises at the end of each chapter....how are you suppose to know if your program is the most efficiently coded or how to move on if you are stuck when there are no solutions...doesn't create sense.
book has NO page numbers and no index. makes it useless as a und most of it hard to follow and I was looking for something to sharpen my JS skills.
This is a scholarly work by Szarkowski which makes engaging and insightful reading. Each page is prefaced by a short essay, most of which relate directly to the image. Occasionally Szarkowski's narrative seems to veer from the topic, as if he has problem in identifying what he has to say about the image. That critism aside, and it is a minor one, this book provides a marvellous insight into the creative photogaphic process, and has no true peers. The style contrasts sharply with that of Szarkowski's other, earlier work - The Photographer's Eye. Both extend our understanding and knowledge of art. The quality of reproduction is also good.
"The Online Photographer" tipped me off to this perfect book, and boy were they is book discusses 100 photographers (100 shots with no artist twice). They are in approximately chronological order. The author discusses why the shots are the method they are in terms of technological limits, expectations/assumptions/conventions of the time, and composition; though not often all three for a single llowing up on each photographer via wikipedia and photo find was my roll-my-own ver of a History of Photography. (but only up to 1969, which is the date of the latest image in this book.)When I started, I didn't know that this was what I wanted, but it was.
Very nice photographic history; well presented and written with an active voice.-1 for the segmented feel, some descriptions are nondescript, i.e. there seem to be photographs that should precede the next but are not st likely the missing photographs were part of someones estate, copyrighted and/or otherwise not available for publication in this compilation.
I also came to know of this book from Mike Johnston's "The Online Photographer" blog. Reading this book is like having a private non-hurried guided tour of 100 significant works at MOMA by an expert e topics of the discussion of each photo is not identical for each one. In most discussions we learn about the history of the photographer. More words are probably used to discuss each photographer's history than anything else. The curator's discussion of why the photo is significant, why it works etc, is less even with some photos getting a greater discussion about this than others.If indeed I had had a long personal tour of these photos with Mr. Szarkowski I would have asked more questions about why the individual photos "worked" than what the author covered in his discussions. OTOH, since I'm somewhat lazy about visiting museums (and I live in NYC!) reading this book is equal or better than a long day trip to the museum. I certainly came away knowing more than when I started this book.
"The critic's job is to put the particular example in the larger context." This book is a brilliant example. Szarkowski here lovingly selects one photograph from each of 100 photographers -- 100 images from the MOMA collection -- to illustrate the serpentine history of photography. Some of the images are extraordinary, others are mundane, but so is the chaotic field of photography. This handsome book tips at the depth and breadth of the solutions to the question of what is significant in pictures. I have poured over this book again and again. I have lent it to friends. I explore surprises every time I begin it. You can read this book for the perceptive essays or you can just look at the pictures. This book satisfies on both counts.
A survey of the MOMA's photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development. Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical problems of 100 photographs selected from the Modern's collections.
One page of text, and an adjoining page with an perfect reproduction of the topic photograph. The text is by John S; the images are by the best photographers. John describes how each photographer and photograph is unique. You wish to take your time with this one - I'm reading it slowly, one image per day, and enjoying the visions and inspiration.
I got an undergrad degree in Photography and this is the best book I was ever needed to read. I LOVE THIS BOOK!If you are serious about photography, obtain this book. If you wish to understand more about photography, obtain this book. If you know a image lover, obtain this book!One page is the image, the opposing page is a short essay on what is critically imporant about this photographer/image/ally - if you are thinking about it and going so far as to read these comments, you should just go ahead and this book.