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Duncan Green "Software Professional" (London, UK)

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Skipping Rope - Fast Speed Cable for Mastering Double Unders
Skipping Rope - Fast Speed Cable for Mastering Double Unders
Offered by MasterofMuscle
Price: £29.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 19 Sept. 2014
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Am highly pleased with the rope. I am new to skipping and so have no expert feedback to offer. However it is very well made and arrived promptly in excellent condition.
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Ajax in Action
Ajax in Action
by Dave Crane
Edition: Paperback
Price: £31.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Part One - not impressed, 19 April 2007
This review is from: Ajax in Action (Paperback)
I have just read through the first part of this book and learned virtually nothing in 116 pages.

Part One - Rethinking the Web Application

Chapter 1 - A new design for the web, 27 pages.

This is an overview of Ajax that is so trivial as to be insulting and can be safely skipped unless you've been living on the moon recently.

Chapter 2 - First steps with Ajax, 37 pages.

A frustratingly wordy and paper thin introduction to the ajax technologies of Javascript, CSS, DOM and XmlHTTPRequest. It even includes a recap on HTTP! Skip most of this chapter unless you're a complete novice.

Chapter 3 - Introducing order to Ajax, 47 pages.

This chapter demonstrates perfectly the very worst form of bloat in technical books today. It has little to do with Ajax. Not only do Design Patterns receive a very undignified roughing up (a confused half page on Facade for example) but a woefully inaccurate account of Refactoring is levered in for good measure. This latter definition includes no mention of automated unit tests (JSUnit?) and suggests that Refactoring is nothing more than 'changing stuff' (hack hack hack). A not bad section on MVC follows. The chapter is rounded off with a frustratingly short section (11 pages) on Ajax frameworks.

So far definitely not worth the money!

If you don't find a review of Part Two at some point, assume I've hacked my own head off with a rusty saw.

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