M. J. Kirby

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (12 of 14)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,535,543 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 14
Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Stra&hellip by Deepak Alur
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed reading this book, and I have already found myself incorporating some of the material into my own programmes. Without reading any other books on server side patterns it is hard to judge, but I seems to me this covers most of what is needed on the server side (possibly a bit thin on web services).
However, I can't give this five stars due to all the typographical errors in it. It seems clear that either the authors, publishers, &/or printers simply got bored towards the end (for example page 521 is printed back-to-front). I note that neither of the previous reviewers mentions these errors.
Overall a good book, but the publishers should be ashamed they allowed so many… Read more
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guide&hellip by David Flanagan
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book, 30 July 2003
Having spent 6 months working on JavaScript, I found this to be the best book I read on the language, even better than Goodman's "JavaScript Bible". Perhaps my previous knowledge of Java helped, and certainly this author approaches JavaScript from a Java programmer’s perspective, even drawing comparisons.
The best chapter is on the objects in JavaScript, especially pointing out that JavaScript is a prototype object orientated language, unlike many languages that are class object orientated ... an important distinction.
The reference section at the end separates the W3C's DOM from the object models used in the browsers. For W3C's purist this will be just right. For less… Read more