Jon Wright

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (38 of 40)
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Mastering Regular Expressions: Powerful Techniques&hellip by Jeffrey E.F. Friedl
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Regular expressions always terrified me. I really got tired of looking for related examples on the 'net and hacking sample code so I decided I had to take the plunge.

I can say that the first chapter of this book is one of the most important chapters of any book I ever read. It leaves you breathless. Actually you'll probably want to read it again as the first time round you were so glued to the pages you didn't have time to try out the examples yourself.

In a book such as this layout and typographical conventions are of utmost importance and this book gets this spot on. An author who can cover this subject without simply using masses of examples and dry outlines of… Read more
Beginning Java 2: JDK (Programmer to programmer) by Ivor Horton
2.0 out of 5 stars A struggle, 10 Sep 2006
My background is in Microsoft development - think Visual Basic. I struggled through this book trying out the odd example. And I have to say the experience taught me that Java was not going to be for me.

The subject matter needs to be presented in bite-sized chunks. Instead the reader is asked to follow fairly large chunks of code which are refined in seemingly endless iterations. It might work on screen but it makes for a dull reading experience.
Nikon Coolpix P4 Digital Compact Camera [8MP 3 X O&hellip by Nikon
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
I've been a satisfied user of the Coolpix 3100 for three years now and I just decided to upgrade to the P4. I've been way too busy to seriously explore the camera so I'm writing this review at quite an early stage - but so far I can say I'm very happy.

The main criteria for me on selecting a replacement for my old workhorse were:

It uses SD cards. I wanted to say goodbye to my collection of CF cards because my computer won't take them without an external reader and I want to get into SD cards so I can quickly transfer pictures to my PDA without the need for an intermediary device. (I'm actually using mini-SD cards in the camera.) I'd love it if this camera had… Read more