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Beginning Rails 4 (The Expert's Voice in Web Devel&hellip by Adam Gamble
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The heart of the book and its most useful content is an extensive step by step development of the code for blog. Certainly a good start in understanding how a Rails application fits together. Very similar but simpler examples with a similar style of presentation can be found in the Ruby on Rails documentation.

There are about 60 listings of incrementally modified files. Be warned if you are following these through with your own files, that you should add comments referencing corresponding page numbers in the book. The index and contents will not be of much help when it comes reviewing what was done where or why! This is the most disappointing aspect of the book.

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Professional WordPress: Design and Development by Brad Williams
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How frustrating!, 2 Oct 2013
I am sorry - as an experienced programmer, I find this book very frustrating. For each sentence containing useful technical information, there is a page of essay writing about generalities. The best thing I can say is that my frustration has led me to read the code when I want understand in any depth what is going on!
Quality USB Optical Scroll Wheel Mouse O/P 800/160&hellip by USB
The choice of surface for this mouse to track effectively is critical. On shiny surface it did not respond at all. On a mouse mat it responded spasmodically, whilst on the foam back of the mat it responded perfectly so long as I held the mat still with other hand! I solved the problem with a table cloth. But what can you expect for less than 3?