on 22 December 2009
I agree with the other comments on this book. I worked through the whole book and it teaches you all the basics. It is very comprehensive but never gets boring. Motivating one to do the tasks at the end of every chapter is a very good idea I find and helps with the learning. The book also explains some basic maths which I had forgotten since school in an applied way. Learning processing with this book has given me a thorough basis for further programming with other object oriented programminglanguages. I have many many little memos sticking out of my book as I have used it in practice a lot. If your going for Processing or Arduino, this book is a must, but the knowledge from this book will come in handy in any similar environment especially for beginners. If you're a pro already then it is still a good book to have in your bookshelf for looking up the odd line of code as I always get confused when I use different languages as they all have slight differences.
on 30 May 2010
I am a computer programmer on Computer Graphics, so I have been developing applications for a while. Nevertheless I have always had a strong tendency to arts. Processing allows you to be very spontaneous when writing code, achieving goals with no many lines of code that otherwise you'd have to write. Also talks to Arduino allowing your program to 'exteriorise' using actuators and all sorts of electronics. I love it, and I am getting more and more in the subject.Thanks Casey and Ben.