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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential book for new ExpressionEngine 2 developers
This is the second book I've bought on EE2 and it's by far the best. It's aimed at EE newbies but also has something for levels beyond this so it was just what I was looking for- I skipped the first few chapters and got into the detailed sections. It's particularly useful for filling in the gaps from the EllisLab documentation.

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- Very...
Published on 24 Nov. 2010 by R. Ashby

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1.0 out of 5 stars bad print
The print is so bad, that I have no words for it. Some text is not readable at all. No recommendation! I would better pay more and have a good print, than that. That is rubbish!
Published on 19 April 2013 by JRLAS


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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential book for new ExpressionEngine 2 developers, 24 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Building an ExpressionEngine 2 Site: Small Business: 1 (Paperback)
This is the second book I've bought on EE2 and it's by far the best. It's aimed at EE newbies but also has something for levels beyond this so it was just what I was looking for- I skipped the first few chapters and got into the detailed sections. It's particularly useful for filling in the gaps from the EllisLab documentation.

Highlights:
- Very practical: you could drop all the examples in a real-world site
- Excellent book structure: you can either read the whole chapter or just scan the bits you need
- Plenty of tips and tricks throughout which I've been able to incorporate into my projects and now expand upon
- Rationale is provided for the different content architecture approaches taken
- Accompanying code is great, no errors found

You won't find much about commercial plug-ins here, but that's not the purpose of this book. There are a few excellent plugins used (all free) in the examples which were incredibly easy to install and use. From here you'll be able to try out more from e.g. Devot-ee and the principles are the same.

Michael Boyink clearly knows his stuff and the advice in his book helped me get up and running very quickly and is something I can refer back to every now and again. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential for any ExpressionEngine newbie & seasoned devs, 10 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Building an ExpressionEngine 2 Site: Small Business: 1 (Paperback)
If you're about to start your first ExpressionEngine project then Boyink's book is an absolute must and makes for a great reference book for seasoned developers too.

The book gets back to the essentials of ExpressionEngine - making use of the out of the box features to build a solid ExpressionEngine website. Too many developers jump straight into using third-party add-ons without really understanding that EE can do it natively - and often without the overhead of something third-party.

Fully updated for ExpressionEngine 2.4 - the book will give you everything you need to build a fully functional ExpressionEngine website and pointing out the pitfalls along the way (hello dynamic="no"). Boyink's knowledge of ExpressionEngine is excellent and you can see why he is an official ExpressionEngine partner.
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1.0 out of 5 stars bad print, 19 April 2013
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The print is so bad, that I have no words for it. Some text is not readable at all. No recommendation! I would better pay more and have a good print, than that. That is rubbish!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A few steps missing, 14 Jun. 2013
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Overall a good book but a missing step in setup led to my site failing and hours of work and google research trying to figure out why, so not enough on its own.
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