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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Perfect price for a book that costs a lot more in the shops. Great for my brother who needed it for his studies.
Published on 12 Jan. 2013 by victoria jones

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Although its a great topic for a book and the author us an expert the actual content does have its flaws.

The main one is that it could do with a good edit, with a particular focus on avoid unnecessary content and duplication. For example there is a section on extending which starts by telling you the latin, then that expand has the same etymology, then has a...
Published on 10 Nov. 2012 by C. Jack


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3.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps needs an edit, 10 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node (Kindle Edition)
Although its a great topic for a book and the author us an expert the actual content does have its flaws.

The main one is that it could do with a good edit, with a particular focus on avoid unnecessary content and duplication. For example there is a section on extending which starts by telling you the latin, then that expand has the same etymology, then has a paragraph long description, then another paragraph which essentially repeats the description. The end result of all this repetition and wordiness is a book that can seem flabby and which makes it hard for the reader to stay focused.

Two other flaws are that when you do eventually get to descriptions they can be unclear. Maybe I am wrong but the extension section seems to show this issue too, you can follow it but if you knew nothing about the topic I'm not sure the description would be enough.

My only other issue is to do with the implementation related chapters. Even as someone who is perfectly happy with JSON and JavaScript I would have been happier with smaller snippets, with the majority of the code being on Github.

Overall I definitely thought the issues I mentioned took away from the book. I am hopeful they would be resolved in a future edition, at which point it would definitely be a five star book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 12 Jan. 2013
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Perfect price for a book that costs a lot more in the shops. Great for my brother who needed it for his studies.
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