12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Worthless and random,
By A Customer
This review is from: Massively Multiplayer Game Development (Charles River Media Game Development) (Hardcover)
What would you expect in a boook with this title? Probably a thorough discussion of the core engineering and design problems unique to MOGs, followed by a comparison of the main techniques for solving them (eg TCP/IP vs UDP, clock synch algorithms, use of IOCP, etc), followed by detailed articles on the best of these techniques. Yes, that would have been a great book.
Instead what you get is a collection of light weight articles on minor topics that you could easily gather information on from the web (eg an intro to SQL programming) and optimistic hype for some Python libraries.
A few articles (notably from authors at Maxis and Microsoft) are relevant and competent, but you could easily have googled the same info for free.
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