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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of everything, 11 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Supercharged JavaScript Graphics: with HTML5 canvas, jQuery, and More (Paperback)
Hmmmm. This book was a bit of mess.

In places, it contains useful tips on using JavaScript and getting the best out of JQuery.

But some of the suggestions are a little bizarre, then quickly swap to a completely different topic. For example, one tip is that if you are currently using a "for" loop in your JavaScript, you could get slightly better performance by simply copying'n'pasting the commands that you're repeating. For example:

Run_Some_Function();
Run_Some_Function();
Run_Some_Function();
Run_Some_Function();
Run_Some_Function();

This is following with a quick look at a graph showing that, actually, this doesn't make much difference - but - hey! - bare it in mind, and then, the author's on to the next topic. And the next. And the next.

It does describe some useful principles, drawing with JQuery Mobile, a bit of HTML 5 Canvas, but overall, the book feels like a collection of slightly-related ideas, thrown together in a book, in the hope that some of them would be useful to a developer. You'll certainly pick up some useful ideas and programming methods, but will need to buy further books to get a real grasp on any of the topics. For example, SVG, which is one of the topics mentioned in the book's title, is summarized in little more than half of a page.
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Initial post: 18 Nov 2012 20:26:14 GMT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU3mCpoQGkY

help are you still z80 coding at all?
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