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This review is from: HTML5 Games Development by Example: Beginner's Guide (Paperback)HTML5 Games Development by Example: Beginner's Guide by Makzan is as title suggest is intended for beginners. Unfortunately I'm not sure if it's true. Content is really good and I liked it, but there are many, many errors in code in listings, so I think that I had problem with almost every example.
Don't get me wrong, this was mostly simple errors, and source code that I downloaded from PacktPub website was working but bad taste still exists. The worst one was first, I search for my own typo and finally find that variables has two names. It looks like in book is a mix of code from before and after refactoring. Bugs was easy and all looks similar, they was just annoying.
Tips for other readers:
Download source code
Keep in mind that code in book has bugs
Keep internet connection on (some images and WebFonts to download)
I recommend this book, for me it was good reading and fun to create games prototypes. Bugs are annoying but are easy to fix so this not as bad as You may think.
I can recommend this book especially to developers that want to start learning about Games in HTML5 (beginners), person who already created his own game engine in JS probably would not be interested.
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