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Another issue for beginners is the code quality, I think that teaching bad habits and design for beginners is just awful and the code samples in here are definitely not top-quality. To make it worse, the author tries hard to re-invent the wheel when it comes to terminology, like scripting languages, compiled languages, objects etc... she tries to explain in a way that she thinks it's simple, I can not say for sure how easy this makes it for beginners but a big part of any serious coding exercise is convention and patterns so I think that beginners will have an easier time speaking the language and terminology that everyone around them will be speaking.
The code itself, is, how shall I put it, somewhat less than optimal, and not conducive to creating good coding habits by those learning from the book. For instance, in the dice game example, the code for drawing a dot on the dice is repeated in a 'cut and paste' style every time a dot is drawn, instead of being gathered into a function and called each time it is needed.
I shudder to think about what sort of web site someone who learned from this book would put together. Fortunately, perhaps, they are not likely to learn enough from the book to make a web site work.
Definitely not recommended!
I'm still going through the book, but i find myself reading the same paragraphs many times, trying to get through the dumbed down waffle, which is supposed to help you but in the end its the ultimate downfall of this book.
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a great programmer's guide to html5, packed with lots of code examples, puzzles and detailed explanations of what everything does, very comprehensive. Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2011 by J. A. Griffiths
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