on 29 July 2001
This book is credited to two authors; Jonathan Gennick and Tom Lueurs. In fact there are a couple of other contributors. The chapters written by Jonathan Gennick are good, in fact really good. There are lots of clear code examples and exercises for you to do. Unfortunately, the chapters written by Tom Lueurs are pretty poor. Loads of little code snippets with the middle missing which are only suitable for people who know what is happening in the missing code and loads of bad jokes to keep the readers mind off the subject to hand. The sequencing of the chapters is also apparently out of sync. There are several references to chapters which are not yet covered. It would appear as if the book was resequnced at some stage before publication. All in all, I wish Mr Gennick had written the book on his own.