program is like learning a new language. A number of rules and grammar syntax guidelines exist to follow. It
at least 8 hours a day, the person is unlikely to become very familiar with programming quickly; at least,
that has been the situation for years until now.
This book is for Visual Learners. Visual Learners retain information very differently than their left brained
counter-parts, and thus benefit from different approaches. Full color illustrations help memory triggers as your
of a conventional book as illustrations can make a world of difference over strictly words on a page!
Reader Christian Wilkie says, "Let me preface this by the fact that I'm a software developer,
Some of the positives of the book:
• There are a lot of pictures in the book that help the reader with understanding each section.
• Each section has an exercise at the end, with a solution provided by the author (linked to his personal page).
A couple negatives I found:
• Some of the punctuation in the book is a bit sloppy. For instance on pages 20-21 some random sentences don't
start with capital letters. Also on 21 for some reason a single image caption has a period while none of the
others do. There are many other examples of this throughout the book, so hopefully the author will fix some
of this in the ebook.
• A bit light on content. The book is slightly over 100 pages so don't expect it to be extremely comprehensive.
Overall it seems like a pretty decent book for a complete beginner (which seems to be the intended demographic
by Douglas Crockford, which may be more difficult for beginners to read.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my unbiased review."