Prag Progs: "Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Rails" - any good?


#1

Hi there,

I found the first Pragmatic Programmer’s book from all those years ago
very readable. But I don’t wish to blow a load of money on a bad book
having made the presumption that the author of this book is as good as
the original authors.

Anyone read it? I would be particularly interested in constructive
criticism: I’ve always found negative comments to be more helpful and
accurate than positives.

thanks for any help.


#2

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 5:03 AM, itsastickup
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

accurate than positives.

thanks for any help.

Hi, I would recommend going to your local bookstore and giving it a
quick
scan
to see what you think. BTW, I took a quick look at the book last
weekend
and
I thought it was well written.

Good luck,

-Conrad


#3

I found the first Pragmatic Programmer’s book from all those years ago
very readable. But I don’t wish to blow a load of money on a bad book
having made the presumption that the author of this book is as good as
the original authors.
Not a single book from pragprog I have read (around 10) disappointed me.
They were all well written. I didn’t read that book though.


#4

Conrad, I am asking on a discussion forum, there is no need to presume
I don;t know of other methods to get information. Thankyou for trying
but I specifically asked for people’s opinions, not advice.


#5

that’s good to know.

On 27 Mar, 13:08, Fernando P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#6

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 8:18 AM, itsastickup
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

Conrad, I am asking on a discussion forum, there is no need to presume
I don;t know of other methods to get information. Thankyou for trying
but I specifically asked for people’s opinions, not advice.

I was trying to help you along the process of obtaining information on
this.
Also, I
didn’t not assume anything on your part. During my quick scan, I felt
that
the book
was well written and it covered facebook API through the use of a very
interesting
ongoing project. Next, a book that one may like may not fit with you
because people
simply have different mind sets and/or skill level. Thus, I take all
book
review comments
with a grain-of-salt because ultimately it will need to be sufficient
for
me. You can try
posting your question to the book’s discussion group that can be located
here if you have
not already done so:

http://forums.pragprog.com/forums/59

Good luck,

-Conrad