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Helpful votes received on reviews: 63% (5 of 8)
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Learning Perl by Tom Phoenix
Learning Perl by Tom Phoenix
I learned Perl 4 from the first edition of this book years ago. I recently read the third edition to get up to speed with Perl 5 and found this book covers nearly every aspect of Perl I've used over the years. Perl is a complex language, and any introductory book on Perl needs to restrict itself to a subset of the language to prevent the reader from becoming overwhelmed. The authors did an excellent job of presenting a subset that is large enough to cover most everyday Perl tasks, yet small enough to remain accessible to the Perl novice. The exercises at the end of each chapter solidify most of the core concepts and syntax of each chapter.
There were some shortcomings to the book,… Read more
CSS Pocket Reference by Eric A. Meyer
CSS Pocket Reference by Eric A. Meyer
This book does not cover CSS2 nor any of the new versions of the most popular browsers: IE 6, Opera 6, and Netscape 7. Because of these omissions, a significant amount of CSS functionality that is available on most users' browsers is not even mentioned. My advice: find a book that is more up-to-date and buy it instead of this one.
HTML Pocket Reference by Jennifer Niederst Robbins
HTML Pocket Reference by Jennifer Niederst Robbins
After being disappointed with the 1st edition of this book, I was looking forward to the 2nd edition, which I expected to be much improved. The new edition does contain improvements in some areas, but also has regressed in others.
For example, the book is updated for IE 6, but is missing information on which tags are supported in IE 5. New information on character entities was added, but all information on color names was removed. Tags missing from the 1st edition were added, but now the <img> tag is missing. Most disappointing is the fact that most of the errata and suggestions sent to O'Reilly on the 1st edition were ignored when creating the 2nd edition.
The end result is… Read more