on October 10, 2011
Larman's Book tries to be everything for anyone and fails miserably to be anything for anyone. The subject matter is composed of topics;
Both of which are addressed in passing rather than as a focus.
The sub-title; An introduction to Object Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative development also falls by the wayside due to Author's inability to express a positive opinion. In the first section of the book, the theme of trying to explain something by describing what it is NOT rather than what it is causes no end of confusion for the reader.
Subsequent chapters are not any less confusing or better focused.
All in all, this book will not teach you anything despite its all inclusive, universal title and sub-title. You will be better off picking up texts which deal with the individual subject matters promised in the title but undelivered by Larman.