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Re: Perls of Wisdom

by chas (Priest)
on Apr 15, 2005 at 21:52 UTC ( #448359=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perls of Wisdom

I bought the book recently and read it over a few days, and enjoyed it. Some things (especially in the Webmaster's Toolkit section) I skimmed rather quickly but I observed bits of code and/or techniques that I mentally noted with the idea that I might look them up in the future when I was doing something related. Even in a fairly simple article like "Finding Old Things" I found several things that were illuminating. For example, if I had attempted something similar myelf, I might not have thought about the problem of symlinks pointing to directories above the current one (until my code broke and I was forced to.)
Generally, I enjoy reading well written code, and for me the read was quite pleasurable. I am glad to have the book. It may not be one that I frequently refer to, but it provided me with the chance to read a bunch of interesting articles that I wouldn't have otherwise.
chas

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Re^2: Perls of Wisdom
by marvell (Pilgrim) on Apr 17, 2005 at 09:22 UTC

    Do you think you would need more than one page to summarise your learning from the book?

    You could have always read any of the articles online, where you would have also had more choice.

    --
    Steve Marvell

      "Do you think you would need more than one page to summarise your learning from the book?"
      Probably, although I haven't actually done that. Even if it were only one page, I think that would make it worthwhile to me.
      "You could have always read any of the articles online, where you would have also had more choice."
      I guess so, but reading online tends to give me a headache, and I like to read in bed which I can't do easily with my machine (and printing out articles tends to be more expensive for me than buying a book.)
      I wasn't really attempting to debate the OP's views; I had enjoyed reading the book and thought another opinion might be of interest.
      chas
        I completely agree. I'm a big fan of paper and reading in places away from screens. I am a big fan of multiple reviews for books, it gives a broader picture. Interested in knocking one up?

        --
        Steve Marvell

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