Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (December 2, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Normally, I'm a huge fan of O'Reilly books and at any given moment, I have a pile of them sitting on my desk when I work.I was really looking forward to this book and I was very disappointed when it arrived. The table of contents looked great and the book covered topics that I was very interested in. Unfortunately, there was so little depth that it was virtually useless to me. In most cases, the examples were trivial and in some cases, I felt as though the author was simply telling me that the feature existed.This is not the quality that I expect from O'Reilly.
If you have absolutely no idea what goes into a JS-based fat client, then this is a good book to get you started on your way toward understanding most of the concepts involved. If you have done any amount of actual work on such a beast, you're pretty unlikely to learn anything new here. I think its single greatest purpose would be to educate product managers with little to no idea what it is front end web engineers do these days.