R. Williams

"code slubber"
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Ort: Los Angeles, CA United States


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XSLT Programmer's Reference von Michael Kay
XSLT Programmer's Reference von Michael Kay
5.0 von 5 Sternen Awesome, but beware, 3. Juni 2000
This is a great book. It's loaded with examples, it is comprehensive in its coverage, and it conveys both the practical and philosophical aspects of this huge new revolution known as XML. The author has a wonderful explanation of how XSL was designed to not include an assignment operator. This is not the work of some dope just trying to waste paper and catch a ride on the latest wave.
The beware is that the author recommends his own XSLT processor (Saxon). It is good and I would encourage people to use it, but it does some really stupid things that could drive you crazy. For instance, if one of the files you stipulate on the command line cannot be found, it doesn't tell you… Mehr dazu
A System of Patterns: Pattern-Oriented Software Ar&hellip von Frank Buschmann
9 von 10 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
While I have argued since it came out that the G of 4 book is the most important programming book of the decade, I have to agree with the other, lone reviewer here, that this is a deeper, more mature work. I rediscovered this book when Alan Holub's series of recent articles began to appear in JavaWorld about implemnting UIs and I realized that he was taking a lot of his ideas from Buschman. One of the reasons I bring this up is that it made me realize that this is the great thing about this book: it dares to wrestle some of the complex issues and tradeoffs to the ground, presenting the reader with a more useable guide to the practice of implementing patterns. You may have read John… Mehr dazu
Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (Aw &hellip von Kent Beck
2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
The claim, in one of the reviews here, that this book is going to rank w/the Gang of 4 book is patently absurd. This book attempts through a kind of Jonathan Edwards Fire and Brimstone approach to convince the reader to get its religion, but when you sum it all up, there isn't much religion to get. All the pillars of the methodology have little or no exposition in the book (unit testing, pair programming, constant builds). They are all mentioned and meekly argued for, but none of them are actually examined. Furthermore, I remember quite distinctly reading about pair programming in Larry Constantine's far better Peopleware a LONG TIME AGO!
Let me add one other crucial point here:… Mehr dazu