am 7. Januar 2012
I had already bought the first edition when it came out and rushed to order the second edition accordingly.
This book is an invaluable reference and tutorial into the many aspects of IDA Pro. IDA gets continuously extended and improved and while IDAPython was already existent when the first edition of this title came out, it was not really explained in detail. The new proximity view in IDA Pro is not explained in this edition, for example. Which is to show how hard it is for a book author to keep up with the developer team at Hex-Rays.
IDAPython is now explained in detail and although I haven't read this one cover to cover like I did with the first edition, I could already see that the improvements stretch beyond this particular topic.
The book explains the just about any aspect of IDA Pro, from the surface (the GUI ) deep into the bowels of it (writing plugins and processor modules, certain internals). You could just as well let IDA disassemble itself (remember, the license allows it), but this book will make the transfer of knowledge easier and faster.
A must-have for any proper IDA Pro user. Absolutely recommended. A third edition will also be by me ordered as soon as it becomes available.