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Posted November 11, 2009
First Palm WebOS book should have been much better
I found this book to be very difficult to follow. It doesn't lay out the examples very well nor does it explain things well. I'm only within the first 3 chapters but I've already found instances where the author omits code that is necessary for the programs he is teaching to run. Overall I was very disappointed considering that Mitch Allen is the CTO of software Palm. I feel that since the company that created the language, came out with the first book on writing the code, they should have had a much better quality book out. A couple questions come to mind. 1) Did Mitch even read his own book, or did he just expect that the ghost writer (assuming it was ghost written, and for Mitch's sake I hope it was) would get it all right? 2)Did anyone at palm actually try to do all of the programs in the book or was there just no editorial process on the code at palm. Overall I was highly disappointed and I hope that a real author / programmer writes another Palm WebOS book soon.
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