Author: Jeremy McPeak
Publisher: Wrox, 2010
Aimed at: Existing programmers
Pros: Highly practical and includes video lessons
Cons: Doesn't take object-oriented aproach
Reviewed by: Ian Elliot
The 24-hour series from Wrox with book and DVD packages - does this format help?
The final part of the book is on matters such as error handling, debugging, best practices and so on. It also deals with topics such as code optimisation and code style.
The lessons are all quite short, which is an advantage but it can mean that a lot of ground is covered and you need to keep up. The book probably isn't suitable for the complete beginner unless they are prepared to work fairly hard. The videos help in that they walk you through the examples and provide comments which aren't in the book.