|Microsoft XNA Game Studio 2.0: Learn Programming Now!|
Author: Rob Miles
What I really like about this book is the way that Miles introduces and explains his subject. It’s really clear, well phrased and (since it’s teaching programming via the fun world of gaming) it makes learning enjoyable: there are no Customer and Employee classes here! The author also throws in some callouts under the guise of a “Great Programmer” speaking, which highlight areas of best practice or just offer nuggets of advice.
Now if you approach this book as a novice programmer that is interested, say, in doing something more fun with your computer than just playing games, then this book will be a great introduction. I fear, though, that anyone who’s been developing on .NET (or even Java) for more than six months or so would do better by looking elsewhere for information on XNA. And that’s no criticism of this book: Miles has chosen his target audience and remained focused on them brilliantly.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 12 June 2009 )|