Another aspect of the book I like is that the exercises are in a unit test format. This was another “Wow how cool” moment for me. I haven’t written a ton of unit tests, and I still have an “I don’t want to,” attitude when it comes to unit testing. Going through the exercises will force someone like me to grow in this area of my professional development. If you love unit testing... this is an excellent approach… right?
There are also quizzes throughout the book. These quizzes live by themselves in another folder and can be taken separately from reading the book. If you’re impatient or advanced, :D, you could take the quizzes, see where you might be weak in your knowledge and then only read those chapters. I think this format is smart… I am reading the whole book…
I found it mildly annoying that when the book asks you to take a quiz, the name of the quiz is not present. I found myself continually scrolling back the begging of the chapter to find the quiz’s name. Not good for stopping, working on something else and then starting again. “But in the end” it was pretty easy to navigate once I was in the flow of the book.
One thing I wanted more of were examples! I liked writing the unit tests as a method for learning the material, and I felt that some of the testing and quizzes where a bit on the light side and I wanted more!
It’s not finished! I knew this when I set out to do a review of the book. However, when you’re having fun, you don’t want it to end!
The simple descriptions and very readable explanations are some of the best in the industry. It’s Well worth the 40 bucks. I want more and am looking forward to the next release of the book. Loved it!