Just finished the above book. I quite liked it, although it felt a bit long. I had to force myself to read it as it seemed to be labouring the same point over and over towards the end.
I'd still recommend a read, however.
Is it just me, or do technical books that are over 500 pages seem too long? I've read shorter ones and found that I blitzed through them.
I like books that:
- are short (300 pages or less)
- are very short (100 ish pages)
- have loads of useful stuff in them (this keeps them fresh to the end)
- or cover lots of specific topics so it feels shorter, like the 50 effective tips in C# book.
So if I ever write a book, I should remember that.