Before I get into reviewing the content, I would like to point out two things. First, all royalties from book sales are being donated to R-Ladies, which I think is fantastic. Second, the authors are very open to accepting contributions from readers. I found a couple of issues and they were very helpful with getting these resolved and pointing me in the right direction to do so. OK, now to the actual content of the book.
So to summarize, I was really happy that the book
- is concise
- is well organized
- covers both front end and back end
- has some humor to help make things fun
That being said, there are a couple of things I think can be improved. Specifically, I would have liked to see more
- resources for deployment
- exercise solutions
I realize these are all big topics and a bit outside the scope of this book. And I don’t expect full treatments on these, but I felt a bit wanting for more content and/or resources. For example, I think CSS could be incorporated more throughout the rest of the book. Maybe through exercises where we have to do some styling on certain components? As far as deployment, there is a supplemental chapter on using Glitch. But I think it would be nice if there was at least a link to the capstone project on Glitch. I spent a significant amount of time trying to get it working but came up empty handed. For the exercise solutions, there is an open issue on GitHub so they are thinking about it.