If you're new(ish) to Drupal, this isn't the book you want to start with. If you're an intermediate or seasoned developer looking to streamline or imp...moreIf you're new(ish) to Drupal, this isn't the book you want to start with. If you're an intermediate or seasoned developer looking to streamline or improve the dev cycle, you'll find some useful nuggets in this book.
The book presents a bunch of useful tips for the design phase of creating a Drupal site, using a website the author worked on as a practical example, and a number of case studies/interviews with professional Drupal developers.
As someone who hasn't done too much out-of-the-box Drupal stuff yet, I found it a useful read and learned a few new things about Drupal. It won't make you a professional Drupal-er overnight, but there are some good tips and tricks for designing and prototyping Drupal sites.(less)
As Cookbooks go, this on is fairly decent, although thinner than I expected. There are enough examples in this book to cover pretty much everything yo...moreAs Cookbooks go, this on is fairly decent, although thinner than I expected. There are enough examples in this book to cover pretty much everything you might need to do with Apache or get you started (along with the Apache documentation) if it isn't covered. Personally I think the first two chapters on installing Apache and adding modules are wasted space. Presumably by the time you're ready for this book, you've already got Apache installed on your servers and are just looking for ways to tweak it.
I would have liked to see a section on SSI (Server side includes...does anybody use those anymore?) and maybe some more mod_rewrite stuff.
This book will probably be most useful to novice and intermediate Apache administrators who are comfortable with messing around in httpd.conf, but need to refer back to the online docs now and then. Advanced Apache administrators probably won't find much new or useful in this book.(less)