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Getting Started with Twitter Flight by Tom Hamshere
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It's not a typical JS web programming library book, but Twitter Flight isn't a typical JS library either.

When I've started reading it, I was pretty sure it won't get more than 1 star in the final rating: until 33% of the book, there was no code sample! Yes, as ridiculous as it sounds (for a web programming book). Author has decided to start with describing how awesome and useful the library is, without any direct proof - yikes! Fortunately, it gets much better later on.

Author's description of Flight is using one simple ToDo-style application as a playground -> it works quite well, because the problems author's facing are RL ones and reader doesn't have any problem with applying those to her/his work, but unfortunately Hamshere doesn't dive into more advances scenarios. That can leave readers who don't have much experience with event-based systems a bit hopeless.

Another aid one could complain about are missing pictures - sometimes it'd be better to actually slap a diagram or two, just two illustrate the flow of events: where are they triggered, where are they dealed with, etc. Otherwise it's just JavaScript code with poor formatting (on Kindle, that has a limited page width).

Anyway, if you're looking for an introduction to Twitter Flight, this book make sense.

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Reading Progress

October 24, 2013 – Started Reading
October 24, 2013 – Shelved
October 28, 2013 – Finished Reading

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