The only “reference-type” book I ever bought. It’s enormous. 720 pages of premium paper. Because of premium feel to it, it’s expensive. I kind of feel bad knowing that so much paper was used for it to be honest.
It’s beautifully designed. There are lots of diagrams and visual metaphors. Kudos to whoever worked on the design.
However, even if it’s a reference book, it didn’t need to be that big. There’s a whole chapter on 2D collision detection, which I appreciated, but has nothing to do with Canvas. There’s another chapter on iOS5, which by definition was always going to become obsolete.
So, it’s a great book, well-written with a great design, but its shortcomings could have been caught in the edit phase. The price is hard to justify.
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