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Greetings

I was reading your book description in O'Reilly, and although I'm considering to buy it, I have some questions about its content and the tips, tricks or abilities it could provide me to improve my programming and overall developing skills in software.

Looking at the Live preview there are some good solid advises for programming and dealing with requirements, but some of this tips (at least in the preview version) are a little vague -"Learn to Say Hello World" for example- and I'm afraid there isn't much connection between a chapter and the other, like a general idea ordering the chapters. Is this the case or can I read the chapters without any order like in other books -OpenCV for instance-.

There are a lot of reviews in O'Reilly (most of them good ones) that comment this situations, but I would like to know your insight in this matter.

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Erwin Lopez
 
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The chapters are all independent, in that they were written by different contributors, each with a different perspective of what they wanted to say and how they wanted to say it. This also applies to the titles of the contributions, so it is best not to consider the title as always being exact summary of the advice you will find in the item.

The question of ordering and progression is one that I just answered in another thread: Book Question - 97 Things. I hope this makes clear the rationale behind the book structure, but also makes clear that the ordering is not strict: you can choose any order you wish to read through the book, as it does not rely on a particular reading order.

I hope that answers your question!
 
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Kevlin Henney wrote:The chapters are all independent, in that they were written by different contributors, each with a different perspective of what they wanted to say and how they wanted to say it. This also applies to the titles of the contributions, so it is best not to consider the title as always being exact summary of the advice you will find in the item.

The question of ordering and progression is one that I just answered in another thread: Book Question - 97 Things. I hope this makes clear the rationale behind the book structure, but also makes clear that the ordering is not strict: you can choose any order you wish to read through the book, as it does not rely on a particular reading order.

I hope that answers your question!



Well, thank your very much Kevlin, my questions have been answered. About the ordering, I agree on alphabetical, people cant complain about misplacing its article, and it gives a sense of completeness.

Good luck with the book.
 
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