Friday, February 6, 2009

The book design: Packt Publishing's quality

The book has an outstanding design and a great printing quality. It has lots of screenshots and diagrams to offer less theory and more results.

It follows the Beginner's Guide approach...
  • Clear step by step instructions for the most useful tasks
  • Learn by doing - start working right away
  • Leave out the boring bits
  • Inspiring, realistic examples give you ideas for your own work
  • Tasks and challenges to encourage experimentation
Besides, it is based in real-life experiences and it does not promote alpha or beta frameworks.
I explain the real advantages and trade-offs of each threading alternatives to exploit multicore and multiprocessor technologies.