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Another audiobook that seems to have fallen over when the author didn't get to check if the final product matched what he actually wrote.
Well, at least, I hope so. I hope the author didn't write inSTAYtiated instead of inSTANtiated. I hope the author didn't open a function declaration with a close parenthesis instead of an open one. I hope the author didn't write "C colon Program Files" and leave out the backslash.
The terminology was also sloppy. In assigning immediate constant values to defined variables, we see that we "stored three variables in the variables," for example. I need the confidence to know that the author is making an effort to use all the correct terminology, and is not, for example, using terms such as 'instruction,' 'command,' 'statement' and 'compiler directive,' or 'declaration' and 'definition,' as if they're interchangeable.
I love the concept. I could see the code in my head. But I kept having to rewind and wonder, "did he really just say 'public static void main CLOSE parenthesis?'" Yes, yes he did. And all that inSTAYtiation was very distracting.
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This might be a great print book -- I have no idea. It's impossible to listen to. You'll be constantly read code blocks by what sounds like a text-to-voice synthesizer pronouncing every space, every "enter key" (new line), every character of every code block and snippet.
Within 20 minutes the gun will be in your hand and you'll be ready to commit suicide to make it stop.
I wish programming books could be made into audiobooks. This is an epic fail that illustrates why that doesn't seem to work.
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