Programming for Dummies 4th Edition

Peter Alcibiades palcibiades-first at
Sun Dec 10 03:47:23 EST 2006

It seems clear that if you want to go after the market of the sophisticated 
end user who is prepared to program - the kind of people who started out 
being interested in Hypercard way back - then the way to do it is a third 
edition, cover mounted express version, distributed through the usual retail 

I don't know whether that market exists any more, or is profitable.  The cult 
of 'ease of use' may have wiped it out.  Apple evidently concluded the 
contrary.  But what it needs is this.  And it needs to be expanded wiith 
recipes!  There needs to be quite a lot of material on the lines of, you want 
to do this, this is what you use and this is how you put them together, and 
this is why, and this is what not to do.

Its a significant indicator of the problem that Danny Goodman's books are 
being recommended.  Think what that implies!


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