Krause was very kind in providing me with a complementary copy to review. Krause has the right idea with his chapters. Chapter 6 touches on the functionality provided in GLib. Chapter 13 then looks at some example apps to discuss how they work. Though be warned, while the bindings are mentioned, this is very much a book for C programmers, and those who are working with a language binding may find it of only minimal usefulness.
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Krause was very kind in providing me with a complementary copy to review. Krause has the right idea with his chapters. Chapter 6 touches on the functionality provided in GLib.
Chapter 13 then looks at some example apps to discuss how they work. Though be warned, while the bindings are mentioned, this is very much a book for C programmers, and those who are working with a language binding may find it of only minimal usefulness. There is neither a discussion of what packages to install or what the set of packages you will need to build are called. Prospective developers will find it confusing to set up their environment and will likely require extra help.
Krause takes the time to provide some words of caution to the unwary, beginning, for example with regards to widget layout. He also references the Human Interface Guidelines a handful of times when discussing the design of user interfaces, as well as providing his own advice.
The book covers Glade version 3. Brief answers to these exercises are provided in the back of the book with source code available on the Web. Each chapter also ends with a summary of what was in the chapter. Hints are provided for each application so that the reader can attempt to implement the utility him or herself, although source code is provided on the Web.
The chapter then suggests where to go for further help. Unfortunately the book never points budding developers to awesome tools like Devhelp. The eBook is locked using the email address you provide when you purchase it which is supported by Evince and you are able to print it, if you so desire. The PDF does have bookmarks for the chapters, but does not have hyperlinked cross-references or other nice features. On the whole, the book had both excellent and disappointing aspects.
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Foundations of Gtk+ Development
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