July 5, 2020

Book: Learn DOCKER in a month of lunches


https://www.manning.com/books/learn-docker-in-a-month-of-lunches

https://www.amazon.com/Learn-Docker-Month-Lunches-Stoneman/dp/1617297054/


I reviewed this book for Manning publishing while it's draft.  I've read many Docker books and other technical books.  What I noticed in recent writing style is that authors start to write books like it's a blog or has a hyper link feature in a paper book.  Constantly refers to previous examples and pages, or which line to look back at.  That makes the reading difficult to go back and forth between pages.

The writing style of the author of this book -- you can read like a regular book.  Read through the book and minimally go back and see, the explanation is right there in the example, no need to go back and locate the line and trying to figure out which word (or parameter) means what.

I used to enjoy reading tech books -- I've read many tech books just for fun, and some years ago, I started to enjoy less because of that hassle.  This book though, it made the reading of tech books enjoyable again.

If you're looking to learn Docker -- instead of video, try this book.  Many video based tutorials and courses are good, but it has its limitation -- it makes it impossible to go back and locate exactly where the information you're looking for.  And you have to constantly pause the video, rewind a few minutes or second to re-watch to understand or capture what's on the video -- only to find the instructor saying it's just a demo -- real examples will be shown in later videos.  It's hard to use video based courses/tutorials as reference also.

(I don't get any commission nor have received any commission to review this book or sales of this book.)




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