Programming Books Should Go Beyond Syntax
When I was invited to write Pro TypeScript for Apress, the pitch I prepared with my ace Editor, Gwenan, included a unique selling point. That USP was to go beyond the normal syntactical lessons of how to write various expressions using the programming language and talk in reasonable detail about how to apply some design to the code.
The biggest compliment I have received for this effort is that every subsequent book (to date) on TypeScript has included a chapter titled “Object-Oriented Programming with TypeScript” – and most have sections covering Uncle Bob’s SOLID principles; which means the TypeScript community is well set-up to create maintainable applications.
Long may this pairing of “code + code design” in programming books continue, because the syntax is far less than half of the story.