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Book:   Flickr Hacks
Subject:   A Useful Resource
Date:   2006-02-12 04:39:59
From:   Ben Harris-Roxas
Rating:  StarStarStarStarStar

I've found the book very useful so far and I think it's structure makes it appealing to a range of users because the hacks range from the very simple through to quite challenging. I'm particularly looking forward to grappling with the flickr mosaic hack.

Releasing Flickr Hacks as a Rough Cuts title is a great initiative, though my major complaint about this is that the zip file of the code text for all the hacks promised on page 4 doesn't seem to be available on the O'Reilly site yet. I know that the book is still in development but as the PDF file doesn't allow users to select text for copy/paste purposes it means that trying to implement any of the hacks involves some typing. This isn't a huge hassle but it's not as convenient as it could be. This will undoubtedly be remedied shortly but it is a but of a nuisance at the moment.

Overall - a good buy.

(Review written 12th February 2006)