Christian Heilmann

More newsagent fame and a devastating review

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 at 10:54 pm

I guess you have to take the good with the bad…

This morning I found out that there is a new issue of NET Magazine with an adequately loud mouthed orange man on the cover that features my opinion piece where I am Captain Obvious to the rescue and talk about the biggest trick in successful web development. I guess my free copy is in the mail…

My elevation of seeing my mugshot that big (No, it is not vanity that made me happy but knowing I can send this to my family and they’ll be proud as punch although they don’t know English or anything about computers) got a big dent though when I checked My book’s page on and found a new devastating review adding to the very positive one that’s been there for ages. I am really not sure how to react to something like that as I hate disappointing people and cannot really understand what that reviewer was on about. It is not as if there wasn’t enough material on the web to check the book before you buy it, and I spent a long time making sure that the web site for the book has all the code neatly sorted and easy for you to try out. You just cannot please anybody I guess, and I hope that not too many people get discouraged from giving the book a try. Writing a JavaScript book for beginners that does cover Ajax was a balancing act, I guess I’ll have to expect more of that.

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