The first thing I noticed when opening the book was the low page count. For a hefty $20, one would expect more than 68 pages (including dedication, intro, ToC, etc). One shouldn’t judge a book by its cover (or page count), though, so I dove in enthusiastically, disregarding this.
The book has a total of 15 chapters, and only really starts in chapter 7. If you just read Peter’s tutorial on code analysis tools and are familiar with environment isolation like Vagrant (e.g. our Homestead Improved box), you can skip right to it, as those are the only topics the author touches on in those first 22 pages. Unfortunately, it all goes downhill from there due to the severe outdatedness.
The first half is “ok” for someone who isn’t introduced to the basic concepts I mention and can therefore be useful. A book would have to be actually harmful for me to give it a zero, which this is not.
Yes, please don’t speak for me. I don’t know you and you don’t know me, so please don’t say “We”, as it isn’t the case (and unless you are voted as a spokesperson by a group of people or are the leader of anything, it is actually always the case).