Elisabeth Freeman: From the Head First newsletter (shameless plug):
So, what exactly is Head Rush? Author Brett McLaughlin says it best, "It's kind of like drinking a Slurpee on a really hot day," he explains. "You're burning up, the Slurpee's nice and cold, so you take a big hit and--yow!--you get instant brain freeze. That's the way Head Rush works."
Brett McLaughlin: Thanks Beth... I didn't remember that Slurpee comment, actually
The Head First series had cover models with shots taken from overhead, making the head appear bigger and the body skewed.
The Head Rush has got a guy posing upside down, so one assumes that blood is rushing to his head, was this intentional or am I seeing/reading/assuming too much? If this is so then will future Head Rush boox have models posing upside down in different positions?
I agree that the new serie should have been called Head Down
Joined: Sep 01, 2004
Hey everyone. Head Rush is essentially a little brother to Head First. The style is very similar, but most of the elements are different. For instance, we have a "Just Do It" instead of "Exercise", and "Frequently Asked Questions" instead of "No Dumb Questions". You'll feel very comfortable if you've ever read Head First, though -- and of course you'll love it if you haven't :-)
Head Rush is a little more focused in topic, too. You won't ever read Head Rush C++, but you might read (ahem) Head Rush UML. Head Rush really drills down on exactly what you need to get the job done, while Head First is a little more comprehensive. Both are important, but the topic really guides us to which format and approach makes the most sense.
Hope that helps! Brett
Series Editor, Head First<br />Author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596102259/newinstance-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Head Rush Ajax</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Head-First-Object-Oriented-Analysis-Design/dp/0596008678/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-5348268-5670331?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192568453&sr=8-1/newInstance-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Head First OOA&D</a>
Joined: Aug 15, 2004
Dear Brett McLaughlin,
Thanks for the information. I am understand why you name the book head rush now. I will keep you up date with any question I have on my mind.