This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Authors: Gail Anderson, Paul Anderson, Todd Fast, Chris Webster
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Reviewed by: Jeanne Boyarsky
Rating: 5 horseshoes
"Assemble the Social Web with Zembly" is the official book for Zembly. It shows how to use Zembly for Facebook/iPhone/flickr/Zillow/Dapper. Parts of the book read a bit like a commercial. For example chapter one spends eleven pages giving roughly the information you would get at a free conference talk. Then it gets more informative.
A few places refer to features that are in beta or may change before release. Despite the disclaimer, this seems out of place in a book.
I did like how the book didn't assume you've built widgets before. The list of Facebook integration points was particularly interesting. I also really liked the activity diagram in the iPhone chapter.
The book had it's moments that I liked and didn't like. Overall I was neutral on it.