Our books look and feel different than most other programming books because we present all text on the left-hand page and all code, screen captures, tables, etc. on the right-hand page. We think this helps you learn more while reading less. Also, we think this makes the book work well as a reference book. To see how this works, you can download a sample chapter:
That looks like it would be excellent for my reading style. When I read programming books I have developed the habit of reading the text first, then coming back and reading examples from beginning to end, possibly even after I have finished the entire chapter or section. Neat!
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. ~Robert A. Heinlein