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Sunday February 24, 2008
06:29 AM

Catalyst Book Review

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I wrote a review of "Catalyst" by Jonathan Rockway. You can read it (the review, not the book) on my web site.

Executive summary: I didn't like it much.

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  • A shame really. It could have been the "definitive" guide and Catalyst does need something like that.

    Here's hoping that another book will come out.
  • I second your objection re the many typos. The errata list is growing on the packtpub.com site [packtpub.com]; I have tripped over at least half a dozen sentences with extra or missing words that garble the meaning.

    But much worse: some of the code apparently was not run before the book went to print, and several mistakes leave the reader dead in his tracks.

    Page 28 has command line code for creating a database model that simply doesn't work in Windows, but breaks in a very weird way that the debugger doesn't identify d