The book I’m reading is supposed to be a quick start, that you can get through in a weekend. It walks you through a sample application, an HTML5 game. I’m finding the sample code less useful than I’d like. It’s mostly drawing on the HTML5 canvas. I think I’d rather see code doing more typical stuff that you’d see being done on a typical web site. It’s hard to relate the canvas stuff to anything I’ve actually done before.
That said, it’s a pretty well-written book, and kind of fun. I had hoped to finish it tomorrow, but it looks like I need to take a trip into NYC tomorrow, and I’ll have company, so I won’t be reading on the train. And I’m working on New Year’s Eve, but maybe I can finish it on New Year’s Day!