Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux (英语) 平装 – 2016年6月13日
"...this is a book worth having on your shelf." (I programmer, August 2016)
DR. DEREK MOLLOY is a senior lecturer at the School of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland. He is also the author of the hugely popular book on the BeagleBone platform titled Exploring BeagleBone, also published by Wiley. His popular YouTube video series has introduced millions of people to embedded Linux and digital electronics topics. He has received several awards for teaching and learning, including the 2012 Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) national award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. The same year, he was also awarded the Dublin City University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
The Kindle edition's a disappointment. Here's why.
1. The book has a great table of contents with a 3 level outline; chapters, sub headings under each chapter and sub topics under each sub heading. The Kindle edition only has a 2 level outline, no sub topics, making it extremely cumbersome, if not useless, as a navigation tool.
2. The Kindle edition left out the index. Really, no index, and no, the global word search is not the same as a good index created and edited by a professional indexer.
So minimal table of contents and no index makes the Kindle edition pretty useless as a convenient reference. If you don't believe me, try to find the topic section on Transistors using the Kindle edition. I'm sure you can eventually, but it's a PITA.
By the way, I think it's sad that my one star review brings down the rating of the paper edition. Amazon, I should be able to review the Kindle edition separately from the paper edition. Especially if they are substantially different.
Visually though, everything is grey.
All pictures are black and white, diagrams are greyscale, and most call-outs are grey bg/black fg text. To most, this probably seems small and stupid to complain about, but I'm both a beginner at the RPI and electronics in general as well as getting older. As a result, I have a bit of difficulty reading quite a bit of the non-text material. Still, as I said, the content is excellent and for that the book is more than worth picking up.
For someone just learning about and getting interested, it is an essential text for Raspberry Pi tinkerers.