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Senior Developer at Taylor and Francis.

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comment Is it worthwhile to author programming books?
I would disagree with most of that. Agreed that a book can become outdated. A well-written book by someone knowledgeable is worth more than all the blog posts put together on the same subject. Books tend to have a flow - they start at the beginning of a subject and work you through the details. Blog posts tend to be short, to the point an lacking in detail. Often, blog authors assume too much knowledge and leave out the exact detail that people are looking for. Also, with blogs it is hard for someone looking for advice to separate the wheat from the chaff.