Ilya is able to present these complex topics in ways that are easy to understand, and build on those explanations to reveal performance optimizations that make a difference but many websites don’t know about. The thing I appreciate the most is how Ilya translates these detailed technical specifications into applicable best practices for building websites. This isn’t an academic exercise. Ilya provides the code samples, configuration instructions, and tools you’ll need to optimize your website’s network performance.
Understanding and Using C Pointers by Reese M. Richard Also, the book is not well organized. Throughout the book there are “forward references” saying that the topic being mentioned will be discussed elsewhere later. This leads to a lot of back-and-forth flipping of pages. For example, pointer arithmetic is explained in Chapter 1, but is used only in Chapter 4; a particular data structure is minimally introduced on page 133, then actually used sixty pages later. The way information is presented and explained could have been more systematic.