Andrew Parsons recently co-authored Professional Visual Studio 2005 from Wrox. He noted that the first review came in and that its bit of a doozy. Even though I work with Andrew I haven’t had a chance to completely read through his book.
Despite this I am pretty sure that this review is unwarranted, in fact, its just plain insulting, especially to Australian developers who I believe are among the finest in the world. The thing that I took offence to was this:
“In my albeit limited experience, the majority of Australian developers were shallow in their understanding of highly complexy technical stuff, and they write code in an exremely sloppy fashion. But these two guys are supposed to be the creme de la creme of .NET developers in that country, or maybe not?”
If you are an Australian developer I think it is your duty to mod this review down.