This book landed on my desk just before my holiday in Greece. I looked at it and thought, "How can anybody cover such a large subject in just 160 pages? That's not possible." But it is possible, and that's the strongest force about this book: It's short, it's down to business, it's concise, and most important, it's full of great and useful examples and sample code that you can download.
I know you all are busy out there, and in the stressed everyday fight it can be very hard to start to learn new things, especially if it requires reading a book of 500 or 600 pages. I read this book lying next to the pool in Greece and got a lot of benefit out of it. So what's my point? It's that if I can get a lot out of this book with my children running around me and the sun baking my pale body, you'll certainly get even more out of it sitting in nice quiet chair, reading a chapter, and then trying the stuff yourself.