W hether it’s a tech book (this is a tech book), or an engaging work of fiction like a detective novel, a good author will bait you for the first few chapters and then BANG! You’re off and running on a high-speed adventure by Chapter 3. In short, in a tech book, this departure from a standard teaching method is called “Learning by doing.”
Even if you’re an intermediate-level user, you have to admit that the drawing in Figure 3-1 is pretty rich in detail and perspective.
FIGURE 3-1 By following along in this chapter, you’ll have a ball.
This chapter is going to take you step by step, ...