Review of Learning Bing Maps API

It is a pleasure to see this title appear because I have been developing with MapPoint and Bing Maps (nee Virtual Earth) for many years, but as an author too, I am aware how sensitive reviews are, so I am keen that any criticism should be constructive. My first impression is that it is slim at about 100 pages, but it does cover some very useful areas. The downloadable code is very useful but seems to be the draft version in parts, even being titled as such, and I did add my own Bing Maps developer credentials rather than use the ones left in the text.

First, here is the book link http://www.packtpub.com/learning-bing-maps-api/book, and the chapter titles. I used Visual Studio 2013 to test the code and ran it in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox on Windows 8.1.

Learning Bing Maps API Chapter 1: Introduction to Bing Maps AJAX Control Version 7
Chapter 2: Diving into Bing Maps AJAX Control Version 7
Chapter 3: Introduction to Bing Maps REST Services
Chapter 4: Diving into Bing Maps REST Services
Chapter 5: Spatial Data Services
Chapter 6: Diving into Spatial Data Services
Chapter 7: Enriching Bing Maps with Overlaying User Data
   

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