My reviewer’s copies of Professional Smartphone Programming (Wrox, ISBN 978-0-471-76293-5) came through the letterbox today. I took a look at the first draft of this book several months ago and never heard about it again. Skimming through it, I’m really pleased that the finished product has lost much of the broken English and gained much more of the technical information that newcomers to the subject require. Note that the ‘Professional’ in the title is slightly misleading - it references mainly the fact that newcomers to .NET who have just finished their introductory course to programming wouldn’t gain much (or understand much either) but an established .NET programmer new to Smartphone programming could pick this book up and work through it fine. Reviewing a first draft when the authors’ first language is not English is tough; 70% of the time you're flagging issues which are grammatical mistakes but which also affect the facts being taught. Here’s hoping that at least all of the things I flagged were picked up and attended to even if all the spelling mistakes weren’t.