Summary and Info
The part of the book I liked most comes in the section that describes how to connect serial devices. Axelson covers not only RS-232 communications but also RS-485, a serial standard that allows for party-line or multi-drop connections. You would spend a lot of time looking for all the information that the book collects in one place. If you plan to use a serial port in any sort of application, buy this book. It should go on your bookshelf alongside Axelson's earlier book, Parallel Port Complete.
More About the Author
Janet Louise Axelson (born 1949) is an author of technical books in English. Most of her books relate to interfacing of computers using the serial port, the parallel port, USB and ethernet.