Summary and Info
I think this is a terrific book ,for anyone trying to get up to speed with Pic's.
It makes programming with Assembler and C an achievable goal for most people.
I worked my way through this book from start to finish and enjoyed every page.
I built the the ping-pong and Derbot which helped me gain a better understanding of the code and the chips.
I found the introduction to MPLAB IDE to be of great value to me as debugging doesn't really change through the range of Pic,s.
The book takes you from a small Pic 16f84a all the way up to 18xxxx Pic,s.By the time you are done with these there,s a nice overview of whats next.
I am now on De Jasio's Pic32 book,and It was not such a giant leap to get going with these pics as I am now pretty familiar with MPLAB and the basic Pic mindset.
In my opinion it is a good beginners course, after which you can complete your project or start the next level with confidence.