Top critical review
Agreed with other reviewers, content is dated.
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2018
I bought this as shown in an online course, didn't browse the existing reviews. I just received today and I'm in chapter 1, which is a tutorial walkthrough of something very simple, just an OR gate and 3 pins (the FPGA version of a 'hello world' project), create, compile, simulate, load on the board, the basic flow + prove your setup is working.
It seems to me so far that this book is basically decent, except that it's quickly becoming apparent that it's out of date, which is what other reviewers report. Copyright on mine says 2008.
The steps described don't always match the current version of Altera Quartus II, for example there is no 'vector waveform file' tool anymore; some google fishing indicates that apparently one is now expected to use the ModelSim program, outside of the main Quartus II app. There were I think two other spots previously (to page 17) where the book example didn't match the reality, but in those cases I soon worked out what to do.
I'm now on pages 38 (timing analysis) and 39 (floorplan editor), and also can't open the tools described there in Quartus II web edition 10.0. I think I'll need to go through the current documentation for the tool, with the understanding that the functions described in the book are doable, somehow, somewhere in the current software.