This book is in reality a largely updated, expanded and revised (not least, in the language, thanks to a professional copy-editor…) version of my “Julia Concise Tutorial”.
What’s particular of it ?
I would say that it’s very practical for beginners. It covers many different aspects of the language (…it’s still “concise” ) and of the main packages, while speaking to a public that is not necessarily those of this forum… (I would say a bit of “widening” the community more than “deepening” it).
And it is updated. The latest versions of DataFrames, JuMP and JuliaInterpreter/Juno debugging are all treated. The code has been tested with v1.3-rc4. The only really missing thing is the new Thread API.
This is the list of the chapters with the main packages discussed (unfortunately I couldn’t convince the editor to release the book open source (…it would change little for me, but I can understand them…). A more detailed table of content is available here together with an introduction.
Aside that the title has been chosen by the publisher, I think they have a serie with “LangXXX Quick Syntax Reference”, I try to make clear what’s inside both in the description of the book and in what the publisher allowed to be made public/prewieved (and any how the same day of release the full pdf has been released in the well known sites).
So I don’t think anyone get the book thinking that it claims to be the julia reference (that already exists). I believe most people got that it is just a “quick syntax” reference, how to quickly move with doing stuff of interest, get the interest/motivation, before deepening into the language.