The Must Read Book Of The Summer

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Jim Holmes and James Avery announced that their new book Windows Developer Power Tools is going to be published in November.

Since I haven’t read the book yet, I cannot claim it will absolutely be the must read book of the summer. But I have a good feeling about this one for some reason.

Ok. Ok. I admit, I am biased because I am a contributor. Take a look at the table of contents here. My contributions are in Chapter 11, “Accessing Subversion and CVS with TortoiseSVN/CVS” as well as in Chapter 13 where I wrote about one of my favorite topics, Subtext.

I also reviewed the chapter on MbUnit with Andrew Stopford.

Having seen a couple other draft chapters, I am really excited about this book and not just because I contributed. Open source projects can be notorious for lacking in documentation. I can’t be sure, but I imagine that this book may be the impetus for some of these projects to actually write some documentation. But I am going out on a limb by saying that.

My contribution to this book is much more significant and original than my pseudo-contribution to another book this year.

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  1. Avatar for jayson knight
    jayson knight July 14th, 2006

    Congrats! Now if only APress/Wrox would approve my Community Server book deal...

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    Daemon July 14th, 2006

    XD we'll wait and see about the book! hehe delusions :p

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    Simone Busoli July 16th, 2006

    I'm honored I've contributed to the book together with you, James and Jim... we'll se if we did a good work!

  4. Avatar for Digging My Blog - Dan Hounshel
    Digging My Blog - Dan Hounshel July 16th, 2006

    No offense to Phil Haack, but his timing might be a bit off.  With the book not being...

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    Digging My Blog - Dan Hounshel December 21st, 2006

    No offense to Phil Haack , but his timing might be a bit off. With the book not being published until

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    Community Blogs January 18th, 2007

    In order to promote the book Windows Developer Power Tools: Turbocharge Windows Development with More