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.