Monday, August 29, 2005

books books books

There have been announced several cool new books (in time for the PDC). I hope I will be able to buy them at the PDC (and get them signed by the authors). I thought I'd share the list here. Feel free to give me hints about other cool new books.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Keeron said...

Bonk, do you know if the "Programming Avalon" (by Chris Anderson) will be in English soon? I see that you linked a german page (Amazon), but they don't seem to have that in english.

Really hoping to buy that one as soon as that's out.

Nice list btw!

4:33 AM  
Blogger bonk said...

The book will be in english. For some strange reason only the german amazon has it listed yet. It lists it under "english books".

6:51 AM  
Anonymous keeron said...

Ah, thanks Bonk. I'll see if it lets me pre-order it (and if I can make sense of the german words). Or I can probably wait for it, but its so hard to get hold of any real examples (most of them are already explorered, and many bloggers are busy preparing for PDC). Hopefully this books comes out soon and is awesome (from Chris's blog, it looks like it'll be!)

10:57 PM  
Blogger bonk said...

You are so right !
When I was getting started with WPF (then Avalon) I really screamed out loud from time to time, because I had a hard time figuring out how this or that is achieved. Also because of the breaking changes form CTP to CTP.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Jean-Luc David said...

Windows Longhorn and WinFX Developer Beta Preview by Jean-Luc David, Hungry Minds Inc,U.S. (no clue what happend to this book)

The book is called Professional WinFX Beta and is published by Wiley Publishing (under the WROX brand). You can read about it here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/076457874X?v=glance

The book was available at the PDC and sold rather well (in fact, the publisher temporarily ran out of copies!)

5:12 AM  
Blogger bonk said...

Jan-luc,

I know. I had a look at that book at the PDC and I didn't really find it worth buying. It just had some very short articles about the key concepts in WinFX and only scratched the very surface. That book is good for CEOs that want to know what their developers are talking about or for someone who wants to have a brief overview of WinFX before getting started.

Nothing for me...

12:52 AM  
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