No JXTA Hacking Project this Weekend
By mduigou on Feb 27, 2007
For those who have been waiting for bated breath (Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?) for news of my latest weekend JXTA Hacking Project I am afraid that this note will disappoint. Rather than hacking I opted to spend time reviewing and editing the upcoming edition of the JXTA Java JSE Programmers Guide. Hamada has been leading the release process for this new edition and has done the bulk of the new writing. (He lead the last edition as well). Producing technical tutorial documentation like this guide is incredibly taxing and demanding work. That the upcoming release will be the 4th edition does help a bit. We have a lot of good text that can be re-used and the document framework is pretty comfortable. I had hoped to get through the first 6 chapters this weekend but ran out of steam by the time I was half way through chapter 3. Maybe trying to spend a whole weekend editing and writing (not my forte) was overly ambitious. I'm going to try doing my Programmers Guide work in smaller chunks. Overall, I'm pretty impressed by the additions that the 4th edition will include. The new examples and new text should address the most common questions and frustrations encountered by new JXTA developers. I'm also really interested in hearing the feedback of readers on the new edition. I expect that more than a few not-so-new JXTA developers will probably take a glance at the new Guide and I am especially interested in their feedback.