Wednesday Jun 03, 2009

The Developer's Edge talk in Second Life

Just finished talking in Second Life. The slides from the talk are available from SLX. I've got into the habit of writing a transcript for my SL presentations - basically in case the audio fails for some reason.

The talk focuses a bit more on the way that people now get information (through blog posts, articles, indexed by search engines) and the Q&A after the talk was more about that than the technical content of the book. This is a domain that I've given a fair amount of thought to. When writing technical books there is a challenge to balance the information so that it includes the necessary details without writing material that will be out of date by the time that the book hits the press. Fortunately a large amount of the information that developers need is relatively long lived. The challenges come when describing a particular revision of the software, or a particular processor - details which can be very useful for people, but also details which may not age gracefully!

Tuesday May 19, 2009

Developer's Edge safari rerelease

We've just pushed a new version of The Developer's Edge to safari. The original version didn't show any of the text from each section of the book unless you logged into the safari site. The new version shows the snippet from each section even if you're not a subscriber.

I was pleased to see that the book is featured on the Sun Studio developer portal.

I'm also scheduled to give a second life presentation during JavaOne at 9am PST on the 3rd June.

Thursday Apr 02, 2009

The Developer's Edge - Hardcopy updated

The cover art for The Developer's Edge has been updated. You can see this on the Amazon picture, which now agrees with the one on the left of this blog.

About

Darryl Gove is a senior engineer in the Solaris Studio team, working on optimising applications and benchmarks for current and future processors. He is also the author of the books:
Multicore Application Programming
Solaris Application Programming
The Developer's Edge

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