Wednesday Nov 02, 2011

Welcome to the (System) Developer's Edge

The Developer's Edge went out of print a while back. This was obviously frustrating, not just for me, but for the folks who contacted me asking what happened. Well, I'm thrilled to be able to announce that it's available as a pdf download.

This is essentially the same book as was previously available. I've not updated the links back to the original articles. It would have been problematic, in some instances the original articles no longer exist. There are only two significant changes, the first is the branding has been changed (there's no cover art, which keeps the download small). The second is the title of the book has been modified to include the word "system" to indicate that its focused towards the hardware end of the stack.

I hope you enjoy the System Developer's Edge.

Friday Aug 28, 2009

Second life talk audio available.

The slides, transcript, and audio from my Second Life talk about The Developer's Edge are now available.

Sunday Jun 14, 2009

Audio for JavaOne interview available

A couple of weeks back I recorded an interview where I discussed The Developer's Edge. I've just found the audio up at BlogTalkRadio, it's about 15 minutes in duration.

Friday Mar 27, 2009

The Developer's Edge available in hardcopy

The Developer's Edge is now available as hardcopy!

It is being made available as print-on-demand. You can either order through the publisher Vervante, or you can order through Amazon.

However, I suggest you wait until next week before ordering as the current cover art is not the final version (you can play spot the difference between the image on the left and the one on the Vervante website). I'll post when it gets fixed. Of course, you can order the "limited-edition" version if you want :)

I introduced the book in a previous post. I'll reproduce a bit more of the details in this post. The brief summary is:


The Developer's Edge: Selected Blog Posts and Articles focuses on articles in the following areas:

  • Native language issues
  • Performance and improving performance
  • Specific features of the x86 and SPARC processors
  • Tools that are available in the Solaris OS

The articles provide a broad overview on a topic, or an in-depth discussion. The texts should provide insights into new tools or new methods, or perhaps the opportunity to review a known domain in a new light.


You can get more details than this from the Safari site, either reading the preface or skimming the table of contents

I would love to hear feedback on this book, feel free to e-mail me directly, leave comments on amazon, or leave comments on this blog, or on the blogs of the other contributors.

Tuesday Mar 17, 2009

Welcome to "The Developer's Edge"

Late Sunday night I got news that my new book "The Developer's Edge" was available on Safari. This has been a project I've worked on for about six months - so a much quicker turnaround than "Solaris Application Programming".

The Developer's Edge is a collection of blog posts and articles. My contribution to the material is from either this blog, or the articles that I link from the left column. However, it also contains a lot of material that other people have written, and that I have found interesting. The original plan came out of some informal discussions with the docs folks around this time last year. We decided to try and capture some of the vast stream of material that goes out through the various sun.com websites (blogs.sun.com, developers.sun.com, wikis.sun.com etc.) - these are kind-of "Edge" publications - hence the title.

The book will also be available as print-on-demand. We're pushing the material through the channels as fast as we can, so the "launch" is asynchronous! I'll announce the print version when it happens.

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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