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11 October 2011 - My first book to be published this week
Excited and relieved that this week is looking promising for the actual release of my book “iPhone Applications Tune-Up”. A few delays caused by the release of iOS 5 and a new version of Xcode made this a more than lengthy process. More than likely it will be some time before I write another; mostly [...]
25 February 2011 - Woohoo! Pre-order: iPhone Applications Tune-Up
Well, my first published book is now available for pre-order and it’s details are now public. To sum it up, it’s an action-thriller set in the medieval age of war-torn eastern Europe filled with empirical struggles between feudalism and aristocratic ideals. It’s not well known that Objective-C played a pivotal role in the dismantling of [...]
15 January 2011 - Chapter 8 is off to the publisher!
Cliché, I know — but time has absolutely flown by. It’s very hard to believe that the first draft of chapter 8 has made it off to the publisher and only a handful of chapters remain before ultimately, my first book will be published. I recently printed the entire book up to this point and [...]
01 October 2010 - Chapter one. done. See what I did there?
Well, done is stretching it a bit actually. Chapter 1 was sent off to the publisher but of course there is a considerable amount of work to be done before a chapter is finalized and accepted. A colleague of mine with authoring experience predicted 2 hours per page for technical writing. I have to admit [...]
06 September 2010 - First book, the contract and Wow! This is a lot of work.
Recently, I dropped my name on a contract with Packt Publishing to author an iPhone development book with a narrow focus on application performance. I’m very much excited about the opportunity and look forward to the next several months of ‘book author boot camp’. Some close colleagues of mine were kind enough to expose me [...]
24 April 2009 - Well, my first book is underway…
Last evening and a little of this morning was spent putting together the necessary beginnings for book #1. It’s an Actionscript murder, mystery, thriller. SPOILER: The FLEX evangelist did it! Okay, back to serious. Without going into detail, the focus is advanced implementations of Adobe FLEX, AIR and some very popular and useful server side [...]