The Book: Making Progress
This is just a quick update for anyone waiting for Filthy Rich Clients that hasn't been keeping tabs on Romain's blog. There's been a lot of good stuff happening lately. And the release date hasn't slipped (more)!
Here are some tidbits:
First, Romain posted the first cut at the book's website, http://filthyrichclients.org, yesterday:
This site is the jumping-off point for information about the book, the demos, the libraries, and about filthy rich client development in general.
Second, we have started to post the demos from the book. Every week (or so) we upload the demos from another chapter of the book to the CVS repository of the java.net project http://filthyrichclients.dev.java.net. The demos make more sense with the text in the book (obviously), but should be worth a look on their own in any case. We'll keep posting the demos up until the book is published. So the publisher better not slip the publishing date or else we're going to have to write more demos, and I'm just about demo'd out.
Finally, we seem to be nearing the end of the infinite editing cycle. I just finished my hacks on the Index last night. My favorite bit was the reference in the index to Data Binding (it links to our explanation of the topic in the Introduction). Apart from some stray questions from the editor, we're basically done with edits. We think.
We're still all set for publishing in July and delivery in August. Not soon enough to do the bunding deal with the last Harry Potter book, but it's probably better this way, since everyone should be done with Harry by August and ready for another gripping summer read.