Archive for January 14, 2009
Another day, another chapter!
Today Chapter 3, The Model, has entered the online book. Apart from some early jitters when PHPIDS (an intrusion detection system I use) lost the plot and commenced a vendetta against Opera, the new chapter is fully operational.
I’ve decided to start noting in these announcements that these early Chapters are akin to drafts. While they are written as complete units, it’s intended to revisit them every few weeks for improvement until a final version emerges to be forever immortalised as a first edition of the book. Your comments are therefore an invaluable guide to this process. You’ll have a lot more to comment on when we get down and dirty with source code .
To mark the status of the book, I’ll be implementing a colour coded status label for each chapter as a rough indication of its level of completion. It should offer some quick visual feedback on whether you’re reading a rough draft or a pristine final version.
I’d also like to thank those who have donated to support the book (and my aspirations for a new Macbook Pro!). I haven’t gotten around to thanking donators personally but I appreciate the early donations. I need to tinker with the donation model a bit after sorting through some ideas I have, but my intention is that while the book will remain freely available online I’d like to reward donators with some additional benefits.