Archive for August, 2009

Coders at Work continues to get good reviews

August 24, 2009

Since its first review, Coders at Work has been reviewed five more times. Here are all the reviews to date:

Some highlights:

“Absolutely amazing! A page turner, just like Harry Potter for the technically minded.” —Tobias Svensson

“What books would you recommend to help a developer learn programming? For me, this book joins my short list.” —Marc Hedlund

“This book is dead sexy. When it comes out, you should definitely get a copy.” —Joseph F. Miklojcik III

“Superb book!” —Prakash Swaminathan

“Read it, because then you will know the greatest coding brains.” —Amit Shaw


First review of Coders at Work

August 9, 2009

My offer of sneak peeks at Coders at Work for would-be reviewers, has yielded its first fruit. I can only hope that all reviewers are as kind. (Though the author does accuse me of “subversive behavior” for dwelling on my subjects’ Emacs use.)

Meanwhile, I’m basically unable to function since I spend all my time waiting for the next update of my Amazon Sales Rank and checking to see whether the link to the review is being upvoted on Reddit. Ooops, gotta go; new Sales Rank coming in 48 seconds.

Coders at Work due out in just over a month

August 4, 2009

I just learned that my new book, Coders at Work is due to go to the printers on August 17th and should hit bookstore shelves about a month after that and, as I understand it, copies ordered from Amazon might show up even a bit earlier. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out and hope every programmer everywhere buys at least one copy!

Meanwhile I’m thinking about what’s next. The world of Lisp books seems to be exploding, with Conrad Barski’s Land of Lisp due out later this year and O’Reilly finally dropping their anti-Lisp policy to publish a book by Nick Levine. Meanwhile Practical Common Lisp continues to sell well. Perhaps a 2nd edition or sequel to Practical Common Lisp is in order. I also have several other non-Lisp book ideas bouncing around my head. We’ll see.

P.S. If you are a blogger or book reviewer interested in a sneak peek at Coders at Work, email me and I may be able to hook you up.