Saturday, March 17, 2007

Anthologization Redux

Well, it's that time of year again: the No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology, Volume 2 (The 2007 Edition) is at the printers, undergoing the conversion from thought to dead trees.

NFJS Book cover
Just like the blurbage on the back says:

Once again, some Sixteen of the world's best trainers and speakers are writing chapters on things they care passionately about. You'll find topics from the latest conferences including Groovy, JavaScript, Continuations, Web services and REST, JVM Byte Code, and Agility

These essays are a summary of the latest thinking in the industry, and range from the philosophical to the tutorial, covering the topics that the writers felt were the most important for readers today. If you feel like the neatest technology and latest ideas are passing you by, this book can help bring you back you to speed.

It's all good stuff, without any fluffy filler, as these essays are based on presentations given at the incredibly popular "No Fluff, Just Stuff" symposium series. Twenty-six times a year, the symposium visits a city and the speakers and attendees share ideas and perspectives. The speakers are all internationally known experts in their field.

So, to out and buy one as soon as possible (in a book store near you in early April). Or, order it directly from the Prags or at Amazon. In fact, I recommend that you buy two in case you loose the first.

Of course, I was intimately involved in its creation, but this is a really entertaining read (the main reason I like editing the Anthology is because it means I can read the essays as soon as possible).


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