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From Andy Wenk <a...@nms.de>
Subject Re: Seeking for professional training help with CouchDB
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:55:27 GMT
On 13 November 2013 18:14, Filippo Fadda <filippo.fadda@programmazione.it>wrote:

> Of course, it's an useful resource, like almost all the other books on the
> subject are. And it's free, that's a great thing. But I agree with Jens,
> there is not an awesome book out there, and I think the main reason is that
> writing a book nowadays doesn't repay the author for the effort needed.
> Today you can't live writing technical books, in the past many authors did,
> so the general books quality is getting lower and you can find a lot of 30
> pages books that are not books at all, they just cover badly a subject.
>

The only reason me an Till wrote the book was because we love CouchDB and
wanted to help people getting starting with it ;-) I totally agree with you
on the fact why the quality of textbooks decreased.


>
> On Nov 13, 2013, at 5:39 PM, Andy Wenk wrote:
>
> > I don't want to start a discussion here. Just wanna drop a side note:
> >
> > Please don't forget when this book was written and where CouchDB was at
> > this time. At least the original version was one of the first written
> > documentation available. To understand the basics about CouchDB, I think
> it
> > is definitely a good choice.
> >
> > Writing a good book is extremely hard and very time consuming (I
> > experienced it twice). So even when it sound harsh what Jens said, I can
> > imagine, that a lot of people think like that. But also don't forget for
> > whom these books are written. Newbies or intermediate users - not
> "expert"
> > users or core developers ;-)
> >
> > To come back to the original post, yeah the question was not about a book
> > ;-)
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> >
> > On 13 November 2013 16:54, Filippo Fadda <
> filippo.fadda@programmazione.it>wrote:
> >
> >> +1
> >>
> >> On Nov 13, 2013, at 4:41 PM, Jens Alfke wrote:
> >>> (Also, I have to say I’m unsatisfied with that book. It skips around a
> >> lot, is often unclear, and spends a lot of time on examples as opposed
> to
> >> principles. That said, I haven’t seen any really good books about
> CouchDB.)
> >>>
> >>> —Jens
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > Andy Wenk
> > Hamburg - Germany
> > RockIt!
> >
> > http://www.couchdb-buch.de
> > http://www.pg-praxisbuch.de
> >
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>
>


-- 
Andy Wenk
Hamburg - Germany
RockIt!

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