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From Mark Deibert <mark.deib...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Seeking for professional training help with CouchDB
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:16:48 GMT
@Andy: Thank you, thank you, thank you very much for that book! It _really_
helped get me going in CouchDB. I particularly like the code illustrations
with the hand written notes overlaid. Very cool :-)


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Andy Wenk <andy@nms.de> wrote:

> 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
> > >
> > > GPG fingerprint: C044 8322 9E12 1483 4FEC 9452 B65D 6BE3 9ED3 9588
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Andy Wenk
> Hamburg - Germany
> RockIt!
>
> http://www.couchdb-buch.de
> http://www.pg-praxisbuch.de
>
> GPG fingerprint: C044 8322 9E12 1483 4FEC 9452 B65D 6BE3 9ED3 9588
>

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