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From Rick Hillegas <rick.hille...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Fwd: contributing to "The Architecture of Open Source Applications"
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 12:57:58 GMT
On 6/8/11 5:44 AM, Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Hi Tiago,
>
> I think it's great that you want to write a chapter on Derby for this 
> book. To maximize the value of community review, I'd recommend an 
> incremental approach something like this:
>
> 1) Circulate your proposed table of contents. I'm hoping you'll get a 
> lot of good feedback at this stage.
Since this is just a (long) chapter, make that an outline rather than a 
TOC...
>
> 2) Circulate a sample chapter. It's best to get feedback on your style 
> and approach early on.
...and make this a sample section.

Thanks,
-Rick
>
> 3) Then dole out the remaining chapters one by one as you write them.
>
> You may find that you want to put off writing the introduction until 
> after you're done with the real content--in my experience the 
> introduction almost writes itself if you have the content in front of 
> you already.
>
> Thanks!
> -Rick
>
> On 6/8/11 3:55 AM, Tiago Espinha wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> We got this message on the ASF community mailing list and I was 
>> wondering if any of the Derby veterans were planning on contributing 
>> a chapter about Derby to this book.
>>
>> I love writing :-) I guess that's part of the reason I embarked in a 
>> doctoral degree. For this reason, I was thinking that if no one else 
>> is planning on doing so, would the community be ok if I go ahead with 
>> it? I'd bring the draft versions to the mailing list before a final 
>> submission, to get feedback from a) English natives and b) people who 
>> have far more experience with Derby than me.
>>
>> I just thought it'd be a nice thing to bring Derby some publicity, 
>> and the profits from the book (should people choose to buy it - since 
>> it's actually open-source) go to Amnesty International, which I find 
>> a noble cause.
>>
>> What do you think?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tiago
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: *Greg Wilson* <gvwilson@third-bit.com 
>> <mailto:gvwilson@third-bit.com>>
>> Date: Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 9:41 PM
>> Subject: contributing to "The Architecture of Open Source Applications"
>> To: dev@community.apache.org <mailto:dev@community.apache.org>
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> We just released a book titled "The Architecture of Open Source
>> Applications", the content of which is also available online under a
>> Creative Commons license at http://aosabook.org. The project's
>> over-arching aim is to show people how complex applications are
>> designed, and why they are designed that way; as we say in the
>> introduction, we want people to explain what the major components of
>> their applications, how they work together (or don't), and most
>> importantly, why that design was chosen, and what has been learned along
>> the way.
>>
>> We are now gearing up to do a second volume, and are looking for
>> contributions that reflect and encourage diverse participation in open
>> source software development. If you might be willing to write a
>> chapter-length description of a medium-to-large open source application
>> that you have worked on, or if you know someone who might want to do so,
>> please get in touch with us at aosa@aosabook.org 
>> <mailto:aosa@aosabook.org>. Please note that all
>> royalties from sales will be donated directly to Amnesty International,
>> so you'll be helping a couple of good causes at once.
>>
>> Thanks for your time --- we look forward to hearing from you.
>> Greg Wilson (http://third-bit.com)
>>
>>
>
>


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