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From Andy Wenk <a...@nms.de>
Subject Re: Seeking for professional training help with CouchDB
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:33:54 GMT
ohhhh .... wait wait wait - the book I was speaking of is the German one -
http://couchdb-buch.de/ - please don't mix this ;-)




On 13 November 2013 22:16, Mark Deibert <mark.deibert@gmail.com> wrote:

> @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
>>
>
>


-- 
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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