How does one become a SitePoint author? I've wanted to write a book for a long time, but not sure how to get published. Does SitePoint publish books from community members?
How about book about books?
There are zillion technology books already written but it's hard to know what are the popular technology and what books are recommended.
So, I propose a book like "Road to being a Java Enterprise Programmer"
Chapter 1. Java - do a simple hello world sample and point to recommended books
Chapter 2. Servlets & JSP - do a simple sample and point to recommended books
Another book can be called "Road to being a Web Designer". At least this would be the kind of stuff I would read. Mostly to find out other popular technology I've missed.
And I assume, as with any first-time author's work, its quality would have to speak for itself!
As for my expertise, I would be a fool to write a book in a field in which I have no experience, right?
And while my CV doesn't read like Bill Gates', I think it'll do.
Molona, thanks for the link... I'll check it out!
If you’ve got an idea for an article or a book we’d love to hear from you!
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wwb_99? Who's viewing the .net forum as I write this?
He stepped down from staff because he got very busy with real life. But he's here, and he's active.
If you've got ideas for .net articles, then please, by all means submit them. I'm guessing they'd jump at getting someone with interest writing articles for that topic.
I echo USPaperchaser's comments in that the .NET community could be better served on this website, although .NET tends to have some seriously strong communities within Microsoft's online communities and on sites like Stack Overflow.
Like many others on here I would firmly put myself in the "would love to write stuff, but don't know enough or have enough experience" section. Nevertheless, I may look into submitting an article or two now and again when something comes up at work that would be worth more people knowing.
SP Admins, if I write a couple of .NET articles, and you approve the quality, would you post them on the website? Hell, I would do this for free. I think PHP developers should know their is an alternative to their chosen language, and why .NET is superior and offers more features then what they are using now.
You have nothing to lose, but .NET developers to gain. I tell you what, I will market SP's .NET content for free to other websites, to get the word out.
Just give me the green-light.
Although you may think we do, we don't favour PHP in detriment of .NET. Some people like PHP better and .NET, some like .NET better than PHP. But many .NET lovers prefer to hang out in Microsoft's related forums. And it is natural, they have more info there and that info is of higher quality.
We are lucky enough to have Wyatt but he has a live too, you know.
Regarding SP favoring PHP... I don't know if the HQ do. As I say, the forums are completely separate of SP. Our only relationship is our administrator who does work for HQ but we have never been told what to do. They don't interfere.
Now, in a personal note, of course we can have our personal preferences!
But the forum itself does not favor any area. It is the people who shows more interest in one area and makes the forum active.
I hope that this time is more clear.
Yet, if you want to discuss this further, we better do it in another thread. I've been drifting a bit too much from the goal of this thread which is getting new ideas for SP books
My final book idea would actually involve hardware, with software. Try, build your own Development PC, that can handle Adobe CS5 and Visual Studio at the same time without lag. It can inform the web designer/developer to create their perfect development environment.
I can almost smell a cult. As in behind the Iron Curtain cult. Those unfamiliar with those times and these terms, feel free to ask your fellow forum grandpas. Like me.
That's why I still stand behind my proposal: given the SPF long and rich history, a comparison between former and current forum staff, the challenges of maintaining a forum, the changes, and the power you have to control and dominate, rather than let it dominate you.
Also, I believe users, long time users, have unique insight as to what once was and how things evolve. Using SPF as a study case throughout time, could make history. It could became a classic, studied in schools.
Twitter, facebook, also, modern examples of "Your digital invested powers - abusing them means you don't have them".
I'm not sure you've understood. Google "brown nosing".
You are SP stuff? Or SPF staff? The question is asked in behalf SPF or SP?
I was wondering, if SP and SPF don't mix, how come they mix now? How come SP mixes with SPF to find out about books?
This is the last time I answer a question in this thread. I'm very happy to answer any question but this thread needs to answer a question and I don't want to drift away from it.
And now, enough of this. Any questions you want to ask, either pm them to me, or put them in another thread. Thanks
I'd like to see a good Ruby book that focuses on developing web sites and applications WITHOUT using rails. Rails is only a framework, and only one method of building a website using Ruby. I'd like to see a book focus on Rack, simple web frameworks like Sinatra, and getting down and dirty with simple but relatively low level concepts like setting HTTP headers, handling sessions, etc. People who learn Ruby and Rails at the same time are limiting themselves, and they lack understanding of fundamental concepts which would allow them to make better decisions.
Such a book may be beyond the scope of Sitepoint however.
Whoa! Guys! There is no bias here. I'm an ex .NET dev myself! This community is only as strong as it's members. We don't do anything to promote the PHP forum over the .NET one.
firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposal and they'll go through the process with you. Either that or follow the link at the bottom of the page as Molona suggests.
I'd like a book(s) on...
1.) Hosting a Website
2.) Server Administration
3.) Hosting/Server Security
4.) Website Security
I agree with web security. Most of the time you see some articles here and there but that's about it.