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What next HF books to come?

Darya Akbari
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Hi all,

I am curious about what next HF books are to come. When I read Kathy Sierra's post at www.wickedlysmart.com I get the impression that we can expect a new era of wonderful HF books .


Kathy wrote in December 2004:

I'm hoping that in a week or two we'll be able to tell you more about the next HF books coming out. I can tell you that none of the next batch is on Java... There are currently six other people besides Bert and I that are acting as the primary co-authors of the next HF books.


There seem to be a new HF OO book by the end of this year.

What about the other HF books ?

Can someone give more details ?

Regards,
Darya


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trupti nigam
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I would request Kathy to write a book for IBM XML exam. I started studying for this exam with the two suggested books on this forum. but I couldn't read those books. The books has too many pages, the print is too small. The sentences are too big. The moment I used to read the books , I would fall asleep.
I stopped reading those and the exam is still pending. I would really like if Kathy writes book for this exam in the similar way as the Head first other books.
I have used the one of EJB exam.

Thanks,
Trupti
Johannes de Jong
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There's one HF book that's currently being written that I know about, there could be others off course

  • HF OO by Dave Wood
  • I will pass you suggestion of a HF XML book on to the HF team, Trupti

    [ July 08, 2005: Message edited by: Johannes de Jong ]
    [ July 09, 2005: Message edited by: Pauline McNamara ]
    Darya Akbari
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    Hi Johannes,

    you actually know one more (HF Flash, is there a website setup for it ) than I (HF OO) .

    Any more HF that are actually planned ?

    Regards,
    Darya
    Kishore Dandu
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    Looking forward to the new HF books.

    Just started reading 'Head first Design patterns'(got a indian edition last week), it looks like a promising product.


    Kishore
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    Eric Freeman
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    Hey all,

    While I can't specifically announce the new titles in the pipeline just yet, we do have a fair amount in the works. As we get closer I should be able to give you a few details.

    Let me also turn this around... what titles would you like to see? (beyond XML) And, is there a title you'd like to write?

    Don't be shy!

    Eric
    eric@oreilly.com


    Co-Author of Head First Design Patterns
    Darya Akbari
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    Hi Eric,

    I also think that XML is already covered very well by the XML bible from Elliot Harold.

    Concerning the next HF books, I had a smell around my nose that there are some new titles in preparation.

    Now reading your email you seem to look for some HF writers . That leads to the conclusion that you either didn't start with the preparation for the next planned HF series or that you are looking for writers for the next but one HF series ...

    I think (but am not sure) that you intend HF OO as a book that covers the whole software development process hence I would change the name to HF Software Development or HF Development Processes because OO is only a part of the whole story.

    I believe that after HF Design Patterns, this new HF book should round it up and make us as tough as possible in the real world to face the on time in budget drama.

    Regards,
    Darya
    [ July 08, 2005: Message edited by: Darya Akbari ]
    Darya Akbari
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    I forgot to mention that I prefer the Agile way.

    Regards,
    Darya
    Darya Akbari
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    Hi all,

    here a response from Kathy Sierra some minutes ago:


    Kathy Sierra wrote:

    Hi there!
    I know we're a little late on responding : )

    We're not entirely sure what we can and cannot say at this point,
    but the next TWO Head First books that will be out before the end of
    the year are:

    Head First OO (or Head First Objects, not sure about the name)
    Head First HTML/CSS

    The OO book is based on Java, and is an object-oriented design
    and UML book, a companion to the design patterns book. The details
    will be posted both to our wickedlysmart site and:

    http://www.hfoobook.com [the author (Bert and I are just helpers
    on that book) has posted a little cheat-sheet on UML for the people
    taking the SCJA beta]

    Bert is currently wrapping up the update to our non-Head First
    SCJP book, and we are very close to announcing our next two books
    that are something new -- not Head First -- but something completely
    new.

    And they both have to do with both Java and software development.
    I suspect we'll be announcing the first one in just a few weeks : )

    Thanks so much for asking!!


    Regards,
    Darya
    Ernest Friedman-Hill
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    Originally posted by Eric Freeman:

    Let me also turn this around... what titles would you like to see?


  • Head First Haberdashery
  • Head First Archery
  • Head First Diving
  • Head First Soccer
  • Head First Botox
  • Head First Pediculosis


  • The list goes on and on...


    [Jess in Action][AskingGoodQuestions]
    Ernest Friedman-Hill
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    But in any case, this doesn't belong here. Let's move it to the "Bunkhouse Porch" forum.
    Jim Yingst
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    Alternately, if the HF crew feels like spinning off a variant series - I've always wanted to see "Ass-Backwards Project Management". I'm sure there's a market out there.


    "I'm not back." - Bill Harding, Twister
    chowdary Thammineedi
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    Hello Mr. Freeman, thanks for your HF DP's book. Personally I would like to see the following books in HF series.

    HEAD FIRST I/O & NIO
    HEAD FIRST NETWORK PROGRAMMING
    HEAD FIRST CUSTOM TAGS
    HEAD FIRST 'STRUTS AND TILES'
    HIBERNATE THE HEAD, FIRST.
    HEAD FIRST EJB3
    [ July 08, 2005: Message edited by: chowdary Thammineedi ]
    Darya Akbari
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    Very nice HF titles . However I am looking for the more real HF's .

    Regards,
    Darya
    Dave Wood
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    Originally posted by Darya Akbari:
    I think (but am not sure) that you intend HF OO as a book that covers the whole software development process hence I would change the name to HF Software Development or HF Development Processes because OO is only a part of the whole story.

    [ July 08, 2005: Message edited by: Darya Akbari ]


    Actually, the book really is much more about OO than it is about the software development PROCESS. I gave a little more detail in THIS POST.

    -Dave
    [ July 13, 2005: Message edited by: Dave Wood ]

    Co-Author of <a href="http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jswing2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java Swing</a><br />Co-Creator of <a href="http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-055.xml" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SCJP 5.0</a> and <a href="http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/associate_beta.xml" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SCJA</a> exams
    Darya Akbari
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    I found another one:

  • HF Moviemaking
  • HF OO (working title)


  • Is the new one Java related?

    Regards,
    Darya
     
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