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Matt R. Hansen
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Paul,
You mentioned that you have authored a couple of other books:
I have a TON of respect for Addison-Wesley publishing (my first two books were published with them)

What are these books? And have you written others?
 
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Hi Matt (again
I have two other books on technologies that have "sunsetted" but are still relevant in today's computing "society":
- Monday, et. al, "SanFrancisco Component Framework: An Introduction", Addison Wesley, 2000
- Monday, Connor, "The Jiro Technology: Programmer's Guide and Federated Management Architecture", Addison Wesley, 2001
If you wander to IBM's developerWorks, you'll see quite a bit of content from me (I did several articles on Jiro, a JDO tutorial, a design patterns tutorial, let's see...there are a few other items in there as well that don't immediately come to mind). In my IBM days I published 2 articles with Java Report, 1 (or 2?) with Cutter IT Journal, and the IBM System's Journal.
I think what you'll find is that I've wandered around the technology environment pretty far...
There are days I wish writing was my "day" job...but there are products to be built and customers that need help ;-)
 
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It took about 30 seconds to look them up from Amazon.com...
 
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An interesting point for any aspiring technical authors out there that occurred to me as I wrote the quick note above...
It is substantially easier to write a book about something concrete (like SanFranciso or Jiro) than it is to write a book that really comes out of your own brain. With the first two books, you have something to wrap your head around and can easily validate your statements (write some code in the product!). A book like a patterns book, you really have to gather your experiences together and make them "whole"...its a profoundly different experience that leaves you "open" to the world since you are laying yourself out there for others to see...
I would expect starting a company or writing a fiction book is very similar where you have to sort of "bare" your brain to other people and then take the lumps during the review processes.
 
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Thanks Lasse. I am glad you are here. As great as Amazon is, not all books are sold there. Of course, you would rely on one source wouldn't you?
 
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Originally posted by Matt R. Hansen:
Thanks Lasse. I am glad you are here. As great as Amazon is, not all books are sold there. Of course, you would rely on one source wouldn't you?

Be nice, you two, or I'll take away your book winning priviledges!
 
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My apologies Lasse.
 
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No need to apologize, Matt
 
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