Professional Plone Development - Plone 4 edition
Your chance to shape an update to Professional Plone Development
As rumoured, there will be an update to Professional Plone Development that covers Plone 4. A lot has happened in the two-and-a-half years since the first edition was published. Plone has evolved. Important third party tools such as Buildout and Paster have become mainstream. New tools, such as mr.developer and XDV are rapidly going the same way. There are lots of things I'd like to update, some things I want to remove, and much new content I want to add.
However, I need your help. I want to make sure that this new edition is at least as successful as the first edition, which helped define "best practice" for a lot of new and maturing Plone developers. If you are (or would like to be) a Plone developer and you are interested in Plone 4, I'd love to know:
- What topics you're most interested in learning about
- If you have read the first edition of Professional Plone Development:
- Which chapters you didn't like or found confusing
- What content you feel is out of date or obsolete
- What, if anything, might entice you to purchase a second edition :-)
Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your comments, or - if you prefer - leave a comment below with your thoughts and (hopefully constructive) criticism.
P.S. I will be starting work on the new edition in the coming weeks. I won't make any promises about a publication date, except perhaps to say that I'd be very disappointed if it didn't hit the shelves this year, and hopeful that it'll be available not too long after the final Plone 4 release date. Read into that what you wish. :-)