Well, it’s been a while coming but it looks like Programming ASP.NET 3.5 will finally hit the shelves in late October just in time for this year’s PDC. Hurrah! So, to take a leaf out of John Papa’s blog, it’s time to take a few seconds out and thank those who were involved in its creation.
First off, my co-authors Jesse Liberty and Dan Hurwitz for their support and words. And to Lou Franco and Mike Pope as well for their contributions to the book. They were both timely and well received by those of us all worded out.
Second, to the reviewing team for the necessary evil of reminding the authors that their words are not the be all and end all of the subject and should never treat them as such. Especially when trying to incorporate ever-changing technology into a set of static pages. So, to Don Kiely, Eugene Osovetsky, Frank Wang, Scott Isaacs, Christy Henriksson, Kyle Beyer, and Miles Whitener my humble thanks, even if some of your comments made me want to throw the laptop in the bin because I knew you were right and it would mean writing another five or ten pages to cover the point. Lou Franco and Mike Pope also get a second vote of thanks here because they not only provided really solid comments, they also decided to back their own comments up with words.
Next, thanks to the folks at O’Reilly. Lou Barr initially mentioned me to John Osborn as a potential co-author, so I thank her for the mention and John for getting in touch and then letting me get on with it at a pace I could manage. Brian MacDonald, Audrey Doyle and Rachel Monaghan have also been great as technical, copy and production editors respectively. I hope I’ll work with them again (preferable on something smaller).
And finally, thanks to Jane for putting up with about thirteen or so months of the book-writing process.