Questions and Winners of Accelerated DOM Scripting
Wow. Over 230 people left a comment to win a copy of Accelerated DOM Scripting. Either people really want to get their hands on it or people just really like free stuff! A few people also had questions about the book and I figured now would be as good a time as any to reply to those.
I'm thinking of writing a book, too. What software do you use?
Most publishers have a Microsoft Word template that they make you use. Not very exciting. :)
Will it be available in the UK (or Canada)?
The book is being distributed by Apress and should be available for purchase in countries around the world including the UK, Canada, Australia and, of course, the US. You can also purchase it as an eBook from the Apress site. Whether it'll hit the shelves of your local bookstore will, I suppose, depend. I certainly hope it does! (I was pretty excited to see my last book on store shelves!)
Do you have any other books in the making?
I'll probably still be up for doing a chapter here and there as part of a multi-author effort but a book of this scope isn't very likely. The amount of research and editing involved in putting together a book is time-consuming. I've now achieved a life goal (that of writing a book) and I'm not as driven to repeat that. With that said, never say never.
What random number algorithm you will use to determine the winners?
select * from comments where post_id = 846 order by RAND() LIMIT 5
What does this book have that others dont, why would you recommend it?
I have a basic understanding of the DOM, why should I pick this book instead of a book in JQuery?
Much of the material is the same but I think we approached things differently. I felt that John's book presented solutions (or "techniques" as it were) to common problems whereas I tried to look more at the "problem solving" aspect of it.
Is there a TOC available anywhere, by chance?
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Ajax and Data Exchange
- Visual Effects
- Case Study: FAQ Facelift (Aaron Gustafson)
- A Dynamic Help System (Dan Webb)
As far as libraries, the Apress site says "such as Prototype." And...?
I mention Prototype, jQuery, Mootools, Dojo, YUI along with Script.aculo.us, Interface, and ExtJS.
If you have any other questions about the book, feel free to ask them in the comments or email them to me and I'll be sure to give you the best answer I can.
And the winners are...
The following five randomly selected winners will have a free copy sent their way.
If you haven't already, get a copy of Accelerated DOM Scripting now!