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    Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Bob Balaban  October 29 2011 09:34:15 AM
    Greetings, Geeks!

    In 1998 I published a book titled "Programming Domino 4.6 With Java" (see the Amazon page here). It did fairly well, but of course it's a bit dated now, and it went out of print in 2000.

    While you can apparently get a used copy for $0.59 (plus shipping), I was thinking I might post the PDF version of the whole thing here on my blog (the rights to the book reverted to me when the publisher declared it out of print, so it's legal). There are bugs in there, which I suppose I could publish "release notes" for, too. I think it's still the best detailed description of the Java "back-end classes" for N/D, as that library existed in October, 1997.

    Any interest? If you'd like to see it, post a comment here. If you wouldn't like to see it, post a comment here.

    Geek ya later!
    Comments

    1Marcel Damseaux  10/29/2011 10:06:54 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    I'm interested... thanks!

    2Thomas Duff  10/29/2011 10:12:22 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Sure! It'd be great to have it available for those who need it.

    3Alan Hamilton  10/29/2011 10:46:25 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Yes please!

    4Uwe Brahm  10/29/2011 11:15:07 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Great Idea. Please post it. Having an electronic copy of books on my shelf is highly appreciated.

    Besides having it in PDF format, have you consided using epub instead?

    5Rick VAnGameren  10/29/2011 11:44:49 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Thanks very much, I'd appreciate it.

    6Scott Skaife  10/29/2011 11:58:17 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Other than the time it might take to format it for release, there doesn't seem to be a down side to releasing it. Presumably, you don't expect to make money off of it in the future.

    7Erskine Harris  10/29/2011 12:48:58 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Knowledge is power and it never hurts to have a little more knowledge. So please post it.

    8sean cull  10/29/2011 12:54:23 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Yes Please

    9Patrick Kwinten  10/29/2011 1:14:43 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    if its better than:

    { Link }

    sure release it!

    10Brian Benz  10/29/2011 1:49:52 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Any possibility of posting an open-source editable version on OpenNTF? Maybe others have updates/bug fixes.

    11Frank Hagen  10/29/2011 1:56:34 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    i'm very interested in. Please post the pdf. Thanx in advance

    12Bob Balaban  10/29/2011 2:45:13 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    @Brian - Unfortunately, no. I only got PDFs from the publisher, and I'm not about to re-type it :-)

    13Bob Balaban  10/29/2011 2:46:23 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    @Patrick - I haven't read that one, so I have no idea if mine is better or not. Maybe you can be the judge...

    14Michael Alexander  10/29/2011 3:00:51 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    I love the idea Bob. I don't have call to go find my physical copy at the moment, but having it on the iPad and a url available to refer others to would be very cool.

    15Adam Osborne  10/29/2011 3:20:54 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    That would be really kind of you Bob.

    16Jake  10/29/2011 7:28:52 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    I second Frank, it would be ultra-cool (and geeky!) to wikify the book and make it a living entity on the web.

    17Ove Størholt  10/29/2011 8:32:34 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Love to have it! :-)

    18Ulrich Krause  10/30/2011 4:46:08 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    yes, please !

    19Bernd Webster  10/30/2011 3:46:59 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Would love to get it too :-).

    20Kerry  10/30/2011 5:34:28 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    yes please Bob, would be handy in PDF. I have a copy of the book on my shelf.

    21Tommy Valand  10/31/2011 2:17:58 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Yes please :)

    22Kiran Venkataraju  11/1/2011 1:20:44 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    yes Please. Notes Java has not changed that much.

    23Koen de Leijer  11/1/2011 3:09:58 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    How cool is this ! I still have the original one and even using it (rarely)

    24Anderw Magerman  11/2/2011 5:02:30 AM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Yes please!

    I did get the print version though

    25Erik Werfel  11/2/2011 12:32:27 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    I special ordered your book at my local Barnes and Noble back in '98. When I came in to pick it up, I asked at counter for "Programming Domino 4.6 With Java" by Bob Balaban. The woman behind the counter handed me my book and said "I just love him." I said I do, too. I think she was talking about the actor, but maybe I'm underestimating her geek cred. Anyway, I still have the paper copy, but I aspire to the paperless cubicle, so I'd be very interested in a PDF copy.

    26Bob Balaban  11/2/2011 2:35:54 PM  Anyone interested in me posting my 1998 book?

    Hi all - thanks for all the great feedback. Looks like I should go ahead and do it.

    I've been busy converting the files to PDF (the formatting comes out a little weird, but nothing I can do about that).

    I'll try to post the first block of stuff tonight (PDFs for a few of the chapters, release notes for those chapters, maybe some other comments).

    Not everything the publisher gave me was in a usable file format (mainly the foreword, by Len Kawell, and the index), but most everything was ok. I'm disappointed about the foreword, but nobody's going to need the index with searchable PDFs.