Note: This blog post is from 2012. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.As some of you may know, there's been another new book recently in the CFML world, this time Railo 3: Beginner's Guide. It's from four folks who many in the CFML community will know: Mark Drew, Gert Franz, Paul Klinkenberg, and Jordan Michaels. Mark and Gert work for Railo, while Paul and Jordan are active in the Railo community. I was given a review copy from their publisher, Packet Publishing (and thanks to an arrangement by Mark).
With a title like Beginner's Guide, one may wonder what to expect. As a contributor myself to several CF books (carehart.org/contact.cfm#books), I appreciate the challenge in deciding the intended audience for a book, and keeping it in mind as we are writing. And having been a co-contributor on now 10 multi-author books (not all on CF), I appreciate the challenge in keeping a consistent voice among all those authors throughout a book, as well as each keeping that intended audience front and center. It's not easy, although it can be aided greatly by careful editorial control and editing.
What to expect from the book?