Author here, will gladly speak on any questions or comments.
I’m finally finishing up the book I’ve been writing since March; it’s looking like I might actually finish by the end of the month, or February at the latest.
How about you?
You should consider hosting on http://www.penflip.com if you are releasing them for free. It allows git-like version control for the writing process too. It’s seriously great. I found it a few months back on HN and have been using it for both of my free books myself.
I actually sell the ebooks versions (via Leanpub), but Leanpub lets me put up an HTML version for free. I do have a free book coming up (an introduction to the commonly-used cryptopackages in Go, like OTR, NaCl, tls, and one I wrote, CryptoBox), so I’ll definitely look into it. The only thing is I’d like to stray away from Markdown for writing technical books and use Asciidoc. Does Penflip support that?
Leanpub is awesome!!
It’s certainly made writing easier, except the Dropbox-based sync has made life difficult (mostly, I run OpenBSD, and there isn’t a good Dropbox client for OpenBSD).
Very interesting, also discovered your other book focused on Python. Kudos for putting them up free to read as well, definitely going be curling up with these this weekend!
The Python book is problematic for me, because I haven’t written much, if any, Python since starting Go. That means I have less experience with the elliptic curve stuff, because at my previous job we used RSA. I feel like it’s not as useful as it should be for Pythonistas.
Right now, I’m working on a free and open source book about the Meteor framework. I hope to finish it by the weeks end. It became much larger of a project than initially thought (it began as a blog post). http://www.penflip.com/rhgraysonii/a-fun-introduction-to-meteor I’d love some feedback!
That’s awesome; the book I’m writing also started out as a blog post (on
using a particular Python crypto package) that evolved into an
introduction to crypto with C, and then I discovered Go and it turned
into a book.
I’m quite possibly the world’s worst web developer, but I’ll give it a look.