Writing a Prototype Book for The Pragmatic Programmers

—Thursday, April 27 2006

I’m really excited to report that The Pragmatic Programmers have accepted my proposal for a book on Prototype!

I’ve been working on the book for about a month as a personal side project, but after talking with some friends and weighing my options, I decided to pitch it to Dave and Andy. I feel really grateful to be able to write for a publisher whose books have helped me so much in my career.

I’m also happy to report that I have the support of both Sam Stephenson, the author of Prototype and Thomas Fuchs, the author of Script.aculo.us. Sam obviously knows Prototype better than any other and Thomas is certainly no newcomer to Prototype with the excellent work he’s done on Script.aculo.us.

Most of my readership is familiar with Prototype, so I ask the question: What would you like to see in a book covering Prototype?

How does the book affect this blog?

I obviously will be spending my time writing the book and continuing to work with JadedPixel. I will try to maintain consistency in posting to EncyteMedia, but there is a possibility that post will come less frequent.

I’ll be keeping you posted on the progress of the book, so make sure you grab the feed!