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Things I've Made »

[15 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

My book’s been for sale over a year now. It was written back in 2006 and released in 2007. I fully expected the whole "Mashup" craze to be over and done with at this point. Here we are in 2008 and I’m still hearing folks touting this as "cutting edge". The latest evidence came this week actually when a vendor presented their "web 2.0" capability as if we’d never heard of it.
Writing a book is fairly rewarding. Just the satisfaction of seeing the words you’ve toiled over printed and bound …

Life & Introspection »

[6 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

First the roll of the eyes: According the this CNET blogger, the RSA registration is vulnerable to SQL Injection! [LINK]
The Smile: This next is a bit self-serving but this latest review of my book [LINK] made me smile:
"The book covers more than the Amazon APIs so I recommend it if you are interested in mashups in general. I’m very keen on JSON right now and was pleased to find that covered as well. I think the author is a very good programmer who has many clever ideas like using …

Things I've Made, Web Experiments »

[25 Feb 2007 | No Comment | ]

Finally, someone was nice enough to post a review of my book [LINK]!  The review is up at CSharp-Online.net here: [LINK]
Here’s an excerpt:
"Mashups are becoming ever more important to Web 2.0 applications. (A mashup refers to a combination of various third part data feeds into a new harmonious feed or presentation.) If you are not yet excited about Web 2.0, you will be after reading this book!"
Here’s probably the most critical commentary:
"The book is a bit of a jarring experience for the reader. Much of it reads like …

Things I've Made »

[14 Feb 2007 | No Comment | ]

A quick update on my book [LINK]. The "Search Inside" feature from Amazon is on its way but in the interim you can read a sample chapter (Chapter 15) from this book here: http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-303068.html
This chapter covers the Amazon S3 platform and shows you how to build a generic interface into it. For those of you on the fence as to whether to buy the book this might push you over the edge and for those who’ve already bought it, thank you, this might be a useful online reference for you.
Jeff …

Things I've Made »

[26 Dec 2006 | No Comment | ]

I’m pleased to announce Amazon is now shipping my book.
 
Here’s hoping you all had an enjoyable holiday.

Things I've Made »

[7 Oct 2006 | No Comment | ]

So the book is done-done. That’s completely written, reviewed, submitted and signed off. The acknowledgements are written and now all that remains is to wait for it to arrive.
Writing a book is an interesting experience. As George Orwell put it, "like a long drawn out illness". To keep myself engaged, I added a few obscure references in various places. Here’s a few things which are hidden away:

A reference to Hail to the Thief
A picture of Ireland
A virtual Jeff Barr.
Dumb …