I wrote a book: Firefox OS in Action

By creator1988 on Tuesday 29 July 2014 10:50 - Comments (6)
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About 9 months ago an acquisition editor from Manning Publications first approached me, asking whether I was interested in writing a book about Firefox OS app development. Being a contributor, module peer for keyboard, and evangelist for Telenor, that actually made sense. Even when almost everyone in my environment that ever wrote a book said: "Yeah, it sounds fun, but actually its horrible". In a way they were right, especially the start was though; but during the process I actually had more and more fun. The fruit of the labour has now been bundled in an early access version of my book "Firefox OS in Action".

http://manning.com/jongboom/jongboom_cover150.jpg

So if you're interested in getting started on developing apps for Firefox OS, get a quick start and buy the early access version. New chapters will be added when they are done, and you'll get the final and fully edited copy when it comes out. To put it in the words of a reader:
Thank for writing a great book. I read the "Welcome to the Future" part of your book it is just awesome. Every developer who want to develop app for Firefox OS is confused and don't know how to start. I think this book provide a content at one place and clear the all the doubts of developer. Information about UI is also great. I am eager to read your whole book.
BUY BUY BUY! And if you don't care about Firefox OS, just buy it for the beautiful images that I created in paint for the early access version. I'll also buy you a beer when you're in Amsterdam.

Plus it's the deal of the day so you get 50% off today with code: dotd072914au

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Comments


By Tweakers user Eagle Creek, Tuesday 29 July 2014 11:13

Too bad I don't need it, but the idea is great :). I've always had appreciation for creativity and new ideas, whether they end up good or bad :).

[Comment edited on Tuesday 29 July 2014 11:13]


By Tweakers user hostler, Tuesday 29 July 2014 22:56

What if I just want the beer?

By Tweakers user AiChan, Wednesday 30 July 2014 08:06

Early access for books? That's just weird.

By Tweakers user diastarde, Wednesday 30 July 2014 13:41

BUY BUY BUY! And what a great reference of a reader. I am so happy you posted this blog, it adds so much to Tweakers, thank you oh so much :X
These kind of posts are wrecking the whole blogg platform of Tweakers.

[Comment edited on Wednesday 30 July 2014 15:18]


By Tweakers user Hoogheemraad, Friday 8 August 2014 21:01

diastarde wrote on Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 13:41:
These kind of posts are wrecking the whole blogg platform of Tweakers.
Tweakblogs is full of comics, half-baked Reddit and Hackernews leftovers and whining about webshops deliveries and you decide to comment on this blog post because he is enthusiastic about his book? This guy travels the world to talk about his passion, fixes bugs in the software he uses and he is writing a book. Did you even read about anything he does?

Tweakblogs isn't being wrecked by these posts. It's the readers inability to spot actual talent that does the trick.

Jan, I will buy you a beer. Hell, I will buy you 2.

By Tweakers user creator1988, Friday 8 August 2014 21:03

Hoogheemraad wrote on Friday 08 August 2014 @ 21:01:
[...]

Tweakblogs is full of comics, half-baked Reddit and Hackernews leftovers and whining about webshops deliveries and you decide to comment on this blog post because he is enthusiastic about his book? This guy travels the world to talk about his passion, fixes bugs in the software he uses and he is writing a book. Did you even read about anything he does?

Tweakblogs isn't being wrecked by these posts. It's the readers inability to spot actual talent that does the trick.

Jan, I will buy you a beer. Hell, I will buy you 2.
_/-\o_

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