It’s been a long time since I haven’t blogged about what I am doing on evenings and week-ends. For people who think that I watch TV and have BBQs on Saturdays, I have to tell you that I don’t have any TV (it’s been over 20 years now) and I don’t have a garden to cook my burgers. No, I’ve spent my spare time updating my Java EE 6 book.
In this second edition I have updated the content and added new sections. When the first version of the book got out it was in June 2009 and Java EE 6 hadn’t been released yet (December 2009). So there were some topics that I didn’t cover because they were not completely finished (like the Criteria API in JPA 2.0). I’ve also updated the frameworks (GlassFish 3.0.1) and the code so it’s more accurate. The book is planned to be published in September 2010. As always there is a full list of people I need to thank for this second edition. Writing or updating a book is hard work and comfort is always needed.
The other important news is that Pearson has translated the first edition in French. I need to thank Nicolas de Loof who had this idea of translating the book and contacted Pearson on my behalf. I have to admit that I didn’t work on the translation. Like you, it will be a complete surprise when I’ll receive a copy of my book (due to be published on the 25th of June). I have been contacted by people from Portugal and Brazil about a Portuguese version of the book. If you guys think that this could be a good idea and know a good Portuguese editor I’ll be more than happy to talk to Apress about such a project.
Now, enough writing books and let’s keep on writing some Java EE 6 code.