Category: book

Learning Spring Boot – 2nd edition on its way from @PacktPub

I just signed a contract to write Learning Spring Boot – 2nd Edition. This will nicely dovetail the Learning Spring Boot Video Tutorial I’m currently recording. The 1st edition had five chapters. The goal was to get to market, fast, and gauge reader’s reactions, so we kept it short and sweet, focused on the most critical…


#LearningSpringBoot Video is on its way!

I just signed a contract to produce a video-based sequel to Learning Spring Boot, a veritable 2nd edition! This will move a lot faster than its predecessor. Schedule says primary recording should be done sometime in August, so hopefully you can have it in your hands FAST! (I know Packt has quick schedules, but this…


Today is “Day against DRM”. My fine friends @PacktPub are offering a 24-hour flash sale. #AgainstDRM

I have written three books for Packt Publishing over the past five years (Learning Spring Boot being the latest). They have supported me well. Many of you are aware of DRM (Digital Rights Management). That is coder speak for “wrapping content you bought with controls left in the hands of supplies”. I don’t dig DRM….


#LearningSpringBoot book review by @geowarin

Check out Geoffrey Warin’s review of Learning Spring Boot! Overall, it’s a good book, well worth reading if you want to learn how spring boot works but more globally, it will give you good insights and tips on various capabilities of Spring and its integration with other technologies.


#LearningSpringBoot book review!

Check out Craig Burke’s review. Check out the following excerpt! “This book does an outstanding job of demystifying Spring Boot and all the magic that goes along with it. I very highly recommend it.”


Announcing the winner of our #LearningSpringBoot contest…. /cc @PacktPub

Over the past month, we have had several entries. We have rallied together an international set of both contestants and judges. And here are the results! The contestants First of all, let’s list the applications that were submitted (in alphabetical order). 1. Mercury This app is used for piping various types of traffic over different…


Valuable things I have learned while writing three books for @PacktPub

I recently had a friend of mine ask me about the viability of writing a book for his open source project. He had questions about how to submit a proposal as well as the money involved. I wrote him a detailed response, but decided to post some of my lessons learned here. Don’t write a book…


One week left for #LearningSpringBoot contest!

It’s not too late to join the Learning Spring Boot contest! Spring Boot has made it super simple for people to create new apps rapidly. You still have plenty of time! I’ve seen a few tweets from contestants. Are you secretly working on an entry? Tweet your github repo, and I’ll DEFINITELY star it so…


I owe so much to @russmiles!

Russ is a good friend of mine I met back in 2008. He was working for SpringSource at the time as a consultant. He had spotted my open source project, Spring Python, and invited me to make it an official Spring Extension. I was quite excited! Along the way, I had this crazy idea of…


“Learning #SpringBoot” is now signed, sealed, and delivered /cc @PacktPub @JavaMUG

I finally wrapped up edits and proofing the pre-finals. Learning Spring Boot is officially completed. The only lingering thing on my plate is migrating the code base into my newly minted github repo. I hope you have already pre-ordered your copy. According to my editor, they are uploading it to the printers tomorrow. I can’t wait to…