Intellij IDEA In Action -- will it cover 5.0? and other questions

Like the subject says -- will the book cover 5.0?
Also, is it still on schedule for 9/1/2005 publication as it says on
amazon.com?
If it won't cover 5.0 (completely) will there be an errata site for the
book with 5.0 content?
Lastly, how much of the book will be devoted to writing plugins?
I am pretty sure one of the authors reads this forum :)

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Hello Charles and Everybody,

The book is based on the 4.5 version, with the callouts devoted to the 5.0
novelties and changes.
As for the "Writing plugins" part, it is not there, but we are thinking of
probably publishing a separate book devoted to Plugins development.
The more accurate timing may be published at http://www.manning.com

That's all I know...

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Customer Support Manager
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Like the subject says -- will the book cover 5.0?
Also, is it still on schedule for 9/1/2005 publication as it says on
amazon.com?
If it won't cover 5.0 (completely) will there be an errata site for the
book with 5.0 content?
Lastly, how much of the book will be devoted to writing plugins?
I am pretty sure one of the authors reads this forum :)

>

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On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 07:18:27 -0700, Ann Oreshnikova (JetBrains)
<pti@intellij.com> wrote:

Hello Charles and Everybody,

>

The book is based on the 4.5 version, with the callouts devoted to the
5.0
novelties and changes.
As for the "Writing plugins" part, it is not there, but we are thinking
of
probably publishing a separate book devoted to Plugins development.
The more accurate timing may be published at http://www.manning.com

>

That's all I know...

>
Thanks for replying,

I don't know how the book deal is structured and/or constrained but I
would say that your readers will likely be disappointed if there is not at
least one chapter devoted to getting started with plugins. Furthermore, I
think you would be better off waiting 6 months in order to have 5.0
content and strong plugin-related content.

Just my 2 cents of "back-seat driving"


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Hi,

I have been hanging out for this book since I first heard about it -- because I want to learn how to write plug-ins, and I thought that would be the easiest way. (I'm pretty lazy.)

Really, I hope it's not a book that does little more than say "press Ctrl-Space for smart completion", and then shows a full-page screen shot of the feature.

I also agree it's a bit silly not to cover 5.0, if the book isn't out until October. (That's the estimate currently on the Manning site.)

Regards

John Hurst
Wellington, New Zealand

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+1 for that - too bad - I was looking forward to this book. Really don't understand why they'd bother publishing a book for a version that's no longer current. For 4.5, this book should have been published 6 months ago. Would be much better to push off publication and update the manuscript for 5.0 - then release a book that adds value to the current version of Idea - not a version many users have already moved off of. Just my 2 cents.

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Hello,

We fully agree, but the content and schedule are out of our jurisdiction.
These are defined by the publisher, and we were responsible just for
technical editing. As already said, we are thinking of writing a book on
Plugins development, while the "IDEA in Action" is most likely a good choice
for the new IDEA users. It may also help people who, for example, already
use IDEA for pure Java development, and want to start working on J2EE
projects. Anyway, I can only share with you the information that I'm aware
of.
And once again, this book is not the JetBrains' project, but rather the
project of Manning Publications.

Best regards,

Ann Oreshnikova
Customer Support Manager
Jetbrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 07:18:27 -0700, Ann Oreshnikova (JetBrains)
<pti@intellij.com> wrote:

>
>> Hello Charles and Everybody,
>>
>> The book is based on the 4.5 version, with the callouts devoted to the
>> 5.0
>> novelties and changes.
>> As for the "Writing plugins" part, it is not there, but we are thinking
>> of
>> probably publishing a separate book devoted to Plugins development.
>> The more accurate timing may be published at http://www.manning.com
>>
>> That's all I know...
>>

Thanks for replying,

>

I don't know how the book deal is structured and/or constrained but I
would say that your readers will likely be disappointed if there is not at
least one chapter devoted to getting started with plugins. Furthermore, I
think you would be better off waiting 6 months in order to have 5.0
content and strong plugin-related content.

>

Just my 2 cents of "back-seat driving"

>
>

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