It’s not done, of course. But it’s off to a good start, and I think it’s going to be great. Here’s the state of the world:
Release 1 of the Ember book is $7, just like its recent siblings. The four book bundle is still $15.
Release 1 is about 20 pages of content (plus the same intro, acknowledgments, and so on). It covers setting up the Time Travel app with an Ember front end, then the basic concepts involved in getting data from the server, displaying it to the browser and responding to actions. We basically end at a chapter break, so it’s a contained example, though obviously the rest of the book will take it farther.
The code is written against Ember 1.0pre4, which means its current as of yesterday.
Unlike some of the other betas, this one has been reviewed by a few people, including people who know more about Ember than I do, so I’m pretty happy with how it’s going so far.
We don’t cover testing yet (in part because the framework does so much that there isn’t much logic to test yet). It’s coming, though. Trust me.
The plan is for basically weekly releases until done.
I don’t know how long this is going to get — to some extent it’s going to depend on the reception, more sales = more encouragement to write. It will be at least in the 100is page range as the previous books. If it gets much longer than that, I may raise the price at that time.
That’s the scoop. Buy it: http://www.noelrappin.com/mstwjs, enjoy it, spread the word.