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The Future, Soon

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It's been a while since I gave an update on the far-flung writing projects of Noel Rappin, inc. Here goes.

Rails Test Prescriptions 2: The Refill is heading out for roughly 50% draft complete technical review this week. I believe the reviewers have already been contacted, thanks to all of you who volunteered. There probably will be another round.

The review will probably take us through the end of March, at which time, I make any fixes suggested. My understanding is that the book has cleared the publisher review, which was, this time around, thankfully anticlimactic.

Being optimistic, I'll pick up the draft again in the beginning of April. There's something like three to four more months of draft writing to go, plus another round of reviews and edits, minus the fact that it will go on sale in beta before all that is complete. So, best case, it's on sale in August or September? That would be nice.

In the meantime, I'm making some forward progress on Trust-Driven Development, which I still am enjoying a lot, and which may eventually get a real promotional push and actually sell some copies. I expect that there will be at least one and hopefully two incremental releases of the book in the next month, and then moving toward a more complete draft later in the summer. The price will go up eventually, so now is a good time.

Once RTP: 2 and Trust-Driven Development get put to bed, next up is Master Space & Time With JavaScript version 2.

Here's what I know about it.

  • Updates to existing books will remain free to current customers.
  • It will move to current versions of jQuery, Backbone, Jasmine, and Ember, plus possibly start discussing ES6, depends on timing.
  • It will improve the setup of the sample code. It may break the Rails dependency, I'm not sure yet.

After that, who knows... Angular is not out of the question, but it is behind all these other things.