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New EMF Book

I’m so filled with joy that I got my new copy of the EMF book:

It’s nestled in a nice comfortable place between the old EMF book and one of the BIRT books. I don’t know what that scary AJAX book is doing there… don’t ask.

In terms of book quality, I’m amazed at the amount of content that was packed into the new edition. If anyone remembers the first edition of the EMF book… the book was so good that the modeling guys managed to generate half the book’s content using EMF’s CodeGen facilities 🙂

I’m happy to report that in the second edition, the authors opted more for a handcrafted approach. All that generated javadoc that was found in the first edition was replaced with world class content on validation in EMF, running EMF standalone, change recorders and many other fun EMF topics.

So what are you waiting for? Why not order the second edition of the EMF book and help fulfill Ed Merk’s impossible fantasy of retiring off of book proceeds 🙂

  • Jörg’s noblog

    The order link seems to point to the first edition! Although that may equally fulfill Ed’s fantasy, people may get a little upset when they accidentally order the first edition.

  • Jörg’s noblog

    The order link seems to point to the first edition! Although that may equally fulfill Ed’s fantasy, people may get a little upset when they accidentally order the first edition.

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Oh, link fixed 🙂 Thanks Jorg!

    They could order both editions to help fulfill Ed’s fantasy 🙂

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Oh, link fixed 🙂 Thanks Jorg!They could order both editions to help fulfill Ed’s fantasy 🙂

  • Jörg’s noblog

    I can see that you’re really serious about that. The “new copy” link is still pointing to the first edition 🙂

    There are some more authors of this book, and if I understood it right, much or even most of the work on the second edition wasn’t done by Ed?

    I’m sure those other authors are also eagerly looking forward to your little tutorial blog series, promised by you in compensation for neglect of their hard work: “Zx’ favorite fun EMF topics in practice, part 1-20!

  • Jörg’s noblog

    I can see that you’re really serious about that. The “new copy” link is still pointing to the first edition :-)There are some more authors of this book, and if I understood it right, much or even most of the work on the second edition wasn’t done by Ed? I’m sure those other authors are also eagerly looking forward to your little tutorial blog series, promised by you in compensation for neglect of their hard work: “Zx’ favorite fun EMF topics in practice, part 1-20!

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    I swear it’s fixed now 😉

    The primary author of the second edition was Dave Steinberg but everyone contributed as I understand it.

    I appreciate modeling 😛

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    I swear it’s fixed now ;)The primary author of the second edition was Dave Steinberg but everyone contributed as I understand it. I appreciate modeling 😛

  • Dave

    Personally, I am not at all offended. Chris heard much of my whining while working on the book, so he fully appreciates how much work I put into it. I don’t have Ed’s high profile, however, so he probably just mentioned Ed’s name to avoid having his readers scratch their heads wondering, “who?”

    Indeed, everyone listed on the spine contributed.

    Oh, and if you have bought the book and wondering where the examples are (they’re not yet at the link given in the book, which is the same as the “new copy” link above), they’re coming. We’re just waiting for Pearson’s Web folks to get the page updated.

    If you’re dying to get your hands on them, they’re here for now:

    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/327743/examples.zip

  • Dave

    Personally, I am not at all offended. Chris heard much of my whining while working on the book, so he fully appreciates how much work I put into it. I don’t have Ed’s high profile, however, so he probably just mentioned Ed’s name to avoid having his readers scratch their heads wondering, “who?”Indeed, everyone listed on the spine contributed.Oh, and if you have bought the book and wondering where the examples are (they’re not yet at the link given in the book, which is the same as the “new copy” link above), they’re coming. We’re just waiting for Pearson’s Web folks to get the page updated.If you’re dying to get your hands on them, they’re here for now:http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/327743/examples.zip

  • Ralph Müller

    I’m so surprised I don’t have the book yet.

    Ralph

  • Ralph Müller

    I’m so surprised I don’t have the book yet.Ralph