Just a quick FYI that my last book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, is now available on the Amazon Kindle. Previously, you could pull the eBook copy over to the device, but that wasn’t ideal. Hopefully my newest book, Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration will be Kindle-ready shortly after it launches in the coming weeks.
While I’ve got a Kindle and use it regularly, I’ll admit that I don’t read technical books on it much. What about you all? Do you read electronic copies of technical books or do you prefer the “dead trees” version?
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Richard Seroter is Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former InfoQ.com editor plus former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management, Richard leads an organization of Google Cloud developer advocates, engineers, platform builders, and outbound product managers that help customers find success in their cloud journey. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.
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I’ve tried a technical book on the Kindle, and it’s OK, but I find that the code sections and diagrams don’t read very well…
I’ve found myself reading them on my iPhone from time-to-time; usually when my laptop has died and I’m stuck in an airport for a few hours.
That’s a good scenario for reading them. I have the same worry as Chris in that the visualizations and code lose their impact.
“dead tree” version can share with others. ebooks i bought is stuck in my itune account. When setup a company library, “dead tree” is still the preferred choice.