My Forthcoming Books

April 5, 2015

For those of you interested in such things, here’s an update on my forthcoming books for 2015-2016 (spoiler alert: they’re all revisions of existing books).

First up is the second edition of “The Yii Book” (self-published), for version 2 of the framework. I’m not providing an estimate of when that’ll be completed, but I’m making OK progress so far. I currently plan to release the book in three updates of about 8 chapters each.

Second, I’ll be doing the second edition of “Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design” (Peachpit Press). This is slated to be published by the end of the year (i.e., in 2015). I’ll post a revised table of contents in time, but the primary goals are to clean up anything not great in the first edition and to update/expand Part 3, Next Steps. Specifically I’m going to remove the discussion of the YUI framework (RIP), expand coverage of jQuery and jQuery-related things. Do more with the advanced material, and talk about the Node Package Manager, Grunt, and Bower.

Third and fourth, in 2016, I’ll be writing the fifth editions of “PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide” and “PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide“. I don’t know in which order I’ll be doing these, but both should be published in 2016. Both will be updated for PHP 7.

I continue to concurrently work 30-35 hours/week for Stripe (and don’t expect that to change), so I don’t imagine I’ll do much of anything else for the next two years. And then I’m never writing another book again. I’m kidding, but I’m going to need a serious break from writing by the end of 2016.

As always, thanks to everyone for your interest in what I say (er, write) and do! And, especially for reading my books!