[Edu-sig] re: book: Head First Java

Nagarjuna G. nagarjun at hbcse.tifr.res.in
Sat Sep 6 11:21:56 EDT 2003

On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 08:51:14PM -0400, Jason Cunliffe wrote:
> I'd love to work on such a book with the right team - at a project design
> level, and in particular to help design and develop the schematic, graphic,
> illustrative aspects. Both for print, and in Flash as Kirby suggests.
> A CDROM could run a could flash one-click executable for multimedia support
> but also connect to python installation, IDLE, web/html etc.
> Perhaps a couple of valuable dovetail chapters might be a Jython section -
> that could open up the broad topic of virtual machines, APIs, embedding,
> scripting and glue-ware. Then the pragmatics. Might be a nice way to help
> the two books to be sold on the same shelf, and hopefully also in the
> O'Reilly racks.
> I worked in publishing for 10 years before moving into multimedia and web,
> but boo building is close to  my heart.

In this important project it is possible to bring in some purity if we
can get off from a proprietary format like flash.  Shouldnt we explore
the possibility of using SVG or even the excellent Blender library for
education.  In fact the latter option gives you 3D graphics in an open
standard.  See if you can consider this in this project.


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