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Offline takeshi miya

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[News] wxWidgets book available for download
« on: March 11, 2006, 03:38:27 pm »
Hi!
Good news here: the wxWidgets book has been made available to download for free as a PDF from here.

Quoting from the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series page:
"Each book in the Series is published under the Open Publication License, an Open Source compatible book license. Electronic versions will be made available at no cost several months after each book's publication."

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learn wxWidgets programming, or if you already know, explains things you may have wonder. It gives an adequate overview (not short and not boring either) over all wxWidgets and other related cross-platform topics.

Other interesting free PDF books from the Perens' Series in the cross-platform topic are:
  • C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3
  • Rapid Application Development with Mozilla
  • Subversion Version Control: Using the Subversion Version Control System in Development Projects
  • Linux Development Platform, The

Hope this serves as a start or profundization, to anyone that wants to do cross-platform GUI programming. :D

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006, 04:03:47 pm »
Thanks Takeshi Miya  :D
Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code.

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2006, 04:08:15 pm »
totally cool, only I bought it 6 weeks ago. But hey it will help others.  People, download this one and read it (I still have to read a whole lot of it myself).

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006, 04:20:16 pm »
Bonus: look what's at the end of the page 595 (631 of 774). 8)

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2006, 04:43:17 pm »
Yeah. I downloaded it yesterday..... Oh man page 595 that is so totally cool.  8) I hadn't seen that. Well I really hadn't started reading the book yet... If you can't find it it is at the bottom of page 595.  8)

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006, 07:51:47 pm »
Bonus: look what's at the end of the page 595 (631 of 774). 8)
But, what is CodeBlocks ??

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2006, 10:04:23 pm »
Hello,

Thank you very much Takeshi Miya :D.

Best wishes,
Michael

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2006, 09:30:38 am »
On the same page the awesomeness was on...

HelpBlocks?!

And awesome, much appreciated Takeshi.
I broke it again.

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2006, 10:31:05 am »
On the same page the awesomeness was on...

HelpBlocks?!

Yes, seems that there are various Blocks out there: we have CodeBlocks, DialogBlocks, HelpBlocks :lol:
And they all share some things, such as: being made in wxWidgets, being cross-platform, the three haves very simmilar logos (all haves blocks, and they all share 3 colors, red, yellow, and blue).
It's great that Julian will probably never complain about the name or the logo about being simmilar I hope.
He already suffered from the wxWindows to wxWidgets rename thanks to the 'you know who'.

Keep reading the book! :)

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2006, 10:50:00 am »

...the three haves very simmilar logos (all haves blocks, and they all share 3 colors, red, yellow, and blue).


But Code::Blocks has an advantage.  It has Green!
I broke it again.

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2006, 12:19:16 am »
Strange, on the same page that they sell the book on, they provide a free PDF download of the entire thing. 

Why would you spend money on the book when you could download it?

A suprising move...

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2006, 12:41:58 am »
Strange, on the same page that they sell the book on, they provide a free PDF download of the entire thing. 

Why would you spend money on the book when you could download it?

A suprising move...
Welcome to the OpenSource world. :D

There are some common reasons:
-Supporting the project and authors.
-Having it printed to read it everywhere.

BTW, it's mostly the same reasons as why anyone would download an mp3 and then later buy the real album.
It is not uncommon indeed.

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2006, 01:17:08 am »
Some people like having a print copy (besides a quick PDF reference)......

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2006, 09:05:10 am »
here you can view & download the errata list which regards also to the pdf version of the wxWidgets book

http://wxwidgets.org/book/errata.htm


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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2006, 08:37:28 pm »
Welcome to the OpenSource world. :D

I'm not new to the open source world.  I've just never seen the principles of open source software, apply to anything other than software/technology. 

Good to know :)

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BTW, it's mostly the same reasons as why anyone would download an mp3 and then later buy the real album.

True...true.  You got me there

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2006, 11:36:50 pm »
Wow this is a nice deal indeed.

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2006, 02:30:48 pm »
Sweet!  Thanks Takeshi!  I just so happens I was recently thinking about buying the wxWidgets book and a Samba3 book.  You saved me some dough!


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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2006, 06:27:07 am »
Thank you very much for this post, Takeshi Miya.  I had been so close to having the money to buy that book, but each time something came up and I have been waiting literally months...I was going to use my first paycheck (finally have employment...at my college) to buy the book, but then I discovered that my Linux class (starting tomorrow) has three books.  This is the most expensive class I have ever taken...the books came out to about $200...so no wxWidgets book, but I guess that dilemma is over now!  Thanks!

Take care.

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Re: [News] wxWidgets book available for download
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2006, 08:00:35 am »
It would be nice if you can buy it later, you know, for having it printed, and support the authors. ;)