As I mentioned earlier, I've been asked to write a couple chapters in technical book. Since I've been given permission to tell you the name and publisher, here goes. The book is Professional JSP 2.0, an update to Professional JSP 2nd Edition (@amazon.com). I'll be writing two chapters, one on Security and how it relates to web applications, and one on Struts. I hope to complete and submit an outline for both chapters today, and I'll post it here when I'm finished. I was also thinking of contacting all the recent Struts Authors I know (Ted Husted, Chuck Cavaness, and Sue Spielman) to get there advice on the most mis-understood areas of Struts.
My hope is that I won't be writing just another Struts book/article, but rather a summary of the best parts about Struts and things I like (i.e. Validation, XDoclet, DispatchAction, ModuleExceptions). I also plan on sending an e-mail to the Struts User Mailing List in hopes of getting feedback from them. The bad news is that I have a week to write the first draft for each chapter. The good part about that is that it'll force me to focus and get the job done. I'm planning on spending a lot of time at the DU Library, where I've spent many hours in the past cranking out long essays. I plan to do all writing and development on Mini-Me (my Powerbook), b/c I think it'll produce nicer screenshots. As you might've guessed, I'm hoping to use struts-xdoclet as my sample app for both chapters. I plan evolve it more and more even after the book is published though (scheduled for early next year).
Thanks to Lance for the hookup with Wrox.
In other news, I got an interesting e-mail this morning. It said:
I saw your resume and found it impressive. Are you interested in working in Europe?