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June 14, 2004

Books on AspectJ

Someone sent me a link to a book at the Barnes and Noble online bookstore the other day. I don't normally use the Barnes & Noble site (I started with Amazon years ago and I've just stuck with them - are others better? I don't know, Amazon works well enough for me... there's a lesson in first mover advantage for you). Anyway, whilst I was on the site I thought I'd see what AspectJ books they were offering.

You can try this at home, just go to http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ and type in "AspectJ" in the search dialog that appears on the home page. Apparently they stock 131,173 titles on AspectJ, which are presented to the user sorted by "Top Matches." So what are Barnes & Nobles top ten books on AspectJ then? In descending order:

  1. Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised our Nation
  2. Tuesday with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's great lesson
  3. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
  4. Plan of Attack
  5. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich teach their kids about monoy - that the poor and middle class do not
  6. On the Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of Straight Black Men Who Sleep With Men
  7. Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life
  8. Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
  9. Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
  10. The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide

How useless is that??! So, the next time I'm asked to recommend a book on AspectJ, it will just have to be "Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised our Nation" - the reviewers on the B&N site certainly seem to like it anyway!

Somebody did ask me to recommend an AspectJ book today, and over on my trusty amazon.co.uk site I got quite a shock.

I'm writing a book on "Aspect Oriented Programming with AspectJ and the Eclipse AspectJ Development Tools" (quite a mouthful, which is why the publisher has given it the short title of "eclipse AspectJ." My co-authors are members of the aspects team here in Hursley - Andy Clement, George Harley, and Matthew Webster. It wasn't the fact that I'm writing a book that gave me a shock (believe me, I know all about that), it was the fact that it now appears on the amazon web site, with a cover photo too, and we had absolutely no idea. Nor had we ever seen the cover of the book before.

So now you know. We're writing a book on AspectJ and AJDT, which is due out later this year, and the cover looks like this:

Posted by adrian at June 14, 2004 06:46 PM [permalink]


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