Sunday, May 16, 2010

On Writing a Book, Pt. 4 – The Tools (II)

This is part four of an ongoing series about my experiences while writing the MySQL Admin Cookbook for Packt Publishing. All previous parts can be found under the mysql-admin-cookbook label.

This part will be about more software used in the process of writing the book. The last episode covered writing tools, file/version management and backups. What's up now is graphics programs, virtualization and PDF handling.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

On Writing a Book, Pt. 3 – The Tools (I)

This is part three of an ongoing series about my experiences while writing the MySQL Admin Cookbook for Packt Publishing. All previous parts can be found under the mysql-admin-cookbook label.

Even though I said I would be presenting things in mostly chronological order, I think after the previous - rather dry - part, a little more technical and fun information would be nice for a change: The tools used to create the MySQL Admin Cookbook (well, at least those used by Udo and me). To give a detailed account of what software products we used during the whole experience I will split this topic up into multiple posts. Otherwise it would just become either way too long or I would have to leave out too much stuff than I am willing to.