On 24/06/2015 2:47 a.m., Mike Parker wrote:
The project that has taken me away from Derelict since the end of
February is now available for pre-order at [1]. I'm currently about 60%
through the preliminary draft stage and, given that I've recently
acquired a significant amount of free time in my schedule, expect to
accelerate my pace on the remaining 40%. I need as much time as I can
make for the revisions!

I want to emphasize that "Learning D" is not aiming at those completely
new to programming. The target reader is someone with some experience in
a C family language. I see it as sitting somewhere between Ali's book
and TDPL. One of my overarching goals is to help the target reader avoid
some of the common mistakes people make when applying C++ or Java idioms
to D.

So far in the course of writing this book, I've learned that I knew less
about the fundamentals of D than I thought I did and that the more
difficult parts of the language aren't so difficult. The tech reviewers
have given excellent feedback and done a fine job of correcting my
misconceptions & mistakes. I don't know how they feel about being named
publicly just yet, but they all have my sincerest thanks. I know how
tiring and time-consuming it can be to do that sort of thing, as
reviewing the English in the papers of Korean doctoral candidates,
professors and businessmen is something I do on the side.

Once it's all done, I'm going to blog a postmortem about the whole
process. It's been very, very different from my experience with "Learn
to Tango with D". Not a bad experience at all, just more intense and
time-consuming than I had anticipated.

[1] https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/learning-d

Oh thank goodness. It doesn't clash with my book. The way to program - Let's think like a D(eveloper)!
For new programmers :)

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