Thanks for organizing this Alan.  Hopefully folks will follow your lead
and contribute.  Agendaless put some money into the pot today.

On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 14:19 -0500, Alan Runyan wrote:
> The blog:
> I am coordinating an effort to have a ZODB book written by one of our
> Zope clan, Carlos de la Guardia. He has completed a recent book for
> Packt publishing on Grok.  He showed interested in writing a ZODB book
> if it were under Creative Commons.  I have set up a blog and focused
> on behind-the-scenes coordination required to make the book happen.
> We are now at a point where:
> - There is an initial outline of topics to cover.
> - There is a way to contribute financially on the ZODB Docs Blog
> (through paypal).
> - If you can contribute to the book with written material and
> experience.  Let me know.  I will make a contributor on the blog and
> you can post articles.  Carlos is more than happy to consolidate/pinch
> material (and of course give the original author credit) and put it
> into the final book.  One of the thoughts would be to write ZODB
> mini-howtos/articles on the blog.  Some initial ideas: transaction
> module (datamanagers, aftercommithook, etc), debugging scenarios (how
> to debug a record being mutated accidentally), conflict resolution
> (writing your own custom impl, btree bucket splits, etc), concurrency,
> any benchmarking information you have, relstorage, writing your own
> persistence format (keas.pbpersist?), or query strategies for ZODB.
> There is a lot of material to cover in this book.
> - There are also contribution/funding levels available which correlate
> to recognition of your donation in the book.  That is right.  Give
> money and you go down in history in the documentation *wink*
> We will have a revised outline of the book by Monday evening from
> Carlos.  If you want to contribute material to the Blog -- let me
> know.  You have a channel to  voice your experience.
> More information is on the blog and will be updated as more progress
> is made. Again the blog is at, -- please
> sign up and subscribe to the RSS feed.
> I am open for any feedback.  I desperately want to get the larger
> community support and feedback early as possible.  Please feel free to
> send comments, concerns, criticisms.
> cheers,
> alan runyan
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