Hard to believe, but trueCast your eyes to the right of the screen. What’s that you see? Yup, a link for buying Developing Essbase Applications: Advanced Techniques for Finance and IT Professionals. Somewhat unbelievably (at least to me) it is now available for preorder on Amazon. It practically makes me giddy with excitement, and it should at least interest you, because you can be the first geek on your block (or Essbase/Planning/EPM/whatever project or developer at the coalface of an Essbase implementation or, oh, you get the idea) to have a copy of what I modestly (ahem) believe to be the best, most advanced Essbase book ever.
Go on, click on it. And buy. Several copies per person would be most appreciated. <grin>
Isn’t it pretty?Well, I think so. I will admit to being somewhat biased. <grin yet again>
Where oh where will we get the code that goes with this book?I am so glad you ask these leading questions…wait, I asked that question. Oh well, it’s a good question.
Right here at the book’s website of course. There’s nothing there save the cover right now, but give it a small amount of time and you’ll be able to download the code that goes with the book. Oh joy.
And of course we have social media‘Cause everyone does that, right?
For you FaceBookers (did I just utter a curse?) there’s a FaceBook page (as yet somewhat bare, but give us a week) where you’ll be able to learn all about the latest about this oh so awesome (ahem, again) book.
What’s next?The book proofs are here – I have taken a week off (one more week non-billing compared to the months I’ve already put in – It’s sort of like, I’ve already broken every bone in my body save these 20 little ones scattered throughout my bruised and battered body, so if I only have 19 unbroken bones, what’s the big deal?) to go through the proofs from Taylor & Francis. My coauthors/cohorts in crime/fellow masochists Angie Wilcox and Dan Pressman are doing the same. Bless ‘em, they like pain too.
Once we’ve returned the proofs to Taylor & Francis, the book goes to production. And that means you will soon have in your hands a copy of what really is, all kidding aside, a pretty darn good book. I hope you’re as happy as I am about this.