Books: Now Alive

More and more great tech books are marked-up plain text stored in version control and render-able to ebook/HTML/PDF.

Examples:

Turns out many ideas in this approach are recycled. Heck, Knuth released TeX in 1978.

One new-ish piece is this GitHub thing. GitHub provides a social coding service based on a popular software development power tool called git. GitHub is spreading like wildfire. Sure there’s lots of code on GitHub, but lots of other stuff too. Bike paths, home-renovation projects, and all German law! Srsly. This is just fun.

Anyone seen any novels on GitHub? Cory Doctorow, are you listening? If anyone turns out a popular novel on GitHub, it’ll be you!

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2 thoughts on “Books: Now Alive”

  1. Hey Adam! I saw that you were looking for something to do in December. Still looking? Chess.com is looking for a Senior PHP/Symfony2 dev! Let me know,

    Erik

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