The experience of writing my Matlab-Java book was truly exhilarating. The book is now officially published and several hundred copies have been shipped already, first in America and starting last week also in the rest of the world. I hope these will all arrive before Christmas – if not then please be patient a few more days, since the initial demand has apparently exceeded the printing expectations.
As promised, I will maintain the book’s webpage with an errata list and possibly more information, as they become available.
The question of a new book
As with any birth, the initial exhilaration completely overwhelms, letting me forget how hard it has been to write the book. So while this “high” lasts, I wanted to ask you my readers for your opinion regarding a possible future book.
Which of the following books by me, possibly co-authored with another writer, would you be interested to read and/or have in your library?
- Professional Matlab application development
- Professional Matlab GUI
- Matlab performance tuning
- Undocumented Matlab – the non-Java parts
- Some other subject (please specify)
- None of the above
Please choose only a single item, or prioritize your choices. It will be a book about only one of the above topics, not several topics. I’m not going to write another 700-page monster that takes 5 years to prepare…
There are of course many factors going into a decision about whether or not to enter a book-writing project. It is a multi-year commitment that requires lots of effort, time, focus, and attention to detail. It affects the writer in a way that influences the entire family. In fact, my wife has already voted an emphatic “NO!” on this subject, and I’m pretty ambivalent about this issue myself.
Please do let me know what you think in a short comment. Happy Holidays everyone!