[Twisted-Python] Twisted O'Reilly Book

Brian Kirsch bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Mon Aug 2 13:34:34 EDT 2004

I would love to see a book on Twisted that covers basic to advanced 
topics. When I first started working with Twisted, I found that initial 
period to be a bit difficult and having had a well written book would 
have made a difference.

I know Brian Warner (warner at lothar.com) was also talking about 
producing a Twisted book. You may wanna contact him as well.

Good luck!

Brian Kirsch - Email Framework Engineer
Open Source Applications Foundation
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On Aug 1, 2004, at 5:59 PM, Sergio Trejo wrote:

>> From: Mary Gardiner <mary-twisted at puzzling.org>
>> Reply-To: Twisted general discussion 
>> <twisted-python at twistedmatrix.com>
>> To: twisted-python at twistedmatrix.com
>> Subject: Re: [Twisted-Python] Twisted O'Reilly Book
>> Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 10:24:37 +1000
>> On Sun, Aug 01, 2004, Sergio Trejo wrote:
>> > Thus, a book should be looked at as an investment with future 
>> returns
>> > beyond merely what the publisher and authors earn on cash flows from
>> > the cash registers of Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, et al. Come
>> > on, lets have some future vision.
>> All I intended to say was that anyone writing such a book would need 
>> to
>> be able to pay rent during its production. This is likely to be the 
>> case
>> even if they are gifted with future vision.
>> I can't speak for the people you named of course, it may be the case
>> that they are able to fund (or be funded) for the writing period,
>> assuming they wish to do so.
>> -Mary
> Mary, this an excellent question. I don't know the answer. I looked at 
> Glyph's blog post again and he said that Alex Martelli was the person 
> who nudged him about a book at OSCON a few days ago. Glyph says that 
> Alex is an author of other O'Reilly books, so Alex knows the answers 
> to these questions about funding the First Edition Twisted O'Reilly 
> book (with Ghost Knife Fish as the animal on the front cover :) I 
> found Alex's email address in the Twisted Matrix and cc'ed him because 
> I think its a good time to rally around the genesis of the book. 
> Really, the time has come.
> The people at OSAF have made a decision to use Twisted for Chandler. I 
> think this is HUGE. The father of Lotus Notes and his team doesn't 
> make decisions haphazardly. I'll bet even they would love to see a 
> book come out on Twisted by O'Reilly. Any comments Brian?
> Thanks Britt and Liming for your comments today and sharing your 
> experiences as a beginner. I just got started myself about a month 
> ago. I'd also love to see animated diagrams using SVG and SMIL to show 
> the *flow* of async aspects and abstracts associated with Twisted 
> applications.
> Glyph, you asked us to write you < 
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/glyf/22637.html > , so I am doing as 
> you requested!
> Calling on Glyph, calling on Itamar, calling on Radix, calling on JP, 
> et al!!!!
> Serg
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