I’ve been remiss in not mentioning The D Programming Language by Andrei Alexandrescu since its release. And yes, it was released last month. Now, you can get a free chapter online, specifically the chapter on D’s concurrency features. For the record, this books is an awesome and entertaining introduction to D. Whatever the amount you pay for it is money well spent. I picked up the PDF through Safari Rough Cuts before it was released, but I’m still going to fork out more for a physical copy. It’s just too good not to have on my bookshelf.
Andrei’s forthcoming book, The D Programming Language, is finally available on Safari Rough Cuts. Members of Safari will have seen this already in the latest email from the service. If you aren’t yet a member, I recommend that you sign up. Then you’ll be able to access the Rough Cuts and follow Andrei’s book as it is developed, in addition to having access to the full Safari online library.
Don’t expect much, just yet. I’ve taken a look and the book really is rough. But I’m already looking forward to seeing it fleshed out.
I’ve not been keeping up with D on a daily basis lately, hence the lack of posts here. But today I scanned through the newsgroups and noticed an announcement by Andrei Alexandrescu that his forthcoming book, The D Programming Language, is now available for preorderfrom Amazon. They’ve listed the release date as November 23. I’ve ordered my copy. Now go get yours.