ENTRIES TAGGED "o’reilly"

If you’ve ever wondered where those O’Reilly animal covers come from …

Edie Freedman reveals how the animal covers came to be and how you can help those same animals stick around.

The exchange often goes like this: Stranger: “Where do you work?” Me: “O’Reilly Media.” Stranger: “O’Reilly …” Me: “You know the books with the animals on the covers?” Stranger: “Oh yeah!” And off we go….
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Welcome Jon Bruner to Radar

Jon brings his expertise in storytelling and data to O'Reilly.

Where are my manners? Jon Bruner posted his first piece to Radar two weeks ago and I’m just now getting around to welcoming him. Jon joins our Radar team this month from Forbes where he covered the technology of data. I liked that he called…
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Help the O’Reilly animals

Help the O’Reilly animals

Animals have shaped O'Reilly. Now it's time to give back through the O'Reilly Animals campaign.

No one needs to be told that the tarsier and the camel are O’Reilly Media icons. So are the llama, the elephant, and the flying fox. And hundreds of other animals. Authors speculate on the significance of the animals chosen to grace their books. Customers take pictures of their collections and send them to us. Everyone has a favorite…
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Cross-platform mobile development is a breeze with C#

Cross-platform mobile development is a breeze with C#

Greg Shackles on why C# makes sense for mobile development.

Find out why using C# for cross-platform mobile development will take you less time and less code while bringing your apps to a wider audience.

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The stories behind a few O'Reilly "classics"

The stories behind a few O'Reilly "classics"

A look back at "Unix Power Tools," "DNS and Bind," and other O'Reilly titles.

Tim O'Reilly: "It's amazing to me how books I first published more than 20 years ago are still creating value for readers."

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A writable API for O'Reilly

A writable API for O'Reilly

Fluidinfo's new API allows anyone to add information to O'Reilly book and author objects.

Fluidinfo's new O'Reilly API contains information from O'Reilly, Amazon, Google Books, LibraryThing, and GoodReads. But most importantly, anyone can "write" their own information to the book and author objects.

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Interim report card on O'Reilly's IT transformation

Interim report card on O'Reilly's IT transformation

Six months in and there is much to celebrate and plenty of work still to be done.

Implementing O'Reilly's new IT strategy is like swapping out airplane wings mid-flight. We're making considerable change, but at the same time we can't disrupt the services and projects that are already underway.

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Developer Week in Review

Developer Week in Review

Google sells out a conference, Oracle dances with developers, and keyboards that will put you in a padded cell

The way things are going, next year's Google I/O will sell out before it opens for registration. Plus: Oracle and developers continue to have issues and a look at some hardcore keyboards.

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Continuous publishing through Live Editions

One of the biggest challenges of technical publishing is that sinking feeling you get a few moments, days, weeks, or months after you first see a book in print: it's obsolete. No matter how much hard work you put into a book, you can only do so much future-proofing. Sometimes obsolescence comes slowly, but often, especially for popular topics, books have a depressingly short shelf life. Readers want to be able to use the latest and greatest, and blame books quickly when something no longer works.

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New on O'Reilly Labs: Open Feedback Publishing System

O'Reilly engineer Keith Fahlgren has formally launched our new Open Feedback Publishing System over on O'Reilly Labs: Over the last few years, traditional publishing has been moving closer to the web and learning a lot of lessons from blogs and wikis, in particular. Today we're happy to announce another small step in that direction: our first manuscript (Programming Scala) is…

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