September 21, 2011

There are many millions of blogs on the net, but only a few rise to the level of “remarkable.” Find out how to create, promote, and profit from your blog with Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence, now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles/actb.

Also this week we’ve got a new podcast, featuring an interview with Trevor Burnham, author of CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development, now available from pragprog.com/podcasts and on iTunes.

Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence

Become more influential and earn more money by blogging. Whether you want to create a popular technical blog from scratch or take your blog to the next level, this book shows you how.

Technical blogging expert Antonio Cangiano shares his extensive expertise with you, sparing no details and laying out a complete step-by-step road map to help you plan, create, market, monetize, and grow your own popular blog.

Antonio will guide you through all the choices you have to make in setting up a successful blog, teach you the key things you need to know to write blog posts that get read, and give you the tools to produce content regularly.

You’ll learn how to promote your blog, understand traffic statistics, and build a community. And once you’ve built it, you’ll learn how to benefit from it: advance your career, make money from your blog, use it to promote your products or company, and take advantage of your blog to the fullest. And when your blog takes off, Antonio will show you how to avoid the pitfalls of success.

Technical Blogging is the only guide you’ll need to create and maintain a successful technical blog.

Now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles/actb

Podcast with Trevor Burnham on CoffeeScript

CoffeeScript burst onto the scene at the end of 2009, and is beginning to show up everywhere. Ruby on Rails now ships with it as the default way to write JavaScript, and even Brendan Eich (the creator of JavaScript) has mentioned CoffeeScript as an influence on the future of JavaScript. What’s all the fuss about? Is CoffeeScript just hype, or is there really something to it?

Trevor Burnham literally wrote the book on CoffeeScript. In this PragCast interview we talk to him about the “human-friendly dialect of JavaScript,” what it is, where it’s going, and how CoffeeScript can actually make you a better JavaScript programmer.

Now available from pragprog.com/podcasts and on iTunes.

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