Monthly Archives: February 2011

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Recent updates to Safari Books Online's Mobile UI

While a lot of attention has (rightly) been focused on the status of the Safari To Go iPad app, we’ve also been quietly making some small but important changes to the mobile web UI for Safari Books Online. The mobile … Continue reading

The future of (story-based) media

In a happy accident I met Chris Brogan while returning from Tools of Change this year and we had a long-ranging conversation about digital publishing and storytelling. I was especially interested in his viewpoint as an author who is deeply … Continue reading

What devices do you use to read eBooks and other online content? Please take our poll.

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Book Review: WPF in Action with Visual Studio 2008: Covers Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .Net 3.5 SP1

We recently launched a challenge that invites Safari Books Online subscribers to write a book or video review and in exchange for their review, we’ll enter their name into a drawing to win an eReader of their choice. We also … Continue reading

Check Out Our New Video Player

The Safari Books Online video player has been revamped to improve speed, introduce robust new interactive and sharing features, and allow you to view video on your mobile devices.   Optimized Video Viewing: Safari Books Online now optimizes video viewing … Continue reading

“What will the world be a hundred years hence?”

“Books of the coming century will all be printed leaves of nickel, so light to hold that the reader can enjoy a small library in a single volume. A book two inches thick will contain forty thousand pages, the equivalent … Continue reading

Write a Review of a Book or Video on Safari Books Online & Enter to Win an eReader of Your Choice

Write a review of a book or video on Safari Books Online and we’ll enter your name into a drawing to win an eReader of your choice, up to a value of $700*. You may write as many reviews as … Continue reading

Press Release: Safari Books Online Offers New Video Player With Enhancements for Mobile Suite

Users Experience Enhanced Performance and Greater Speeds While Watching Video On Mobile Devices and PCs SEBASTOPOL, Calif. – Feb. 7, 2011 – Safari® Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced … Continue reading

The future-proof ereading platform

Like many people, my first reaction to the news that Apple blocked the release of the Sony iOS ereader was to assume that Sony had tried to circumvent the long-standing rule that content purchased inside an iOS app must be … Continue reading

Author, Lee Ackerman, Answers Question About PBE and Patterns

Question:  Does PBE have a pattern representation that is portable to other than Eclipse-based tools? For example, being able to use a pattern in both MS Visual Studio and Eclipse. Answer:  A good place to start is to keep in mind … Continue reading

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