javaeetutorial
  1. javaeetutorial
  2. JAVAEETUTORIAL-67

Provide an ePub, single-page html or other easily convertable format

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 6.0.7-5
    • Fix Version/s: 7.0.4
    • Component/s: doc
    • Labels:
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      Description

      In this day and age, an increasing amount of people are reading technical literature on their ebookreaders (like Kindle or Nook), smartphones (iPhone, Android) or tablets. PDF, although great for printing, is not really suited for these formats (fixed layout, pagination, A4/US-letter, etc). These devices support a wide variety of formats like RTF, ePub, HTML or pure text, and often the easy way is to convert the pdf into one of these format.

      This route has varying degrees of success (OCR, page breaks, ... lots of obstacles), and in this case, most software that I have tried (including Calibre) fails to convert this pdf into any format (parsing failures). Therefore it would make sense to provide another format in addition to pdf that is more easily read on electronic reading devices without a fixed format.

      A simple solution could be just a single-page, downloadable html file (zipped with images and stylesheets). This would be the least amount of work and easily convertable to other forms. An ePub would also be nice (read on most ebookreaders, all Android devices, and easy to convert to Mobi format for Kindle).

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        jendrock added a comment -

        Earlier, we indicated that Mobi and ePub formats of the tutorial would be available as soon as we switched production systems. Due to changing circumstances, that will not occur going forward. However, the tutorial will be published as a 2-volume set by Pearson Education and, we have been assured, will be available for purchase in print as well as in Mobi and ePub formats.

        Here are the links to the prepublication pages for both volumes of the Java EE 7 Tutorial on amazon.com. Be sure to click the link on the right side of the page to have Amazon tell our publisher that you want to see the electronic version of the volume made available (even though we have been assured that that will be the case).

        For Volume 1, see:

        http://www.amazon.com/The-Java-EE-Tutorial-Edition/dp/0321994922/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=140GAT6H8ZRJFTFERGR7

        For Volume 2, see:

        http://www.amazon.com/The-Java-EE-Tutorial-Edition/dp/0321980085/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0FP0CHGC662997762GDX

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        jendrock added a comment - Earlier, we indicated that Mobi and ePub formats of the tutorial would be available as soon as we switched production systems. Due to changing circumstances, that will not occur going forward. However, the tutorial will be published as a 2-volume set by Pearson Education and, we have been assured, will be available for purchase in print as well as in Mobi and ePub formats. Here are the links to the prepublication pages for both volumes of the Java EE 7 Tutorial on amazon.com. Be sure to click the link on the right side of the page to have Amazon tell our publisher that you want to see the electronic version of the volume made available (even though we have been assured that that will be the case). For Volume 1, see: http://www.amazon.com/The-Java-EE-Tutorial-Edition/dp/0321994922/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=140GAT6H8ZRJFTFERGR7 For Volume 2, see: http://www.amazon.com/The-Java-EE-Tutorial-Edition/dp/0321980085/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0FP0CHGC662997762GDX
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        Ian Evans added a comment -

        Reopening for Java EE 7.

        We are still at the mercy of our publishing tools, but our tools will support ePub formats in a future release of the Java EE 7 Tutorial.

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        Ian Evans added a comment - Reopening for Java EE 7. We are still at the mercy of our publishing tools, but our tools will support ePub formats in a future release of the Java EE 7 Tutorial.
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        jendrock added a comment -

        We will not be fixing this issue for the Java EE 6 Tutorial. We plan on providing both ePub and Mobi format files for the Java EE 7 Tutorial.

        In the meantime, the first volume of the tutorial (The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts) is available in Kindle format. See http://www.amazon.com/The-Java-EE-Tutorial-ebook/dp/B004323DTG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357337093&sr=8-4&keywords=java+ee+6+tutorial.

        The second volume (The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Advanced Topics) is due to be released on January 20, 2013. A Kindle version will likely be released in that timeframe as well. See http://www.amazon.com/The-Java-EE-Tutorial-Advanced/dp/0137081863/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357337093&sr=8-2&keywords=java+ee+6+tutorial.

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        jendrock added a comment - We will not be fixing this issue for the Java EE 6 Tutorial. We plan on providing both ePub and Mobi format files for the Java EE 7 Tutorial. In the meantime, the first volume of the tutorial (The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts) is available in Kindle format. See http://www.amazon.com/The-Java-EE-Tutorial-ebook/dp/B004323DTG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357337093&sr=8-4&keywords=java+ee+6+tutorial . The second volume (The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Advanced Topics) is due to be released on January 20, 2013. A Kindle version will likely be released in that timeframe as well. See http://www.amazon.com/The-Java-EE-Tutorial-Advanced/dp/0137081863/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357337093&sr=8-2&keywords=java+ee+6+tutorial .
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        Ian Evans added a comment -

        We're at the mercy of our internal authoring and publication tools here. But my understanding is that we might have this capability for the Java EE 7 release.

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        Ian Evans added a comment - We're at the mercy of our internal authoring and publication tools here. But my understanding is that we might have this capability for the Java EE 7 release.

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