Como dizem em inglês, I’m a sucker for new books. Eu recebi um código promocional da Pentaho para compra do novo livro sobre Mondrian, o Mondrian in Action e caí dentro!
A entrevista dos autores foi decisiva para comprá-lo sem avaliá-lo antes:
2. What is the main goal if the book? What do you aim to bring across?
Bill: I wanted to create a single resource that people can turn to answer their questions about Mondrian. This includes understanding how it is used by organizations to analyze their business data, how it is used by various tools, such as Pentaho Analyzer and Reporting, and how to integrate Mondrian into a user’s application.
Nick: The goal of the book was to bring together practical knowledge, from 3 of the top practitioners who have worked with Mondrian at over a hundred customers. The mix of skills between the 3 authors meant we got diverse topics to make a comprehensive and practical book. Julian is the code expert, Bill knows the integration/Pentaho aspects, and I have extensive customer modeling/configuration experience. Readers should benefit from our varied experience with Mondrian!
5. What’s next?
(…)Julian: First of all, I am working on the next Mondrian release. There are lots of new features and architectural improvements, most of which are described in the book. The whole Mondrian dev team is really excited to get it to market.
Agora, ler! Como eu comprei a versão eletrônica, ela já está aqui – tanto que a imagem da capa foi tirada diretamente da minha cópia, na minha máquina. Postarei minha opinião assim que formá-la, mas dificilmente vai ser alguma coisa que não “muito bom!”