Rael Dornfest is a Researcher at the O'Reilly & Associates focusing on technologies just beyond the pale. He assesses, experiments, programs, and writes for the O'Reilly network and O'Reilly publications. Dornfest is Program Chair of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Chair of the RSS-DEV Working Group, and developer of Meerkat: An Open Wire Service. In his copious free time, he develops bits and bobs of Open Source software and maintains his raelity bytes Weblog.
Shelley Powers is an independent contractor, currently living in St. Louis, who specializes in technology architecture and software development. She's authored several computer books, including Developing ASP Components, Unix Power Tools 3rd edition, Essential Blogging, and Practical RDF. In addition, Shelley has also written several articles related primarily to web technology, many for O'Reilly. Shelley's web site network is at http://burningbird.net, and her weblog is Burningbird, at http://weblog.burningbird.net.
is a programmer and the co-creator of Movable Type. With Mena Grabowski Trott, he is a partner and co-founder of Six Apart. He develops all of the backend code for Movable Type, contributes regularly to CPAN (the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network), and has written for Perl.com. Benjamin likes cryptography and Serge Gainsbourg, and he dreams about universal wireless, so he can travel in France.
This was a curiosity read. I would consider myself a beginner blogger and found some of the contents to be useful and some of it not. Read morePublished on February 1, 2009 by Mathew A. Shember
I bought this book hoping for a little more code (html or java) to help me design my own weblog, but it left me hanging. Read morePublished on July 14, 2003 by Stacey L. Camp
The book does say that if you are currently running a blog, a lot of the information contained will not be new, so I understand they are marketing to a newbie crowd. Read morePublished on March 10, 2003 by Kenny Wyland
I too bought this book on the strength of the O'Reilly name. I expected to learn at least one or two new facts by reading this book. Read morePublished on January 10, 2003 by J. Mueller
If you want to start blogging but don't know where to start, try this book. It is an overview of several applications that help you maintain a blog. Read morePublished on December 14, 2002 by Benjamin Brophy
This was the first disappointing O'Reilly book I've ever read. It's essentially a rehash of docs available online, and offers few, if any, new insights. Read morePublished on November 12, 2002
One would expect that a powerhouse of technical publishing with a track record of sophisticated books would take a topic like blogging by the horns and create a book that would be... Read morePublished on November 1, 2002 by David A. Seruyange