The book is shipping now – comments welcomed

Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner” is now being shipped. I haven’t seen it yet myself – my copies are still in transit.

The book is not a reference manual that tells you everything you could possibly want to know about PowerDesigner, for several reasons:

  • the words ‘made simple’ in the title
  • you’re all intelligent people, and sometimes you just need to know how and when to access a feature; you don’t need blow-by-blow instructions on how to use it
  • nobody would want to pay for a 2,000 page book on PowerDesigner
  • I wouldn’t want to spend another 10 months writing
  • The PowerDesigner documentation is better than most, and makes great reference material if you need to find out more about a particular topic – the book adds a narrative that no product documentation will supply

I’d welcome any feedback on the structure and content, for future editions.

It’s a large book, so I’m afraid it’s not cheap. You can save 20% if you order at http://www.technicspub.com/product.sc?productId=29&categoryId=1 – using code PD20Promo at the checkout.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to get back into the normal working world, and go and earn some money – suggestions also welcome!

3 thoughts on “The book is shipping now – comments welcomed

  1. Maria December 12, 2012 / 20:45

    Hi George,

    what a great idea to write a book on PD given its many features. I was wondering if the book covers version 16.1 and whether there will be an update as the product evolves.

    And, of course, is the discount still available?

    Thank you.

    • George McGeachie December 17, 2012 / 22:03

      Hello Maria

      The book was written for PD 16.0, so it’s mostly still current. I’m planning an update, but not sure what form it will take. I’m going to make a few suggestions, and then ask people to comment. Not sure if I’ll do this through the blog, or some other way.

      George

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