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We are delighted to announce that OpenTask has signed a content distribution agreement with Safari Books Online. This makes our titles available soon to major universities, Fortune 50 companies, leading training organizations, and libraries worldwide.

More than 20 Titles in Print in 2009

OpenTask achieves the status of a publisher with more than 20 titles in print.

Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 3

OpenTask has published a revised, edited, cross-referenced and thematically organized volume of selected DumpAnalysis.org blog posts about crash dump analysis and debugging written in October 2008 - June 2009 for software engineers developing and maintaining products on Windows platforms, quality assurance engineers testing software on Windows platforms and technical support and escalation engineers dealing with complex software issues. The third volume features:

- 15 new crash dump analysis patterns
- 29 new pattern interaction case studies
- Trace analysis patterns
- Updated checklist
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1 and Volume 2
- New appendixes

ISBN-10: 1906717435
ISBN-13: 978-1906717438

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Debugged! MZ/PE: Software Tracing

OpenTask published the third issue of Debugged! MZ/PE: MagaZine for/from Practicing Engineers:

Title: Debugged! MZ/PE: Software Tracing

ISBN-10: 1906717796
ISBN-13: 978-1906717797

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

First Fault Software Problem Solving: A Guide for Engineers, Managers and Users

OpenTask has published the book:

Title: First Fault Software Problem Solving: A Guide for Engineers, Managers and Users
ISBN-10: 1906717427
ISBN-13: 978-1906717421

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

OpenTask chooses The Perforce SCM System for Publishing Configuration Management

Publishing technical books is very similar to iterative and incremental software development. The number of generated, edited and modified publishing artifacts is growing with the expansion of back and front lists. Such pressures require careful configuration management. We are happy to choose Perforce Software product for our publishing model.

Dmitry Vostokov, Editor-in-Chief

x64 Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations

OpenTask has published the book:

Title: x64 Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations
ISBN-10: 1906717567
ISBN-13: 978-1906717568

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Debugged! MZ/PE: Modeling Software Defects

OpenTask published the second issue of Debugged! MZ/PE: MagaZine for/from Practicing Engineers:

Title: Debugged! MZ/PE: Modeling Software Defects

ISBN-10: 1906717680
ISBN-13: 978-1906717681

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Espresso Book Machine® Now Available for OpenTask Titles

As a Lightning Source customer we are delighted to see our range of print on demand books available via Espresso Book Machine®.

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Windows Debugging Book Now in Hardback Edition

OpenTask has published the hardcover edition of Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations book:

ISBN-10: 1906717672
ISBN-13: 978-1906717674

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Debugged! MZ/PE: MagaZine for/from Practicing Engineers

OpenTask published the first issue of:

Title: Debugged! MZ/PE: MagaZine for/from Practicing Engineers

ISBN-10: 1906717389
ISBN-13: 978-1906717384

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Acorn Publishing Co. Acquires Korean Translation Rights for MDAA Volumes I&II

OpenTask sold Korean translation, publishing and distribution rights for Memory Dump Analysis Anthology Volume 1 and Volume 2 to Korean (ROK) company Acorn Publishing Co. The titles should be available this year.

Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations

OpenTask has published the book:

Title: Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations
ISBN-10: 1906717109
ISBN-13: 978-1906717100

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Restructuring

Due to economic uncertainty OpenTask restructures its offerings and operations to bring the most demanded titles to market in the nearest future. Further details to be announced soon.

Print on Demand is the Future

Here is the message from John R. Ingram:

http://www.lightningsource.com/podnow.aspx

All OpenTask books are printed on demand and we see it as the most economical way to publish. We look forward to seeing POD offering more formats.

New Books Coming Soon in Q1, 2009

OpenTask plans to publish the following books in January-March, 2009:

  • Windows® Debugging: Practical Foundations (ISBN: 978-1906717100)
  • March issue of Debugged! MZ/PE: MagaZine for/from Practicing Engineers (ISBN: 978-1906717384)

Job Hunting and Career Humour: Book of Salary Figures

OpenTask has published:

Title: Salary Figures: A Codebook of Expectations
ISBN-10: 190671746X
ISBN-13: 78-1906717469

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

More than 10 Titles in Print in 2008

OpenTask achieves the status of a publisher with more than 10 titles in print.

The First Computer Memory Art Book

OpenTask has published the conceptul art book:

Title: DLL List Landscape: The Art from Computer Memory Space
ISBN-10: 1906717257
ISBN-13: 978-1906717254

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

The First Debugging Cartoons Book

OpenTask has published Dr. Debugalov adventures. The full-color book also features never published before cartoons and a few surprises. It sets a new standard for entertainment in software engineering.

Title: Dumps, Bugs and Debugging Forensics: The Adventures of Dr. Debugalov
ISBN-10: 1906717257
ISBN-13: 978-1906717254

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Concept: Curriculum Vitae as a Book

OpenTask has published Curriculum Vitae (1987 - 2003) of the founder of DumpAnalysis.org:

Title: Resume and CV: As a Book
ISBN-10: 1906717346
ISBN-13: 978-1906717346

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Introducing Debugging Reference Posters and Learning Cards

Just published WinDbg: A Reference Poster and Learning Cards book opens the new series with the next book about GDB and KDB debuggers coming next year.

A Perfect Gift for a Blogger

We have published a notebook called:

Title: Idea: Blogger's Notebook
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1906717338
ISBN-13: 978-1906717339

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Book Description: Notebook to write blogging ideas based on experience of the founder of the famous technical blog DumpAnalysis.org who transformed it into bestselling multivolume book series Memory Dump Analysis Anthology. Can be used for up to 5 blogs and 5 books. Also contains sections for work and home related notes and tasks.

Notebook excerpts:

Pages 1 - 3
Pages 123 - 131

We achieved L3 goal

... and on the way to L4!

Introducing Baby Turing Series

Just published Baby Turing book opens the new book series introducing binary arithmetic and logic to children.

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A Perfect Gift for a Small Publisher

We have published a notebook called:

Title: Title: Book Publisher's Notebook
Hardcover: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1906717303
ISBN-13: 978-1906717308

It is available for purchase from Amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Book Description: This is an indispensable notebook for small or self-publishers. Invaluable to keep track of planned titles and related information, cover sketches and book notes. Suitable for 10 and 100 allocated ISBN numbers.

Notebook excerpts:

Pages 1 and 2
Page 5
Page 7
Pages 60 and 61

Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 2

OpenTask has published a revised, edited, cross-referenced and thematically organized volume of selected DumpAnalysis.org blog posts about crash dump analysis and debugging written in January - September 2008 for software engineers developing and maintaining products on Windows platforms, quality assurance engineers testing software on Windows platforms and technical support and escalation engineers dealing with complex software issues. The second volume features:

- 45 new crash dump analysis patterns
- Pattern interaction and case studies
- Updated checklist
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1
- New appendixes

We achieved L1 and L2 goals

... and on the way to L3!

We are an IBPA member

Opentask has joined IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association (formerly PMA).

Distribution agreement with Lightning Source

Opentask has signed the agreement with Lightning Source, an Ingram company, for wholesale distribution in US and UK.