XUL Bookshelf Launches

Thursday August 14th, 2003

Gerald Bauer writes: "The XUL Alliance site now sports a bookshelf to gather the latest and greatest XUL books in one place. The collection so far includes: Essential XUL Programming, Creating Applications with Mozilla (Using XUL, JavaScript and CSS) and Rapid Application Development with Mozilla. The bookshelf also includes chapters on next-gen XML markup languages such as XForms (XML In, XML Out; Databinding Architecture for Web Services using XML) and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics; High-End 2D Graphics in XML) and more."

#1 Sams Teach Yourself Mozilla Programming in 21 Days

by met

Thursday August 14th, 2003 10:57 PM

And what about "Sams Teach Yourself Mozilla Programming in 21 Days"

#2 Is It Real? Anybody Seen It Live?

by geraldb

Friday August 15th, 2003 6:06 PM

Somehow it doesn't show up on but only on Has any actually seen the Sams Mozilla book live? If you have can you let me know what it's all about e.g. does it cover XUL, for example?

The information at is fairly skimpy:

Synopsis: Mozilla is an open-source Web browser designed for standards compliance, performance and portability by Netscape. This text explains the modality and versatility of programming for the Mozilla browser.

That's all there is on I tried a google search on "Teach Yourself Mozilla Programming" but it doesn't uncover anything other than a bunch of dead and useless links.

If you have any news please let me know.

#3 Is it still in print?

by geraldb

Friday August 15th, 2003 6:21 PM

Ok. I found a table of contents at the Sams Publishing site @{F6051398-6CA2-4A0A-8A86-7AF5E303F36D}

Looks like the book got published in January 2002 and doesn't cover XUL. The book also doesn't seem to have any real authors but it seems like a marketing ploy for "NIIT" - a global multifaceted organization based in India and specializing in software development, education, training, and business solutions according to Sams. I wonder if they had their book reviewed by Mozilla team members.

#4 Errata: Broken Link

by geraldb

Friday August 15th, 2003 8:04 PM

The forum somehow cuts off the trailing curly bracket from the link. Just add } at the end and you should get to the Sams book page @{F6051398-6CA2-4A0A-8A86-7AF5E303F36D}

If it doesn't work for you use the link in the xul-talk mailinglist post @

#5 Another book to add to the list

by BradNeuberg

Monday August 18th, 2003 3:02 AM

Gerald, don't forget the online e-book on XPCOM: "Creating XPCOM Components" at . This is a full electronic book providing extensive documentation on using the XPCOM technology.

Brad Neuberg

#6 XPCOM Chapter Now Included

by geraldb

Monday August 18th, 2003 12:06 PM

> Gerald, don't forget the online e-book on XPCOM: "Creating XPCOM Components"

Thanks for letting me know. I've added a XPCOM book chapter listing the "Creating XPCOM Components" e-book and I've also added a RDF book chapter listing Shelley Powers' new Practical RDF book.