Received this mail shot from safari books online the other day…
Safari Books Online is pleased to announce the launch of the new Rough Cuts service. Rough Cuts gives you early access to content
on cutting-edge technologies — before it’s published. It lets you literally read the book as it is being written.
The four inaugural Rough Cuts titles come from O’Reilly Media and share our focus on hot emerging technologies: Ajax Hacks, Flickr
Hacks, Ruby on Rails: Up and Running, and Ruby Cookbook. In February, O’Reilly will follow up with Ubuntu Hacks, Ajax Design
Patterns, and Perl Hacks. The Pearson Technology Group will join the Rough Cuts service later this quarter with: Macs on the Go,
Real World Adobe Creative Suite 2, Secrets of Videoblogging, Imagination Challenge and ASP.NET 2.0 Unleashed.
Sounds interesting, especially Ajax Hacks. Intrigued to know what they can fill a whole book on Flickr with. Unfortunately they don’t seem to be included with a regular subscription, you need to pay typically $13 to get access to a rough cut title.