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I wrote a blog post last month about that the book is now in production phase:
http://www.davsclaus.com/2017/09/camel-in-action-2nd-edition-goes-into.html
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#2
And today the latest status is:

Status update on Camel in Action 2nd ed book: 7 out of 21 chapters now proofed. Next phase is indexing and layout.
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#3
9 out of 21 chapters has been proofed now
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#4
by the time you complete the book, all features become obsolete.
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#5
Chapter 10 profeed
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#6
316880 wrote:by the time you complete the book, all features become obsolete.


What do you mean by that. If you eg take the 1st edition of the book then 95% of its content is valid today. There is just a lot more you can do now with Camel that we have covered in the 2nd edition, that wasn't around when we wrote the 1st book 8 years ago.

And the book will be done in December according to last status from Manning.
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#7
Chapter 11 and 12 proofed.
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#8
Chapter 13 and 14 proofed
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#9
Chapter 15 and 17 proofed (16 on the way)
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#10
Chapter 16 has been proofed
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#11
All chapters except for chapter 21 has now been proofed.

Our last work is some minor outstanding updates to the chapters after the proofing, and then finish up the front matter, and the back cover.
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#12
The first 3 chapters came back from layout today.

I posted some screenshots on twitter
https://twitter.com/davsclaus/status/925651509118980098

We are also gathering a list of people to thank with helping out on the book. I wrote a blog post, where you can read more. And if you helped us, then take a look if your name is there. If not let us know so we can have all people listed in the final book
http://www.davsclaus.com/2017/11/list-of-people-to-thank-for-help-with.html
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#13
If I remember correctly publication date earlier was in Oct. Now I see this "MEAP began July 2015 Publication in December 2017 (estimated) " . Is the book going to be available in or after December?
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#14
The first 7 chapters are now back from first layout. These 7 chapters will undergo a 2nd proofing and we catch code formatting mistakes and other things before a 2nd layout is done.

Chapter 21 is also back from proofing, and we will do an author review on it before passing it on for layout.
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#15
All 21 chapters are now ready for layout, of which the first 9 chapters has passed the first layout.
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#16
Now its the first 11 chapters that has passed first layout
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#17
Chapter 12 has passed first layout as well.
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#18
Chapter 13 and 14 has passed first layout
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#19
Chapter 15, 16 and 17 is now also done for first layout
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#20
All first 17 chapters are done as first layout, and they have also all been author reviewed.

Next is the last 4 remainder chapters to be reviewed as well. And then for all 21 chapters to be updated and pass 2nd layout. And then we take another review to ensure all updates are correct and the layout is correct.
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#21
All 19 chapters and 2 appendixes for the print book has passed 1st layout. The 2 bonus chapters will follow.
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#22
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#23
And now also chapter 20 and 21 are passed first layout - that means we have all the material now.
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#24
Jonathan and I have just handed in the front matter of the book. The last puzzle we have to work on is the back-cover.
And then a 2nd review of the layout phase when Manning have incorporated all our findings from the 1st phase.
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#25
Manning has started the 2nd layout phase and chapter 1, 2, and 3 are passed.
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#26
2nd-layout phase is complete for all chapters, except chapter 14 and 15 which are pending, and so is the 2 appendixes.

We will go over the 2nd layout and do yet another corrections (should be much less than 1st-phase)
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#27
We are currently doing a review on the 2nd phase layout to do our final touches.

Manning is aiming for a deadline on December 15th to have the book go to the printer.
We are getting really close now.

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#28
We are almost complete with the 2nd-pass layout review. The last 2 chapters and appendixes will get done later today.
Manning will then do 3rd-pass layout and we will review this, and hopefully all is correct and the chapter material is complete.

The front matter and back-cover also needs a bit of polish, but they are almost complete.
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#29
We have just completed the review of the 2nd-layout phase, and Manning is now correcting the book.
The 3rd-layout is hopefully the final book. But we will go over the pages one more time to make sure we have all mistakes covered.
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#30
The 3rd-pass layout files are being created now. Manning have delivered the first 7 chapters. We expect only a few minor corrections before we have the final set of pages.

Front matter and back-cover are our attention afterwards.

The deadline on Friday is within our reach.