Apache 4.0 Roller- Beginner's Guide Available on Amazon
This is the next book that I want to get because this is the software that got me interested in blogging in the first place and this is the software I ultimately want to run my blog on when (if?) I ever start self-hosting. Roller is pretty cool as a blogging platform because it integrates so many other Apache Software Foundation technologies that interest me (Velocity, Lucene, Derby, etc). For me though, the learning curve seemed a little high and I am very glad that Alfonso Romero has published this book. I was also happy to see that he runs a Roller-based blog with articles geared towards beginning and intermediate-level users of Roller.
The following text about the new book is from the Publisher:
Apache Roller enables you to build a fully-featured, multi-user blog server apt for all kinds of blogging sites. It is an ideal tool to create your own blogging network with unlimited users and blogs, forums, photo galleries, and more! While it is exciting to have a list of interesting features it can offer you, it might be a little difficult to get started with it by your self.
This book will teach you how to get started with Apache Roller and make the most of all its features using step-by-step, detailed instructions. You will learn how to establish your internet presence with an Apache Roller blog and use the latest web tools to enhance your posts and attract visitors. You will also learn how to promote your blog on popular social bookmarking services and customize it to suit your need.
This hands-on and practical book introduces you to Apache Roller. Starting off with the configuration and installation of your own blog, you'll then quickly learn how to add interesting content to your blog with the help of plenty of examples. You'll also learn how to change your blog's visual appearance with the help of Roller themes and templates and how to create a community of blogs for you and your colleagues or friends in your Apache Roller blog server. The book also looks at ways you can manage your community, and keep your site safe and secure, ensuring that it is a spam-free, enjoyable community for your users.
Buy the Apache Roller 4.0 Beginner's Guide book on Amazon.