No offense to Phil Haack, but his timing might be a bit off. With the book not being published until November it probably cannot be the summer's must read book - but it definitely will be the Must Read Book of the holiday season! In fact, at over 1000 pages, you might need the entire holiday break to get through it all!
Following the announcements by the authors, James Avery and Jim Holmes, and other interested parties, I have to admit that I can't wait to get my mitts on Windows Developer Power Tools: Turbocharge Windows Development with More Than 140 Free and Open Source Tools. I've seen a few pieces here and there and it looks fantastic.
I'm not just saying so because I'm a contributor to the book, either! The table of contents provides a look at the unbelievable amount of tools that the book covers. But the kicker is the names of people who have written about those tools - truly some of the best and brightest. I'm honored and humbled to have been asked to help out and to be included in that list. Hmmm, "Hounshell" - wow I should be listed right after ____ and ____ and right before ____. Well, you'll see soon enough. I can't let all the cats out of the bag yet - Jim would kille me!