I'm starting discussions with the publisher about revision 2 of Node Web Development.
What I'm thinking is to keep the first three chapters pretty much as-is, with a bit of cleaning up. The install-from-source scenario will be downplayed in favor of the many options now available for installing from binaries.
The last three chapters is where most of the work will be done.
I am thinking it will be useful to focus on application development with Express.
I am thinking to structure it as developing a single application over several phases to bring in enough technology, phase by phase, to make it a semi-useful application.
I'd like some input from those who have read the book .. or who have opinions on how to introduce newcomers to Node.js ...
What would you like changed in Node Web Development? What topics should be covered in an introductory book on Node.js?
And, remember that this is targeted to be a short easily approachable book.