The book is around 1100 pages of goodness on open source and freeware tools you can use to improve your software development work. The book’s all about using tools to bring value to the entire development cycle from writing code to testing to lifecycle management. We’ve got something like 170 tools from Anthem.NET to Sysinternals RegMon to Bugzilla. We chose tools which help improve the quality of code you write, or help improve your productivity as a developer. (We also chose stuff we thought was just plain cool, too.) What’s really neat is that we’ve had a significant number of articles written by the tool creators themselves. This is great because 1) these folks know their own tools inside and out and can best write about the tools’ value, and 2) they were passionate enough to write the tool in the first place and that passion (hopefully!) comes across in their articles. We’ve also had some terrific folks contribute articles to the book as well. James and I have still ended up writing probably 70% of the book ourselves, plus we edited every submission for consistency, style, and content.