Great Book for Info on CAN
Just a quick post for any of you looking for a very good resource on learning or updating your knowledge on CAN communications. I would highly recommend this book. It is written at levels for those just learning vehicle communications or those more experienced. Book is in color.
I probably should have placed this in the "Resources" part of DN but, not sure everyone would have seen it there.
Good idea, I had no clue their was a "resources" section. I sure don't see it. :-/ Do you need an SAE membership to buy that book?
No membership needed. Just $75.00 and i'm sure something for shipping and handling if you want the print version. sae.org/publications/b…
See the attached screenshot showing how to access the Resources section from the homepage, or you can visit it directly at diag.net/resources. In addition, resources are also surfaced automatically when searching DN. Resource was a new message type we created to allow members to post potentially voluminous amounts of data. E.g. if a member wanted to share dozens, hundreds, or thousands of…
I don't see how, from any page, or the home page, I can get that white box with all those selections, like in your picture.
Click on the title at the top of the stream, which if you're at the homepage, says "All Messages." This is how you can filter the messages being shown. You can filter by message type, topic, group, or choose from the special filters named Subscriptions, Bookmarks, and My Discussions. Note: If you choose Subscriptions, we'll only show messages from topics and user groups that you've subscribed…
"Click on the title at the top of the stream, which if you're at the homepage, says "All Messages."" holy crap dude, I had no idea it did that. Thanks Now I know how my mom feels when she can't figure out Amazon......It's like "umm, duh, just click on stuff". Thanks T-Win
I admit we do need to create a simple tour of how to use DN's key features like this one, I'll try to re-prioritize this.
I really have to think that the button/link shouldn't say "all messages" when it's purpose is to NOT show all messages, but instead to see a site menu (basically).
It operates just like any other dropdown menu, where its title reflects the current selection, and clicking on it lets you choose a different selection. Once you do, the view of the stream changes to match, as does the title.
I had no idea it was a drop-down menu. Just looks like a title. Since links to go other places, usually say other places, well....that's how my mind works. I wonder how many other guys think like me. I'm 47 and I've been on eBay and Amazon since 2002, so that was my "use a web site to find stuff" training.
Yeah we may need to do more to emphasize that it's a button so it's more discoverable. Right now we're indicating that with the down arrow that appears to the right of the title, which is a common idiom for dropdown buttons. We may need to experiment with making it more prominent, though. Thanks for the feedback.
Tom, The problem is that it isn't a "button"; rather, it is non-highlighted active area. Just making it be a "button" would be a very significant improvement!
I am in shock. I can hardly believe it. In fact, I went back and did it a second time! That is amazing!!!
Wow, I had no idea! All this time I thought that text and the arrow just refer to the list which is apparent below them. To think that it is a link to something awesome! It like a secret room entrance hidden in plain sight. Incredible!
Hi Tom: What are your thoughts of a box on the home screen listing what has been added to the Resources section that day? It should be fairly unobtrusive but still remind people that there is a Resource section. Guido
Yep, that is another idea we're considering, and other ways to indicate new activity in the resources section, perhaps an alert badge, similar to what you might see on mobile app icons when there's something new. We're also planning some improvements on notifications, and I'm hopeful that we can reflect Resource activity in some of those places (e.g. in a Weekly Newsletter).
I understand what you mean, but we decided to err on making it easier to scroll (the more common activity), than to get to the footer on the stream views. However, all of the links at the bottom of the page are available at the menu at the top of the page. I don't really understand what you mean by not having a clear menu at the top?
simple comparison below. Maybe since Resources is potentially the most important area of the site, there could just be a button by Info, or even instead of Info. I mean, "Info" /is/ a resource, right?
But how do I FIND that from the home page? I don't get it.
Hi Mark, I hope you are doing well--- Thanks for posting this. It looks like a great book--I just ordered it. Happy Thanksgiving! Mike
Thanks Mark. Any thing new on the project you were working on?
Hi Mike: We're moving into a "quasi" Beta phase of the project next month. So, things are moving along. The core of our development is to continue tweaking how to match the products to technicians. The idea is to provide a product that is less engineering and more technician friendly. Some of this will likely need to be done through training. In my opinion, the training piece will be the key to…
Hi Jim: I responded to Mike Cleary........he had asked about the project. Here is what I had sent to him: "We're moving into a "quasi" Beta phase of the project next month. So, things are moving along. The core of our development is to continue tweaking how to match the products to technicians. The idea is to provide a product that is less engineering and more technician friendly. Some of this…
Thank you, Mark! Just ordered it! Have a great holiday season Regards, Bob
amazon.com/Automotive-Eth… Here is another good networking book, there is some info on CAN in it, but it also covers Ethernet.
There are some other interesting titles on Amazon as well. Does anyone have any other recommendations for a good basic text?