The following content is from the original book, and needs to be translated into this new format.
I hestitate to mention it before it is ready, but several people have asked me what the book will cover.
Graphics from a Pipeline Perspective
How low-level graphics APIs relate to pipeline concepts.
Patterns as Graph Transformations
Another way to look at patterns: as transformations to the underlying pipeline node graph.
Parenting, Grouping, and Hierarchy
Pipelines help us manage data by grouping it into higher and higher level chunks. It's good to look at this concept from the point of view of pipeline.
Not the same thing as source code management.
Objects and Classes
Use and abuse of the concepts of object orientation, including class, inheritance, and specialization. A discussion of Pixar's USD.