Matthew Mattox is the author of Rancher Deep Dive. We got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.
Matthew: Rancher, Kubernetes, Docker, DevOps
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Matthew: To give back to community
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Matthew: I have been working at Rancher Labs for 3+ years and been supporting Rancher since the beginning.
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Matthew: Not really
Q. What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Matthew: I see Kubernetes taking over most cloud workloads along with replacing on-perm VMs
Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Matthew: There isn’t any books on the market about Rancher and there isn’t very many people that have the deep knowledge of Rancher.
Q. What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away from the book with?
Matthew: What Rancher is, how it works, and how to deploy it.
Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Matthew: Rancher and Kubernetes is a moving target so you always need to be learning.
Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?
Q. Can you share any blogs, websites, and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?
Q. How would you describe your author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Matthew: Yes very much so
Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?
Matthew: Rancher’s Master classes
Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?
Matthew: I don’t read tech journals
Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Q. What is the one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?
Matthew: Use Grammarly.com it makes writing so much easier
You can find Matthew’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here.