Abhinav Mishra is the author of Mobile App Reverse Engineering; we got the chance to sit down and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.
Q: What are your specialist tech areas?
Abhinav: Application Security, Cloud Security, Penetration Testing.
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Abhinav: Was approached by Packt team a few times, and finally decided to do it. Main motivation was the experience of writing the book and learning the things to become an author.
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Abhinav: Researched more about how to write, and ways to improve writing. The technical part is something I do every day.
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Abhinav: The only major challenge was with the time management. Had to push myself a lot, and thanks to Packt team for great support.
Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Abhinav: It’s a great skill to have and I think more and more people would like to learn about it in future.
Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Abhinav: I think our book talks mainly about the basics and specific about mobile apps, others are general reverse engineering.
Q: What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?
Abhinav: Understanding of how mobile apps are developed, their internal components and how to reverse engineer these apps.
Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Abhinav: Consider the book as the first step and keep exploring more about reverse engineering.
Q. How would you describe your author’s journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Abhinav: It was good. The only suggestion would be to explain the whole process of several stages of review to new authors. It’s not just writing the chapters, but a lot more than that and it requires a lot of time.
Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?
Abhinav: Yes many, null blackhat etc.
Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?
Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Abhinav: I wish I had a good answer to this. I managed to extend my work hours, use the weekend for the book.
Q. What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?
Abhinav: Writing a book is a lot different than a blog. In a blog you decide how you want the flow, however the book has to follow a specific pattern, so it will be good if the author has the whole book flow planned right at the beginning. And make offline copy of everything you write/create.
Q. Would you like to share your social handles? If so, please share.
Abhinav: Twitter: 0ctac0der, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/enggabhinav
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