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Interview with Alexandra Martinez

Alexandra Martinez is the author of Mulesoft for Salesforce Developers; we got the chance to sit down with her and find out more about her experience of writing with Packt.

Q: What are your specialist tech areas?
Alexandra: Mulesoft

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Alexandra: I was first approached by a different manager from Packt like a couple years ago, but we weren’t able to find co-authors for the book, so we kind of just dropped it. Then Akshata asked me again in 2021 if I wanted to do the book with her and Arul, so I agreed.

Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Alexandra: Almost no research actually, since the manager who approached me first already had done the research herself.

Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Alexandra: I just kept going whether I was on the mood to write or not.

Q: What鈥檚 your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Alexandra: MuleSoft and Salesforce will definitely be used more in the future.

Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Alexandra: This book is different because it’s combining two technologies instead of just MuleSoft.

Q: What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?
Alexandra: That all beginners are able to learn MuleSoft. No matter their background.

Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Alexandra: Keep trying. If a technology didn’t work out for you, you can try learning more. The possibilities are endless.

Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?
Alexandra: https://www.alexmartinez.ca/

Q. Can you share any blogs, websites and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?
Alexandra: https://www.prostdev.com/

Q. How would you describe your author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Yes if it’s your first time writing and you want to nail that achievement for your resume

Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?
MuleSoft community and Women Who Code

Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?
I read articles from other experts

Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
I didn’t have hobbies and I didn’t have a lot of free time, basically 馃榾 — I was working two jobs.

Q. What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?
Don’t try to write a whole chapter in one day.

You can find Alexandra‘s book on Amazon by following this link : Please click here

Mulesoft for Salesforce Developers – Available on Amazon