Q: What are your specialist tech areas?
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’s 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?
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?
Alexandra: 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?
Alexandra: MuleSoft community and Women Who Code
Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?
Alexandra: I read articles from other experts
Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Alexandra: I didn’t have hobbies and I didn’t have a lot of free time, basically 😀 — 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?
Alexandra: Don’t try to write a whole chapter in one day.