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Interview with Alvaro Camillo Neto

Alvaro Camillo Neto is the author of Angular Design Patterns and Best Practices; we got the chance to sit down and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: What is the name of your book?

Alvaro: Angular Design Patterns and Best Practices

Q: What are your specialist tech areas?

Alvaro: Web Development, Architecture, Front End

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?

Alvaro: I was approached by Packt editor Kushal Dave via Linkendin, where I share my knowledge and collaborate with the community. I have a great friend, the author of Packt, Loiane Groner, who encouraged me to write the book. This book is the result of my experience of more than 15 years in the IT market, and I always wanted to share what I learned on this topic.

Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?

Alvaro: I used as a source the most diverse authors of books, blogs, and lectures from friends of mine, such as the specialist William Grasel. The Angular community is very large and generous, so this book is a synthesis of what I and other colleagues have already shared.

Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?

Alvaro: The biggest challenge is without a doubt organizing the time for me to write the book and maintain other work, family, and community activities. Without the support of my wife, Luciana, the book would not be possible.

Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?

Alvaro: In the book, I mainly use Angular, in versions 16 and 17, and the entire ecosystem around this framework. But also use testing frameworks such as Cypress and the Microsoft Azure cloud to exemplify deployment techniques.

Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?

Alvaro: This book has the latest techniques from the community, such as Angular Signals, but also portrays challenges that the developer may have with older versions of the framework, My goal is to help the developer, tech leader, and architect extract the best from the Angular framework

Q: What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?

Alvaro: How to organize an Angular project, how to develop with a focus on quality and productivity, and how to make the most of the framework without the need to use external libraries, although you can.

Q. What advice would you give to readers jumping into this technology? Do you have any top tips?

Alvaro: The main tip for those just starting out is to keep in mind that Angular is a complete framework. Before thinking about using an external library, check the documentation to see if the framework already has the features you need.

Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?

Alvaro: https://alvarocamillont.dev/

Q: Can you share any blogs, websites, and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning? What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?

Alvaro: I recommend Packt’s own newsletter, which is very complete, and always stay in touch with the communities. I coordinate AngulaSP, but you can look for your local community.

Q. How would you describe your author’s journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?

Alvaro: The Packt team helped me a lot, and the editors were very present. This is my first book and the team helped me a lot. The tip I give to authors is to organize your time to write a little every day. And I thank the girl from Lofi for the focus 🙂

Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?

Alvaro: Yes, I participate in and organize AngularSP, the largest Angular community in Brazil.

Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?

Alvaro: I like the Packt newsletter, Infoq, and the Angular team’s blog.

Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?

Alvaro: I created my work plan with Packt’s team of editors and daily I used the Pomodoro technique to focus on writing (at night after the children sleep normally)

Q. What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?

Alvaro: I actually have 3, organization, organization and organization. At the beginning of the book, you are very motivated and excited but soon discipline will have to come into place because writing a book is a marathon, not a sprint.

Q. Would you like to share your social handles? If so, please share.

Alvaro: LinkedIn

You can find Alvaro’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here

Angular Design Patterns and Best Practices on Amazon.com