Daniel Oh is the author of Practical Ansible 2, we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey…
Daniel: I have been writing lots of articles in social media, personal/public blogs, magazines to share my technical knowledge, experiences, and practices and Packt reached out to me directly in terms of book authoring.
Q: How long did it take you to write the book?
Daniel: It took around 12 months.
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Daniel: I spent a few weeks to catch up the latest Ansible features on how to apply the outline, chapters of the book with my practices.
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Daniel: It was not enough time to keep writing along with planned schedules so I sometimes had to do the writing over the weekend and I’m thankful to my family who understood and support my work.
Q: What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Daniel: Do practice as many as you can in your local environment with preferred tools.
Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?
Daniel: Keep learning new technologies and trying to do practices with my own stuff then share them via social media, conferences, articles, youtube videos.
Q. How would you describe you author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Daniel:Definitely, it was a great opportunity for me to look backward on my practices that I have learned to automate many different tasks, roles in my works using Ansible but also it’s a great chance to share them with others who are willing to learn Ansible just like me.
Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?
Daniel: You can find my blog here: http://bit.ly/danielohtv
Q. Can you share any blogs, websites and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?
Daniel: I’d recommend visiting the following sites: https://opensource.com/, https://developers.redhat.com/blog/, YouTube channel link (bit.ly/danielohtv) and https://www.ansible.com/blog
You can find Daniel’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here