Q: What are your specialist tech areas?
Davide: I’m a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, with focus on application innovation. Before that, I have a long experience as the dev team leader of an ISV
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Davide: I have been contacted by Packt two years ago to write first edition, published later 2020, then early 2022 Packt gave me the opportunity to create a second edition, expanding the content. With a second edition in the bag I can really call myself a book author, which I never before thought of becoming
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Davide: To put it simply: I love Dapr, it takes an elegant approach to a complex problem by introducing a simple solution. I often discuss about Dapr in my daily work, I started following the project since the beginning in 2019.
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Davide: Absolutely: writing a book is mostly learning the topic as you probably never got so deep into the subject before. At times I had a “writer block” which I solved focusing on some other parts of the project, waiting for the solution to come up naturally
Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Davide: I see a bright future for Dapr as community is growing along adoption: Dapr has the potential to become very popular in the cloud application native development space.
Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Davide: Following a customer use case with a comprehensive sample, the book guides the reader on all the major building blocks along the specific scenario you might face in developing solution with Dapr
Q: What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?
Davide: That Dapr is simple to understand also because it has a clear promise of what it brings to your existing or new application. It can be adopted progressively, based on features.
Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Davide: Build a diverse broad skillset with few areas on which you can nurture a deeper experience/knowledge, always reserve time for learning as you cannot recover time to do so later!
Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?
Davide: I mostly put posts on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidebedin/
Q: Can you share any blogs, websites and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?
Davide: Dapr community https://github.com/dapr/community#dapr-community has all the resources. Also https://dapr.io/.
Q. How would you describe your author’s journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Davide: Yes, I had the pleasure to work with two great teams on both editions, I learned a lot on how to write, communicate and compose my thoughts with this medium.
Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?
Davide: I follow many local tech community groups, CloudGen Verona for instance.
Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?
Davide: Twitter lists are great source, Dapr community calls, books and blogs in general, obviously podcasts
Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Davide: For the second edition I planned time ahead, but I often found out I wanted to further add or improve content. I committed first to updating the content to reflect latest Darp version and then the new content, afterwards I went back to improve the other chapters.
Q. What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?
Davide: Write every single day, never stop the process and it will become easier moving forward.