Davide Bedin is the author of Practical Microservices with Dapr and .NET, 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.
Davide: I received a proposal to write a hands-on book on Dapr by Packt directly.
Q: How long did it take you to write the book?
Davide: 4 incredibly intense months.
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Davide: I followed the Dapr project since the initial announcement, during spring 2020 I took the chance to start studying it with a group of colleagues: this lead to a series of articles on LinkedIn. About 6 months of preparation made the base for this book.
Q: What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Davide: Keep learning constantly, get used to a good learning pace, and keep it steady over time.
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Davide: Sometimes it took me a whole weekend to write a piece of code and to find a good approach to expose the concept. As I am stubborn it took me a while to find out it was far better to leave the issue at the keyboard and free my mind by going into a walk into the hills.
Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?
Davide: Technical intensity is a strong principle in my company, I am used to following formal training, reading tech content posts from diverse sources and I try to experiment with the tech in order to fix the knowledge into my memory.
Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?
Davide: I use both LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidebedin/ and Dev.to https://dev.to/bedindavide
Q. Can you share any blogs, websites, and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?
Davide: https://blog.dapr.io/ and https://docs.dapr.io/
Q. How would you describe your author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Davide: Absolutely yes, I learned a great deal about communicating in written form during these 4 months.
You can find Davide’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here