Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Gaurav: Following the success of the previous edition, Surbhi Suman from Packt approached me to write the second edition of the book. We engaged in discussions regarding the outline and identified areas for improvement and changes. Taking into consideration the feedback from the previous edition, we integrated sections that were previously unexplored. Additionally, we examined an example microservices application that will serve as a guiding star for the book’s topics. It was enjoyable to incorporate this element. The prospect of providing my readers with new and updated content served as ample motivation.
Q: What is the name of your book?
Gaurav: Modern DevOps Practices, 2E
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Gaurav: Research played a crucial role in the creation of the second edition. Despite having a substantial amount of content from the previous edition, we recognized the need to adjust our approach. Drawing inspiration from the retrospective analysis of the first edition and observing market trends, we made the decision to refine the content. It became evident that our book lacked a chapter on Git, and we had not delved deeply into the Operations (Ops) aspect of DevOps. Consequently, we focused on making GitOps the central theme, replaced Spinnaker with Argo CD, and introduced Istio. These changes were significant outcomes of our research.
Q: Do you have a blog that readers can follow?
Q: What key takeaways do you want readers to come away with from the book?