Interview with Juan Carlos Ruiz

Juan Carlos Ruiz is the author of Cloud Computing Concepts and Tech Analogies, we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: What is/are your specialist tech area(s)?

Juan Carlos: Automation, PowerShell, Cloud Technologies.

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

Juan Carlos: As a group of Technical Trainers in AWS, we had some ideas about analogies we frequently use in our courses; we decided to compile those analogies in a real book. Contacting Packt and organizing everything was a charm.

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

Juan Carlos: Some concepts and analogies have been in our minds for many years. Others, more AWS-specific, have been collected during the 4 last years as an AWS technical trainer.

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

Juan Carlos: Deciding the content of each chapter, and the final order of some of them. Then write all the contents, with some help from some English expressions.

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

Juan Carlos:The Cloud is here to stay. All IT is delivered as services. All services we comment in the book belong to this category.

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

Juan Carlos: This is a simple, introductory guide to the AWS cloud, but really comprehensive. There’s no similar book taking the approach of using analogies for this purpose.

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

Juan Carlos: A full idea of the cloud service model; several of the most important AWS services, using analogies; and an idea of the level of difficulty needed for each of them.

Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?

Juan Carlos: Read all chapters in the given order. They are short enough, and you can skip only minor sections inside each chapter.

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

Juan Carlos: Not currently.

Q. Can you share any blogs, websites, and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?

Juan Carlos: multiple links are provided at the end of each chapter as a “Further Reading” section

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

Juan Carlos: Sure. The relationship with Packt was, in a single word, easy. Highly recommended.

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

Juan Carlos: We first split the contents into logical chapters. Setting the right order was critical. Then we provided chapters, one at a time.

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

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

Juan Carlos:Spend more time designing the chapter layout. Have the schema ready before beginning to write.

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

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