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Interview with Ovais Mehboob

Ovais Mehboob is the author of Developing Multi-platform apps with VS Code, 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.

Ovais: I have extensive experience in the software industry and worked in various roles including developer, consultant, and Architect. Other than work, I have been actively blogging and speaking for the past number of years and was also honored to be awarded as Microsoft MVP. I have been writing books for Packt since 2016 and released various titles on .NET Core, JavaScript, and enterprise application architecture. This year, Packt approached me to write a book on VS Code focusing on developing a multi-platform application and representing it with a case study.

Q: How long did it take you to write the book?

Ovais: 5 months.

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

Ovais: I try to keep myself up-to-date with the latest developments and innovations in the industry, and before writing, I try to incorporate as much as I can to ensure that the content is up-to-date and reflects the current market trends.

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

Ovais: The book is focused on open source technologies, VS Code, and Azure. Having worked on these areas for a considerable amount of time, I didn’t feel much of a challenge writing about them. Nonetheless, the challenge was more on covering all of them within a single title.

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

Ovais: The significance of rapid changes in technology requires us to upgrade our skill set and keep learning new things. Try to spend a few hours every week working on upcoming technologies, latest trends in the software industry, and improve your skillset by spending time and doing practical hands-on.

Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?

Ovais: I try to keep myself up-to-date with the latest trends in the software industry and build my skill set by learning and doing practical hands-on.

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

Ovais: www.OvaisMehboob.com

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

Ovais: Packt is a very competent publisher that follows the proper protocol beginning with onboarding an author, assigning project managers, editors that work closely with authors, and supporting them during the book development.

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

Developing Multi-platform apps with Visual Studio Code