Stefano Demiliani is the author of Azure DevOps Explained, 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…
Stefano: I’m a long time author for Packt. About 6 years ago I sent a book proposal to a Pack board member, it was accepted, 5 months after my first book was out and then the link with Packt has continued during the years. Now I think I wrote 7 books for Packt.
Q: How long did it take you to write the book?
Stefano: Writing a book requires lots of months of hard work for thinking, placing the idea on the paper and preparing code samples and scenarios. I think not less that 5 months to have a good book out.
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Stefano: Normally I try to organize ideas and topics, then thining on scenarios for demos. A month goes only for this.
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Stefano: No particular challenges. Sometimes I don’t agree on the tech editor about the chapter’s structure but at the end we have always a compromise.
Q: What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Stefano: Never stop learning.
Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?
Stefano: Every year I spend lots of hours on reading, studying and closely working with Microsoft.
How would you describe you author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Stefano: Absolutely recommended. Working with Packt is a great experience.
You can find Stefano’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here