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Interview with Stefano Demiliani

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

Azure DevOps Explained – Available on Amazon.com