Trista is the one of the authors of A Definitive Guide to Apache ShardingSphere. We got the chance to sit down with her and find out more about her experience of writing with Packt.
Q. What is/are your specialist tech area(s)?
Trista: Distributed database development; Database AI management platform development
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Trista: I received the invitation from Packt. ShardingSphere is a good project and has a pretty active community. But many people want to have a complete document or book to know the design aesthetics and how to use it efficiently. So I really hope to have a book to help users know it and use it correctly.
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Trista: If only ShardingSphere, as I am a PMC for this project, there isn’t too much research for me. On the other side, I performed a lot of research into the distributed database industry since I want the book to be as authoritative as possible. My practice is to conduct corresponding research chapter by chapter. For example, if I want to discuss database evolution, I must first explain the many types of databases in this business and analyze what their value is, why people prefer them, and so on.
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Trista: Because English is not my first language, I will have problems with English expression; Sorry to burden editors! But, as a result of writing this book, my English has improved. 😉
Q. What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Trista: Writing the book has given me a better understanding of the various databases in the distributed database market and why people rely on them. I believe that new SQL and database mesh on cloud will have a promising future.
Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Trista: Sorry, but that’s the first book specializing in ShardingSphere.
Q: What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Trista: First, to learn its mechanism and then setup and use it in practice.
Q. What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away from the book with?
Trista: I hope readers could know more about the architecture aesthetics, the idea of Database plus and the best way to use this project for users’ various scenarios.
Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?
Trista: Twitter: @tristaZero summarizes all my posts.
Q. How would you describe your author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Trista: I deliberately allocate fixing slot everyday for booking.
Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?
Trista: Apache software foundation
Q. Would you like to share your social handles? If so, please share.
Trista: Twitter: @tristaZero, Github: tristaZero
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