July Wrap-up - All Serverless Book

July 31, 2017

A very important milestone towards my first book is reached: I submitted the whole manuscript to my publisher entwickler.press. Additionally, you can already preorder the book at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2eZS5UG

In the last two months, I did a lot of review work on the already written content. I don’t know how many spelling errors I fixed, but there will still be a lot left (I guess). Hopefully my editor will also find and fix some.

But what I know is, that I really decided to re-write the whole first chapter before I sent out copies to a bunch of reviewers. In my may wrap-up, I already wrote about restructuring some chapters and content, but now I also have re-written a whole bunch of pages. In the end, this was a good decision, at least from my point of view. In comparison to the first version, the current one is much better.

Also, I got very much, good and valuable feedback from my reviewers Eberhard Wolff (@ewolff), Jörn Hameister (@hameiste), Michael Simons (@rotnroll666 - he is currently writing the upcoming Spring Boot Buch), Frank Munz (@frankmunz) and Michael Buchholz (who hasn’t a twitter account yet, but why?). Thank you so much! This is really priceless!

As you can see here and on serverlessbuch.de, the decision of the cover is already done. I’m very happy with this version and like it very much. It’s above the clouds and there are no servers around ;-)

In the current issue of Java Magazin, there’s also a full-page ad for the book.

Now I’m curious on what my editor makes out of my sources and how the book will look like with the final typesetting. Yes, I know, there will be another round of review and fixing things, that I have to do in the next weeks…

However, I’m very surprised, that I’ve written that much (approx. 300 pages or more) within only 7 months. I started writing in January, right after the decision to write the book and signing the contract. My initial plan was to spend 6 months, but only write about 150 pages - only half of what I’ve written now. I didn’t know that I can write that much in this short period of time, and I missed the initial plan only by one month. Of course, I had to give up many things since beginning of 2017 and I’m very thankful to my lovely wife Catharina who supported me that much to reach the goal. Now I need some time to recover from writing and enjoying the other things in life again.

Nevertheless, I keep on giving talks on conferences (see right column “Meet mee at these events”) and hope to meet a lot of you guys and girls on these (and other) events. And I’m pretty sure, I will continue writing - at least articles, and perhaps, some time again, another book.

Keep following the @serverlessbuch Twitter account to be updated about progress and any news. And if you haven’t pre-ordered a copy of the book yet, do it now: http://amzn.to/2eZS5UG

So long, stay tuned and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. As always, I’m happy to answer!

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