My last post was about the history of writing Getting to Know IntelliJ IDEA. Which was mostly for my own gratification, to help me realise just how much time and energy went into it. What people mostly ask me about, though, is the tools we used to write the book and the process we used to collaborate.Continue reading "Tools and Processes for Collaborating on a Book Remotely"
Writing A Book Is Hard
Hey Helen, I know you were disappointed you missed out on a chance to contribute to 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know, do you want to write a book with me?Trisha Gee, Spring 2020
That's how it started.
It's that easy.
[Maniacal laughter in the background]
I have long wanted to write a book. It didn't really matter what type of book (novel, technical) or on which topic (I have opinions on everything). I wanted My Name On The Front Of A Book. I wanted to be An Author. I knew Helen also wanted to be An Author, and that by working together we could keep each other accountable and actually do this.Continue reading "Writing A Book Is Hard"