This is the first time somebody interviewed me about my career and my book writing. I remember back then it made me quite nervous. But I must say that talking with Len was a very good way to shed some light on my own thought process and my personal goals. For instance, who did I have in mind as the reader of my book?
I sometimes thought of a new colleague or a fellow developer who would become a member of my team. I would explain to him some things and then another developer and I wouldn’t want to tell him everything in person again. So I would like him to read the book.
Basically this is why the writing process went so fast: I had many things in mind that new Symfony2 developers would need to know, before we could successfully work together on a Symfony2 project. I was very eager to write it all down.
So if you start working with Symfony2, or have been working with it for a couple of months - take a look at my book and I bet there will be many things in it that will make your project better right away.
A million lessons
Leanpub itself is publishing a book called A million lessons which contains interviews with Leanpub authors telling about their experiences with self-publishing. My interview will be part of it too. The book is free, you can read it online.