Last month marked the release of my first fully published book, “Beginning jQuery”, after eight months of working on it.
Writing a book is also a great chance to verify that you know the subject topic as much as you think you do. There were a few times when I realised that I was able to use a certain part of jQuery, but didn’t know it to the degree where I felt comfortable explaining it. When I found a topic like this, I would step back and spend some time reading up on the topic. I looked at the jQuery source to understand just what it was doing, and also tested it by writing some code myself, all with the aim of feeling confident in explaining the topic.
So far I’ve had some really great feedback from people who have read the book, and I hope it helps new readers to expand their knowledge of the subject. If you do pick up a copy, please let me know what you think and if you find it useful – I’d love to hear from you!
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