Book, Website, Source Code, and Joy
This project will produce a book about AngularJS 2.0 in Kindle, PDF, ePub, and paperback formats, plus an associated website "www.joyofangular.com" (not yet live) featuring instructional videos showing how some of the code works.
AngularJS 2.0 is now in beta so this is a perfect time to start on a book about it. Angular is used to create very cool single page applications.
This book will be the 5th in the "Joy of..." programming series, which are designed to put some joy in the otherwise dreary task of learning to program a specific language.
My other published books include The Joy of PHP, The Joy of jQuery, The Joy of Bootstrap, and The Joy of Swift. If you look me up on Amazon you'll get a good sense what readers think of my work.
What is AngularJS?
AngularJS (commonly referred to as "Angular" or "Angular.js") is an open-source web application framework maintained primarily by Google and by a community of developers and corporations to address many of the challenges encountered in developing single-page applications.
Does that sound confusing? Don't worry, it doesn't have to be that way. That text comes from Wikipedia. My writing is much easier to understand.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is, of course, that good writing is hard. Inevitably writing a book sometimes takes longer than you think.
My book The Joy of Swift turned out to be much harder than I expected because I don't use Swift in my day job and that turns out (for me anyway) to be a crucial success factor but I learned my lesson and I won't make that mistake again. In the case of Angular, I have a whole team that reports to me who are working with Angular every day so I couldn't ignore Angular even if I wanted to.
With four books published now I KNOW I can write an awesome book that does Angular justice. I've done it before, and it is something I truly enjoy. I've set a realistic timeline on this project and I am confident I can deliver on it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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