Interview with Adrian Leung

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Adrian Leung is the author of Rapid Application Development with AWS Amplify, we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: What is/are your specialist tech area(s)?

Adrian: AWS Amplify, React, React Native, Angular, TypeScript, Tensorflow, Node.js,

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?

Adrian: I delivered a smart energy solution with AWS Amplify for one of my enterprise clients. I realized that it would be great to write a book about how AWS Amplify can help enterprises adopt cloud native technologies in order reduces time to market significantly.

Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?

Adrian: Research by applying the technology for one of my client

Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?

Adrian: Focus was the only challenge, I overcame it by dedicating time and energy to finish it off before doing anything else.

Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?

Adrian: The future is here, you don’t need a massive team to deliver end to end enterprise solutions anymore.

Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?

Adrian: This one is comprehensive enough to teach you how to build end to end cloud native solution with AWS Amplify for web and mobile apps includes BDD and test automation, which is a combination of a few books at once.

Q. What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away from the book with?

Adrian: Build an end to end cloud native solution in record time.

Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?

Adrian: Practice it more often, build something with it.

Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?

Adrian: https://clubhouse.com/club/service-design

Q. Can you share any blogs, websites and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?

Adrian: https://aws.amazon.com/amplify/blog

Q. How would you describe your author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?

Adrian: All teams at Packt are being super helpful throughout the entire journey, I highly recommend Packt to everyone.

Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?

Adrian: https://clubhouse.com/club/service-design

Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?

Adrian: Trello is a great tool for that job

Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?

Adrian: I keep myself up to date by exploring new technologies regularly

Q. What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?

Adrian: Write what you love

You can find Adrian’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here

Rapid Application Development with AWS Amplify Available on Amazon.com