Interview with Dmytro Shpakovskyi


Dmytro Shpakovskyi is the author of Modern Web Testing with TestCafe with Packt , we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey.

Dmytro: I am active open source contributor, so once upon a time I was contacted by the publisher who was impressed by my previous work and suggested me to write a book and share my experience with the audience.

Q: How long did it take you to write the book?

Dmytro: It took me about four months to write this book.

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

Dmytro: I started writing right after creating a chapter-by-chapter plan of what I would like to see in my book.

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

Dmytro: One of the main challenges while writing the book is the motivation loss. Sometimes you just have to push yourself a little bit further.

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

DmytroStay curious, feel free to google and dive deeper into each topic that is new to you.

Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?

Dmytro: Follow some people and repositories on GitHub and keep an eye on the updates.

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

Dmytro: Check it on

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

Dmytro: I suggest

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

Dmytro: It was really fun, but at the same time the final “edit-check all changes were done-edit-check again” process was quite demanding and took a lot of time and efforts. I would recommend Packt to aspiring authors that realize and are ready to sacrifice a significant amount of personal time in favor of sharing their knowledge.

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

Modern Web Testing with TestCafe – Available on