I’m just going to start this topic. It will serve as a home for my updates that I will post every single day until my book is “finished”. I’ve been wanting to write this book for years now and I still haven’t done it. I did start it, multiple times in fact, but never made much progress. I’m using leanpub to write this book. Even though I only have written a few pages I’m just going to launch the book today as-is for super cheap, and will update the price every so often. If you happen to have found this topic and would like to support my work, please purchase a copy of my book.
Welp! I haven’t posted an update in over a week! I know I did work on a couple things between then, but I do need to be better about squeezing in the time every single day because this book isn’t going to write itself.
Good news though! And this seriously was the highlight of my day yesterday and was so cool to wake up to and see the notification on my phone that I had sold my first pre-release copy of my book!
I cleaned up some things on the current third chapter and published a new version of the book. Looks like I lost the percentage count the last time I published, whoops! So I set it to 2% and it now shows up on my book page. I think it might reset every time I publish, so I need to make sure I always set a number for it.
I actually had a pretty productive morning though and finally was able to start work on the new chapter about setting up Redoc.
I also added my first image to the book, which I wasn’t totally sure how to do using their markdown editor. This image is showing the very first basic version of how our generated api docs will look in a web browser.
I’m not going to lie, I’m at the point in writing this book where as much as I really do want to write and finish this book, I keep inventing a million other new ideas I could start. Why do we do this to ourselves? Anyways, I guess I just wanted to be open about the process of actually writing a book and how hard it can be sometimes.
Started working on the chapter where we will be using
It’s a little ruby script I made to convert json responses into json schema. I should probably turn it into a gem, but I’d also be open to using some other existing tool so that I don’t have maintain it.