[Announcement] New book about Nginx
Valentin V. Bartenev
vbart at nginx.com
Thu Aug 27 19:44:41 UTC 2015
On Thursday 27 August 2015 19:03:37 B.R. wrote:
> *Is this for this book I (and many many other people, as they are used to,
> search about them) have been contacted by those Packt Publishing crooks to
> review, effectively asking me to work for free for them?*
> I am glad you make books, but skilled people usually find what they seek
> for by themselves, not in a book dedicated to a specific technology. Books
> are more suitable for concepts and design, not for specificities and
> particular implementations.
> Write a book about making a website instead. Or don't.
> *This mailing list is about discussing the (FOSS?) nginx product, not about
> self-promoting anonymous nginx experts and selling related stuff. Step
> That said, I wish you to make money, I am sorry for you having chosen to
> work with Packt Publishing, and I wish people not to believe books from
> Nonames about specific technologies are in any way useful.
The author of the book, Valery Kholodkov is a well known specialist.
He is also author of several nginx modules (his Upload module is among
the most popular 3rd-party modules). He has great knowledge of nginx
internals, and his blog http://www.nginxguts.com/ is one of the best
resources for beginners in nginx development. In 2008 he was a speaker
at large IT conference in Moscow about the nginx internals and modules
When in 2010 I started developing my first module for nginx, I was
completely new to nginx sources. Valery's article and responses to my
questions in mailing list were the most valuable for understanding how
So I'm sure that he wrote a good book about nginx, and I'm so sorry to
read such response to his announcement.
wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev
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