[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
> away.*
> 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
nginx works.

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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