Last week I announced my intention to write a short ebook on solving specific problems with Node.js and Docker, called Docker Recipes for Node.js. I’ve had some time to plan, since then, and I want to share my thoughts on how the book might be organized, and the type of content that will go into it.
Thoughts on Recipes
The general idea behind the book will be to provide recipes that solve specific problems with Node.js and Docker development. And like a recipe book, I’ll group related recipes into sections – most likely organized around the type of problem they solve.
Instead of breakfast, sandwiches, soups, casseroles, deserts, etc., I’ll organize around containing Node.js apps, debugging containers, composing services, etc.
Chapters will be named “recipes”, and will include the recipe itself (with the “ingredients” comprised of code, configuration, command-line options, etc).
There will also be “cooking instructions” with each recipe, providing enough detail to know what each part of the recipe does and why.
While the cooking instructions may provide some additional detail on how to use the ingredients listed, the recipes will be short and focused. They won’t be tutorials that take you from nothing, with Docker. For that, I have the WatchMeCode Guide to Learning Docker and Guide to Node.js with Docker.
Recipes Available at Pre-Sale
I plan to have at least 1 recipe completed, as a preview for how they will be presented – most likely debugging code running in a container. I’ve already written a first sample recipe around this idea, and will be reviewing it with a few people to see if this is going to be good for the pre-sale.
The final content of the book is still to be determined, even if this is a general direction that I want to move.
Changes will be made based on feedback from readers of the pre-sale, and additional research. I’ll be looking forthe most common problems and convenient solutions for Docker development with Node.js.
Pre-Sale Details (Coming Soon)
I’ve covered a bit about how the content will be organized in this post, but haven’t talked about the pre-sale details yet.
That will come soon… very soon, in fact. The pre-sale will be happening within January, but I’m not yet ready to announce the exact dates.
Stay tuned to the blog or the mailing list (sign up, below) to get the pre-sale info as soon as it’s available.