About the Book
Right now I’m very fortunate to be on sabbatical from work for a year, travelling around the world (right now I’m in a teepee in Bolivia). Like pretty much everyone who works, I was permanently exhausted. It took me about 3 months off work travelling and relaxing until my brain kicked in again and said “I’m bored now, I need a challenge”.
I was very fortuitous at that time to get an email from DZone.com who were searching for new Zone Leaders. The task is simple; writing a few articles a week and syndicating (e.g. reading and resubmitting) blogs into the system. This forced me to get my tech brain back on again, and even better it forced me to start blogging regularly which I’d always struggled with in the past. It helps that DZone guarantees and audience!
This book is a collection of these posts from the start of my DZone career. They cover everything from Core Java and Agile to Book Reviews and Humour posts. I think it makes an interesting read across a spectrum of different topics. There’s no implicit order, so jump around the book to the chapters you find interesting.
About the Author
Sam Atkinson is a developer and blogger who has worked in the worlds top finance firms, living in the UK, Hong Kong and currently on a year long sabattical travelling the world. He is a Zone Leader for DZone.com and the leader of www.corejavainterviewquestions.com. He is an all round nerd, passionate about clean code, good design, strong UX and TDD.