Book progress

I've finished the first chapter and have been able to rope in a few friends help me proof read and correct me along the way. I had never thought writing a book would be so much fun, but there is a lot of thought process also put in to make it as simple yet professional for anyone and everyone to understand.

There are many references from wikipedia for definitions of certain terms and terminologies. For those who don't trust wikipedia can search up their favourite reliable resources for further explanation and review.

Another interesting problem I'm facing as I go ahead is, how much detailed should the explanation be. What is the level of assumption I should consider while explaining a topic. Hopefully my friends will be able to point that out, if you are interested to participate in the proof reading, just drop me an email and I'll be glad to send you an invite.

My first E-Book: Kick Start a software start-up

Ok after all the configuration and working of the VM server with 4 virtual machines, I found it too much info to blog (lazy me..) with all the steps and configuration (I have some 3 posts still as draft yet to be published). There were some random thoughts on how this process and infrastructure can be used by others (start-ups or low budgets) for thier benefit.

Since most of the blog postings are enlightenments that occured to time once in a while, I've decided to consolidate all this information and jott them down like a step-by-step guide on how can we use the VM infrastructure for small shops or small projects in large shops. The table of contents for this book will look something like this.

Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Who should read this book
  • What are the technologies we'll cover
  • Introduction
  • Analyzing & Building the server
  • Software selection.
  • RAID & LVM
  • Setup & Configure your first VM
  • VPN Applicance
  • Creating more Appliances I: Webserver, Database
  • Creating more Applicanes II: Version Control, Continious Integration Servers
  • Timed VNC sessions (iTalc or vncthumbnailviewer)
  • Appendix A: Configure your Linksys router with DDNS

If you have anything else you would like to consider let me know if practically possible I'll try to include it into the book. I hope to get the book out in 2-3 months (provided I can give it one hour a day). People volunteering for proof-reading are most welcome.