Interview with Olga Filipova – Author of Learning Vue.js 2

Hello everyone! This week’s featured author is a very friendly lady. Her name is Olga Filipova, author of Learning Vue.js 2, our very first female featured author here! Her book, Learning Vue.js 2, is one of the bestselling books in JavaScript, Software Development, Web Development & Design.

She was born in Ukraine and grew up in a family of scientists, physicists, and professors. She went to National University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute taking System Analysis and later on continued her study at the University of Coimbra where she took her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Currently, EdEra, an educational project she started with this brother and husband, is where she is dedicating her time, as well as working at Meetrics as a frontend engineer/team leader.

Below is Olga’s interview and we can’t wait for all of you to read it so we won’t be making this so long. Enjoy reading and don’t forget to share this with your friends!

Get to know the Author

 

 

 

Name: Olga Filipova

Background: Computer Science

Favorite gadget: iPhone

Hobbies: skiing, scuba-diving

 

Interview

What is your book about, and why should our readers read it?

My book, “Learning Vue.js 2” is about the Vue.js framework. I believe it uses a nice approach: during the book we are developing two applications from scratch. In the end both applications are deployed to a live environment. During the implementation we explore different Vue.js aspects – reactivity, directives, Vuex state management, reusable components, etc. it’s nice that the user has something functional and live in the end.

By the way, I am currently writing my second book, it’s called “Web Development with Bootstrap and Vue.JS” and this book will follow the same approach – creating an application from the very beginning to the deployment and hosting.

What, in your opinion, is the current most exciting technological advancement and why?

I would say the Internet. Without it we would not be having this conversation right now. Also, my book would have no purpose.

What inspired you to write your book/s?

Well, I was definitely inspired by the email from Packt Publishing asking me if I could write the book about Vue.js. First I thought: omg, of course I can’t! And then I thought: or maybe I can. And of course, I could =)

If there’s one chapter in your book people should have read, which one should it be, and why?

Well, I know it’s a book about Vue.js so it is expected that my favourite part would be mostly related to this framework. However for me, one of the most important chapters is the chapter about testing. When it comes to the software development I find testing the most exciting and important part. Unit testing prevents your application’s functionality from failing when you change something and end-to-end testing ensures that the whole functionality is always there no matter what. There is a lot of different types of testing, but in this book, we explore these two types and I am really passionate about it.

As an author, which book made the most impact on you?
It’s Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita and Orwell’s 1984

If there’s one subject you’d like to see a book about, what would it be?
Math and physics for web developers.

What would you like to ask the next author being interviewed?
How do you effectively manage your time when you write your book(s)?

Bonus question from Francesco Sapio: (With a playful smile) How do you feel being interviewed after Francesco Sapio, the most amazing and brilliant person and writer who ever walked this Earth? 😉
Francesco, I definitely fill thrilled and excited, although I had to google your name 😛

Postscript

Olga is a very friendly and nice person. We always keep in mind that authors are busy so we expect rejection with our requests, but Olga, despite being busy, did not hesitate to accept our invitation, and because of that, thank you so much, Olga! Thank you for the time you gave us and we really appreciate your time and your kindness. More books for you! 🙂

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