The first chapter of the Dragons Out book can be read as a very nice EuroSTAR Huddle ebook https://huddle.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com/resources/other/dragons-out/ I'm happy about the cooperation with EuroSTAR software testing conferences organization about this ebook. Readers at the Huddle have access to all sorts of interesting software testing related content, and now my Dragons Out book is featured there, too! Of course, the full book (ebook or printed version) will only be available through the publishing of the whole book. Speaking of which, I have a very interesting discussion going on with several English publishers and expect to have a publishing agreement in a few weeks.
I got my first idea for a book that would combine fantasy and software testing years ago. I wanted to find a way to make software testing interesting to kids. People in the software testing industry understand very well that there is always a shortage of software testing. It usually stems from not knowing enough about the importance of testing. Testing is easily considered a necessary evil. However, it is enormous fun and a profession of its own. Why not tell about the fun of software testing already to children in an engaging way? Dragons and knights found their way into my book. Finally, my sabbatical year gave me a chance to put some words together to make the story. I wrote the first draft of the first chapter in Finnish in late 2018 and sped up with the other chapters during the rest of my sabbatical in 2019. There are many more steps to take, including deciding about the extent of illustration, negotiating with book publishers, and editing the book. But we'll get there soo
In this post, I discuss some recent and near-future events and places where Dragons Out is featured, and also I present the 2nd edition of the Finnish book! I'm extremely happy to have cooperated with my illustrator Adrienn Széll again - this time we made a few tweaks to the Finnish Dragons Out book and published the second edition at the same time as a softback and ebook. The publisher for these books is BoD. The second edition includes the same attractive cover as the English version. There are some layout changes and a few typo-fixes, too. Publishing books is like testing; no matter how many reviews or tests you do, there's always some bug slipping through : ). Nothing major, though. The second edition, as a paperback, is affordable for schools to be used as a textbook to accompany math or coding books. Please see the introduction on how the free presentation and the book can work as course material here , recording in Finnish and in English . The eBook has a discounted 4,
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