It's November already!?

Remember when I started sending my newsletter again a few months ago? Yeah… me too. I truly intended to make the newsletter a weekly thing again. And then I decided it would be a biweekly thing. Or maybe monthly? But then it slipped through the cracks again and I hadn’t really thought about it much until I decided that I would send out a new edition this month. So here we are! A new newsletter for you.

In the past few months I’ve been very busy with conferences, workshop, and of course with working on my new Practical Swift Concurrency book.

One of my favorite things about the last few months of the year is that iOS conferences in Europe ramp up in August with conferences being help every couple of weeks. Being able to visit a handful of these is always a huge blessing, and it’s truly my favorite thing about conference speaking. There’s something magical about meeting new people in a city you’ve never been in, to grab some dinner with them, and ending a lovely evening with some new friends.

During my conference season this year I realized that it’s about time I ramp up my writing on Practical Swift Concurrency. It has been no secret that I’ve wanted to write this book for a while now. I started outlining the book around June this year but I was struggling to get started writing it. Concurrency is such a big and important subject that I wanted to make sure that I would get it right.

Currently I feel like the book’s outline and initial drafts are in a good spot. I have completed four rough drafts out of the total of thirteen chapters. These thirteen chapters will cover everything you need to know about Swift Concurrency and more. And of course, the book will be written with the same mindset as my other books. The content has to be practical. It has to help you hit the ground running.

I’m not sure when the book will be available or when I’ll open pre-orders or previews. I plan to do lots of writing in the coming months so hopefully I’ll be able to start previewing the book soon. Of course, you will hear about any significant progress right here in my newsletter so stay tuned.

Thanks for subscribing, thanks for reading and if today is Thanksgiving day for you I wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers, Donny

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