Rahul Sahay: A successful blogger and author of computer & technology books

INTERVIEW

Rahul Sahay is a software developer living in Bangalore, India. Rahul has been working in various aspects of the software development life cycle since 7.5 years, focusing on Microsoft technology-specific development. He has been part of the development in different applications, ranging from client applications to web services to websites.

He has also authored couple of books on MVC Hands-On with ASP.NET MVC and Angular using MVC, Web API; written completely right from the scratch with live demo by hosting the same on azure.

– So Rahul, how did you decide to pursue a writing career?

“It’s just started with last year. First of all I started my blog as http://myview.rahulnivi.net/ as a New Year resolution. Here, I am writing articles on different technologies like .NET, WCF, MVC, Angular, JQuery and many more latest things. Then, I started getting good response from readers that you should consider writing book as well in way that is more pragmatic. Hence started.”

– Was getting published hard?

“Not really. I think I am blessed in this part and keep on receiving mixed feedback which keeps me motivated to always produce the best output.”

– Are your characters based on people you know?

“I can say my mentors are many like Scott Guthrie, Scott Allen, John Sonmez, Dan Wahlin to name a few. I always try to learn the cross cutting things with these legends.”

– What genre are your books?

“Technology.”

– Which of your books is your most favorite?

“Basically, all books are my favorite. But, the latest ones like Pragmatic WCF: End To End and Building Single Page App With ASP.NET MVC 5 and Angular are my favorite. These are actually based on the opinions of my blog readers. They have given the advice like how the book should be. So, both the books are very pragmatic end to end. Here, it meets all the industry-accepted values and requirements.”

– Do you have a specific writing routine?

“Hmmm. I do maintain blog writing routine. And when, I see topics which need more detailing chapter by chapter, then I pick that topic and write book on it.”

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– What are your current projects?

“Let me mention in descending order. These are the ones which I have completed and really proud on these.

Pragmatic WCF:- http://bit.ly/pragmaticWCF-kindle & http://bit.ly/pragmaticWCF
Building Single Page App With ASP.NET MVC 5 and Angular :- http://ow.ly/Jh4bI
Hands on with ASP.NET MVC: Covering MVC 6:- http://bit.ly/handsonmvc

– What’s next for you?

“Currently, I am focusing on blogging only specifically on the topics which my readers want to read. While doing so, I will again pick any new relevant topic of my interest and complete the book. However, as of now did not really decided.”

AUTHOR BIO

Rahul Sahay is a Senior Consultant at Capgemini. But he works for Capgemini’s client Dell R&D, on their premier e-commerce portal (“http://www.dell.com/account”).

His roles and responsibilities at this project are very tech-oriented like analyzing existing use cases and taking the new requirements to add features on the existing segment. Prior to Capgemini, he has been associated with Mindtree and TCS.

He is also an active blogger; his writings can be viewed at http://myview.rahulnivi.net/.

You can also refer his professional profile @ http://in.linkedin.com/in/rahulsahay19.

Alternatively, follow him at twitter “@rahulsahay19”.

You can refer this book at this URL http://ow.ly/JetAi & http://amzn.to/1w9sIlt

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