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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

React Indie Bundle

It's sort of strange how you can get things done when you put your mind to it. Starting the whole SurviveJS thinger (my React/Webpack book business) was easily the best decision of the year. It hasn't been easy. But worthwhile things rarely are. I have learned a lot in the process and continue to do so.

This is perhaps one of the reasons why Fraktio, a company from Helsinki, invited me to talk about the topic. I gave them a presentation. If you don't understand Finnish, you are welcome to go through my slides (in English). The presentation is very business oriented and provides you a view you don't see that often. You see only successful authors in public. But what it takes to get there? I'm not particularly successful, but I've managed to make a dent if nothing else.

React Indie Bundle

The problem with an indie effort is that it's very hard to market. Even though I've managed quite well in this massive task, I have my limits. One way to tackle the issue is to team up. We have done this with React Indie Bundle. Instead of selling our offerings separately, we decided to collect them into something far more reachable.

The bundle contains books, videos, and even consulting from known indie authors, me included. I hope you enjoy the bundle. I believe it's a good starting point if you want to learn React and associated technologies. In case you are a React master already, I'm sure people don't mind getting presents like this.

It is available this week. Be sure to check it out and tell your friends if nothing else. A part of the earnings will go towards funding React related tool and library development. That's our way of saying thanks to the community.