Announcing The Aurelia 2 Book

Buy the Aurelia 2 book here.

With the Aurelia 2 alpha coming very shortly, I have had plans for a while to write another Aurelia book, this time around on Aurelia 2. I learned a lot writing my first book and admittedly, made a few mistakes. The learning experience was invaluable.

With my first book, it came at a time when the Aurelia documentation was subpar. The book served as more of a stand-in for the lack of detailed and concise documentation. With Aurelia 2, extensive documentation work has been undertaken to the point where a book telling you about every little thing makes no sense.

The Aurelia 2 documentation which is updated regularly can be found here if you are wondering where it is located.

This time around, I wanted to write a book that is different from the first, something fun. So, I set out one night to start writing the Aurelia 2 book, not really having a clear goal in mind and after a couple of days, I had one.

The book will touch upon the fundamentals without parroting the documentation too much, it will support TypeScript and you will build an application using Aurelia 2 to get acquainted. The app you will be building is an online cat pictures store, where you can buy pictures of cats.

What You’ll Learn

In the book you’ll learn not only how to develop an Aurelia application, you”ll get to learn how to work with the great new convention-based router, how to structure your app, how to break things up into components, how to leverage new Aurelia 2 features.

On-top of building an application, you will also learn the crucial skill of how to write unit tests with Jest and how to write integration tests using Cypress to test your application. The book aims to go beyond just being solely about Aurelia 2, giving you practical skills.

What You’ll Build

An online store for selling cat pictures. It’ll have a homepage, category page, a detail page, a checkout screen and logged in/logged out functionality as well. An accompanying local server running SQLlite will allow your app to feel real as things are persisted.

The application will touch upon how you can add in authentication, how you can create routes, creating secured sections and other fundamentals that will translate across to actual real world applications.

Introductory minimum price: $4.99

For early adopters who want to support the development of the book, getting updates as the book goes along, you can get it for as low as $4.99. This is the early adopter price because the book is still in its early days of authoring.

Over time as the book becomes more complete, the minimum price will be increased. If you purchase now, you will get access to all future updates for free at the reduced minimum price. Of course, if you are feeling generous, you can opt to pay more than the minimum and every dollar is appreciated, but not expected.

Please be aware that the book structure is still being finalised, chapters added and moved around. There will be typos, mistakes in the code and possibly even things that change in Aurelia 2 itself which get removed or added to the book.

As Aurelia 2 evolves in development, so too, will the book. For the entire life of Aurelia 2, the book will be updated in step to remain an up-to-date resource. You only purchase once and all future updates to the book are free.

Buy the Aurelia 2 book here.

2 responses to “Announcing The Aurelia 2 Book”

  1. Mark Roeling says:

    Sounds great! Will buyers be notified when an update is published?

  2. Dwayne says:

    Yep. Every time an update is pushed out if you have email notifications turned on, you’ll get an email. And in the Leanpub interface, you’ll see a notification icon as well.

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