Considering the positive feedback I got from this community for my newsletter Morning Cup of Coding, I’d like to share the next evolution of it in the form of a magazine.
Just like our newsletter, we will be publishing technical deep dives in each issue. We have been fortunate enough to have great authors like Jonathan Boccara be on the first issue, which is available now.
This Kickstarter will help us fund the first few issues so we can get enough momentum to… kick start the whole project.
Just backed! Hope the campaign goes well :D
I like the newsletter but for me a physical issue is a lot better so I’m really excited for this and hope the project has a lot of years ahead of it.
Thank you so much! Yeah, print is one of those things I really really like to do but it’s easier said then done. I am still trying to figure out the logistics, but it’s just a matter of time. It’ll either be a print-on-demand service or I’ll be printing ahead of time and mailing myself. We’ll see.
One stretch goal I’d like to see is a Robert Tinney cover.
What an amazing idea. I wish this would be possible, but this got me thinking what other contemporary illustrators would fit the magazine.
Why wouldn’t it be? I think he’s still alive, and there’s no harm in asking if he still takes commissions and how much.
I did some googling and read an interview he gave that says he’s not doing any covers anymore; I think. Plus, his website seems to be down and I can’t find his email. I’ll do some more digging and see what I can find.
Just backed, hope you’ll make it, I miss a technical magazine on actual paper.
Thank you very much! Glad I’m not the only one that wants this :) I hope we meet and exceed your expectations. Please feel free to contact me for anything related to the magazine.
If you could bring a Byte or early Dr Dobbs vibe to the magazine with a newer twist, this would be awesome!
You have anything specific in mind? What kept you buying/subscribing/reading those magazines? I wish we get where Dr. Dobbs was. One can only dream…
PragProg magazine would be a nice example of what I’d like to have on paper with perhaps some differences in content. I love that it has editorials, columns, news, in depth articles… this tradition is what make a great magazine to me I guess.
I feel like we are exactly on the same page. PragPub was my original inspiration a few years back when I first had the idea for a magazine. So yes, that’s my model for now. We already have columns and editorials. News I’d rather avoid for the time being. There are other, better sources than what I can handle. But yeah, those are already planned :) It’s just a matter of having a killer Kickstarter that will attract enough attention so we can reach out to bigger names to work with us.
Will the magazine soley be technical and try to avoid political or cultural discussion where possible?
Yes, yes, yes!