Christian Heilmann

The new and improved Developer Advocacy Handbook is out – Read Chapters 1 & 2 now

Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at 7:27 pm

Eleven years ago I wrote the Developer Evangelism Handbook and since then it helped a lot of of people start a career in Developer Relations. Now a publisher approached me if they could do a print version. The negotiations are still underway, but I was sure that it is not a good plan to release the book in the state it is in. So I spent the last few days cleaning up. I edited the chapters and removed outdated examples or links to defunct products. And I added new content that is more relevant to today’s world of developer advocacy. I will release chapters bit by bit over the next weeks. Once all is live I will open the GitHub repository for contribution and feedback.

For now, head over to and start with chapter one and two.

The book showing in the browser

You can see the whole Table of Contents and the chapters will light up as they become available.

I wrote the new book in Markdown and I am using GitHub Pages to publish and host it. It was a fun exercise to learn Jekyll and I am still in the middle of it. The book has an automatic dark/light theme detection and should be nice to read across all kind of form factors. Once done, I will also add a serviceworker and such to make the book installable. I am also considering generating an ebook version if you are interested.

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