Interview with Zvonimir Rudinski

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Subotica,Serbia. It's pretty much a very boring place. I was the only kid interested in computers when I was little and the others were mostly athletes. When I got my first computer and Internet, I discovered this wonderful world of video games and free open-source software.When I was 12 I learned my first programming language Pascal,and I made my text based games. As I grew up I noticed many around me also wanted to be programmers so I started making little PDFs to help them learn. Now I want to help others too.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 13.Back then I wrote short comedy stories and I still do them to this day but not as much as programming PDFs.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I remember it.It was a funny story about a priest in some random village who ate a cat instead of pork.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is knowing that someone will read my work and benefit from it somehow.If it's a comedy book I may make them laugh,if it's a programming book they may learn something and so on.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing books I spend my time mostly writing code trying to learn new things I can use.
What is your writing process?
First I want to think of an idea.Then I want to see if that idea would work and if it does will the readers find it amusing.If I think I did the idea part correctly I begin writing.I open my LibreOffice writer,write my stuff and export it to PDF.It's very simple.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover them mostly through websites like StackOverflow.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't really have favorites but if I have to choose it would be books based on social engineering and Dennis Ritchie's book on C.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my PC for reading my e-books.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a series of programming exercises and their solutions.Something like Project Euler but for beginners.
Published 2016-06-04.
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