Over the past decade and a half, I’ve written dozens of massive books for nearly every tech publisher in existence. Many of them can be found in classrooms and offices around the world, often holding down stacks of paper or propping open heavy doors.

Writing big books is a lot of work, which is fine (after all, it’s my problem). But reading big books can also be a lot of work, and that, unfortunately, becomes your problem. After all, wading through an Amazonian forest’s worth of paper isn’t the easiest way to pick up a new skill. And what good is all the knowledge in the world if you need a week off to find the stuff you really need?

That’s why I decided to launch the new Halfwit to Hero series to focus on tutorial-based learning. Unlike the hefty doorstops of the past, Halfwit to Hero books have tightly focused chapters and a strict no-dozing-allowed policy. Most importantly, each Halfwit to Hero book has a set of companion exercises. These tutorials get you, the reader, to practice every new concept. In other words, the Halfwit to Hero series forces you to apply what you learn before it drops out of your brain.

Of course, there’s still room in the world for big, reassuring books that have something to say on nearly every topic. If you want to see some of the books I’ve written previously, visit my old web home. But if you’re ready to “learn by doing” with Halfwit to Hero, you’re in the right place. Just step over to the front page to check out our expanding lineup. If you’re curious about what we’re doing in the future, you can sign up for our Young Coder newsletter here. And if you have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to fire your emails off to matthew @ prosetech.com.

Welcome to H2H!

Matthew MacDonald