A 22-year-old Vietnamese
student has authored a book on how to build better iPhone applications,
and a U.S.-based publishing house has put it into print.
In November, Vo Duy Khang made his debut as a writer with
the book “Pro iOS Apps Performance Optimization,” published by Apress.
Written within four months after Khang signed the
contract with the publisher, the book has been listed on Amazon.com and
received positive reviews.
“A must read for any serious iOS (Apple’s mobile
operating system) developer,” a reader commented on the online retailer’s
For many Vietnamese young people, including IT experts,
Khang’s achievement is a significant one, considering that lots of software
engineers and professionals are taking on the challenge of developing “super”
applications that will bring them fortune.
However, the young man, who is studying for
a master’s degree in Information Technology at the Australia-based Carnegie Mellon University,
said he won the contract unexpectedly. The American publisher made an offer to
him after coming across his entries on an IT blog.
“What’s amazing here is not the profits from the book’s
sales, but the writing itself. I had never thought that I would write a book
until I received the publisher’s offer,” said the student, who has won
many prizes during his school years in Viet Nam in mathematics contests
Now, besides studying, Khang is also running a company
outsourcing software and developing applications for Apple and Android
phones in Australia.
The company has customers from all over the world, including the United States and France.
He said that despite difficulties, he has learned a lot
from the business.
hope to develop it into a multinational corporation with software applications
used worldwide,” Khang said.
– From wire