Pro Optimizely Commerce Cloud can now be preordered

If you want to start your week with a purchase, then I have a (hopefully) good news for you: My book Pro Optimizely Commerce  Cloud can now be preordered (but with immediate access to content).

It took me a week due to an technical issue with Leanpub, but in the end it can now be purchased.

I planned to finish this book in August. As always, I overestimated my ability to work during nights, and underestimated my procrastination power. I made some progress, but far from completing the book.

My solution? Well, I will let money speak. By letting you (my dear readers) preorder the book, I make a commitment to finish it. The book is now at 50% complete, and I aim to make it content complete before the end of this year.

If you own the previous version (even if you got it for free), there will be a coupon with 60% off coming your way, please check your mailbox!

The book is dedicated to my children, Emmy and Erik. While I can’t say they are very supportive of me writing the book (quite the contrary), they are my biggest motivation to make more money (cough, cough), and are biggest smiles on my face.

I would like to thank many of my colleagues, former and current, who helped and supported me writing the first book, which was the beginning of everything.

I would like to thank Optimizely community for inspiration to write this book.

And of course, I would like to thank you, for buying and reading it.

And I hope it’ll help you.

Announcing Pro Optimizely Commerce Cloud

Yes, you guess it right, it’s a(nother) book

It has been 5 years since I started Pro Episerver Commerce back in early 2016. The book was a success, not as big as I hoped for, but definitely bigger than I expected. Tackling a niche market, it was fairly popular within the community, and it gave me a lot of happiness (and some pocket changes) to see that it helped many developers to understand and use the framework – which I help created, and love – better.

So much has changed in the last 5 years.

I have my first kid, and a second one. I left Commerce development team, to work on my own, then have a small team. Episerver bought Optimizely, then rebrand.

And so much more has happened with Episerver Commerce, more than just being renamed to Optimizely Commerce Cloud.

It deserves a new book!

To celebrate my 10th anniversary with Episerver (now Optimizely), I am proud, and excited to announce the second edition of Pro Episerver Commerce – Pro Optimizely Commerce Cloud. Most of the content written in Pro Episerver Commerce is still very much applicable, but I feel there is a need to refocus and expand on important parts.

You can register your interests today at

Purchasers of Pro Episerver Commerce – even if you obtained the free version – will receive a 40% discount code for the new book – so don’t miss it.

I will see you there!

Episerver Commerce: A problem-solution approach is now draft complete

6 months ago I announced that I was working on a second book on Episerver Commerce. Unlike the first one where I tried to provide a systematic approach about the framework, this book focuses on the bite-size recipes, each one is a solution to solve a real world problem.

It’s one problem solved, at a time.

The world is big and the possibilities are endless, there might be more than one solution to a problem, but I tried to give the best one to my knowledge, experience. I hope that by talking about it, I also give information about how the API:s work, what to use, what should be avoided. what can be better, what are the best practices … , so you can develop solutions to your own problems, or even, come up with better solutions than mine.

If you manage to do that, don’t forget to share your solutions as a blog post on World forums, to help the ones come after you!

The cover I spent a day one. At least it's colorful, right?
People asked me: why foods? Well, because it’s a recipe book.

And now I’m proud to announce that the book is draft complete. Which means I’m happy with the content of the book. I will not stop there, new recipes and/or improvements will be brought from time to time, but if you want to buy the book, this is the time.

As always, writing a book is not an easy task – even with a smaller book like this. I would not have done it without the help and supports from the community. I would like to thank buyers who have bought the book, even from the very early days. I also want to thank people on World who gave me ideas and suggestions for recipes.

Not every news is good news, however. Consider the time and effort I have put into the book, and the new pricing policies of Leanpub (they increased their cut recently from 10% + 50c to 20%), I will increase the asking price of the book to $24.99, from $19.99. If you bought the book, you own the book and there is no extra cost for you. But if you are buying the book now, you would have to spend more money…

But …

… a Commerce book announcement is incomplete without some discount.

Now it’s something special: The book is dedicated to my daughter, who was born today! In the honor of me becoming a father – and to welcome my baby girl to the world, I’m offering 50% off for today: which is valid until the end of July 31st, GMT time.

I hope you find something useful from my book, and I welcome all new recipe suggestions and improvements!

Announcing a new book: Episerver Commerce: A problem – solution approach

More than one year ago, I announced that I was working on a book – a first Episerver Commerce book ever. It has been a work in progress until recently – and I am still adding updates here and there. The book has received quite positive feedback (I’m happy to say that everyone is nice enough to not tell me “Your book sucks”. Thanks, everyone). Am I happy with it? Yes, of course, proud even.

But to be completely honest,

I know something was missing.

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