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About

Scaling Viki is a free book detailing the redesign of Viki.com's platform.

The book was written by Karl Seguin, with co-creator Cristobal Viedma's assistance.

If you liked this book, maybe you'll also like my The Little Redis Book or The Little MongoDB Book.

License

The book is freely distributed under the Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported license.

Formats

The book is written in Markdown and converted to PDF using Pandoc.

The TeX template makes use of Lena Herrmann's JavaScript highlighter.

Kindle and ePub format provided using Pandoc.

Generating books

Packages listed below are for Ubuntu. If you use another OS or distribution names would be similar.

PDF

Dependencies

Packages:

  • pandoc
  • texlive-xetex
  • texlive-latex-extra
  • texlive-latex-recommended

You should have Microsoft fonts installed too. But you could change fonts in common/pdf-template.tex file if you want.

Building

Run make en/scaling-viki.pdf.

ePub

Dependencies

Packages:

  • pandoc

Building

Run make en/scaling-viki.epub.

Mobi

Dependencies

Packages:

  • pandoc

You should have KindleGen installed too.

Building

Run make en/scaling-viki.mobi.

Title Image

A PSD of the title image is included. The font used is Comfortaa.