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97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

Dear Reader,

I met Kevlin Henny back in 2007 at the PHPUK Conference in London. (For a year or so I called him Kevin Hennly until I finally got it right) One day out of the blue, Kevlin droped me an email and invites me to participate in a new project he’s working on for O’Reilly, a collaborative book called “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know“. Not being one who is ever short of advice and opinions to give, I gladly submitted two entries that eventually made their way through the editing process and into the final book.

While the wiki has been online and publically available for some time now (my two entries are “A Comment on Comments” and “Don’t Touch That Code!“) I had not seen the final print edition until yesterday when it arrived in my mail box.

I’m happy to say that once again, I am in print, this time, from O’Reilly. It is a landmark book for 2 reasons. First, it is the first time I’ve been published by O’Reilly.

Second, the picture used marks the first time that my son has had one of his photographs published. (Top row, ninth from the left.) He immediately wanted to know where his royalty check was. :)

As mentioned before, the entire book is available in wiki form over at the O’Reilly site, however, I know you are going to want a dead tree edition of this tome of great knowledge to carry with you and impress your co-workers.

Thanks Kevlin for thinking of me on this project.

Until next time,
I <3 |K
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6 thoughts on “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

  1. Interesting that the book is not available in the Kindle store for US customers. Hopefully it will be soon.

  2. @Bruce,

    Yeah, I noticed that yesterday when I was prepping the article. Not sure whats up with that.

    @Marcus,
    Why I do believe that is you sir. :) (4th row down, second picture, for those wanting a peek at his handsome mug.)

    =C=

  3. The gentleman directly below you looks like Giles Colborne. Nice company you ke3p. :-)Congrats on becomimg ah O'Reilly author.;

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