I was really stoked when Diomidis Spinellis contacted me and asked me to do a piece for the IEEE Software Journal and I was even more excited as the drafts and feedback slowly got turned into an article that was going to be printed in a well respected and well read publication.

To be honest I wasn't 100% convinced it would come to fruition, more my own paranoia than anything else but I just couldn't imagine it.  Then a couple of days ago I received my copies of it through the post and low and behold my ugly mug was on the back page!

The article itself was about getting the most from the web from a developers point of view, best practices for Google, API searching, things like that and it all came about because of some retweeting that went on for my article on Getting the most out of Stack Exchange.

To that end I want to thank the three people who originally retweeted my link which led to me landing such a cool assignment!

@spolsky
@codinghorror
@carloslonegt

Thanks guys! If ever our paths cross, beers on me.

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