Though I certainly don’t pretend to be an accomplished author, it’s something I enjoy and hope to do more of in the future. I use this blog as a platform to document things which other people might find useful and advocate various technology causes, but mostly it’s somewhere for me to practice my writing skills (or lack thereof).
Summary of the formal publishing roles I’ve served:
Here are some formally published pieces which I’ve authored or contributed to in reverse chronological order:
- Why Java Isn’t Slow: Correcting Logical Fallacies – A blog entry turned article for the Java Developers Journal site.
- Why Interfaces in ColdFusion are Irrelevant – An article published in the December 2006 edition of the ColdFusion Developer’s Journal.
- i-Technology Predictions for 2007: Where’s It All Headed? – I was a featured “Industry Prognosticator” giving my opinion about what changes in technology I saw for 2007. This was published in the print version of the Java Developer’s Journal for December 2006, as well as all of the various SysCon sites.
- Surviving A Slashdotting With a Celeron 466: My Slashdot Experience This entry ended-up on the Digg front page again, as well as many other social web sites such as del.icio.us/popular.
- Development Perspectives: Differences between consulting and product development October 2005, ColdFusion Developers Journal.
- Surviving A Slashdotting With a Celeron 466: My Slashdot Experience I wrote a fairly detailed entry about how I managed to mostly survive a Slashdotting on a very antiquiated machine over DSL at home, which ended-up on a few quasi popular blogs like Weblog Tools Collection and Digg. It was also a del.icio.us popular new link for a day.
- An Evaluation Of the Current Technology Job Market — this blog entry took a life of it’s own very quickly and was featured on Slashdot, the Indeed Blog, and also online versions of various print magazines including the .NET Developers Journal, Java Developers Journal, and LinuxWorld.
- HTTP Status Codes: Do The Unthinkable — This article appeared in the print and online version ColdFusion Developer’s Journal during the time period in which using Ajax was still fairly new. Published in Oct, 2004
- Inside ColdFusion MX — I served as a Technical Editor for this book, and also helped a bit with a few things here and there such as example code. Published in 2002.