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I've decided to write a short blog-type post every week here on this forum. These posts are exclusive to this forum, and they will primarily be about the writing of the book.

One of the people who will appear in the acknowledgements section is Peter Loshin. Peter is a neighbor of mine. Back in 2011, we met at the Boston PHP Meetup, and began some conversations about high tech. He enjoyed learning technology, and it was fun showing him how I used Git and Drupal.

In June 2012, he asked me if I had ever considered writing a book about Git. It was an interesting question at the time. Peter is a published author of other technical books, so his query had a certain weight to it. Over the months I got more comfortable with the idea.

He suggested co-authoring a book on Git with me. We spent time talking about topics, discussing an outline, and who might serve as technical reviewers. Ultimately, though, we never started the project. A few months later, Manning came into the picture.

I remember asking him early on if I had enough expertise for writing a book, and he said he never let lack of experience prevent him from being an expert. His brother used to say that, he said. I smile when I think about that little bit of wisdom.

Thanks, Peter!

And Thanks to all of you for reading.

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