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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.

Ben Melançon is one of the main authors of the "The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7". This is one of those classic 'big computer books'. It is more than 1100 pages. Over ten writers contributed whole chapters to this book. It covers a wide variety of topics suitable for beginner to intermediate to even advanced users of Drupal, the very popular CMS.

In the book, Ben encourages readers to embrace Git, and to commit often. His style is informal, and I enjoyed reading the chapters that he wrote and contributed to. I first met him at a local Drupal meet-up, and we cross paths every once and again at various Drupal conferences.

He helped connect me to the people who were considering doing a similar book for Drupal 8, and it planted the idea that I could make a contribution by writing. He offered to help technically review an earlier book project. His easy-going manner and his willingness to make connections stayed with me.

Thanks, everyone, for reading!