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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.

People who program in PHP may be quite familiar with Larry Ullman. He's a many-times published author who specialized in PHP back when it was still fresh. His early books catered towards beginners, and as a result he has a wide audience.

I heard him give a talk for the Boston PHP users group in 2012. He spoke about being an independent web developer, and how this work helped him with his writing. A year later he announced on his mailing list that he joined Stripe's support department, helping their users.

I sent an e-mail to Larry through his website. I told him I was writing a book and he asked me how that was going, and warmly wished me well. I replied and told him how arduous the editing process was, and he wrote back, saying he appreciated the note, and that he agreed with how I felt.

His brief reply was something I savored for months as my book progressed towards production. A note of understanding, from someone who's been through it multiple times. It meant a lot, and I appreciated his generosity. Thanks, Larry!

Thanks, everyone, for reading!