I'm thrilled to report that my book is now out of my hands and into the hands of copy editors and layout artists.
It's been a long trip. At the beginning, I had no idea just how much work was needed to write an entire book. I started this project 18 months ago, with a sample chapter, a table of contents, and a proposal. That was a few hundred pages, three titles, and a thousand hours ago.
Now "Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software" is close to print. Even in these days of the permanent ephemerance of electronic speech, there's still something incomparably electric about seeing your name in print.
Along with publication of the book, I will be making some changes to this blog. First, it's time to find a real home. That means a new host, but it should be transparent to everyone but me. Second, I will be adding non-blog content: excerpts from the book, articles, and related content. (I have some thoughts about capacity management that need a home.) Third, if there is interest, I will start a discussion group or mailing list for conversation about survivable software.