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So, peeps, I have good news and bad news. And by good news, I mean super mega hyper exciting announcement.

The good news: three persons, carefully handpicked among all the three most important people in WordPress, are writing a book, I mean, THE book, on WordPress Plugin Development. These three fine chaps are Brad Williams, Justin Tadlock and me.

Let me rephrase this in a way that will more reflect my state of mind and how I think about this. OMFG I'm writing a fucking book!!!1!!one!!eleven

Ozh' State of mind (allegory)

The book, entitled "Professional WordPress Plugin Development" (yeah, my suggestion of "Pluginz That Pwn" didn't make it through) should hit shelves in March 2011 and will be published by the cool geek lovers from WROX, in the same collection as Brad's "Professional WordPress".

Not only this is a super author team, but also we'll be lended a hand by a top notch Technical Editor, an incredible guy who is a bit more active than hyperactive kids drinking coffee on steroids, who blogs, commits, speaks, twitts and never sleeps, also known as Andrew Nacin. His role will be to crack the whip and molest us when we write dumbities and acting like we actually know a thing or two about a thing or two (which should happen more than he hopes)

So far the project is running great and what we have written already is, hmm, let me carefully pick an appropriate word, I'd say, like, awesome.

In the next few months be sure to follow @Brad, @Justin and @me for some cool info and exciting news about the book and how we're doing :)

Oh, and the bad news: I have a fracking sprained index finger on my right hand. Which means I can kiss good bye my 60ish WPM, precisely when I have to write pages as if they were raining. Bleh²x100.

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  1. Can I pre-order it yet? ;)

  2. Axel says:

    OMAGAD!!!!1!!onze!!! c'est pas beautiful ça ??

  3. Ryan Imel says:

    Very exciting, congrats!

    You three will make a fantastic book. Looking forward to it, I'll be first in line. :)

  4. Jeremy says:

    Hey, congrats! Keep us posted then!
    Also digging the "3 most important people in WordPress" ;)

  5. Travis Hines says:

    Congrats, Ozh! Be sure to add "Author" to your bio page :)

  6. andrea_r says:

    Congrats! :D Welcome to the club – I had the same reaction as your graphic when Lisa Sabin-Wilson asked me to co-author a book with her.

  7. Are you making a 1337-sp34k version of the book, too? :)

  8. FisK says:

    Sumo !

    Sinon mmmmm… so you have a fracking sprained index finger… let me guess… you tried again to beat your own speed world record cycling up the hill and you ate again a rear-view mirror ? =)

    What else could I say… oh yeah I know : BUT GRATZ DUDE !!§!!1! ;-)

  9. Andrew Nacin says:

    If I ever make a half-hearted testimonials page, I think it would be incomplete without including "more active than hyperactive kids drinking coffee on steroids." :-)

    This is going to rock. Thrilled to be part of this, and thanks for seeking me out for the project.

  10. Congrats to all three of you!

  11. Lars Koudal says:

    Congratulations, it sounds like it will be an awesome book, I'm looking forward to reading it.

  12. Ozh says:

    Thanks for the kind words peeps! It is an exciting adventure :)

  13. Congrats! I wrote a programming book back in 1990 and it was definitely a painful process, hope yours is less painful. Great to see that you have several co-authors to help. Looking forward to reading it when it comes out.

  14. deuts says:

    I'm not a programmer by profession. I just learned to love WordPress and hack around it. I would really love to get a copy of this. I'm just wondering, will there be an e-book version?

  15. Ozh says:

    deuts » Yes, I believe there will be a PDF version and a paper version, just as for Professional WordPress in the same collection

  16. Ozh, I just wanted to come here and tell you what a bloody Ninja you are. I love your plugins, and when I noticed you did the Yourls one too I was like "this guys something special" keep up the good work and wish you the best in 2011.

  17. Ozh says:

    David Alexander » Thanks for the kind words :)

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