I’m back in the saddle again, if by “saddle” you mean editing a magazine. Today, I took over the helm of Oracle’s Java Magazine, one of the world’s leading publications for software developers, with about 260,000 subscribers. The previous e-in-c, Andrew Binstock, moved on after five years to work on other projects; he leaves big shoes to fill.
This is my last issue of Java Magazine. After five very enjoyable years at the helm, I’m ready to take on other challenges, including getting back to working on my preferred coding projects. I will surely pop up here and there with articles and reviews (likely even in this magazine). If you’ve enjoyed my work, I invite you to follow me on Twitter (@platypusguy) or to reach out to me on LinkedIn, where I accept all invitations. At the moment, I am currently participating in interviewing prospective successors and I’ll make sure that Oracle has a good person in place to carry on. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for being readers; and to many of you, I send additional gratitude for your thoughtful comments and suggestions over the years. It’s been truly an honor.
I am honored to follow in his footsteps.