This week's developerWorks newsletter: So long and thanks for all the clicks!!!!
John Swanson 120000GK2E Visits (3023)
If you've been paying attention to developerWorks, you know that the only constant in the world of IT is change ... and that principle is no less true for newsletters. So, after 12 gloriously dynamic years, the developerWorks English-language newsletter is retiring.
That's right, our social media efforts have proven so successful that we've decided to focus primarily on those outlets for promoting all the great stuff on developerWorks. Speaking of which, the site continues to grow more robust each week, with new articles, tutorials, downloads, community activities, and more. And we still have lots of options for staying abreast of all these resources, so check them out when you get a chance:
Over the next few weeks, we'll send additional reminders about the transition, but this will be the final issue to include technology-specific content (below). So now's a great time to start following developerWorks through one of these other channels, if you aren't already doing so.
Of course, I'll miss this gig. Of the 600 or so issues that we've published, I've overseen about half. (And a tip of the hat to my predecessors, Scott Laningham and Robin Langford, who I'm happy to say are still with developerWorks.) The fact is, it takes a team of dedicated professionals -- authors, editors, coordinators, and more -- to bring you a customizable newsletter this complex, and I am indebted to all of them for their support, diligence, and patience over the years. They do an outstanding job creating first-rate resources for IT professionals, and that has made my job a piece of cake.
Me? I am moving over to another team here at IBM, helping streamline communications for Big Blue and its partners. But I'll be checking in with developerWorks every week to see what's new with this, the finest IT-oriented destination on the web, where the goal continues to be helping you do your job better. It has been my privilege to be a part of that effort.
Thanks for tuning in!
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team