Saying Goodbye

August will be my last issue as Editor-in-Chief of php[architect] magazine. I’ve been EIC for almost 6 years, and now it’s time for me to get back to doing PHP, not just reading about it. There is quite a bit of sadness mixed into the excitement of trying something new. The magazine has always been more of a passion than a job for me. There’s something so amazing about sharing knowledge, discovering new technologies, meeting the people behind the projects. It’s a beautiful thing, and I know that I will still be reading my subscription each and every month. It’s always sad, though, to leave something you love.

As much as I love the magazine, though, PHP and our community will always be my first love. I am excited to get back into solving problems, implementing new features, and convincing project owners to implement security and usability best practices.

But I have a few weeks left while I am still Editor-in-Chief, so I’d like to ask two favors of you:

First, let me know about any projects or jobs that I should check out. I’m on the hunt for interesting things to jump into as I get back into programming. I have a bit of time off scheduled so I can enjoy some summer fun with my son before he starts all-day school in the fall (how can he possibly be old enough for all day school?), but I am actively looking for work to dive into after that.

Second, please take a moment and take a look at php[architect] magazine. If you don’t have a subscription, I strongly encourage you to give it a try. There’s a lot of free information out there on the internet, but this magazine gives you tech-edited and reviewed information in an easy-to-read format – not to mention, Kevin Bruce makes it look amazing! Not only that, but you will be hearing about the tools and projects from people who love using them and are using them to solve real world, day-to-day problems. This is truly an amazing resource.

If you already have a subscription, do me a favor and show it to another developer. I would love nothing more than to know that my last two issues of the magazine will be making it into a lot of new hands so that my love of php[architect] can spread around the world.

So what is happening to the magazine? Oscar Merida, who has been working very closely with the magazine will be stepping into the role of Editor-in-Chief, so the magazine will still be in good hands.

And don’t worry, even though I’m leaving the magazine, a piece of my heart will always be at php[architect], and you will still see me in that beloved orange from time to time.

6 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye”

  1. Absolutely, 100%, “grade A” best wishes to you and the family. This news is a little sad, but the sadness is tempered by what you’ve helped to build and knowing that you aren’t going too far.

  2. Beth!

    You will be sorely missed. You have left your mark on php[a] and the PHP community as a whole. I can’t wait to see what you do next.


  3. I just saw this on Twitter! I’m sad to see you go as EIC, you got me into writing for php[architect], and have always been a great editor to work with.

  4. Beth, I’m sorry to hear you are leaving but I’m sure you have great things in your future. I hope I’ll still run into you at conferences and events.


  5. Sorry about coming to this late, but I’ve been busy and missed a whole bunch of things, this being one of them.

    Let me add to the best wishes as well as to the queue forming to see what you’re doing next. Enjoy whatever it is tremendously. You deserve it.

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