In general, I turn down all offers to write books because I’m very busy with SitePen and Dojo. That said, when Steve asked if I would write a short chapter on Comet performance, that seemed manageable and so I did. I only committed to doing so after writing the chapter, as I didn’t want to back out if I couldn’t put something together that was of sufficient quality. A few plane flights gave me the bulk of the time to write the text for the chapter.
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