Thursday, December 18, 2014

Packt Books for $5

Packt Publishing is back at it with an awesome tech eBook sale.
Back in July they offered all eBooks and videos for $10 each, this time they are offering it at $5 each!

Packt is running the sale today (December 18th) through January 6th, 2015, the twelfth day of Christmas.
Remember also that these eBooks & videos are offered DRM-free, so you can use them however you need, without pesky limitations.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Packt Publishing for 10 yrs

Time to go stock up on Packt books again!

Packt Publishing is celebrating 10 years of publishing by offering a deal for 10 days (ending July 5th) where you can get any eBook/video for $10 each. If you haven't stocked up from the previous deals, now's your chance to get some good technical books and videos!


Monday, May 5, 2014

May 6th is the "International Day Against DRM"

Packt Publishing is celebrating the May 6th International Day Against DRM.

On May 6th they are offering all eBooks and Videos at $10 each for the day.
“Our top priority at Packt has always been to meet the evolving needs of developers in the most practical way possible, while at the same time protecting the hard work of our authors. DRM-free content continues to be instrumental in making that happen, providing the flexibility and freedom that is essential for an efficient and enhanced learning experience. That’s why we’ve been DRM-free from the beginning – we’ll never put limits on the innovation of our users.”
Dave Maclean, Managing Director at Packt Publishing
As we can see by the success of Packt and other DRM-free outlets, DRM isn't necessary to be successful (and in some cases it is harmful).
You can also learn more about the Internal Day Against DRM at https://www.defectivebydesign.org/.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pakt Publishing 2000th Book Promotion

Pakt Publishing is celebrating their 2000th book title "Learning Dart" and is having a "Buy One Get one Free" promotion across all of their eBook titles.
The promotion started March 18th and continuing at least through this week.

Now, what sort of books does Pakt Publishing offer? The objective is to release quality pragmatic IT eBooks. With titles on HTML5, CSS3, AngularJS, Dart, Unity, and many others - you can get a jump on newer technologies to see how it can be part of your solutions.

Some interesting books that I'll be taking a look at that Pakt has published are Google App Engine Java and GWT Application Development and NMap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook to expand my horizons on making the most of NMap 6 and seeing what Google App Engine has to offer me. With luck I'll find time to read and review these books!

Return to Blogging and Projects

Just posting a quick blog entry to let everyone know that I plan on kicking up my blogging activity as well as squeezing in bits of time to take care of project laundry lists.
I had been working on a project that came up out of the blue and had my free time squeezed out of the day. With that closed project coming to a close I should have more time to invest in open projects with some more knowledge and skills at the ready :)