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The technologies used by web developers and designers are constantly developing, getting better and easier to use etc. but the speed of change is a serious challenge for everyone. It is not unlikely to work hard to learn something new just to realise it is already obsolete knowledge we have been collecting.Several new versions/releases with significant changes have been released but being new to the area/technology how should we know. There are many options today to pick up new knowledge but books are still the right answer when you are serious about learning. Recent books from good publishers are normally up to date and will be covering latest development in the needed detail.
There is nothing as good as a traditional book but if you want to protect the environment e-books is a great alternative and especially for developers it is a must to be able to search for specific keywords, APIs etc. I know that most readers of tripwire magazine need to stay sharp and be on the front foot when it comes to knowledge. To help out readers of tripwire magazine Packt Publishing have kindly sponsored four free e-book to winners of a contest. Please read on and learn how to participate in the contest below.


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Contest Details

What the winners will get?

The four winners will get a free e-book from www.packtpub.com of their own choice. The books will be delivered by Packt Publishing directly to the winners immediately after they have been announced.

Who can participate?

No specific segment. It is open to all. Packt Publishing have many interesting books for designers and developers so you should all try to get a free e-book for yourself!

How to Participate?

  1. Leave a comment on the post, thats it. Please also retweet the post and confirm your tweet by commenting the twitter status URL. ex. http://twitter.com/tripwiremag/status/2604845236. (not required to participate) You get this URL by clicking the link just below the twitter entry containing text like this: “about 2 hours ago from web”.
  2. Winner will be nominated randomly via http://www.random.org/.
  3. Fill your name and e-mail address correctly because the winner will be contacted via e-mail only.
  4. Contest is open till 05/08/2009 and the winner will be announced on 06/08/2009. All comments submitted after 05/08/2009 won’t participate.

Please besides participating let me know if you appreciate contents like this one to be published on tripwire magazine. Your feedback will be highly appreciated.

About the sponsor

Packt Publishing is a leader in guidebooks that can fill in the gaps between for solo entrepreneurs. Based in the United Kingdom, the company’s books and online publications share the experiences of IT professionals in adapting and customizing today’s systems, applications, and frameworks. The range of information is easy to understand and features a series of guides stepped up from beginners to expert applications.

Packt (pronounced Packed) published its first book Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management in April 2004. Five years have passed and the company has built a library of real life experiences, distilled in a digestible manner, easy to use and then apply.

Packt Open Source Project Royalty Scheme
Packt believes in Open Source. When selling a book written on an Open Source project, they pay a royalty directly to that project. As a result of purchasing one of their Open Source books, Packt will have given some of the money received to the Open Source project.

Open Source CMS Award
The Packt Open Source Content Management System Award is designed to encourage, support, recognize and reward Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) that have been selected by a panel of judges and visitors to www.PacktPub.com.

The 2009 Award will continue to support an increased range of open source Content Management Systems with five main categories, unlike four in previous years, offering a total prize fund of $24,000, an increase of $4,000 on the previous two years. For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/award

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