Packt Publishing is about to publish its 1000th title. Packt books are renowned among developers for being uniquely practical and focused, covering highly specific tools and technologies.
For this occasion, Packt is giving everyone a surprise gift! However, the surprise won’t be revealed until September 28, 2012, which is when the 1000th title is expected to be unveiled.
To receive this gift, simply register for an account on the Packt website and return between September 28 and 30.
Another thing to notice is that Packt supports many of the Open Source projects covered by its books through a project royalty donation, which has contributed over £300,000 to Open Source projects up to now. As part of the celebration Packt is allocating $30,000 to share between projects and authors, soon to be disclosed on their website.
And of course Packt was kind enough to provide some cool Android books only for the readers of Java Code Geeks. Here are the books!
AndEngine for Android Game Development Cookbook: RAW
Overview of the uber-cool AndEngine game engine for Android Game Development. Includes step by step detailed instructions and information on a number of AndEngine functions, including illustrations and diagrams for added support and resultsThis book is currently available as a RAW (Read As we Write) book.
Quickly develop applications that take advantage of the very latest mobile technologies, including web apps, sensors, and touch screens. Excellent for developing a full Android application.
Leverage the Android platform’s flexibility and power to design impactful user-interfaces.
How to Enter?
Just send an email here using as subject “Packt Android Giveaway”. An empty email will do, it’s that simple! Optionally in your email, you may mention which book would you prefer the most! We are waiting for your emails! (Note: By entering the contest you will be automatically included in the forthcoming Java Code Geeks Newsletter.)
Again, don’t forget to sign-up for a free account in Packt before the 30th of September, 2012. Visit their website: www.PacktPub.com. A pleasant surprise gift is in order for each one of you!
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