Greetings!

The holidays are coming fast, and we’ve got a couple more books to get to you before the end of the year. But first, check out our latest screencast series on Github, including a free episode, more Pragmatic Studios for the new year, and don’t forget your wish lists!

In order to receive your order by Christmas, you should place your media mail and international orders no later than Dec. 12, and domestic US priority mail orders by Dec 19. The post office can run slow this time of year, so order early to avoid disappointment!

Insider Guide to Github, plus Free Episode

Git is a distributed version control system that makes collaborative software development possible. GitHub makes it easy to participate in that collaboration. You can host your public and private projects on GitHub, and contribute to other projects, too. Indeed, GitHub is where the action’s at.

But to really get the most out of this great resource, you need an experienced guide to show you the ropes. These screencasts are your guidebook to GitHub. Save time and trouble by letting Scott Chacon teach you how the pros use GitHub: the features you’ll use every day, the collaborative workflow, the tips and tricks, and the advanced features and tasks that give you an extra boost. You’ll come away ready to host your projects and contribute to other projects, and feeling like a GitHub insider.

Episode 1: Getting Started is a 34-minute screencast and it’s absolutely free! Download now in QuickTime, iPhone/iPod, or Theora Ogg format.

And don’t forget, Pragmatic Version Control using Git will be in print next week.

More Pragmatic Studios

We’ve scheduled several Studios in early 2009 to give you a jump start on the new year. With these new skills in your toolbox, you’ll be energized about your projects and ready to develop with renewed confidence.

These Studios tend to sell out fairly quickly, so reserve your seat early and save $300 on early registration.

Don’t forget your wishlist…

Have you created your own personal wishlist of your favorite Pragmatic books, PDFs, and screencasts yet?

You have to be logged in to your account, and then you can add any title to your personal wish list. Use it to keep track of books you want to buy, or use the special link at the bottom of the page to share your list with family and friends—after all, what could be better than a stocking full of Pragmatic titles come Christmas?

To access your wishlist at any time, you can go to your account and click on the Visit Your Wish List link.

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Andy & Dave
www.PragProg.com