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Happy Fifth Anniversary!

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Nearly ten years ago, we got together and wrote The Pragmatic Programmer, and Pragmatic Programming was born.

Five years ago this month, in October 2003, we wrote and published the first two books as the Pragmatic Bookshelf: Pragmatic Version Control with CVS and Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java. Now it’s seventy titles, a bunch of screencasts and podcasts, and five years later.

We’re taking the month of October to celebrate, and we hope you’ll join us.

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It’s our birthday, but you get the present. We’re going to slip a percent-off coupon into your account.

To qualify, you have to have placed an order before our birthday on 10/13/2008 (at midnight, EDT), and you need to have an active account on On that date, we’ll add a coupon to your account. If you have ordered from us, but never got around to logging in and creating an account, then you can’t get the coupon.

On October 13th, the anniversary of our very first book sale, you’ll find your present in your account. You’ll find a coupon for somewhere between 10% and 60% off, depending on how much you’ve purchased directly from our website over the last five years (we don’t count purchases of our books made elsewhere.). This coupon will apply to our books (paper and PDF) and screencasts, with the exception of the original The Pragmatic Programmer, which is not published by us. These coupons cannot be used in combination with other coupons, and will expire on 12/31/2008, so be sure to get your orders in before the end of the year! Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Thanks again for your continued support,

Andy & Dave