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'No Batteries Required' Book Sale and new PragPub Issue

September 04, 2013

Welcome to the end of summer, as we finally get around to some spring cleaning, and our big No Batteries Required book sale.

Help us make room in the warehouse for more titles! Select paperbacks are now priced at just $9.95 each (see the list at Paperbacks are still great: no batteries or charging required, they are easily read even in full sun, you can kill bugs with them, and of course, you can always use them during takeoff and landing. If you really want the ebook too, you can get both at a discount.

Hurry, offer only valid while supplies last. Once they're gone, it's back to regular pricing.

In other news, the September issue of PragPub, our flagship magazine, is now available. PragPub recently moved to a subscription model, and editor Michael Swaine launched the subscription site last month. Get the current issue or subscribe for the next year at Mike's site, where you can also read selected articles for free.

And last, but not least, want to see what automated iOS testing is all about? Check out the "Watch Me" video at

PragPub: The Play Issue

PragPub Magazine's September issue is now available, with contributions by Nilanjan Raychaudhuri, Michael Bevilacqua-Linn, Jonathan Rasmusson, Jesse Anderson, James Iry, Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine, Andy Lester, and Johanna Rothman.

Nilanjan introduces the Play Framework, which has been getting a lot of attention for how easy it makes it to build web applications with Java and Scala. Michael continues his exploration of Clojure with a look at its advantages for concurrent programming. Jonathan writes about how job definitions are changing around testing. Jesse describes some use cases for Hadoop and the whole Hadoop ecosystem. Johanna and Andy tell you how to walk into that interview totally prepared to nail it. And James offers up a very witty tongue-in-cheek history of programming languages.

This issue also serves up selected tweets in Choice Bits, another programming-related puzzle, and in our Rear Window we look back at Ted Nelson's classic manifesto, Computer Lib.

Get the current issue or subscribe for the next year at Mike's site,

Upcoming Author Appearances

  • 2013-09-05 Rachel Davies, Agile on the Beach, Falmouth, UK
  • 2013-09-10 Tony Hillerson, 360|iDev – Denver, CO
  • 2013-09-11 Matt Wynne, BDD Kickstart, Barcelona
  • 2013-09-14 Matt Wynne, Barcelona Ruby Conference
  • 2013-09-14 David Chelimsky, Baruco
  • 2013-09-17 Aslak Hellesøy, CukeUp! NYC
  • 2013-09-18 Jack Moffitt, Strange Loop, St. Louis, MO
  • 2013-09-19 Chad Fowler, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2013-09-24 Rachel Davies, Cambridge, UK
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