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Packt Open Source has this week announced a series of discounts on its selection of best selling Open Source books. Readers will be offered exclusive discounts off the cover price of selected print books and eBooks for a limited period only. 

So far in 2011, Packt Open Source announced in March that its donations to Open Source projects has surpassed the $300,000 mark, while in April insight into various projects was offered during the ‘Believe in Open Source’ campaign and July’s series of discounts continue this trend of Packt showing its commitment to the Open Source community.

The Packt Open Source books included in this exclusive discount offer include well known books such as JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning, PHP jQuery Cookbook, Drupal 7 Module Development and Blender Lighting and Rendering, amongst others.

“This special discount showcases a host of Packt Open Source topics and allows readers to purchase some of our most well renowned books at an exclusive price” said Packt Open Source Marketing Executive Julian Copes. “

To ensure you do not miss this fantastic offer, visit the special discount page now, where you can view the extensive list of books included in the offer and access an array of related articles that were written by the authors.

The exclusive discounts are available from 4th July 2011. To find out more, please visit the Packt website.

There are those that have claimed that Java is getting a little bit long in the tooth.  This month’s selection of  Packt Publishing‘s books show just how fresh and relevant Java is for the future.  You can read more on our new  Book Club blog.     

Apache Wicket Cookbook
Android User Interface Development: Beginner’s Guide 
NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook
BlackBerry Java Application Development
EJB 3.1 Cookbook
Oracle Coherence 3.5

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at b.cranford@clearview-itrs.co.uk with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specialising in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them:  www.packtpub.com

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which LJC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 2 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 print copy of his/her choice 
Runner Up Winner – 1 ecopy of his/her choice

Please visit the Packt site at  www.packtpub.com

Congratulations to the winners of our June draw – Richard Melville and Kelvin Porter!

Good luck,

Barry Cranford

Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them: http://www.packtpub.com/

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which LJC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 2 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 print copy of his/her choice,
Runner Up Winner – 1 ecopy of his/her choice

Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

Net beans Platform 6.9 Developer’s Guide
Liferay Portal Enterprise Intranets
Alfresco 3 Web Services
JSF 2.0 Cookbook
Blogger: Beyond the Basics
Building Websites with OpenCms
Tomcat 6 Developer’s Guide
Seam 2.x Web Development
JBoss AS 5 Development
BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at b.cranford@clearview-itrs.co.uk with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Please visit the Packt site at www.packtpub.com

Congratulations to the winners of our October draw – Somay and David B!

Good luck,

Barry Cranford

What is the LJC

The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.

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