Thursday, November 12, 2009

45% Off Discount and Pizza & Beer Contest!

45% Off Discount and Pizza & Beer
Contest Extended!

uglyguyLast month, we launched our Pizza and Beer Contest. The two user groups who submit the most reviews will win $500 for their user group. Throw a pizza and beer party on us! We had a few submissions, but we decided to extend it one more month. You can see who's in the lead on our Pizza & Beer Contest Tracker.

Here's how to win
  1. Publish book reviews for any Manning new release or MEAP you've read in the month of November. They can be posted on your user group site, Slashdot, Amazon, or personal blogs. Book reviews must be at least 200 words and they can cover any 2009 release or MEAP.
  2. Each time a review is published, email In the body of the email, include the review URL, the user group name and the line "Give us some pizza and beer." You can send URLs as they are published.
45% Off All Manning Books

With the holidays coming up, why not spread some programming cheer? Share the gift of knowledge with your loved ones and colleagues with our Hello! Series. These books are designed to get newbies up and running on some common languages and platforms. And since so many of you took advantage of our 45% exclusive User Group Discount, we've extended it into November! Until November 30, get 45% off any Manning book using the code ug090945. You can distribute this discount code to your group freely or post on your group's website.

Hello World
Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners--In Print--Provides a gentle but thorough introduction to the world of computer programming. It's written in language a 12-year-old can follow, but anyone who wants to learn how to program a computer can use it. Hello World! uses the easy to learn Python programming language. [more]
Hello! Python--In MEAP--This fast, entertaining on-ramp to the world of Python programming is perfect for beginners--or for anyone looking for a snappy, smart tutorial. Fully-illustrated and full of examples, it's never been easier to get started with Python. [more]
Hello! Flex 4--Print Edition in November!--Everything you need to know to get started with Flex 4 without obscure details or academic edge cases. In this entertaining, hands-on book, you'll quickly move from Hello World into the techniques you'll need to use Flex effectively. [more]
Hello! Silverlight--In MEAP--This is a fast-paced, entertaining guide that will have you creating eye-catching animations, slick visual transitions, friendlier user interfaces, and even rounded corners! [more]
Also, check out these new releases
SQL Server MVP Deep Dives--New in Print!--This book brings together the world's most highly-regarded SQL Server experts to create a masterful collection of tips, techniques, and experience-driven best practices for SQL Server development and administration. [more]
JavaFX in Action--New in Print!--Create dazzlingly rich applications for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. JavaFX is a complete RIA system with powerful presentation and animation libraries, a declarative scripting language, and an intuitive coding model--all fully integrated with the Java platform. [more]

uglyguy2User Group special!
Save 45% on any print, ebook or MEAP edition

Use code ug090945 in your shopping cart at
Offer Expires November 30, 2009.

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