It is the third day of InformIT’s giveaways. Monday we gave out copies of David Geary’s Core HTML5 Canvas: Graphics, Animation, and Game Development. In this book Geary explores and explains the powerful Canvas feature of HTML5 in a clearly written format. He teaches how to use canvas for text, shapes, and images to physics, collision detection, and mobile applications. See corehtml5canvas.com for code and live demonstrations of Geary’s key techniques.
Tuesday’s giveaway was Joomla! Programming by Mark Dexter and Louis Landry. Dexter and Landry use their combined expertise to teach the new and experienced coder best practices for customizing websites using Joomla! Step-by-step instructions give you the techniques to perform simple and advanced tasks. Visit the companion website joomlaprogrammingbook.com for example code and more information.
That brings us to the Wednesday giveaway! Today three people will win a $25 Amazon gift card. Maybe you'll spend it on a Web Development book in honor of this week's theme (I recommend Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One, 5th Edition), and maybe you won't, but we hope that you'll make good use of your Amazon gift card! Here's how to enter:
Rules: You may have up to four entries.
1. Be an InformIT fan on Facebook
2. Follow us @InformIT on Twitter
3. Retweet InformIT’s daily twitter post containing “#17daysofgiveaways” and a link to the Giveaway blog post
4. Post a link to the giveaway on your personal blog
Comment on this post to let us know how many entries you have accumulated. Indicate if you are a fan on Facebook, a follower on Twitter, if you have retweeted, and a link to your blog. (For Facebook and Twitter, no need to re-like or re-follow each day, just confirm that you are still a fan/follower!) Every day we will be giving away the prize to three randomly selected entrants. More entries raise your chances of winning. Your comment must be posted by midnight, EST. We will create a list of every entrant, and you may have your name on the list up to four times. Each entry will be numbered in ascending order according to order of comments on the blog, and winners will be selected using random.org. Winners will be notified with a comment from me containing my email address and instructions for claiming your prize. You may only win once each day, but you may win more than once throughout the month.
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Fan on Facebook? Y/N ___
Follower on Twitter? Y/N ___ Your Twitter handle: ____________________
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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS GIVEAWAY WILL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW.
Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The "17 Days of Giveaways” ("Giveaway") will begin at 12:01 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on July 9, 2012 ("Giveaway Start Date"), and ends at 11:59 pm EDT each weekday through July 31, 2012 ("Giveaway Period"). InformIT is an imprint of Pearson Education. Giveaway is sponsored by Pearson Education, Inc., One Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 ("Sponsor") who is solely responsible for all aspects of this Giveaway.Eligibility: The Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia ("U.S.") only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. All online entrants must have a valid email address. Limit four (4) entries per person.