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The Day 9 giveaway will add a nice touch to your bookshelf. We’re giving away sets of “GEEK” bookends from Etsy seller Knob Creek Metal Arts. They are perfect for keeping your software engineering books together!

Picture by Knob Creek Metal Arts

If you need a new book to put between the bookends, I recommend How Google Tests Software” by James A. Whittaker, Jason Arbon, Jeff Carollo. Two current Google experts and a former Google testing leader show best practices for testing software. Discover 100% practical, amazingly scalable techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests…thinking like real users…implementing exploratory, black box, white box, and acceptance testing…getting usable feedback…tracking issues…choosing and creating tools…testing “Docs & Mocks,” interfaces, classes, modules, libraries, binaries, services, and infrastructure…reviewing code and refactoring…using test hooks, presubmit scripts, queues, continuous builds, and more. With these techniques, you can transform testing from a bottleneck into an accelerator—and make your whole organization more productive!

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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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.

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