This month marks 10 years since we embarked on our mission to deliver effective learning and information services to IT professionals. To celebrate this huge milestone, we are offering ALL of our eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and you can stock up on as many copies as you like until July 5th.
If you’ve already tried a Packt title in the past, you’ll know this is a great opportunity to explore what’s new and maintain your personal and professional development. If you’re new to Packt, then now is the time to try our extensive range – we’re confident that in our 2000+ titles you’ll find the knowledge you really need , whether that’s specific learning on an emerging technology or the key skills to keep you ahead of the competition in more established tech. To get you started, we’ve put together 20 of our latest and greatest titles for you to pick up right here. But don’t forget, you can get ANY eBook or Video for $10 in this offer – browse all our categories at the bottom of this page.
$10 ANY eBook/Video – Top 20 to get you started As many times as you like until July 5th
Packt Publishing firmly believes that you should be able to read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want – to that end they have been advocates of DRM-free content since their very first eBook was published back in 2004.
To show their continuing support for Day Against DRM, Packt Publishing is offering all its DRM-free content at $10 for 24 hours only on May 6th – that’s all 2000+ eBooks and Videos at http://bit.ly/1q6bpha .
“Our top priority at Packt has always been to meet the evolving needs of developers in the most practical way possible, while at the same time protecting the hard work of our authors. DRM-free content continues to be instrumental in making that happen, providing the flexibility and freedom that is essential for an efficient and enhanced learning experience. That’s why we’ve been DRM-free from the beginning – we’ll never put limits on the innovation of our users.”
– Dave Maclean, Managing Director
Advocates of Day Against DRM are invited to spread the word and celebrate on May 6th by exploring the full range of DRM-free content at http://bit.ly/1q6bpha, where all eBooks and Videos will be $10 for 24 hours.
Known for their extensive range of pragmatic IT ebooks, Packt Publishing are celebrating their 2000th book title “Learning Dart”– they want their customers to celebrate too.
To mark this milestone Packt Publishing will launch a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer across all eBooks on March 18th – for a limited period only.
David Maclean, Managing Director explains
It’s not by chance that this book is our 2000th title. Our customers and community drive demand and it is our job to ensure that whatever they’re working on, Packt provides practical help and support.
At Packt we understand that sometimes our customers want to learn a new programming language pretty much from scratch, with little knowledge of similar language concepts. Other times our customers know a related language fairly well and therefore want a fast-paced primer that brings them up to a competent professional level quickly.
That’s what makes Packt different: all our books are specifically commissioned by category experts, based on intensive research of the technology and the key tasks.
Since 2004, Packt Publishing has been providing practical IT-related information that enables everyone to learn and develop their IT knowledge, from novice to expert.
Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt contributes back into the community paying a royalty on relevant books directly to open source projects. These projects have received over $400,000 as part of Packt’s Open Source Royalty Scheme to date.
Their books focus on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to quickly publish up-to-date books in very specific areas across a range of key categories – web development, game development, big data, application development, and more. Their commitment to providing a comprehensive range of titles has seen Packt publish 1054% more titles in 2013 than in 2006.
Erol Staveley, Publisher, says
Recent research shows that 88% of our customers are very satisfied with the service knowing that we offer a wide breadth of titles in a timely manner, and owing to the quality of service that they receive 94% of customers are willing to recommend Packt to friends and family. It’s great that we’ve hit such a significant milestone, and we want to continue delivering this fantastic content to our customers.
Here are some of the best titles across Packt’s main categories – but Buy One, Get One Free will apply across all 2000 titles:
Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book as part of a Packt Publishing online review campaign. My review of this book is not influenced by that, it’s only my own and honest opinion. My experience with mongoDB is both educational (certified in both 10gen’s M101 for developers and M102 for DBAs online courses), as well as using it in production for a customer project.
The book covers the very basics to get you started with mongoDB from the novice level and the author manages to keep the book concise, clear, with a lot of examples that explain the basic functions.
It starts with a really brief introduction of mongoDB, BSON documents and explains why one would use mongoDB over a relational database.
It continues with a brief part that covers the installation of mongoDB, providing the resources you need and instructions on how to import the sample data and do some basic queries to verify that everything is in place.
The main part of the book covers the CRUD operations (create, read, update and delete) and has useful examples, demonstrating the use of mongo shell environment. The author also gives very useful notes of important things to remember and avoid.
The book also introduces the reader to the schema design, use of indexes, the aggregation framework and also Map Reduce by providing short examples. The author provides only the details needed to introduce and get you started with these concepts.
If you’re interested in mongoDB but are also too busy, then this book will get you started fast and right.