Java 7 New Features Cookbook give-away contest

I’ve been a technical reviewer for the book Java 7 New Features Cookbook from Packt and it’s now available in the bookstores near you ( comes to my mind, but guess it should be nearer, too).

Packt runs a couple of promotional activities around the book and they asked me if I could run a giveaway contest on my blog. I’ve happily accepted the offer as I believe the book should in most cases be worth your time. Be warned, though. I did review the book, albeit many of my comments did not make it to the final version of the book, so I’m not going to say it’s an excellent book – it’s useful enough to take your chance in a drawing to have your own free copy.

Here are the rules:

Book Give-away: Hold a chance to win a free copy of the Java 7 New Features Cookbook just by commenting!

For the contest Packt have two copies of Java 7 New Features Cookbook, to be given away to two lucky winners.

How you can win:

To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment below highlighting the reason “why you would like to win this book”.

Duration of the contest & selection of winners:

The contest is valid for the upcoming 7 (seven) days, and is open to everyone. The contest starts now and winners will be selected on the basis of their comment posted in random order. I’ll do the selection in Clojure so it should be fair enough.

About the book:

Java 7 New Features Cookbook is a Step-by-step instructions to utilize improved access to mouse buttons and the mouse wheel along with additional event handling support, master the new row set interfaces and control of the database schema and other such new exciting features are also designed in the book.

Java 7 New Features Cookbook covers the details of using the numerous Graphical User Interface improvements including window methods, the new JLayer class and various dialog box-related methods to perform asynchronous IO in Java 7. It enables developers to manage threads using the join/fork paradigm and use new data structures.

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12 Responses to Java 7 New Features Cookbook give-away contest

  1. Because I’m first to comment !

  2. Krzysztof Ciesielski says:

    I would like to win this book because I’m a team leader of Java
    developers and I want to encourage them to expand their knowledge, giving best examples and
    practices basing on a good book.

  3. Packt usually publishes interesting, well-written books, and to have a comment on Java’s new features will be helpful. Thanks for promoting the new book.

  4. Tomek N. says:

    …because it would give me an opportunity to look again at Java after successful transition to Scala?

  5. Sławomir wojciechowski says:

    Becouse 7 it’s my born day!

  6. tomek says:

    because my wife wants me too cook more often!

  7. Damian Pawlowski says:

    This book might give me new ideas on how to improve existing Java 6 code and how to write less code. My company still haven’t decided to switch to Java 7 on production. We are waiting for a more stable release.

  8. … because I want to have it, tough I know I won’t find time for it.

  9. Artur says:

    because my books queue is getting empty ;)

  10. user=> (java.util.Calendar/getInstance)
    #inst "2012-05-08T00:51:29.461+02:00"
    user=> (def candidates #{"Lukasz Kuczera", "Krzysztof Ciesielski",
    "octopusgrabbus", "Tomek N.", "Sławomir wojciechowski", "tomek",
    "Damian Pawlowski", "Wojtek Erbetowski", "Artur"})
    user=> candidates
    #{"Artur" "Sławomir wojciechowski" "Tomek N." "Damian Pawlowski"
    "octopusgrabbus" "Krzysztof Ciesielski" "tomek" "Lukasz Kuczera"
    "Wojtek Erbetowski"}
    user=> (first (shuffle candidates))
    "Lukasz Kuczera"
    user=> (first (shuffle candidates))

    Congrats to the winners! Ping me offline for the next steps.

  11. Piotr Kania says:

    If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. But if you give him a cookbook, you feed him for a lifetime

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