Packt Publishing is running their annual $5 Skill-up. From December 17 until the 8th of January, you can get any e-book and any video for $5. Packt is a publisher of technical books covering a wide variety of IT related fields. They cover the many aspects of software development, but they also offer books that cover dev-ops, penetration testing, and whatever other computer skills you want to pick up. Their normally inexpensive eBooks and videos are now a steal at this value.
Packt Publishing releases a large number of books covering all sorts of topics in modern development. Whatever you like to work with, Packt has you covered.
- If you’re a front-end developer, you can find books on everything from jQuery to Angular and React, and every major library and framework in between.
- More interested in server-side development? Packt has you covered with Node.js, PHP, WordPress, Ruby on Rails, Django, and Java, just to name a few.
- Mobile Developer? Packt has you covered with books on Swift and Android development.
- Consider yourself a data scientist (or would like to), they have books on Python, R, and Julia, as well as data visualization libraries like D3.js and Big Data tools such as Hadoop.
- Are you like me and dabble in digital mapping? Whether you want to master open source or more proprietary software, you can find titles to turn you into a modern cartographer.
- Like playing (or working) with small computers like the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or BeagleBone? Packt has books on those, too.
And if you like, you can finally pick up my book.
So, if you want to pick up some good reading material to improve your technical know-how in 2016, check out Packt Publishing’s $5 Skill Up. You only have a limited time.
You’ll be glad you did.