I was unsure of what to write about this week and then I remembered that I had been meaning to post something to promote and give away a hard copy of a book that No Starch Press was kind enough to give me for free.
Below I’ll give you some simple instructions on how you can win my brand new copy of The Book of Ruby by Huw Collingbourne. You’ll never believe what you have to do to qualify for this one! (Note the sarcasm.) But first, a description of the book.
What’s The Book of Ruby?
Below is part of the description from the book’s page on No Starch Press:
Ruby is famous for being easy to learn, but most users only scratch the surface of what it can do. While other books focus on Ruby’s trendier features, The Book of Ruby reveals the secret inner workings of one of the world’s most popular programming languages, teaching you to write clear, maintainable code.
You’ll start with the basics—types, data structures, and control flows—and progress to advanced features like blocks, mixins, metaclasses, and beyond. Rather than bog you down with a lot of theory, The Book of Ruby takes a hands-on approach and focuses on making you productive from day one.
Here are the requirements to qualify to win:
#1. Tweet a link to this post
You have to tweet a link to this article to qualify. If you don’t do Twitter, then you don’t qualify. If you don’t know how to find the URL for this post, then I really don’t think this book is for you. :)
The tweet must have the phrase “Book Giveaway: The Book of Ruby” in it and it must have a direct or shortened link to this post.
#2. Post a Comment With a Link to Your Tweet
After you tweet a link to this post, you need to prove that you did this by linking to your tweet. Post a link to your tweet in the comments section below (only one entry allowed per person). If you can’t figure out how to find a direct link to a single tweet, then, again, I must say that this book will probably be a little too much for you. :)
#3. Use a Valid Email Address in Your Comment
If you win, I have to be able to contact you to get shipping info, so please use a real email address. If you mistype your address then you won’t qualify.
(Cheap) Shipping is on Me
This is a hard copy version of the book, so naturally I will have to ship the book to the winner. I will pay the shipping to anywhere in the world but I reserve the right to use the cheapest shipping option, if necessary. Sometimes it’s quite expensive to ship to remote locations, so expect slow shipping unless you’re willing to pay the difference. I live in Canada, so anywhere in North America should be reasonable and fast.
The winner will be a randomly chosen comment that meets all the qualifications mentioned above.
I’ll leave the contest open for exactly two weeks from the date of this post. Now get tweeting!