With so many people searching for jobs, it's important to stay up on the newest technologies, or constantly improve in the areas you're already involved in. At O'Reilly, we publish books that help you zoom in on the details of specific programs and languages, so you can stay competitive in your field.
Which books would help you grow or stay up-to-date in your area of expertise? Leave a comment with the name of the book and how it would make you more marketable. We'll choose three names out of a hat at noon on Thursday, Feb. 11 to receive three ebooks of their choice.
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Thanks for the incredible recommendations, everyone! These comments will be a great resource for others looking for ways to get ahead in their jobs.
Here are the winners*:
Building Scalable Websites is a must-have for web developers. It is the-go to source for many of the practical problems that I encounter as a developer, problems that I was never exposed to in my schooling.
*Love* the Head First series - such a great product. Nutshell books are very heavily used and rarely stay on my shelf for long - loan them out and refer to them all of the time.
a re-tweet from @mzagaja:
[comment from post] Mastering regular expressions was extremely helpful for mining data from PDFs. Saved hundreds of hours of volunteer work for the political campaign I helped out. -Matt
I'll be contacting the winners separately. Thanks again for the great participation!
*All entries were compiled in one list and the winners were chosen using the Random Number Generator.