jQuery Enlightenment Review & Giveaway
After buying and reading Cody Lindley's jQuery Enlightenment last year, I was so impressed with it that I asked Cody if he'd be willing to provide me with some discount codes to share on my blog. Expecting 25% off coupons or something similar, I was very surprised when he generously gave me 3 coupons for free copies of his popular book.
I don't usually buy technical books; I'm more of a hands-on learner and the books that I've purchased in the past just collect dust. It's one of the reasons why I'm so impressed with jQuery Enlightenment. Besides being an eBook (and therefore can't collect dust), Cody has structured the book in a way that makes it perfect to have as a learning tool as well as a reference.
You can read the book top-down or skim through the topics, find something you're interested in, and get a detailed and easy to understand write-up on the subject. Cody takes the learning processes one step further by providing code examples, linked to JS BIN, that can be viewed and run in your browser. For someone like me, the concrete examples and ability to play with the concepts, helps reinforce the topics covered.
Whether you are a new jQuery users, or a seasoned jQuery developer, jQuery Enlightenment won't disappoint!
The current version of jQuery Enlightenment was written for jQuery 1.3.2. I spoke to Cody about the recent release of jQuery 1.4 and his plans for an update. He is working on a new version of the book that he estimates will have twice the content (or more) and is tentatively priced at $30. Lastly, he plans to offer a limited-time discount on the update for existing jQuery Enlightenment owners. [Note from Cody: All of this information is subject to change]
As mentioned previously, I have 3 coupons available for free copies of jQuery Enlightenment. If you would like a chance to win, leave a comment below and on Wednesday (1/20) at 2pm PST, I will randomly select 3 people.
The random number generator has spoken and the following people have won a coupon for a free copy of jQuery Enlightenment:
- Sam De La Garza
- Bjorn van der Neut
I'll be sending the coupons codes out shortly. Congratulations, I know you'll enjoy the book.