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Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them:

Each month we will  run a promotion with Packt in which ONE GDC member will be selected at random to receive a free book.

Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

Blogger: Beyond the Basics
Getting Started with Audacity 1.3
Apache Roller – Beginners Guide
Apache JMeter
NetBeans Platform 6.9 Developer’s Guide
iReport 3.7
Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets
Java EE 6 Applications with Glassfish 3 Application Server
Apache Maven 2 Effective Implementation
Flex 3 with Java

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Please visit the Packt site at

Congratulations to the winner of our August draw – Iulia!

Good luck,

Barry Cranford

What is the GDC?

The GDC, or Graduate Development Community is an independent community of undergraduate software developers. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the worlds of Academia and Business. We organise and host presentations and events with senior members of the development community as well as offering advice, guidance, internships and jobs through our community site.