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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 run a promotion with Packt in which GDC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 2 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 print copy of his/her choice,
Runner Up Winner – 1 ecopy of his/her choice

Here are the books on offer this month. Packt have kindly offered the most recently published Java books in celebration of it being the last month of the year! The winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration
Moodle 1.9 Testing and Assessment
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook
Moodle as a Curriculum and Information Management System
Moodle 1.9 Top Extensions Cookbook

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 ‘GDC Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Please visit the Packt site at

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.