This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Congrats to the winners. We hope that you'll find the book useful!
On behalf of Yehuda and myself, I want to thank everyone who participated in the book promo this week, it was a lot of fun!
And not to be mushy or anything, I'd like to quote a section from the Acknowledgement section of the book that pertains to the people on this site that deserve special thanks.
For this, my third published tome, the cast of characters I�d like to thank has a long list of �usual suspects,� including, once again, the membership and staff at javaranch.com. Without my involvement in JavaRanch, I�d never have gotten the opportunity to start writing in the first place, and so I sincerely thank Paul Wheaton and Kathy Sierra for starting the whole thing, as well as fellow staffers who gave me encouragement and support, including (but probably not limited to): Eric Pascarello, Ben Souther, Ernest Friedman Hill, Mark Herschberg, and Max Habbibi. Thanks go out to Valentin Crettaz�not only for serving as technical editor but also for introducing me to jQuery in the first place�and to my coworker Daniel Hedrick who volunteered the PHP examples for the latter part of the book.
Gregg Bolinger was not forgotten -- as one of the reviewers, along with Eric, whose input was nothing short of invaluable, he was also sincerely thanked in another section of the Acknowledgements. [ January 19, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]