This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I wrote some code today using Spring's RestTemplate to programmatically bulk add issues to a GitHub repository. It was fun. I tried to explain why I did what I did. I was reminded of someone saying "well, how do you know what to put in the Maven pom" so kept that in mind as I wrote the blog post.