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Free Ruby on Rails Book

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web ApplicationsSitePoint is currently (and for the next 57 days or so) giving away a free download of an entire book!

That’s right, they’re giving away a free download (PDF) of a book called “Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications”, which is a Ruby on Rails beginner book. You get the entire book, all 12 Chapters and all 447 Pages.

To get the book, all you have to do is to go here, click the Download button, enter your email address in the window that pops-up and then check your email for the PDF link.

This is a great resource if you’re interested in developing in Ruby on Rails. I might do some playing around with it, since BlueFur supports Ruby on Rails. Even if you don’t have the time to play around with it right now, download the book anyways, it’s free and you might want to use it at a later time.

Problogger’s Birthday Giveaway

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Over at Problogger they’re celebrating their Blog Birthday! Problogger is giving away over $54 000 (USD) worth in prizes!

Currently, you can win two 20″ LG monitors with DisplayLink. DisplayLink is technology that allows you to plug a monitor into your computer via USB. It is true plug-and-play!

You know what? All you have to do to be entered to win these monitors is write up a post on your blog and link to Problogger’s Birthday Bash! Full Details here.

So, go and enter the contest, and be one of the first people to own a DisplayLink powered monitor (and two of them, to boot)!