Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Packt’s $5 eBook Bonanza is back!

Press release

Packt’s $5 eBook Bonanza is back!

Celebrate the holiday season with $5 Bonanza.

Until 6th Jannuary 2015, customers will be able to get any eBook or Video from Packt for just $5. This sale covers every title in the Packt Publishing website – more information is available at http://bit.ly/13fDngD.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Packt offers its library subscription with an additional $150 worth of free content 


PacktLib provides full online access to over 2000 books and videos to give users the knowledge they need, when they need it. From innovative new solutions and effective learning services to cutting edge guides on emerging technologies, Packt’s extensive library has got it covered.
For a limited time only, Packt is offering 5 free eBook or Video downloads in the first month of a new annual subscription – up to $150 worth of extra content. That’s in addition to one free download a month for the rest of the year.
This special PacktLib Plus offer marks the release of the new and improved reading and watching platform, packed with new features. This deal expires on 4th November.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


From September 26thPackt has launched a special offer to encourage IT professionals to join them in that mission and Level Up their skills – for the coming days ALL eBooks and Videos are just $10 each or less. The more EXP customers want to gain, the more they save:

  • Any 1 or 2 eBooks/Videos –$10 each
  • Any 3 to 5 eBooks/Videos – $8 each
  • Any 6 or more eBooks/Videos –$6 each

The offer ends October 2nd and covers Packt’s entire range of eBooks and Videos, making this the perfect opportunity to learn something new, keep up to date, and ultimately become the expert.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


@PacktPub they are celebrating their 10th birthday and for the occasion you can buy any eBooks for just 10 dollars.

Go get them http://bit.ly/1qqge4D

Monday, May 5, 2014


Packt is celebrating International Day against DRM on 6th May 2014 by offering all its DRM-free content at $10

for 24 hours only on May 6th

that’s all 2000+ eBooks and Videos at www.packtpub.com

Enjoy it and keep on learning!

Friday, March 21, 2014


Buy One, Get One Free on all of #Packt’s 2000 eBooks!

http://bit.ly/1j26nPN #Packt2k

The campaign begins on 18th-Mar-2014 and will continue until 26th-Mar-2014.

Enjoy it and keep on learning!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review: Nginx Module Extension

Hi all,
after reading two books about the excellent Nginx, Mastering Nginx and Nginx HTTP Server - Second Edition,
it was the turn to read Nginx Module Extension.

which can be found here.

So, here is the review.
First of all, keep in mind the book is 100 pages of contents (which leads to 129 of everything).

I'm reviewing this book after reading 2 good book about Nginx, which are "Mastering Nginx" and "Nginx HTTP Server - Second Edition".

Let's begin.
The book is divided into 5 chapters: first 3 are just about installing and configuring core and HTTP modules.
Those 3 chapters are a good recap, but I do think they are not necessary for the audience of this book.
If I'm getting this book is to deal with modules and how to extend them and how to write my own modules.

Chapter number 4 is about third-party libraries.
More precisely: PostgreSQL, MySQL (aka drizzle-server), Digest Authentication, Page Speed, Lua scripting, GeoIP, Healthcheck Module, Loadbalancing.
Every module is described with its directives
The Lua scripting module was quite interesting and surprising. I didn't test it, but I'll give a try ASAP.

Finally, in chapter 5, last one, you will learn how to write a Nginx Module Extension. Bear in mind, you may don't know but C background is needed to fully understand and test the examples.

Having that said, the book overall wasn't that bad, but as the title is very specific, I would have preferred a book just about how to write modules. The number of pages do not matter if contents are clear, focused and you get what you expect.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Reading Nginx Module Extension

Hi all,
after reading two books about the excellent Nginx, Mastering Nginx and Nginx HTTP Server - Second Edition,
it's time to read Nginx Module Extension (review asap).

which can be found here.

Stay tuned for the upcoming review.