Dec 21 2020

Christmas give-away It’s done.

Category: TechnicalIuliana @ 0:26

For every book I write Apress sends me five printed books. One of them goes to my parents’ bookcase, because well, I need to keep track of my technical authoring work and the rest I give them to friends or mentees.

This year, because of the pandemic, I have in my house with five 2nd editions of Pivotal Certified Professional Spring Developer Exam. I kept hoping I will get home and give them to the people I was saving them for, but that won’t happen.

I will still keep one of them for my parents’ bookcase and one of the for the person the book is dedicated to, but the other three have to go. So, my darlings, if you live in the UK and want to have your own Pivotal Certified Professional Spring Developer Exam, 2nd edition book, send me an email to with the address to send it to. I’m no super-star, but let me know if you want a dedication and autograph on it.

I’ll take care of the delivery costs, because it is a Christmas present after all, just let me know where it has to go. I know it is pretty late, and you might get it after Christmas, but what can I say, I’ve been known to be slow from time to time.:D

Stay safe, stay happy!

[Later edit]: The reason that only developers from the UK are included in this, is that this is the place I live now. The book is quite heavy and transport costs might outweigh its value , if sent too far away.  In this case it might be worth it to check if Amazon or Apress have a Christmas promotion in your country. Also because of the new very contagious COVID strain international transports (via post) are currently uspended.

I’ve received quite a few emails. I will later this evening pick three people and the books will be sent tomorrow or in the morning of  Wednesday the 23rd.

[Even Later edit]: It’s done guys, the lucky ones have been chosen. I am sorry I don’t have more than three available.

4 Responses to “Christmas give-away It’s done.”

  1. soungalo sidibe says:

    thank you for being so nice.
    You are really our superstar.

  2. Iuliana says:

    Thank you Soungalo! :)

  3. Ivetka says:

    I can’t enroll as I live outside UK, but wanted to say that I really like your blog. I never comment, just read, but you’re one of the most favorite bloggers in my feed and I very appreciate everything you write. You’re definitely heard and liked :-) Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you plenty of health, luck, love and joy.
    Fellow SW engineer from eastern block (Slovakia).

  4. Iuliana says:

    Hello Ivetka,

    I am so happy to meet you. I am happy you like my blog.
    Have a Wonderful Christmas too and happy holidays!


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