We've teamed up with our friends at the Pragmatic Bookshelf to give you the chance to win a copy of Programming Elixir 1.3 by the legendary Dave Thomas. Not only that, we have one to give away every month until the end of 2017 - that's one Elixir Forum winner each month!
You will probably recall that Dave Thomas cowrote "The Pragmatic Programmer" and was one of the creators of the Agile Manifesto. His book "Programming Ruby" introduced the Ruby language to the world, and "Agile Web Development with Rails" helped kickstart the Rails revolution. Programming Elixir is the introduction to Elixir for experienced programmers. Part 1 covers the basics of writing sequential Elixir programs and looks at the language, the tools, and the conventions. Part 2 uses these skills to start writing concurrent code - applications that use all the cores on your machine, or all the machines on your network! And this is done both with and without OTP. Part 3 looks at the more advanced features of the language, from DSLs and code generation to extending the syntax. This highly acclaimed book should be at the top of every budding Elixir developer's wish-list.
Every month, we will pick a random 6-digit Lucky Number which is displayed on our competition page for all to see. To enter the competition, all you have to do is log in via your Elixir Forum account and recieve your weekly entry which is a randomly-generated entry number.
You can obtain a new entry number each week. At the end of the month, if any of your numbers turns out to be closest to that month's Lucky Number, you win!
So far this month, there have been 210 entries in the competition.
To make things more exciting, every now and then, we will announce special bonus days. These are days when you will be able to obtain a bonus entry into the competition. Some of these bonus entries will have a condition, such as first needing to make a post on the forum, or following or mentioning us (or Pragprog!) on social media. As long as you have met the criteria, you can get your bonus entry. Bonus days will be announced on the forum so be sure to regularly log in!
Not to worry - we've also got you 25% off any ebook published by the Pragmatic Bookshelf! Head over to your entries page to get your code and take advantage of this amazing deal.