Tech books and videos for just $5 (£4.56) each  @ packtpub
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Tech books and videos for just $5 (£4.56) each @ packtpub

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Found 20th Dec 2017
Packt, a tech publisher, are offering all books and videos on their site for $5 (£4.56) each until 17th January. Perfect for anyone who works in or has an interest in tech, and a great last minute Christmas gift!
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Ebooks or physical?
Interested in some of the video tutorials - is anybody able to give me an idea of the quality of these?
great natural cure for insomnia ;-)
Most of this is on YouTube for free
monkeypastel1 h, 6 m ago

Interested in some of the video tutorials - is anybody able to give me an …Interested in some of the video tutorials - is anybody able to give me an idea of the quality of these?


I've started Python for beginners it seems good so far. I've done a bit of programming on and off, but the kids seem to be learning Python it at school now.
The other day I solved my sons homework and I don't know Python, so I've been bouncing from site to site trying to learn bits, but wanted to do something from beginning to end...
I'll of course let my son go through the course too...(but after I've done it....you gotta stay 1 step ahead ;-)
Not sure about packtpub, but in general, the quality of technical books is at the most mediocre. It's really annoying trying to learn new topics and find mistakes/errors in the book text and code examples...
Edited by: "bnwubnfguisr" 20th Dec 2017
buddn0723 m ago

Most of this is on YouTube for free


The problem with YouTube, you go there looking for something,but there's always something more interesting (especially when I'm at work)...
monkeypastel1 h, 50 m ago

Interested in some of the video tutorials - is anybody able to give me an …Interested in some of the video tutorials - is anybody able to give me an idea of the quality of these?


I've just bought a couple of videos on Vmware Horizon 7 and one Vmware AppVolumes. The audio quality is not great, but the content seems OK.
Used Packt for years. Quality varies depending on who writes them (as with all books). Generally, I thought their ebooks have always been pretty good. Certainly no worse than any other book company. Their support is also excellent. Always replied back to emails within 48 hours when I've contacted them.

Packt videos can vary greatly, especially now they are using 3rd party videos. A lot of the 3rd party ones are also found on sites such as Udemy (Yes, I know Packt produced videos are also on Udemy). They are generally on the shorter side (3 hours) which isn't always a bad thing. I had one that was definitely a synth voice and that was annoying. Their content so far has been ok, sometimes don't cover quite enough for my taste. They often have an ebook of the same name as the video courses. You'll find the ebook covers way more topics but its also more a grind to get through. One thing to remember is that Udemy minimum price is now 10 euroes which means these courses are half the price of what Udemy will ever be.

Another thing to note is that you can pre-order future books/videos at this price. I usually stock up at this time of year (this $5 sale always seems to happen in Dec).

The main reason I use Packt ebooks and videos is that they are DRM free. You can download the ebooks in PDF, epub and mobi versions and also read them online. Their videos are also available as a download (1 zip so no downloading 1 video at a time) and available online.

Basically, for £4.56 you can do a lot worse. Hot from me.
Edited by: "Sin_of_nature" 21st Dec 2017
mastering blockchain lol
HighwayHero20th Dec 2017

I've started Python for beginners it seems good so far. I've done a bit …I've started Python for beginners it seems good so far. I've done a bit of programming on and off, but the kids seem to be learning Python it at school now. The other day I solved my sons homework and I don't know Python, so I've been bouncing from site to site trying to learn bits, but wanted to do something from beginning to end...I'll of course let my son go through the course too...(but after I've done it....you gotta stay 1 step ahead ;-)


Maybe you can add this also to your eBook arsenal?. :-)

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