Under the Bridge

Who Wants To Be A Book Reviewer?

So yes, it’s quite the tide here we’re doing our best King Canute impression with, postings have been most pathetically sporadic lately, haven’t they now? We trust we’ll be doing better on that from now on — but first, we have an offer for you, Dear Reader, to provide some content of your own!

The deal is here, the nice folks at Packt Publishing are making a decent run at being the kind of publisher that O’Reilly used to be back in the day, and they’re always looking for people who will do reviews of their books; and since we’re doing such a completely nonexistent job of living up to our promises in that regard, no doubt you — yes, YOU — can do better, can’t you now?

These recent books in particular are looking for reviewers right now:

Xcode 4 iOS Development Beginner’s Guide

Use the powerful Xcode 4 suite of tools to build applications for the iPhone and iPad from scratch.

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Unreal Development Kit 3 Beginner’s Guide

A fun, quick, step by step guide to level design and creating your own game world.

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CryENGINE 3 Cookbook

Over 90 recipes written by Crytek developers for creating third-generation real-time games.

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Android Application Testing Guide

Build intensively tested and bug free Android applications.

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If you’d like a copy of any of these books in return for posting a review on them, just drop a line to Shaveer Irani of Packt with the subject “book name- review request copy” and he’ll get right back to you we have no doubt!

As well, you may wish to check out these other titles of theirs that we had promised to review but haven’t gotten around to doing yet:

Core Data iOS Essentials

A fast-paced, example-driven guide guide to data-drive iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch applications.

Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook

Move beyond basic Cocoa development using over 70 simple and effective recipes for Mac OS X development.

iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

Clear and practical recipes for building web applications using JavaScript and AJAX without having to learn Objective-C or Cocoa.

That last one at least we’re going to be reading like RIGHT NOW and will have a post on it for you shortishly we hope; in the meantime, we strongly encourage you to email Shaveer and start developing your career as a reviewer!