I know this isn't software, but I buy lots of books on software topics. (Hi Mouser!
) Today I became aware of a brand new book published by O'Reily, Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think
. I really wanted it, and it is probably worth well more than the full retail price of ~$45 USD. But then I remembered a flyer that was stuck in an order I made to Buy.com for a USB thumb drive. The flyer advertised that Buy.com has books 10% lower than Amazon.com
. I decided to take a look. Sure enough, they do
, and they also offered free shipping
. It only cost me ~$27 USD.
I probably won't read this book for month or years, but I sure got a good deal. I imagine some of the more serious programmers on the DC forums (and I'm sure that includes many lurkers) may be interested in this book.