Perhaps buying books on programming isn’t what most people associate with Valentine’s Day, but a good deal remains a good deal! Apress are offering all their ebooks at 40% off when you use the discount code VDAY13 at checkout when you buy them directly from their site. The offer’s good until 11:59 p.m. EST (UTC -5), February 15th, 2013.
My current favourite in the Apress library is iOS 6 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, which works really well for the way I like to learn new programming things: a mix of tutorial and working example, which I then play around with, tweak, and experiment with. Each chapter covers a different aspect of iOS development, starting with applications and layout, moving on to table views and the new collection views, and from there, topics such as location and mapping, social networking and user data, images, camera and multimedia, and finally storing and transmitting data and Game Kit. The ebook edition normally goes for US$31.00, but the the 40% off discount, that becomes US$18.60.