Happy Programmer’s Day! Here’s an ebook/video sale and some programmer-themed cocktail recipes.


oreilly programming books

Its’ the 256th day of the year, which means it’s Programmer’s Day!

O’Reilly’s Programmer’s Day ebook and video sale

It may not be any sort of official holiday, but since 256 is the largest power of two that’ll fit into 365, it’s as good an excuse as any. O’Reilly are celebrating — any by “celebrating”, I mean moving some inventory — by having a one-day sale on all programming ebooks and video training. When you check out, use the discount code PROGDY at checkout to get the half-off deal. The offer is available until Sunday, September 14th at 5 a.m. Pacific (8 a.m. Eastern).

Cocktails for Programmer’s Day

severe perl

GitHub isn’t just for code — sometimes you can find recipes there too! Cocktails for Programmers is a GitHub repo featuring recipes for cocktails based on programmers’ lives (and no, they’re not virgin cocktails, thank you very much). The two that sound most appealing to me are the Severe Perl (gin, sweet vermouth, lemon juice, simple syrup) and the Python (white rum, mint liqueur, pineapple juice, lemon juice, Sprite or 7-Up).

python cocktail