After close to a year in the works, my book Pro PHP XML and Web Services was finally released on March 27th and recently got its first review (no, its not from anyone I know). The book is quite long, but comprehensive, coming in at around 936 pages. It not only covers working with XML using all the different extensions/parsers in PHP, but also explains many of the XML technologies and specifications in simple language rather than the often cryptic specifications. In any event, to celebrate its release (or maybe the fact that I am finally done and have time for myself again), I am giving away an autographed copy of this book to one lucky person.
Rather than ask you to find some answer to an obscure question, the contest is pretty easy. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight EST on April 30th 2006 telling me why you want a copy and why I should give it to you rather than someone else. Be sure to include a valid return email address so I can contact the winner. I will try to announce a winner by May 7th, determined by the answer I find the most interesting, but depending upon the number of submissions it may take me a bit longer to read them all and make the final decision. Note: Email addresses will NOT be used for anything other than notifying the winner.
Hint: Keep it short, to the point and I am easily amused.