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HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook | Packt Publishing

HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
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Enhance and Optimize Sites for latest devices using Packt’s new book and ebook

HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook is a new book from Packt that will guide users to generate websites that effortlessly interface with modern mobile devices. The book helps create responsive applications that make snappy connections for mobile browsers and give websites the latest design and development advantages for reaching mobile devices.

About the author:
Benjamin LaGrone is a web developer from Texas. He is the mobile and responsive web evangelist for the team in a SAAS development shop. At the age of 6 he got his start in programming when he took his first computer class at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.
His first program was a “Choose your own adventure” book written in BASIC, back in the days when software needed to be written in line numbers. Ben made a career combining art and coding and his favourite project was using the GMaps API to map pathologies to chromosomes for cancer research.

Filled with how-to recipes for site enhancements and optimizing sites for the latest devices and the mobile Web, the book will help readers learn how to make images automatically respond to page size, make responsive menus, embed responsive videos and take advantage of a number of responsive typography techniques.

The book will teach readers how to use new responsive frameworks, and how to update old static frameworks to be responsive with just a few lines of CSS. Readers will also learn to make a mobile website using jQuery mobile and unobtrusive interactions that exist as a separate layer within the presentation, allowing it to coexist with other scripts for other devices.

Web developers seeking innovative techniques that deliver fast, intuitive interfacing for the latest mobile Internet devices, will find this book a useful read.

 

                                                                      - Karman Khanna

 

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Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt pays a royalty on relevant books directly to open source projects. These projects have received over $400,000 as part of Packt’s Open Source Royalty Scheme to date. Our books focus on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows us to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas. With over 1000 books published, Packt now offers a subscription service. This app and a PacktLib subscription now makes finding the information you need easier than ever before. This page focuses on the books published during the particular months. It will be updated with the press releases, review excerpts from the reviewers as and when possible. So, if you're looking for something which could lend you a helping hand, this page will offer you that precise guidance to help you decide on the e-book you require. If you wish to be regularly updated on twiter, my handle is @Dyson_Packt.
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Learn about cloud computing with Heroku using Packt’s new book and eBook

Learn about cloud computing with Heroku using Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Understand the concepts of the Heroku platform: how it works, the application development stack, and security features Learn how to build, deploy, and troubleshoot a cloud application in the most popular programming languages easily and quickly using Heroku Leverage the book's practical exampl
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Heroku Cloud Application Development by Anubhav Hanjura. This book will show how Heroku is language-independent and does not lock the user to a particular operating environment. The print book is 336 pages long and is competitively priced at $54.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $28.04. About the author: Anubhav Hanjura is a cloud technology enthusiast and a software architect. He specializes in server-side development (C++, C, and Java) for distributed software platforms, and is an avid blog reader. When he is not designing software systems, you can find him collecting books, pondering over puzzles, or bookmarking general trivia. He is a passionate mentor, has authored several white papers, and has also served as a project guide for students on many occasions. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from NIT, Surat. Heroku is one of the leading cloud platforms supported by several programming languages. It lets the user develop applications without worrying about the infrastructure. They can instantly build, deploy, and troubleshoot the most advanced and robust cloud applications using a rich set of available tools. Heroku assists in building the most feature-rich web applications using add-ons and multiple data sources that can be easily configured. Heroku Cloud Application Development explores the ease with which a developer with limited availability or knowledge of deployment infrastructure can run and manage a cloud app 24/7/365. This book is a hands-on guide that explains the various components of the Heroku platform and provides step-by-step guidance, along with helpful examples on how to build and troubleshoot robust and scalable production-ready web applications on the Heroku platform. The book will cover the following chapters: Chapter 1: Hello Heroku Chapter 2: Inside Heroku Chapter 3: Building Heroku Applications Chapter 4: Deploying Heroku Applications Chapter 5: Running Heroku Applications Chapter 6: Putting It All Together Chapter 7: Heroku Best Practices Chapter 8: Heroku Security Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Heroku Applications Chapter 10: Advanced Heroku Usage This book is aimed at those who are new to Heroku or inexperienced in the technology. The reader should have knowledge or familiarity with cloud computing and basic knowledge of database and network deployment.
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Getting started with Django | Packt Publishing

Getting started with Django | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Get to know MVC pattern and the structure of Django Create your first webpage with Django mechanisms Enable user interaction with forms Program extremely rapid forms with Django features. Explore the best practices to develop applications of a superior quality , Develop simple web applications wit
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with Django. This practical guide follows a step-by-step approach that will help readers utilize the powerful Python web framework to develop web applications. Readers will also learn about the various features of Django to improve the quality of their web applications.

 


About the author:
Samuel Dauzon has been passionate about programming and computer science for the past ten years. He is currently a web developer in a company that publishes software for municipalities and is training to become an IT architect. He also freelances and works on PHP and Django sites.

 


Getting Started with Django begins with the basics of Django, explaining the MVC pattern and how to create templates and models. Readers will also learn about utilizing the MVC pattern to create web applications.

 


The book then explains how to deploy the step task manager on Apache with a PostgreSQL database, how to use AJAX securely with Django, how to create a website on Linux-based systems, and much more. With the help of AJAX, readers will also learn how to make their web applications more dynamic. The book also teaches readers how they can improve the quality of their web applications with the help of Python - a powerful programming language.

 


Developers well versed with Python and web development will find this book to be a valuable resource. The book acts as a thorough introduction to Django’s powerful features that aid rapid web application development. It is also an excellent tutorial for developers who want to improve the quality and maintenance of their web applications. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/4Zqtjw

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Master how to utilize Backbone Marionette using Packt's new book and eBook

Master how to utilize Backbone Marionette using Packt's new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it

Create scalable and highly interactive web applications using one of the best frameworks for Backbone.js Learn about controllers, views, modules, events, commands, and regions Make the most out of Backbone Marionette by understanding its philosophy and applying it to real-life development tasks , B

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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with Backbone Marionette, a practical guide written in an easy-to-understand manner with the intention of giving readers small but concrete examples that will help them to quickly understand each component of Marionette as they progressively build their very own application. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats. The print book is 94 pages long and is competitively priced at $29. 99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $15.29.

About the authors:
Raymundo Armendariz is a web developer with over nine years of experience in developing applications for the government and different industries such as automotive and manufacturing. Over the past two years, he has spent most of his time focusing on frontend development with Backbone Marionette and building single-page applications.

Arturo Soto is a technical architect and developer. His work focuses on developing enterprise-level applications, especially web applications. His professional interests include software design patterns, agile practices, and various technologies such as WCF, ASP.NET MVC, OData, Web API, HTML5, and JavaScript.

Backbone Marionette is a composite application library for Backbone.js that aims to simplify the construction of large-scale JavaScript applications. It is a collection of common design and implementation patterns found in the applications that we build with Backbone, and it includes pieces inspired by composite application architectures, event-driven architectures, and messaging architectures.

Getting Started with Backbone Marionette will help readers learn the key concepts that will allow them to build large-scale applications with ease. This book is a practical guide to developing scalable applications using an incremental and modular approach with Marionette.js. Readers will learn how to add new features quickly and easily using a solid and composite Backbone Marionette framework.

This book begins by showing readers the key benefits of Marionette.js and how to set up a development environment so that they can begin writing code using this framework. It then walks the reader through the main components of the library such as the router, controller, and application. After that, it introduces readers to topics like view types and the view life cycle before moving on to more advanced topics such as modularization, enterprise messaging patterns, incremental use, and memory management.

The book covers the following essential topics:

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Backbone Marionette
Chapter 2: Our First Application
Chapter 3: Marionette View Types and Their Use
Chapter 4: Managing Views
Chapter 5: Divide and Conquer – Modularizing Everything
Chapter 6: Messaging
Chapter 7: Changing and Growing

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Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

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Learn how to detect and monitor an entire IT infrastructure using Nagios with Packt’s new book and eBook

Learn how to detect and monitor an entire IT infrastructure using Nagios with Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Set up, configure, and manage Nagios 4 to secure and monitor your system Learn how to use libnagios and NERD to process and handle queries Packed with lots of tips, tricks and illustrations to explain the Nagios configuration and monitoring concepts in a simplified manner , Learn how to set up Nagi
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Packt is pleased to announce the launch of its new book on Nagios, Learning Nagios 4. This book is a practical guide packed with tips, tricks, and illustrations to help readers learn about the various configuration and monitoring concepts in Nagios in an efficient and simplified manner.

About the author:
Wojciech Kocjan is a systems administrator and programmer with 10 years of experience. His expertise includes managing Linux, Sun, and IBM servers. He also has several years of experience working on a variety of open source projects.

Learning Nagios 4 has been designed from a beginner’s perspective. A practical guide explained in a simplified manner, the book introduces readers to the basics of Nagios. Besides learning how to install and configure Nagios to administer their network and system, readers will also learn how to configure and work their way around the Nagios web interface.

The book then dives into SNMP and shows readers how to monitor various network-enabled devices. They will also learn how to use NSClient++ to monitor Microsoft Windows systems. Administrators wanting to create their own plugins will also learn how to use programming languages like C and scripting languages like PHP, Perl, Shell, and Python.

This book covers the following important topics:

Chapter 1: Introducing Nagios
Chapter 2: Installing Nagios 4
Chapter 3: Using the Nagios Web Interface
Chapter 4: Using the Nagios Plugins
Chapter 5: Advanced Configuration
Chapter 6: Notifications and Events
Chapter 7: Passive Checks and NSCA
Chapter 8: Monitoring Remote Hosts
Chapter 9: Monitoring using SNMP
Chapter 10: Advanced Monitoring
Chapter 11: Programming Nagios
Chapter 12: Using the Query Handler Index

System administrators interested in using Nagios to monitor their IT infrastructures will find this book extremely useful. IT professionals who are aware of previous versions of Nagios and who want to update their knowledge with Nagios 4 will also find this book to be a valuable resource. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/2i9gba

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Master machine learning techniques using Clojure with Packt’s new book and eBook

Master machine learning techniques using Clojure with Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it

Covers a lot of machine learning techniques with Clojure programming. Encompasses precise patterns in data to predict future outcomes using various machine learning techniques Packed with several machine learning libraries available in the Clojure ecosystem , Successfully leverage advanced machine

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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new ebook, Clojure for Machine Learning. Developers will learn how to make use of Clojure’s machine learning techniques in order to handle vast amounts of data, and they will also learn how to build machine learning systems using Clojure libraries.

About the author:
Akhil Wali has been working as a software developer for around four years. He is knowledgeable in areas such as programming languages, functional programming, and the analysis and design of algorithms. He currently works at Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. on ERP and BI projects. He has also worked in areas such as text search, real-time collaboration, and parallel data processing.

Clojure for Machine Learning begins with introducing developers to simple machine learning problems such as regression and classification, and explores several machine learning techniques. Readers will also learn how several of these techniques can be used to solve real-world problems. The eBook delves further into making use of Clojure libraries. It also helps readers understand machine learning problems such as regression, classification, and clustering.

Advanced models of machine learning such as clustering, artificial neural networks, and support vector machines are covered in detail. Filled with plenty of examples, each chapter describes the strength of Clojure programming in detail.

Clojure for Machine Learning focuses on the following topics:

Chapter 1: Working with Matrices
Chapter 2: Understanding Linear Regression
Chapter 3: Categorizing Data
Chapter 4: Building Neural Networks
Chapter 5: Selecting and Evaluating Data
Chapter 6: Building Support Vector Machines
Chapter 7: Clustering Data
Chapter 8: Anomaly Detection and Recommendation
Chapter 9: Large-scale Machine Learning
Appendix: References
Index

 

Clojure developers who want to explore the potential of Clojure programming in machine learning will find this book is a valuable resource. Developers with some knowledge of theoretical concepts and notation of mathematics and statistics will have an added advantage. For more details, please visit: http://goo.gl/6xXP75 ;

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Learn to use Solr in real-world contexts using Packt’s new book and eBook

Learn to use Solr in real-world contexts using Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Learn to use Solr in real-world contexts, even if you are not a programmer, using simple configuration examples Define simple configurations for searching data in several ways in your specific context, from suggestions to advanced faceted navigation Teaches you in an easy-to-follow style, full of e
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Packt is proud to present its latest publication, Apache Solr Beginner’s Guide by Alfredo Serafini. This is an easy-to-read book that will show the reader how to define simple configurations for searching data in several ways in your specific context, from suggestions to advanced faceted navigation using Solr. The print book is 324 pages long and is priced at $44.99, while the eBook is $22.94.

About the author:
Alfredo Serafini is a freelance software consultant, currently living in Rome, Italy. He has a mixed background. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering with a thesis on Music Information Retrieval, a professional master's course in Sound Engineering with a thesis on gestural interface to MAX/MSP platform. He had been involved as a consultant and developer at Artificial Intelligence Research at Tor Vergata (ART) group. During this experience, he got his first chance to play with the Lucene library. He is currently a Linked Open Data enthusiast. He has also had a lot of interaction with the Scala language as well as graph and network databases.

Solr is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Solr is written in Java and runs as a standalone full-text search server within a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat or Jetty.

 

Apache Solr Beginner’s Guide will help the readers to configure their own search engine experience. The book starts off by letting you explore a simple search over real data . The readers will then go through a step-by-step description to explore several practical features. At the end of the book the readers will see how Solr is used in different real-world contexts.

 

Apache Solr Beginner’s Guide covers the following topics:
Chapter 1: Getting Ready with the Essentials
Chapter 2: Indexing with Local PDF Files
Chapter 3: Indexing Example Data from DBpedia – Paintings
Chapter 4: Searching the Example Data
Chapter 5: Extending Search
Chapter 6: Using Faceted Search – from Searching to Finding
Chapter 7: Working with Multiple Entities, Multicores, and
Distributed Search
Chapter 8: Indexing External Data sources
Chapter 9: Introducing Customizations

 

Anyone wanting to embed a search engine in their site to help users navigate around the mammoth data will find this book an invaluable resource. For more information, please visit the book's page at: http://www.packtpub.com/apache-solr-beginners-guide/book

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Analyze and improve your code using the collaborative code review tool Review Board with Packt's new book and eBook

Analyze and improve your code using the collaborative code review tool Review Board with Packt's new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it

 

Learn how to publish code review requests and analyze code in Review Board Manage Review Board easily across all roles in order to facilitate the whole code review process, thereby improving the code quality Get a detailed walkthrough of Reviewboard features with real-life workflows and screenshots

 

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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Getting Started with Review Board. This book will guide readers on a journey to mastering Review Board by teaching them how to manage users, review groups, default reviewers, repositories, and much more. The print book is available for $34.99 and is also available in all popular electronic formats for $17.84.

 

About the author:
Sandeep Rawat is a passionate DevOps consultant who has extensive knowledge of build and release automation along with expertise in how to manage a secure and scalable cloud infrastructure. He is an expert at streamlining build and release processes, and he has used them to achieve multiple, smooth build and releases per day at one of India's most popular e-commerce websites, Snapdeal. Currently, he is associated with Mettl, an online assessment solution for testing technical, aptitude, and psychometric skills. He works there as a DevOps consultant.

 

 Getting Started with Review Board will help readers to become expert Review Board administrators. This practical, example-oriented book covers the code review workflow in detail. It also talks about the various features in Review Board that will make readers' lives a lot easier as a code author, reviewer, and administrator. Readers will also look at the user dashboard, which provides an overview of the review requests and user/group activities that the user is a part of. Finally, the administration of the Review Board application and admin dashboard will be explored. At the end of this book, readers will also learn about advanced tips and tricks to get the best out of Review Board.

 

 This book is a concise, to-the-point guide consisting of a practical walkthrough of the code review workflow using the features present in Review Board. Everything is explained with the help of screenshots so that even if the reader does not have a running installation of Review Board, they can still gain practical knowledge.

 

 Web programmers or quality control staff who perform or participate in code reviews will find this book extremely useful. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/FTrXIp 

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Learn to use the powerful and latest features of Visual Studio 2013 in all areas of development with Packt’s new book and eBook

Learn to use the powerful and latest features of Visual Studio 2013 in all areas of development with Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Provides you with coverage of all the new Visual Studio 2013 features regardless of your programming language preference Recipes describe how to apply Visual Studio to all areas of development: writing, debugging, and application lifecycle maintenance Straightforward examples of building apps for W
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its latest book on Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook. Developers will learn the latest features with straightforward examples. This book also explores developing applications for various platforms like desktop, mobile, and for the Web. The print version is 332 pages long and priced at $44.99, while the eBook is priced at $26.99.

 

 Packt is pleased to announce the release of its latest book on Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook. Developers will learn the latest features with straightforward examples. This book also explores developing applications for various platforms like desktop, mobile, and for the Web. The print version is 332 pages long and priced at $44.99, while the eBook is priced at $26.99.

 

 About the authors:
Jeff Martin has been involved with the computer industry for several years, and has covered Microsoft technologies and the .NET platform for InfoQ (http://www.infoq.com) since 2011.

 

 Richard Banks has developed software for the last 20 years for a wide range of industries and development platforms, and over the years has filled many roles including developer, team lead, project manager, and CIO/CTO. He also owns and contributes to a few open source projects and has spoken at Microsoft TechEd and many other events and user groups around Australia. He currently works as a principal consultant for Readify and is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP.

 

Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook introduces readers to the new features the 2013 version has to offer and how it can be used to improve development tasks. Developers will be able to debug parallel and concurrent programs, integrate .NET Framework 4.5.1 effectively, and create apps for Windows 8.1.

 

The book maintains a practical approach, helping readers familiarize themselves with the changes in the new version. The step-by step approach presented in the book will also help improve the user’s developmental tasks. Developers will also learn how to protect and manage source code with Team Foundation Server.

 

Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook covers the following important topics:

Chapter 1: Discovering Visual Studio 2013
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Windows Store Applications
Chapter 3: Web Development – ASP.NET, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
Chapter 4: .NET Framework 4.5.1 Development
Chapter 5: Debugging Your .NET Application
Chapter 6: Asynchrony in .NET
Chapter 7: Unwrapping C++ Development
Chapter 8: Working with Team Foundation Server 2013
Chapter 9: Languages
Appendix: Visual Studio Medley

 

Developers wanting to learn the new features of Visual Studio 2013 will find this Cookbook a valuable resource. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/A4pj4Q

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Learn the basics of compositing with Blender to create spectacular visuals with Packt’s new eBook

Learn the basics of compositing with Blender to create spectacular visuals with Packt’s new eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Explore Blender compositor to create spectacular visuals Make the most out of Blender's node-based compositing architecture Step-by-step guide full of practical examples , Learn the techniques to create believable and stunning visuals with Blender Compositor with this book and ebook
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new eBook on Blender: Blender Compositing and Post Processing. Readers will explore the Blender compositor and learn how to create spectacular visuals with step-by-step instructions and practical examples. About the author: Mythravarun Vepakomma is currently working as a CG supervisor at Xentrix Studios Pvt. Ltd., India. He first started working as a part-time illustrator and graphic designer. Midway through his career, Mythravarun encountered Blender, and was fascinated by its features and the fact that it was an open source software. This made him dig deeper into Blender to get a better understanding, and now he prefers to use Blender for many of his illustrations. Blender Compositing and Post Processing will introduce readers to the world of compositing and post processing, helping them to achieve a firm grounding in order to arrive at the desired look for their films. With this eBook, readers will learn how to work on advanced compositing techniques like relighting, texture mapping, and focusing. Besides learning how to explore color spaces and grading techniques, readers will also master compositing skills to create spectacular visuals and productive composites. This step-by-step guide is filled with lots of illustrations and practical examples, which will help readers to achieve the desired results. CG artists who wish to add realism to their projects will find this eBook an excellent resource. Beginners and advanced users involved in strategizing and implementing productive lighting will learn a great deal from this step-by-step guide. For more information , please visit the eBook's web page at http://goo.gl/GH8xOE ------Dyson D' Souza
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Learn how to create brilliant videos with Camtasia Studio 8 using Packt’s new book and eBook

Learn how to create brilliant videos with Camtasia Studio 8 using Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
A step-by-step guide that will help you plan, storyboard, and script your videos Explore advanced video editing tools Produce and publish for a range of devices , Take your Camtasia Studio videos to the next level with expert tips and advanced features with this book and ebook
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Learn how to create brilliant videos with Camtasia Studio 8 using Packt’s new book and eBook.

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook, Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques, a practical guide packed with examples that will help readers implement the different features of Camtasia Studio 8 and create professional looking projects. The print book is 124 pages long and is competitively priced at $29.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $15.29.

 

About the authors:
Claire Broadley and Mathew Dixon are trained technical authors with several years of experience. In 2011, they formed their own company, Red Robot Media, with a vision to bring their writing skills to the World Wide Web. Red Robot Media has provided essential technical writing services to companies around the world.

Camtasia Studio 8 is used to customize and edit videos, giving you the ability to record on-screen activity, add imported media, create interactive content, and share your results. It can be used for many things, including e-learning and for marketing within business settings.

Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques will help readers determine the best production settings to use and will reveal how audio can be used to enhance their videos and make the content more engaging. This book is packed with tips and examples that will elevate the readers' skills and greatly improve their video productions. Starting with how to source video appropriately, Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques will teach readers the basics of editing and introduce them to the most commonly used features of Camtasia Studio 8.

Those familiar with Camtasia Studio that are looking to experiment with more advanced techniques will find this book an essential resource. To find out more about the book, please visit the book page. http://bit.ly/18LB1lN --Priyanka Pinto

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Mastering ElasticSearch | Packt Publishing

Mastering ElasticSearch | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Learn about Apache Lucene and ElasticSearch design and architecture to fully understand how this great search engine works Design, configure, and distribute your index, coupled with a deep understanding of the workings behind it Learn about the advanced...
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, titled Mastering ElasticSearch that will let readers master & integrate data indexing, analysis, and dynamic mapping using ElasticSearch. The print book comes in at over 386 pages and is competitively priced at $54.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $28.04.

 

Rafał Kuć: Rafal has over 10 years of experience in software development and is handling various portfolios ranging from a consultant and a software engineer at Sematext Inc., to co-founder of Solr.pl on online resource for Solr & Lucene users. He has authored 2 books for Packt on Apache Solr.

 

Marek Rogoziński: With over 10 years of experience in Solr and ElasticSearch, Marek is the co-founder of the Solr.pl site, publishing information and tutorials about the Solr and Lucene library. He currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer in Smartupz, the vendor of the Discourse™ social collaboration software. ElasticSearch is fast, distributed, scalable, and written in the Java search engine that leverages Apache Lucene capabilities providing a new level of control over how you index and search even the largest set of data.

 

Mastering ElasticSearch covers the intermediate and advanced functionalities of ElasticSearch and will let the reader understand how ElasticSearch works, but will also guide the reader through its internals such as caches, Apache Lucene library, monitoring capabilities, and the Java API. In addition to that readers will understand practical usage of ElasticSearch configuration parameters, monitoring API, and easy-to-use and extend examples on how to extend ElasticSearch by writing custom plugins.

The book consists of the following chapters:

•Chapter 1: Introduction to ElasticSearch

• Chapter 2: Power User Query DSL

• Chapter 3: Low-level Index Control

• Chapter 4: Index Distribution Architecture

• Chapter 5: ElasticSearch Administration

• Chapter 6: Fighting with Fire

• Chapter 7: Improving the User Search Experience

• Chapter 8: ElasticSearch Java APIs

• Chapter 9:

 

Developing ElasticSearch Plugins Beginners or professional developers with basic knowledge of query DSL or data indexing looking to extend their knowledge about ElasticSearch will find this book a knowledgeable resource. For more details, please visit the book page at: http://goo.gl/4S2HiH ---- Kenny Dias

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Building 3D Models with modo 701 | Packt Publishing

Building 3D Models with modo 701 | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Make a 3D model using your imagination Use tricks of the light to express the mood of your scene Learn how to get photo-real images out of your 3D software Get the most of your final image by enhancing it with Photoshop Make your workflow smooth, ...
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Let your imagination come to life: build 3D models using modo 701 with Packt’s new book and eBook.

Packt is pleased to announce the launch of its new book, Building 3D Models with modo 701, a step-by-step walkthrough of the real world of a 3D artist. The print book is 312 pages long and is competitively priced at $44.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $21.59.

About the author:

Juan Jiménez García started to doodle with 3D software back in 2004, with Lightwave 6. He specializes in modeling, especially hard surface modeling, such as cars, furniture, all kinds of machines and engineering-related stuff, and so on.
modo is a polygon and subdivision surface modeling, sculpting, 3D painting, animation, and rendering package developed by Luxology, LLC. The program incorporates features such as n-gons and edge weighting, and runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms.

Building 3D Models with modo 701 will introduce readers to the world of next generation 3D content creation in a practical manner. It is not just a software manual, but a real-world guide that will skip the unnecessary details and focus on what's needed to complete a commission from a client. It will get readers the best results in the minimum time.

The book consists of the following essential topics:

Chapter 1: Knowing the Interface
Chapter 2: Beginning with Modeling
Chapter 3: Texturing and Materials
Chapter 4: Illuminating a Scene
Chapter 5: Preparing a Shot
Chapter 6: Rendering your Scene
Chapter 7: The Post-production Phase

Both newbie and experienced 3D artists will find this book an essential resource. To find out more about this book, check out the book page: http://www.packtpub.com/building-3d-models-with-modo-701/book

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Master Liferay 6.2 to create eye-catching themes using the comprehensive tutorials in Packt’s New Book and eBook

Master Liferay 6.2 to create eye-catching themes using the comprehensive tutorials in Packt’s New Book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Create eye-catching themes, develop responsive layouts, and write portlets with various technologies that ensure efficiency and performance Showcase the latest features in the user interface of Liferay 6.2 and provide solutions to real problems on...
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Packt is pleased to announce its new book on Liferay, Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development. Using this step-by-step guide, readers will find everything they need to know about user interface development. This book will give readers practical tutorials to help them create great looking user interfaces and more.

About the authors:
Xinsheng Chen is a web application architect. He holds an Masters' degree in Computer Science from California State University. He also has a Bachelor's degree from Wuhan University, China. Xinsheng was previously a QA engineer working at VMware, Inc. He has a rich experience in J2EE technologies and extensive experience in Content Management Systems (CMS), including Alfresco. He has worked on 23 Liferay Portal projects.

Jonas X. Yuan is a chief architect at ForgeLife LLC and an expert on Liferay Portal, e-commerce, and Content Management Systems (CMS). As an open source community contributor, he has published five Liferay books from 2008 to 2012. He is also an expert on Liferay integration with Ad Server OpenX, different search engines, and enterprise content including videos, audio, images, documents, and web content. This ias well as being an expert on other technologies such as BPM Intalio and Business Intelligence Pentaho, LDAP, and SSO.

Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development will introduce users to the new features in Liferay 6.2 and what it has to offer. Besides changing the look and feel of user interfaces, readers will also be able to customize the overall look and feel of websites and web pages, create themes, write page layouts, develop portlets, and use Alloy User Interface widgets. The practical approach of the book will teach readers how to get started with Liferay 6.2 as a programmer.

Readers will also learn how to write a responsive page layout and how to develop generic-style portlets, Spring MVC portlets, and Vaadin portlets. This book will show readers how to user Alloy UI, jQuery, Ext JS, and Dojo Toolkit in Liferay. Readers will gain substantial experience in developing all the user interface components for Liferay Portal.

Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development covers the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: Customizing Your Liferay Portal
Chapter 2: Basic Themes
Chapter 3: Layout Templates
Chapter 4: Content Collaboration and Publishing
Chapter 5: Portlets
Chapter 6: JavaScript Frameworks and Portlets
Chapter 7: Advanced Themes
Chapter 8: Understanding Alloy UI/YUI
Chapter 9: Using UI Taglib
Chapter 10: Responsive Mobile Theme, Reporting, and Searching

Beginners interested in the Liferay Portal will find this book an excellent resource. This book also explains the latest technologies in Liferay Portal, which will be useful for experienced users as well. For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/liferay-6-2-user-interface-development/book ;

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Create rich interfaces for the Web and mobile platforms using Kendo UI with Packt’s new book and eBook

Create rich interfaces for the Web and mobile platforms using Kendo UI with Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Create rich interfaces for the Web using the Kendo UI application framework and various sets of widgets that come packaged in the library Build web applications for the mobile platform by providing a native look and feel on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, without having to worry about
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----- Dyson D' Souza Packt is pleased to announce the release of Kendo UI Cookbook. Web developers will get to grips with the basics of the Kendo UI application framework. In this easy-to-follow guide, filled with practical and hands-on examples, developers will learn how to apply Kendo’s one stop library to build applications for various platforms.

 

About the Author Sagar Ganatra is a frontend architect from Bangalore, India. His expertise includes HTML5, CSS3, Object-oriented JavaScript, Kendo UI, jQuery, and JavaScript frameworks such as BackboneJS, RequireJS, and AngularJS. He also writes about these technologies on his blog at http://www.sagarganatra.com/. When he is not coding, he enjoys writing short stories, swimming, and reading books.

 

Kendo UI Cookbook is an easy-to-follow guide that contains recipes that will make it easy for web developers to build applications on web and mobile platforms like platforms like iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. This includes making use of the templating system, applying the Model View – View Model (MVVM) pattern, and using the built-in validator. All of these features are included in the Kendo UI application framework. Developers will be introduced to the Kendo framework in the initial chapters.

 

This book also makes use of various widgets and how to customize the applications based on readers' requirements. Developers will also learn how to build interactive charts and dashboards using data visualization components. Kendo UI Cookbook also explores the use of widgets that can be used in projects with minimal configurations. This hands-on guide will teach developers how to build visually compelling web applications.

 

Kendo UI Cookbook covers the following chapters:

Chapter 1: The Kendo UI Application Framework

Chapter 2: The Kendo UI Grid

Chapter 3: Kendo UI TreeView

Chapter 4: Kendo UI Editor

Chapter 5: Kendo UI PanelBar Chapter

6: Kendo UI File Uploader Chapter

7: Kendo UI Window Chapter

8: Kendo UI Mobile Framework

Chapter 9: Kendo UI Mobile Widgets

Chapter 10: Kendo UI DataViz

Chapter 11: Kendo UI DataViz – Advance Charting

 

Web developers wanting to explore the potential of Kendo and further their skills using Kendo UI library will find this book an excellent resource.

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Build interesting application scenarios with Rails 4 using with Packt’s new book and Ebook

Build interesting application scenarios with Rails 4 using with Packt’s new book and Ebook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it

Upgrade your knowledge for the latest changes in the Rails framework Follow the project-based approach to building applications from simple to advanced skill levels , Build simple to advanced applications in Rails 4 through 10 exciting projects w

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Packt is proud to present its latest publication, Rails 4 Application Development Hotshot, by Saurabh Bhatia. The book explains how to build the most popular types of applications using Rails 4, and highlights new ways to do things. It also closely follows lots of the best practices, gems, and popular solutions already known to the community. The book is 378 pages long and is priced at $49.99, while the eBook is $25.49.

Rails is an open source web application framework that runs via the Ruby programming language. It allows readers to create pages and applications that gather information from the web server, talk to or query the database, and render templates.

Rails 4 Application Development Hotshot shows readers how to build the most popular types of applications using Rails 4, and highlights new ways to do things. This book explores new ideas to refactor and restructure code to make it perform better in production, and enables the readers to write production-ready code.

The following are the chapters in this book:
Project 1: A Social Recipe-sharing Website
Project 2: Conference and Event RSVP Management
Project 3: Creating an Online Social Pinboard
Project 4: Creating a Restaurant Menu Builder
Project 5: Building a Customizable Content Management System
Project 6: Creating an Analytics Dashboard using Rails and Mongoid
Project 7: Creating an API Mashup – Twitter and Google Maps
Project 8: API Only Application – Backend for a Mobile App
Project 9: Video Streaming Website using Rails and HTML5
Project 10: A Rails Engines-based E-Commerce Platform

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Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

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Learn how to use PHPUnit to write and test code using Packt’s new book and eBook

Learn how to install PHPUnit as well as how to write and execute tests Understand the advanced concepts of testing using test doubles and the continuous integration process A hands-on, step-by-step guide full of real-life examples to help you learn quickly and effectively , Get started with PHPUnit
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book on PHP: PHPUnit Essentials. A hands-on, step-by-step guide, this book will teach developers how to drastically improve their software testing skills. Filled with real-life examples, developers will also learn about the advanced concepts of testing.

About the author:
Zdenek Machek is an experienced PHP developer who has been working with PHP since 2000. He has introduced software testing and PHPUnit to various companies and utilized them on various small- and large-scale projects. Zdenek has also written several articles and blog posts focused on Continuous Integration processes during PHP application development. Currently, he leads technology standards and values across his current organization, and also handles the analysis, planning, and technical delivery of large-scale, critical, and high performance systems for the organization’s most complex projects.

PHPUnit Essentials is a practical guide that introduces readers to what PHPUnit has to offer to improve their software testing skills. This book will teach readers how to test their codes and write good test codes, which are essential skills that every PHP developer should master. Filled with simple and easy-to-understand examples, PHPUnit Essentials covers all aspects of writing test codes.

Readers will also learn how to refactor their code, how to run tests from the command line, explore how to test legacy code, use PHPUnit tests in Jenkins and Xinc servers, and much more. This book also delves into making use of the PHP mock object framework called Mockery.

The book consists of the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Installing PHPUnit
Chapter 2: PHPUnit Support in IDEs
Chapter 3: Tests and What They're All About
Chapter 4: Testing Dependencies and Exceptions
Chapter 5: Running Tests from the Command Line
Chapter 6: Test Isolation and Interaction
Chapter 7: Organizing Tests
Chapter 8: Using Test Doubles
Chapter 9: Database Testing
Chapter 10: Testing APIs
Chapter 11: Testing Legacy Code
Chapter 12: Functional Tests in the Web Browser
Chapter 13: Continuous Integration
Chapter 14: PHPUnit Alternatives, Extensions, Relatives, and BDD

Developers with some knowledge of PHP will find this book to be a valuable resource for learning and improving their software testing skills. Experienced PHP developers will learn how to put PHPUnit to use for developing web applications. For more information on this book, please visit: http://goo.gl/ZQ0qEb

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Learn to use the powerful and latest features of Visual Studio 2013 in all areas of development with Packt’s new book and eBook

Learn to use the powerful and latest features of Visual Studio 2013 in all areas of development with Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it

Provides you with coverage of all the new Visual Studio 2013 features regardless of your programming language preference Recipes describe how to apply Visual Studio to all areas of development: writing, debugging, and application lifecycle maintenance Straightforward examples of building apps for W

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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its latest book on Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook. Developers will learn the latest features with straightforward examples. This book also explores developing applications for various platforms like desktop, mobile, and for the Web. The print version is 332 pages long and priced at $44.99, while the eBook is priced at $26.99.

About the authors:
Jeff Martin has been involved with the computer industry for several years, and has covered Microsoft technologies and the .NET platform for InfoQ (http://www.infoq.com) since 2011.

Richard Banks has developed software for the last 20 years for a wide range of industries and development platforms, and over the years has filled many roles including developer, team lead, project manager, and CIO/CTO. He also owns and contributes to a few open source projects and has spoken at Microsoft TechEd and many other events and user groups around Australia. He currently works as a principal consultant for Readify and is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP.

Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook introduces readers to the new features the 2013 version has to offer and how it can be used to improve development tasks. Developers will be able to debug parallel and concurrent programs, integrate .NET Framework 4.5.1 effectively, and create apps for Windows 8.1.

The book maintains a practical approach, helping readers familiarize themselves with the changes in the new version. The step-by step approach presented in the book will also help improve the user’s developmental tasks. Developers will also learn how to protect and manage source code with Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook covers the following important topics:

Chapter 1: Discovering Visual Studio 2013
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Windows Store Applications
Chapter 3: Web Development – ASP.NET, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
Chapter 4: .NET Framework 4.5.1 Development
Chapter 5: Debugging Your .NET Application
Chapter 6: Asynchrony in .NET
Chapter 7: Unwrapping C++ Development
Chapter 8: Working with Team Foundation Server 2013
Chapter 9: Languages
Appendix: Visual Studio Medley

Developers wanting to learn the new features of Visual Studio 2013 will find this Cookbook a valuable resource. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/A4pj4Q ;

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Manage Rake Tasks efficiently and automate build processes quickly

Manage Rake Tasks efficiently and automate build processes quickly | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Solve real-world automation challenges with human readable code Build or deploy an application package quickly Easy-to-follow instructions to speed up tasks and manage them efficiently , Deploy, test, and build software to solve real-world automation challenges using Rake with this book and ebook
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its first eBook on Rake, Rake Task Management Essentials. This practical guide is updated with the techniques and easy to follow steps to help developers in building, testing, and debugging Rake tasks. Filled with clear and easy-to-follow examples, developers will learn to how to build or deploy an application.

 

About the Author
Andrey Koleshko’s first programming language that he used in his employment career was Java. Then he migrated to the Ruby language and has been working with it for four years. Currently, he is working at a local cloud hosting company. This change of company provided him with an opportunity to deal with a lot of challenges concerning application architecture, code testing, debugging, and deployment processes. As a result, he has contributed to some famous Ruby libraries. Mostly, he works with the Rails framework. He also likes to document all his thoughts and his most interesting experiences through his blog: http://railsguides.net.

 

Rake Task Management Essentials begins with the basics and the fundamentals of Rake and its application. It further explains Rake’s language in order to write custom tasks. With the help of clear and concise examples, developers will learn how Rake is used by Ruby using a Jenkins example.

 

Developers who want to test Ruby or Rake applications will be able to learn about debugging and testing. A step-by step guide, Rake Task Management Essentials focuses on interactive approach to solve real-world automation challenges.

 

Developers acquainted with the Ruby language who want to solve repetitive tasks will find this eBook a valuable resource. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/a2e3bS 

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Zend Framework 2 Cookbook | Packt Publishing

Zend Framework 2 Cookbook | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Recipes to help you create, test, and optimize your applications A useful guide for PHP developers wanting to broaden their horizons Helps you understand how MVC works and how to make it work for you , A guide to all the ins and outs of Zend Framework 2 features with this book and ebook
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----Punit ShettyPackt is proud to present its latest publication, Zend Framework 2 Cookbook by Josephus Callaars. This is an easy-to-read book that will show the reader how applications are set up in Zend Framework 2. The print book is 340 pages long and is priced at $49.99, while the eBook is $25.49.

About the author:
Josephus Callaars is a software developer whose passion began like so many other developers at the appropriate age of twelve. Being intrigued by mathematics and software languages such as Assembler and Java, he quickly found out that his career was to be found in the abstract side. Since 2003 he has been developing software applications commercially, and always tried to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies. Josephus has been passionate about developing ever since, and always thought it could be done better every time. He is a Zend Certified Engineer and is regularly to be found in the open source community, where he is always on the lookout for new things to learn.

 

 

Zend Framework (ZF) is an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5.

Zend Framework 2 Cookbook offers readers an insight into Zend Framework 2. The book starts off by a discussion about setting up Zend Framework 2, and the reader will also look at how the framework itself works. The book explains the sending and receiving of e-mails, translation and localization of the application, and how to set up the framework on a Linux web server..

 

Zend Framework 2 Cookbook covers the following topics:
Chapter 1: Zend Framework 2 Basics
Chapter 2: Translating and Mail Handling
Chapter 3: Handling and Decorating Forms
Chapter 4: Using View
Chapter 5: Configuring and Using Databases
Chapter 6: Modules, Models, and Services
Chapter 7: Handling Authentication
Chapter 8: Optimizing Performance
Chapter 9: Catching Bugs

 

Developers who have a keen interest in expanding their knowledge will find this book an invaluable resource. For more information, please visit the book's page at: http://www.packtpub.com/zend-framework-2-cookbook/book

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Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework

Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Extend the main elements of Symfony 2 Learn about the internal Symfony 2 framework Customize developed web applications with Symfony 2 , Optimize, audit, and customize web applications with Symfony with this book and ebook
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Customize web applications using Sypmfony 2 with Packt’s new eBook

 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new eBook on Symfony: Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework. Users will be able to extend the main elements of Symfony 2. The book will lead users through Symfony2 framework with lots of practical, hands-on, step-by-step examples.

 

About the Author:
Sébastien Armand is a software developer based in Beijing, China. He spent most of the past five years working with Symfony building internal IT systems. He co-founded mashupsports.com, a social website for sports enthusiasts based on Symfony 2. He has contributed to Symfony and the Symfony documentation on many occasions.


Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework begins with the core concepts of Services and Listeners. Users will learn about solutions to problems that can be faced in extending Symfony. The book further goes on to explain how to use different types of extensions.

Users can make a cleaner, better structured, and re-usable code for applications to be made using all extension points including Symfony, Twig, and Doctrine.

Users wanting to keep track of their code or wanting to better organize their applications will find this tutorial an excellent resource. For more information, please visit the book's page at:  http://goo.gl/SLDORA

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Clojure for Domain-specific Languages | Packt Publishing

Clojure for Domain-specific Languages | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Explore DSL concepts from existing Clojure DSLs and libraries Bring Clojure into your Java applications as Clojure can be hosted on a Java platform A tutorial-based guide to develop custom domain-specific languages , Learn how to use Clojure language with examples and develop domain-specific langua
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Explore Domain Specific Languages from Clojure with Packt’s new book and ebook

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book on Clojure: Clojure for Domain-Specific Languages. Filled with practical examples, users will be able to learn as much as Clojure code as possible. Users will be able to create customer domain- specific languages and will learn about the tools involved in the process.

About the author: Ryan D. Kelker is a Clojure enthusiast and works as a freelance. He started exploring computers and the Internet at a very early age and he eventually ended up building both machines and software. Starting with MS DOS, batch files, and QBasic, he eventually floated towards Arch Linux and the Clojure language. He has four certifications from both CompTIA and Cisco.
Readers will learn about the pros and cons about a domain-specific language and general design concepts. Clojure for Domain-Specific Languages goes about explaining concepts in an example-oriented manner. Important concepts are explained in this example oriented guide designed to build custom languages.

Clojure for Domain-Specific Languages further dives into general programming and will take the users through chapters that are code oriented. Users will also learn Leiningen which help them build projects. The examples in this book are presented in a Read-Evaluate-Print-Loop environment helping readers follow on their own machine.

Users familiar with developing Clojure applications will find the book helpful in developing domain specific languages. Experienced Domain-Specific language users familiar with other programming languages will find this ebook a valuable resource. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/db9JQj ;

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Create brilliant apps using Qt Creator with Packt’s new book and eBook

Create brilliant apps using Qt Creator with Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Introduces the basic concepts of programming using Qt and the Qt Quick framework, with tips and tricks to help you make the most of Qt Creator Shows you how to write cross-platform mobile applications with Qt Creator Full of illustrations and diagrams, with clear step-by-step instructions and prac
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook, Application Development with Qt Creator. The book is 130 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $17.84.

About the author: Ray Rischpater is an engineer and author with over 20 years' experience writing about and developing for computing platforms. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and ARRL. Presently, he's employed as a Senior Engineer at Microsoft in Mountain View, working on mapping and data visualization.

Qt Creator is the leading open source, cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) for building GUI applications that run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, and many embedded systems. It greatly simplifies cross-platform application development, targeting desktop computers, embedded platforms, and mobile systems.

Application Development with Qt Creator provides a thorough introduction to using Qt Creator to make cross-platform applications that you can read in just a few hours. It covers everything readers need to know to build applications with Qt Creator. The book starts by showing them how to get, install, and use Qt Creator, beginning with the basics of how to edit, compile, debug, and run applications. Along the way, they will learn to use Qt to write cross-platform GUI applications for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Android in C++ and Qt Quick. Developers new to Qt and Qt Creator interested in harnessing the power of Qt for cross-platform development will find this book an essential resource. To find out more about the book please visit the book page http://bit.ly/1dRFBqz ---Priyanka Pinto

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Create life-like poses in a natural and believable way using DAZ Studio 4 with Packt's new book and eBook

Create life-like poses in a natural and believable way using DAZ Studio 4 with Packt's new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Learn to pose characters in a natural way with ease Apply morphs to create new characters with endless variations and discover how to use lighting effectively Covers DAWN: The new 3D figure on the block by Hivewire3D, as well as a free download code...
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4. This book will help readers explore the 3D world, where they’ll learn how to pose their 3D characters with ease. The book shows the readers how to work with tools to manipulate ready-to-use models and figures.

About the Author: Paolo Ciccone is a software engineer and photographer. He has been developing software for more than 20 years in a large series of disciplines. His field of expertise includes developing multi-platform applications that help computer graphics artists achieve photorealistic results. His Reality software for Poser and DAZ Studio has been used for video game illustration and for the pre-production of large budget Hollywood movies such as Jurassic Park IV and Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4 will teach readers how to harness the full power of DAZ Studio 3D. Readers will learn how to create amazing and life-like 3D art. The eBook also uses practical examples to help readers learn the basic concepts of 3D including posing, lightening, and rendering.

Step-by-step, readers will learn how to create great 3D art with ease. Readers will also be able to download the code for Dawn; a 3D figure created by HiveWire3D, and two free environments created by renowned 3D artist Jack Tomalin. Readers will learn how to create geometrically accurate images with photorealistic rendering.

The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4 covers the following topics:

Preface
Chapter 1: Quick Start – Our First 3D Scene
Chapter 2: Customizing Studio
Chapter 3: Posing Figures
Chapter 4: Creating New Characters with Morphs
Chapter 5: Rendering
Chapter 6: Finding and Installing New Content
Chapter 7: Navigating the Studio Environment
Chapter 8: Building a Full Scene
Chapter 9: Lighting
Chapter 10: Hyper-realism – the Reality Plugin
Chapter 11: Creating Content
Chapter 12: Animation
Appendix: Installing DAZ Studio

This book is a must have for all aspiring 3D artists. Readers new to DAZ Studio 4 will find that this book is a valuable resource, teaching them all that they need to know about DAZ Studio 3D. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/sVQUjL

 

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Understand the concept of dependency injection with Packt’s new ebook on AngularJS

Understand the concept of dependency injection with Packt’s new ebook on AngularJS | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Understand the concept of dependency injection Isolate units of code during testing JavaScript using Jasmine Create reusable components in AngularJS , Design, control, and manage your dependencies with AngularJS dependency injection with this book...
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new ebook Dependency Injection with AngularJS. Users will learn the concepts of dependency injection in this practical and hands-on guide. The book will also explain some of the theory and the reasons behind dependency injection.

 

About the Author: Alex Knol is a lifelong tech geek with a passion for automation. Having built various applications using web technologies and frameworks, such as Symfony, he discovered AngularJS at the beginning of 2008, while searching for a way to structure frontend application code and make development easy. He used AngularJS, among other technologies, for a job-matching project in the Netherlands and, more recently, for an online website designer named Risingtool.com.

 

Dependency Injection with AngularJS starts by explaining the users the concepts of Dependency Injection. A small chapter will also explain the theory and the reason behind Dependency Injection. Users will also learn two most important things to create testable and reusable code. User will learn about Jasmine a JavaScript behavior-driven development testing framework and Karma. After creating the code, users can test them in real browsers with the help of Karma.

 

The book will show how to build reusable components that can be stacked on top of each other. This book is useful for developers wanting to make use of Dependency Injection in real life. Advanced users will find it as a good reference guide and how to use it with AngularJS. For more information please visit: http://goo.gl/vIK5eO -- Dyson D' Souza

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Master Blender’s Lightening and rendering techniques’ with over 50 recipes with Packt’s new book and ebook

Master Blender’s Lightening and rendering techniques’ with over 50 recipes with Packt’s new book and ebook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - June'14 - July'14 | Scoop.it
Get acquainted with the lighting and rendering concepts of the Blender Cycles engine Learn the concepts behind nodes shader system and get the best out of Cycles in any situation Packed with illustrations and a lot of tips and tricks to make your ...
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book on Blender: Blender Cycles: Lighting and Rendering Cookbook. Users will get acquainted with the new Blender Cycles engine and the concepts behind the nodes shader system. This book is filled with lots of tips and tricks and illustrations that will help users create their first materials in cycles and much more.

About the Author: Bernardo Iraci always had a great passion for computers, especially gaming. During the later part of his studies he also developed a passion for 3D graphics. He mainly taught himself graphics, but later on he took part in some online courses on the subject of computer graphics. In 2010 he moved to Warsaw, Poland, where he was finally able to start working full time in the computer graphics field as a 3D generalist for movies, VFX, and advertisements. He then started to also work as a freelancer. Bernardo constantly works to improve his skills and knowledge about computer graphics.
Blender Cycles: Lighting and Rendering Cookbook will teach users how to create complex shaders and lighting setups. Users will learn how to add lights, materials and textures to scenes. The cookbook presents recipes in a practical and step-by-step manner. The easy-to-understand nature of the book will help the readers undertake and deal complex tasks with ease.

An in-depth guide, it explores the concepts behind Cycles. The book has ample of illustrations which will teach users to know about animation and still shots, and learn how to create advanced materials for realistic rendering.

The book covers important topics such as:
Introduction
Chapter 1: Key Holder and Wallet Studio Shot
Chapter 2: Creating Different Glass Materials in Cycles
Chapter 3: Creating an Interior Scene
Chapter 4: Creating an Exterior Scene
Chapter 5: Creating a Cartoonish Scene
Chapter 6: Creating a Toy Movie Scene
Chapter 7: Car Rendering in Cycles
Chapter 8: Creating a Car Animation
Chapter 9: Creating an Iceberg Scene
Chapter 10: Creating Food Materials in Cycles
Index

Beginners will find this book an excellent guide towards learning lightening and rendering in Blender. Advanced users familiar with Blender will get to learn more about the new Cycles rendering engine. For more information please visit: http://goo.gl/NkWVvg

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