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# R Statistical Application Development by Example Beginner's Guide | Packt Publishing

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Learn to develop statistical applications in R with Packt's new book and eBook

Published July' 13                                       - Dyson D' Souza

Packt is pleased to announce the release of R Statistical Application Development by Example Beginner's Guide, a self-learning tutorial for users who are new to the concept of R Statistics. Packed with real-world examples and useful screenshots, this book will teach readers everything they need to know about application development and the nuances of R Statistics.

Prabhanjan Narayanachar Tattar has seven years of experience with R software and has also co-authored A Course in Statistics with R, published by Narosa Publishing House. He obtained a PhD (Statistics) from Bangalore University under “Survival Analysis”. During the PhD program, the author received young Statistician honours in “IBS(IR)- GK Shukla Young Biometrician Award - 2005” and “Dr. U.S. Nair Award for Young Statistician - 2007”.

R Statistical Application Development by Example Beginner's Guide introduces the readers to everything they need to know to effectively deal with the uncertainties surrounding computer science data. Methods are explained with the help of real data sets. The book starts off by explaining the basics, such as the nature of data and CART, before going on to cover more advanced topics such as descriptive statistics, effective data visualization, and efficient model building. Readers will also learn how to read data from other software and import it to R.

The book covers these essential topics:
Chapter 1: Data Characteristics
Chapter 2: Import/Export Data
Chapter 3: Data Visualization
Chapter 4: Exploratory Analysis
Chapter 5: Statistical Inference
Chapter 6: Linear Regression Analysis
Chapter 7: The Logistic Regression Model
Chapter 8: Regression Models with Regularization
Chapter 9: Classification and Regression Trees
Chapter 10: CART and Beyond
Appendix: References

R Statistical Application Development by Example Beginner's Guide is a practical, step by step guide that will help readers to understand everything they need to know about R. Fore more information please visit: http://goo.gl/MDmAhI

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Here's an interesting review by Jagadish CA about our book:<br>review excerpts: This book is written in easy to understand and friendly format. It is meant for learning R as well as the understanding basics of Statistical Analysis. Emphasis is on using the techniques to draw useful conclusions rather than on heavy theoretical details. Review link: http://qmaxim.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/book-review-r-statistical-application-development-by-example-beginners-guide/

# Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - August'14 - September'14

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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## E-learning with Camtasia Studio | Packt

A step-by-step guide to producing high-quality, professional E-learning videos for effective screencasting and training
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of a new e-learning book based on Camtasia, E-learning with Camtasia Studio. Users in the field of e-learning will be able to build an efficient e-learning development framework. This step-by-step guide filled with practical examples will show users how to deploy effective screencasting and podcasting e-learning videos.

David B. Demyan has been using Camtasia Studio since the early days of the product’s release. He authored the help system that accompanies the software, learning and using every feature as the product went through each release. David has hosted training classes for industry, government, and educational organizations on how to use Camtasia Studio to teach and inform others. For the past 10 years, David has specialized in e-learning consultation. As the owner of Spectorial Corporation, he produces and guides others in the creation of software system e-learning solutions using rapid development tools such as Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, and Audacity. David offers hands-on training in using Camtasia Studio for e-learning, using this book as a primary text and other additional resources. He can be reached at http://www.spectorial.com.

E-learning with Camtasia Studio will give users an understanding of how to design, record, edit, enhance, and deliver stunning e-learning videos. Both basic and advanced users will learn how to make their videos work as standalone videos or within a learning management system. Many advanced features are described in step-by-step exercises.

Advanced users of Camtasia will learn how to design e-learning videos with the samples included. There are templates, scripts, and storyboards that are highly beneficial when creating an e-learning project. Working on sample project files will make any basic Camtasia user into an advanced user after learning the advanced features presented in detail in this book. E-learning with Camtasia Studio contains ample examples, exercises, and screenshots, making it easy to learn Camtasia.

Basic and advanced users who want to create effective educational content and professional e-learning videos will find this e-book an excellent resource. For more information please visit: http://goo.gl/i0VPY3

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## Reviewers take on PHPUnit Essentials.

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PHPUnit Essentials from Packt Publishing is 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.

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.

See what reviewers have to say about our book on PHPUnit Essentials released by Packt Publishing: Rudolf Olah mentions on his blog http://neverfriday.com/2014/06/19/phpunit-essentials-book-review “Overall the book was a good read and it’s worth getting as both a guide and a reference.” Santiago Lizardo on his blog http://www.santiagolizardo.com/article/review-of-the-book-phpunit-essentials rates the book on a scale of 8/10. He has mentioned a detailed review of the book describing briefly how each and every chapter fared during his course of the review process.

Another reviewer Ahmed Abdul-Majeed Opeyemi, who I came across as a “softcoder” ends his review by saying “With his over 13-years experience working with software testing technologies, Zdenek Machek couldn’t have done more justice to the subject matter.” Details about his review can be found at http://ahmedopeyemi.com/main/book-review-phpunit-essentials/ . More reviewers are expected to post how they felt while reading the book and whether the author Zdenek’s efforts were completely worth it. Its suffice to say that the ebook was fulfilling enough to make it an interesting read for this re viewers and will be so for you as well! More reviews are still to come.

For details about the ebook, do visit the book-page directly at: http://goo.gl/ZQ0qEb&nbsp;

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## Direct3D Rendering Cookbook

Learn and implement the advanced rendering techniques in Direct3D 11.2 and bring your 3D graphics project to life Study the source code and digital assets with a small rendering framework and explore the features of Direct3D 11.2 A practical, example-driven, technical cookbook with numerous illustr
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Packt is proud to present its latest publication Direct3D Rendering Cookbook by Justin Stenning. Direct3D Rendering Cookbook provides detailed .NET examples that cover a wide range of advanced 3D rendering techniques available in Direct3D 11.2. With this book, readers will learn how to use the new Visual Studio 2012 graphics content pipeline, perform character animation, implement displacement mapping, perform image post-processing, and use compute shaders for general-purpose computing on GPUs. The book comes in at 402 pages and is priced at \$54.99 while eBook is available for \$32.99.

Justin Stenning has been a software tragic since DOS was king, and has been working as a software engineer since he was 20. He has been the technical lead on a range of projects from enterprise content management and software integrations through to mobile apps, mapping, and biosecurity management systems. Justin has been involved in a number of open source projects, including capturing images from full-screen Direct3D games and displaying in-game overlays, and he also enjoys giving a portion of his spare time to the open source community. er� ie��ц advanced 3D rendering techniques available in Direct3D 11.2. With this book, readers will learn how to use the new Visual Studio 2012 graphics content pipeline, perform character animation, implement displacement mapping, perform image post-processing, and use compute shaders for general-purpose computing on GPUs. The book comes in at 402 pages and is priced at \$54.99 while eBook is available for \$32.99.

Direct3D is part of Microsoft's DirectX application programming interface (API). Direct3D is available for Microsoft Windows operating systems (Windows 95 and above), and for other platforms through the open source software Wine. It is the base for the graphics API on the Xbox and Xbox 360 console systems. Direct3D is used to render three dimensional graphics in applications where performance is important, such as games.

Direct3D Rendering Cookbook provides detailed .NET examples covering a wide range of advanced 3D rendering techniques available in Direct3D 11.2. With this book, the readers will learn how to use the new Visual Studio 2012 graphics content pipeline, how to perform character animation, how to use advanced hardware tessellation techniques, how to implement displacement mapping, perform image post-processing, and how to use compute shaders for general-purpose computing on GPUs.

The following essential topics are covered in the book:

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Direct3D
Chapter 2: Rendering with Direct3D
Chapter 3: Rendering Meshes
Chapter 4: Animating Meshes with Vertex Skinning
Chapter 5: Applying Hardware Tessellation
Chapter 6: Adding Surface Detail with Normal and Displacement Mapping
Chapter 7: Performing Image Processing Techniques
Chapter 8: Incorporating Physics and Simulations
Chapter 9: Rendering on Multiple Threads and Deferred Contexts
Chapter 10: Implementing Deferred Rendering
Chapter 11: Integrating Direct3D with XAML and Windows 8.1

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## Design, implement, and build server architecture using PostgreSQL 9, with Packt’s new book and eBook

Create a PostgreSQL cluster that stays online even when disaster strikes Avoid costly downtime and data loss that can ruin your business Perform data replication and monitor your data with hands-on industry-driven recipes and detailed step-by-step explanations , Over 100 recipes to design and imple
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book PostgreSQL 9 High Availability Cookbook. Filled with easy-to-follow industry-driven recipes, administrators will learn how to build a versatile PostgreSQL cluster and avoid costly downtime.

About the author: Shaun has been working with PostgreSQL since late 2000. He is a frequent contributor to the PostgreSQL Performance and General mailing lists, assisting other DBAs with knowledge he's gained over the years. In 2011 and 2012, he presented at the Postgres Open conference on topics such as handling extreme throughput, High Availability, server redundancy, and failover techniques. Most recently, he has contributed the Shard Manager extension and the walctl WAL management suite. Currently, he is the database architect at OptionsHouse, an online options brokerage with a PostgreSQL cluster that handles almost two billion queries per day. Many of the techniques used in this book were developed specifically for this extreme environment.

PostgreSQL 9 High Availability Cookbook starts by showing readers how to choose the right hardware and software they need to build a versatile PostgreSQL cluster. This, in turn, will prevent severs from crashing. Building a versatile data cluster will resist data corruption, and grow smoothly with customer demand.

Administrators will also learn how to protect data with PostgreSQL replication and management tools such as Slony, Bucardo, and Londiste. This book will also teach them how to automate checks with Nagios check_mk, and Graphite and they'll also learn how to visualize these checks. Each chapter in this book is designed to simplify highly complex database operations.

PostgreSQL 9 High Availability Cookbook covers the following topics:

Preface
Chapter 1: Hardware Planning
Chapter 2: Handling and Avoiding Downtime
Chapter 3: Pooling Resources
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
Chapter 5: Monitoring
Chapter 6: Replication
Chapter 7: Replication Management Tools
Chapter 9: Cluster Control
Chapter 10: Data Distribution
Index

This is book is for PostgreSQL DBA working on Linux systems. Administrators wanting to guarantee system stability will find that this book is a valuable resource.

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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 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. For details please visit: http://goo.gl/yXqmJ7

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

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 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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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&nbsp;

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## Zend Framework 2 Cookbook | Packt Publishing

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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## Learn the fundamentals of charting in Python with Packt’s new book and eBook

Master how to build dynamic HTML5-ready SVG charts using Python and the pygal library

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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Learning Python Data Visualization. This practical and hands-on guide will introduce readers to the world of data visualization using Python. Filled with easy-to-understand tutorials, developers will master how to represent complex datasets.

About the author: Chad Adams has been working in software development for over 10 years and has worked with various languages and platforms during his career, including HTML5, JavaScript, C#, WPF, Python, IronPython, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone development. He works as a Frontend Architect in Kansas City, building developer tools for his team as well as interactive and exciting applications for clients.

Learning Python Data Visualization begins with how to build simple graphics and charts in Python. The easy-to-understand tutorials will teach Python developers how to generate graphics and charts. Readers will learn about the installation of common charting, graphics, and utility libraries for the Python programming language, with the help of sample code and tutorials.

Learning Python Data Visualization also features the Pygal library, which will allow developers to create dynamic and modern HTML5-ready charts. This book also covers parsing data from online and offline sources.

Learning Python Data Visualization covers the following topics:

Preface
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Development Environment
Chapter 2: Python Refresher
Chapter 3: Getting Started with pygal
Chapter 5: Tweaking pygal
Chapter 6: Importing Dynamic Data
Chapter 7: Putting It All Together
Chapter 8: Further Resources
Appendix A: References and Resources
Appendix B: Index

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## Learn to build responsive web applications using AJAX and JQuery with Packt’s new book and eBook

A practical guide to empower you to develop responsive web applications by combining the strengths of AJAX and jQuery Learn how to build a series of web applications on top of a website quickly and efficiently By the end of this book, you will have mastered ways with which you can leverage AJAX an

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Packt is pleased to announce a new book on how to develop responsive web applications. Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery will teach developers how to build websites quickly and efficiently. Through this practical guide, presented in a comprehensive and step-by-step manner, developers will be equipped with the knowledge required to understand the nuances of responsive web applications. The ebook is priced at \$20.39 while the print book is priced at \$39.99.

Sandeep Kumar Patel is a senior web developer and founder of http://www.tutorialsavvy.com, a widely-read programming blog since 2012. He has more than 4 years of experience in object-oriented JavaScript and JSON-based web application development. He is GATE-2005 Information Technology (IT) qualified and has a Master’s degree from VIT University, Vellore, India. At present, he holds the position of Web Developer at SAP Labs, India. He has received the Dzone Most Valuable Blogger (MVB) award for technical publications related to web technologies. He has also received the Java Code Geek (JCG) badge for a technical article published in JCG.

Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery begins with the basics, explaining what Responsive Web Applications has to offer and its benefits, by adding dynamic visuals to web applications. Developers will learn how to create responsive web layouts using JSON and then develop fluid layouts using Boostrap3.

Developers will further learn how to integrate various types of social media such Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus extensions, and the Google currency converter into web pages. The book ends with how to debug and test applications in real time. This book is a tutorial packed with ample code and examples, with explanations that will empower developers and give them the skills necessary to build responsive web applications.

The essential topics covered in this book are:
Chapter 1: Introduction to a Responsive Web Application
Chapter 2: Creating a Responsive Layout for a Web Application
Chapter 3: Adding Dynamic Visuals to a Web Application
Chapter 7: Linking Dynamic Content from External Websites
Chapter 8: Integrating E-Commerce or Shopping Applications with Your Website
Chapter 10: Debugging and Testing

Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery is intended for Java developers.

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## Design real-world applications using Cassandra with Packt’s new book and eBook

Learn how to identify real world use cases that Cassandra solves easily, in order to use it effectively Identify and apply usage and design patterns to solve specific business and technical problems including technologies that work in tandem with Cassandra A hands-on guide that will show you the s
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook Cassandra Design Patterns. This practical guide helps readers understand the strengths and weaknesses of Cassandra, and how to identify the business and technical use cases that Cassandra solves. Readers also learn to solve real-world business problems that are difficult or impossible to solve in the traditional RDBMS world. This 88-page book is now available in print for \$24.99 and all the popular eBook formats for \$12.74.

Sanjay Sharma has been an architect of enterprise-grade solutions in the software industry for around 15 years, and has used Big Data and Cloud technologies over the past four to five years to solve complex business problems. He has extensive experience with cardinal technologies, including Cassandra, Hadoop, Hive, MongoDB, MPP DW, and Java/J2EE/SOA, which allowed him to pioneer the LinkedIn group, Hadoop India. Over the years, he has also played a pivotal role in many industries, including healthcare, finance, CRM, manufacturing, and banking/insurance. Sanjay is highly venerated for his technological insight and is invited to speak regularly at Big Data, Cloud, and Agile events. He is also an active contributor to open source.

Cassandra uses a peer-to-peer architecture, instead of master-slave architectures that are prone to single point of failure (SPOF) problems. Cassandra is deployed on multiple machines with each machine acting as a node in a cluster. Cassandra packs the best features of two technologies, Google BigTable and Amazon Dynamo. Today, Cassandra has evolved beyond these origins with new unique and enterprise-ready features such as Cassandra Query Language (CQL), support for collection columns, lightweight transactions, and triggers.

Cassandra Design Patterns delves into how Cassandra solves the traditional big data’s volume, variety, and velocity problems and looks at technologies that work in tandem with Cassandra. Readers will discover use cases and design patterns that every architect and developer faces when designing new solutions. This book allows readers to journey through various real-world use cases, how to use Cassandra for these use cases, and how to apply the right design patterns.

Cassandra Design Patterns covers the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: An Overview of Architecture and Data Modeling in Cassandra
Chapter 2: An Overview of Case and Design Patterns
Chapter 3: 3V Patterns
Chapter 4: Core Cassandra Patterns
Chapter 5: Search and Analytics Applied Use Case Patterns
Chapter 6: Patterns and Anti-patterns

This book is ideal for anyone from architect to developer who wants to design real-world applications using Cassandra. It would be helpful to have a background in Cassandra or programming concepts, but the book is readable for general users who have experience in any programming language or are aware of RDBMS solutions.

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## Learn about cloud computing with Heroku using Packt’s new book and eBook

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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## Harness the power of Django to develop advanced web applications with Packt’s new book and eBook

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 Django Essentials. 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.

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/SvkStC

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 7: Passive Checks and NSCA
Chapter 8: Monitoring Remote Hosts
Chapter 9: Monitoring using SNMP
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

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.

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, 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.

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

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.

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.

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&nbsp;

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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

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.

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

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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