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SignalR: Real-time Application Development | Packt Publishing

SignalR: Real-time Application Development | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
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Utilize real-time fuctionality in your .NET applications with Packt's new book and eBook.

                                                                           - Neha Mehra

Packt is pleased to announce the release of SignalR: Real-time Application Development by Einar Ingebrigtsen. This step-by-step guide is packed with practical advice, tips, and tricks that will help readers to write real-time apps quickly and easily.

About the Author:
Einar Ingebrigtsen has been working professionally with software since 1994—ranging from games development on platforms such as Playstation, Xbox, and the PC, to enterprise line of business application development, which he has been working on since 2002. He has always kept a focus on creating great products with great user experiences, putting the user first. Einar is a Microsoft MVP awardee five years in a row, awarded for his work in the Silverlight space with projects such as Balder, a 3D engine for Silverlight. Today Einar runs a company called Dolittle with partners, doing consultancy and building their own products with their own open source projects at the heart of what they do.

SignalR is a server-side software system designed for writing scalable Internet applications, notably web servers. Programs are written on the server side in C#, using event drive, asynchronous I/O to minimize overhead and maximize scalability.

SignalR: Real-time Application Development is a hands-on guide that will guide readers from the basics of SignalR to more advanced techniques, such as making application cloud ready and making it scalable. From app concept to app creation, this book will enable readers to take advantage of SignalR’s impressive features.

The book is full of real-world examples that will show readers how to develop a chat application that will not only work online, but also on Windows 8. By the end of the book readers will be comfortable writing simple applications with SignalR, as well as with enterprise cloud applications.

SignalR: Real-time Application Development consists of the following essential chapters:

Chapter 1: Revitalizing the Rich Client
Chapter 2: Persistent Connections
Chapter 3: Hubs
Chapter 4: Groups
Chapter 5: State
Chapter 6: Security
Chapter 7: Scaling out
Chapter 8: Monitoring
Chapter 9: Hosting a server using OWIN
Chapter 10: WinJS and Windows 8

This book will be useful for .NET developers who want to be at the cutting edge of development. Real-time application development is made simple in this guide, so all that is needed is a basic knowledge of .NET, a copy of Visual Studio, and NuGet installed. To learn more about the book, visit the Packt bookpage.http://goo.gl/EFEcax ;

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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 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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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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Learn to create advanced and elegant apps with Xamarin on iOS using Packt's new book and eBook

Learn to create advanced and elegant apps with Xamarin on iOS using Packt's new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
A clear and concise look at how to create your own apps building on what you already know of C# Create advanced and elegant apps by yourself Ensure that the majority of your code can also be used with Android and Windows Mobile 8 devices , If you ...
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Paul F. Johnson has been writing about software since the days of the old 8-bit micros in the 1980s, with his first piece on software being published in 1984 for BBC Micro. He then became interested in the Mono project from Ximian. That was the beginning of the end of his time in the field of education, and over the next 10 years, he learned how to code in VB.NET. and C#. Ximian was sold to Novell, which was in turn bought out, and from that, Xamarin was born. The rest is history. When Xamarin released monodroid, he could see that his years of learning could now be turned into a profit. He started developing code full-time for the platform. Shortly afterwards, he began working on iOS devices as well. At the start of 2013 he, along with Andrei and his good friend Scott, formed Sporkish, the objective being to produce unbeatable software for the mobile world. This is his first foray into the world of books, though he has had many articles published in the Overload and C Vu journals of Association of C and C++ Users (he edited the latter for over a year). He is currently developing mobile applications for Farmtrack Pty (Australia) and HelloU (London, UK), and is in discussion with Packt Publishing on the publication of another book, this time on AI and Expert Systems.

Xamarin.Mobile is a library that exposes a single set of APIs for accessing common mobile device functionality across iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. This increases the amount of code developers can share across mobile platforms, making mobile app development easier and faster. Xamarin.Mobile currently abstracts the contacts, camera, and geo-location APIs across iOS, Android and Windows platforms. Future plans include notifications and accelerometer services.

Xamarin Mobile Application Development for iOS is not just an everyday book on iOS app development. Readers will learn everything they need to know quickly and efficiently without getting bogged down in needless information. The code has been taken from tested apps, so users can just drop it into their code and it will work out of the box.

The book begins by discussing the installation of the IDE (for both PC and Mac) as well as how to set up a PC so it can be used to develop for iOS. Next, this book explores the user interface, views, view controllers, customization of controls, animation, events and event handling, getting the most from an app using threading, how to create a settings system, the internal database system and LINQ, sending texts, making calls, taking photos, videos, and audio recordings as well as using the mapping system. The book culminates by showing readers how to test their app using testflight and finally how to release their app on the Apple Store. It is an all-encompassing book that leaves nothing out.

Xamarin Mobile Application Development for iOS covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: Installing the Xamarin Product Range for Android and iOS
Chapter 2: The User Interface
Chapter 3: Views and Layouts
Chapter 4: Controllers
Chapter 5: UI Controls
Chapter 6: Events
Chapter 7: Gestures
Chapter 8: Threading
Chapter 9: Threading Tasks
Chapter 10: Animation
Chapter 11: Handling Data
Chapter 12: Peripherals
Chapter 13: User Preferences
Chapter 14: Testing and Publishing

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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 focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

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Understand and master the internal arrangement of oVirt using Packt's new book and eBook

Understand and master the internal arrangement of oVirt using Packt's new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
Understand and master the internal arrangement of oVirt Quickly install and configure the oVirt virtualization environment Create your own infrastructure using the data centers, clusters, and networks within oVirt Learn how to quickly and easily take...
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---- Merwyn Fernanades. Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Getting Started with oVirt 3.3, a tutorial-based approach to learning oVirt KVM virtualization. This book will introduce readers to the various components of the oVirt engine and will show them how to implement virtualization. The book has 140 pages and is competitively priced at $36. 99, and is now available in all the popular formats including eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats for $18.69. About the Author: Alexey Lesovsky is a system administrator at a software development company that works with federal mobile operators. He has eight years of IT experience, which includes over three years on KVM virtualization technologies and products. His primary areas of interest are Linux, KVM virtualization products, system monitoring, and web infrastructure solutions oriented on a high load. This is his first book. Virtualization technologies are evolving very rapidly. With advanced capabilities for hosts and guests including high availability, live migration, storage management, system scheduler, and many more, oVirt comes with the latest advancements in the field of open source virtualization. oVirt is built on the powerful Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and on the RHEV-M management server, and it allows users to utilize the most advanced capabilities of virtualization in an easy and efficient way. Getting Started with oVirt 3.3, will take readers through the internal structure and working of oVirt 3.3 using a practical, hands-on approach. They will learn how to install and set up their own virtualization infrastructure as well as in what order they should configure their virtualization environment, what features oVirt has, and how to use them. Readers will also learn how easy it is to create cluster policies to control the operation of a cluster as well as how to create and use a virtual machine template. With this book, readers will learn how to run their own data centers in different configurations and about the existing opportunities for creating virtual machines. Readers can perform the re-balancing of clusters and quickly create dozens of virtual machines. This book will also help readers create a network environment and set policies for QoS. They will also learn how to manage users and allocate resources between them. Getting Started with oVirt 3.3 teaches readers everything they need to know about oVirt 3.3 and shows them how to get the most out of the technology quickly and effectively. Getting Started with oVirt 3.3 covers the following topics: Chapter 1: Before You Begin Chapter 2: Installing oVirt Chapter 3: Configuring oVirt Chapter 4: Managing Virtual Machines Chapter 5: Advanced Features Chapter 6: oVirt Troubleshooting About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.
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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 - January'14 & February'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.

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Packt is pleased to announce the launch of its new book Building 3D Models with modo 701, a step-by-step walk through 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. Hi 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 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 a knowledgeable resource. To know more about this book, check out the book page.

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$5 eBook Bonanza | Packt Publishing

$5 eBook Bonanza | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
Packt Publishing provides books, eBooks, video tutorials, and articles for IT developers, administrators, and users.
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Following the phenomenal success of last year’s festive offer, Packt Publishing is happy to announce yet another year of celebration. Celebrate this holiday season with Packt’s $5 Bonanza offer. In this offer you can buy any Packt e-book and video titles for just $5!
Choose from our wide range of ebooks in the 1700+ title range from our old ebooks to our new releases. To make it even more exciting for you, this offer will be valid from 19 December 2013 to 3 January 2014. So hurry, and avail as many as titles as you can and make your holiday celebration even more joyous with the ebooks and video titles you always wanted for just $5!
Spread the word and inform your relatives, friends, colleagues and make an ebook a fabulous gift during this holiday season! More information can be found by clicking on the link: http://bit.ly/1jdCr2W

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Master Blender's special 3D printing tools and print beautiful, colorful, and practical objects in 3D with Packt’s new book and eBook

Master Blender's special 3D printing tools and print beautiful, colorful, and practical objects in 3D with Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Blender 3D Printing Essentials. This book provides users with the information that they require to design high-quality 3D printed objects. A comprehensive and step-by-step approach will enable users to learn the nuances of 3D printing and making the most of it with the help of Blender.

About the author:
Gordon Fisher got his start in computer graphics working with industry pioneers at Information International, Inc. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, he was the first student to display computer generated artwork, interactive computer graphics, and computer animation at the UCSB Gallery. Since then, he has made 3D animations for clients including the U.S. Army, Ford Motor Co., the Dallas Cowboys, the Southeastern Conference, Costco, and Southwest Airlines.

The step-by-step exercises offered in Blender 3D Printing Essentials will ease users into making 3D objects for the real world environment. Besides learning different types of 3D printers, users will also learn how to make their 3D objects light, strong, and realistic. This book will take users through the overview of 3D printing and making use of Blender through the modeling process. It dives deep into the advanced modeling techniques which are explored in-depth.

Blender 3D Printing Essentials is a practical guide designed for someone who wants to make 3D printing possible with Blender. Users acquainted with Blender's modeling process will find this book highly beneficial. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/HxwSH0

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Zend Framework 2 Cookbook | Packt Publishing

Zend Framework 2 Cookbook | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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 - January'14 & February'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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Explore Domain Specific Languages from Clojure with Packt’s new book and ebook

Explore Domain Specific Languages from Clojure with Packt’s new book and ebook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'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...
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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://www.packtpub.com/clojure-for-domain-specific-languages/book ;

 

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Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow | Packt Publishing

Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow | Packt Publishing | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
Get to grips with the essentials of OpenFlow and its ecosystem features Thorough overview of OpenSource switches, controllers, and tools Build your own laboratory and develop your own networking apps , Get hands-on with the platforms and development...
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---- Merwyn Fernandes. Packt is pleased to announce the release of it new book Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow, a step-by-step, example-based guide that will help readers gain hands-on experience with the platforms and debugging tools in OpenFlow. The book has 152 pages and is competitively priced at $39. 99, and is also available in all the popular formats including eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats for $20.39. About the Author: SiamakAzodolmolky has accomplished a lot in the field of Computer Engineering. He also received his PhD (with ‘cum laude’) from the UniversitatPolitécnica de Catalunya UPC in 2011. He has been the technical investigator of various national and EU funded projects. Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been one of his research interests since 2010, in which he has been investigating the extension of OpenFlow towards its application in core transport (optical) networks. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in international conferences, journals, and books. Currently, he is with GesellschaftfürWissenschaftlicheDatenverarbeitungmbHGöttingen (GWDG) as a Senior Researcher and has lead SDN related activities since September 2012. He is a professional member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE. OpenFlow is an open interface for remotely controlling tables in network switches, routers, and access points. It is considered a turning point in Software Defined Networking (SDN), data center networking and virtualization, as more secure and efficient data centers are being built using OpenFlow. It defines a protocol that lets a controller use a common set of instructions to add, modify, or delete entries in a switch's forwarding table. Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow, teaches readers about the role of each building block, moving on to demonstrations of how SDN/OpenFlow can be used to provide new services and features that will change the way that networking works and the innovative business impacts. Readers will also learn how to develop innovative network applications using the OpenFlow controller’s API quickly, and test their network application without commissioning any OpenFlow hardware equipment. This book will teach readers how to set up their OpenFlow/SDN laboratory using state-of-the-art technology and open source offerings. By the end of this practical guide, readers will have an insight into the Software Defined Networking and OpenFlow fundamentals. This book is aimed at network engineers, architects, junior researchers or an application developers. Users need to have some level of network experience, a knowledge of broad networking concepts, and some familiarity with a day-to-day operation of computer networks. Ideally, readers should also be familiar with programing scripting/languages (especially Python and Java), and system virtualization. Software Defined Networking with OpenFlow covers the following topics: Chapter 1: Introducing OpenFlow Chapter 2: Implementing the OpenFlow Switch Chapter 3: The OpenFlow Controllers Chapter 4: Setting Up the Environment Chapter 5: "Net App" Development Chapter 6: Getting a Network Slice Chapter 7: OpenFlow in Cloud Computing Chapter 8: Open Source Resources About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.
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Learn to set up and install Kali Linux under different hardware sets

Learn to set up and install Kali Linux under different hardware sets | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
Learn something new in an Instant!A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results Covers over 30 different tools included in Kali Linux Easy guide to sett up and install Kali Linux under different hardware sets Step by step examples to get...
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- Manisha Shettigar Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Kali Linux, a concise and practical guide that shows readers techniques to effectively use the various tools of Kali while working on real-time scenarios. This 75-page eBook is available in all the popular formats for just $10.39. About the author: Abhinav Singh is a young information security specialist from India. He has a keen interest in the field of hacking and network security and has adopted it as his full-time profession. He is also the author of Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook (Packt Publishing). He is an active contributor to the SecurityXploded community. Abhinav’s work has been quoted in several security and technology magazines and portals. Kali Linux is designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is a more mature, secure, and enterprise-ready version of BackTrack Linux. Instant Kali Linux covers over 30 different tools included in Kali Linux. Step-by-step examples help readers with installing Kali Linux on standalone or virtual machines, gathering information, and scanning using tools such as Nmap. This handy guide helps the user undertake vulnerability assessments and penetration testing with web applications, break passwords, and create backdoors and rooting. Through fast and focused instructions, the reader will learn some advanced concepts such as exploitation frameworks and their architecture, forensic tools, and more. Instant Kali Linux eloquently covers various levels of information security in an instant. About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising 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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Cloud Storage is Just Part of Enterprise Cloud Solutions Zetta Scalabytes Blog

Cloud Storage is Just Part of Enterprise Cloud Solutions Zetta Scalabytes Blog | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
The news about Nirvanix shutting down highlights the fact that cloud storage is a commodity that is only important as a building block of cloud solutions.
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Enhance the look and feel of webpages using Fancybox with Packt’s new book and eBook

Enhance the look and feel of webpages using Fancybox with Packt’s new book and eBook | Books and e-Books from Packt Publishing - January'14 & February'14 | Scoop.it
Learn something new in an Instant!A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results Create advanced and visually stunning image galleries with Fancybox Customize the look and feel of the Fancybox plugin Master how to work with Fancybox’s custom...
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Instant Fancybox. With the help of this book, web developers will learn how to use advanced and visually stunning image galleries that can be incorporated in their webpages. This hands-on guide takes a step-by-step approach in introducing readers to the intricacies of Fancybox.

About the Author:
Kyle Diedrick is a software engineer living in Irvine, California. He has been working on websites for the past 10 years. He has substantial experience working on websites using JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, and most recently, CoffeeScript. He first discovered the Fancybox jQuery plugin while working at Great Wolf Resorts in 2010. He began using the plugin because of its flexibility.

The eBook starts with the basics, teaching users how to install Fancybox, and progresses onto more advanced topics such as how to customize the plugin. Readers will become familiar with the complex settings and features of Fancybox, making it a great tool for any pop-up like feature. Fancybox offers great flexibility in working with different contents, and Instant Fancybox will teach readers precisely how to make use of this flexibility.

Instant Fancybox covers all the important and necessary aspects that developers need to be aware of to effectively use the Fancybox Plugin. Since it's lightweight and versatile, developers can use it with images and videos, iFrames, custom HTML, and even SWF files. Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions, readers will get acquainted with Fancybox to help them customize their webpages.

Web developers who want to know more about the Fancybox plugin will find that this book is a useful resource. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/IUr8Ar&nbsp;

 

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Looking forward to purchasing a copy of Fancybox software plugins....sounds promising and effective.