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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.
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
Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Clojure High Performance Programming. Developers will discover how to design Clojure programs for performance using this practical and easy-to-follow guide.
About the Author: Shantanu Kumar is a software developer living in Bangalore, India. He started learning how to program in 1991 using BASIC on MS DOS when he was at school. In recent years, Shantanu has worked on high performance and distributed systems. Having used Java for a long time, he discovered Clojure in 2009 and has been a fan ever since. Later, he programmed professionally in several business domains and technologies while working with the Indian Air Force and other IT companies. Clojure's pragmatism and fine-grained orthogonality continue to amaze him and he believes he is a better developer due to it.
The clear and concise explanations offered in this guide will help readers learn the key features of Clojure including performance vocabulary, performance analysis, and optimization techniques. Clojure High Performance Programming explains how these features can be applied to programs. Users will also learn how to exploit Clojure language in their own code. Users will learn how to analyze latency using the Criterium library, use Java features in Clojure code for performance, and so on. Clojure High Performance Programming will also explore the Java Virtual Machine hardware and how it will affect Clojure’s performance. It explores the details of Clojure's concurrency, state-management, and parallelization primitives.
Intermediate Clojure developers wanting to achieve optimum performance will find this book is beneficial. Users wanting to apply the right approach for optimum performance in real-world programs will find that this hands-on guide is a valuable resource. For more details, please visit: http://goo.gl/xqsmJM
Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new ebook: LÖVE for Lua Game Programming. The ebook has a tutorial style approach which explains the concepts in a step-by-step manner. Users will be able to develop games easily and efficiently providing everything they would need to know about LOVE framework. About the Author: Darmie Akinlaja- Darmie Akinlaja is a physicist and software developer who actively develops and contributes to the architecture of RubiQube. He serves as the Head of Mobile at MobiQube Ltd., a software company located in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, where he's dedicated to developing rich mobile applications for clients. In 2011, his interest in video games and animations deepened, so he founded a video game production start-up, Gigaware Enterprise, with the goal of creating the best quality and fun games with local African contexts. LÖVE is a game development framework for making 2D games using the Lua programming language. It is also the quickest and the easiest way to build fully-functional 2D video games. Users will be introduced to the LOVE framework and learn to utilize its tools to create 2D game worlds. Users will also be able to create game physics and add maps, learn how to draw 2D objects, animate characters, add sounds and music to their games, etc. Besides this, they’ll also learn how to deploy their games on various platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Filled with examples, the tutorial style approach will help understand key concepts about LOVE framework. Users interested in learning about desktop game development will find t his book highly beneficial . Developers new to programming will find this book useful and help them create their games with ease. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/BtVkNV
Packt is pleased to announce the release of its first book on OMNeT++: Learning OMNeT++. Filled with easy-to-follow chapters, the book will guide readers through the necessary steps for creating a realistic network simulation. The concepts and explanations are explained in a practical manner which will help readers get the job done quickly.
About the author: Thomas Chamberlain has been passionate about programming and computers since he was very young, which led him to pursue a degree in Computer Science, where he focused on intelligent, self-adaptive networks. Since then, Tom has worked for a leading aerospace, defense, and advanced technology company as a Software and Systems Engineer.
This eBook will introduce the readers to the nuances of network simulations, from how to set up and install OMNet++, to collecting data from various network simulations. The book focuses on teaching the readers the necessary steps with easy-to-follow tutorials for setting up their simulations as quickly as possible.
Learning OMNeT++ has a practical approach in its teaching methodology for not only creating and running simulations but for also using pre-existing OMNeT++ libraries. After the basics, readers will learn how to make simulations scalable and configurable.
Beginners new to network simulation will find this hands-on tutorial beneficial. Experts in the field of networks, system engineers, and administrators wanting to emulate networks using OMNet++ prior to building their actual networks will find this book an excellent resource. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/NWvRFY
Learn to build an advanced telephony application using Packt’s new book and eBook
- Manisha Settigar Published September 2013
Packt is pleased to announce the release of TwilioHYPERLINK "http://goo.gl/bmN6VW" Cookbook, a practical, hands-on guide that provides the reader with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises to build a telephony application using Twilio’s web service APIs. The print book comes in at over 224 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the e-book and Kindle versions are available for $23.99.
About the author: Roger Stringer has been a PHP developer since 2001 and has worked on projects of varying sizes for companies all over the world. He has also formed several start-ups over the years, most of which have been powered by Twilio to provide services. Roger is the founder of The Interviewr, a Twilio-powered start-up that makes interviewing more efficient by helping with scheduling, contact management, and conducting and recording interviews.
Twilio Cookbook provides users with a number of clear step-by-step exercises. Users wanting to integrate Twilio’s API into their websites for telephone solutions will be able to add 2-factor authentication to the web apps to verify users, and set up a company directory through practical instructions. This practical guide will teach users to utilise Twillio's API, taking advantage of this powerful API for their telephone solutions.
The Cookbook-style format of the book allows readers to explore the recipes in a carefully organised sequence of instructions, and along with integrating phone features on the developer’s website; the book helps users to build an IVR system. The Twilio Cookbook also helps users to identify whether a person or a machine is answering the phone.
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.
Learn how to test web applications with JMeter 2.9 using Packt’s new eBook
- Sunitha Palanna Released July 13
Packt is pleased to announce the release of Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9, a practical, hands-on guide that equips readers with all the essential skills needed to effectively use JMeter to test web applications.
About the Author: Bayo Erinle is a software engineer with over 9 years of experience in designing, developing, testing, and architecting software. He has worked in various areas of the IT field including government, finance, and healthcare. He has also been involved in the planning, development, implementation, integration, and testing of numerous applications, including multi-tiered, standalone, distributed, and cloud-based applications.
JMeter 2.9 is an Apache project that can be used as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services with a focus on web applications. It is a Java application that was originally designed solely for testing web applications, but it has since grown and expanded to provide other test functions.
Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9 begins with the fundamentals of performance testing and gets readers acquainted with JMeter. It then guides the reader through recording realistic and maintainable scripts. Readers will also learn how to work with tools such as Vagrant, Puppet, and AWS, allowing them to leverage the cloud to aid in distributed testing.
The eBook will teach readers how to do some BeanShell scripting as well as how to take advantage of regular expressions, JMeter properties, and extension points to build comprehensive and robust test suites. Also, it will teach developers how to test RESTful web services and how to deal with XML, JSON, file downloads/uploads, and much more.
This eBook is primarily for developers, quality assurance engineers, testers, and test managers who are new to Apache JMeter. It is also beneficial for those who simply want to learn how to effectively use and become proficient with Apache JMeter 2.9.
About Packt Publishing: 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.
Master AngularJS concepts for web development with Packt’s new book and eBook
- Dyson D' Souza Published August'13
About the Authors:
Peter Bacon Darwin has been programming for over two decades. Peter is a notable figure in the AngularJS community. He has recently joined the AngularJS team at Google as an external contractor and is a founder member of the AngularUI project. He has spoken about AngularJS at Devoxx UK and at numerous London meetups. He also runs training courses in AngularJS. His consultancy practice is now primarily focused on helping businesses make best use of AngularJS.
Pawel Kozlowski has over 15 years of professional experience in web development and has been fortunate enough to work with a variety of web technologies, languages, and platforms. Pawel strongly believes in free, open source software. He has been very committed to the AngularJS project and is also very active in the AngularJS community. He also contributes to AngularUI, the companion suite to the AngularJS framework, where he focuses on the Twitter Bootstrap directives for AngularJS.
Readers will learn how to structure web applications by organizing them into a meaningful and flexible directory structure and how to wrap third party plugins. Not only that, but by the end of this book, readers will also be able to use varied AngularJS directives like widgets and validators and will be able to utilize the AngularJS compiler to build more sophisticated directives.
This book covers the following topics:
Chapter 1: Angular Zen Chapter 2: Building and Testing Chapter 3: Communicating with a Backend Server Chapter 4: Displaying and Formatting Data Chapter 5: Creating Advanced Forms Chapter 6: Organizing Navigation Chapter 7: Securing Your Application Chapter 8: Building Your Own Directives Chapter 9: Building Advanced Directives Chapter 10: Building AngularJS Web Applications for an International Audience Chapter 11: Writing Robust AngularJS Web Applications Chapter 12: Packaging and Deploying AngularJS Web Applications
This book will prove highly beneficial for developers who wish to use AngularJS to assist them with their own web application projects. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/eOX2pb
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
Master a variety of web scraping techniques with Packt's new eBook Released July 2013 - Dyson D' Souza Packt is pleased to announce the release of Web Scraping with PHP How-to, a new eBook that will teach users how to effectively deploy the best web scraping. This practical, step by step focuses on delivering immediate results. About the Author: Jacob Ward is a freelance software developer based in the UK. Utilizing his background in search marketing and analytics, he develops enterprise-level automation tools, web bots, and screen scrapers for a wide range of international clients. Web scraping can provide the tools and framework to accomplish tasks such as harvesting and processing data from the web automatically. Web Scraping with PHP How-to will give users a solid foundation for future web scrapping, showing beginners exactly how to develop applications with data monitoring, research, data integration, and more. Readers will learn how to deploy various techniques for identifying certain specific data through various web pages. This book will be useful for users new to web scraping. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/NHjOr0
Learn to effectively configure servers with Packt's new book and eBook on Nginx HTTP Server.
- Released August 2013 - Dyson D' Souza
Packt is pleased to announce the release of Nginx HTTP Server Second Edition, a step-by-step guide to switching web servers currently running on Apache to Nginx. This book covers everything users need to know to master Nginx, from the basics through to topics for advanced users.
About the author: Clément Nedelcu was born in France and studied in UK, French, and Chinese universities. He worked as a technology consultant in France, specializing in web and Microsoft .NET programming as well as Linux server administration. Since 2005, he has also been administering a major network of websites in his spare time. This eventually led him to discover Nginx; it made such a difference in his life that he started a blog about it.
Nginx (pronounced engine-x) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Nginx now hosts nearly 12.18% (22.2M) of active sites across all domains. It is now essential for administrators to get to grips with this technology and its wide usage. Nginx HTTP Server Second Edition will guide both beginners and experienced administrators through the nuances of Nginx.
Beginners will learn the basics such as setting up a HTTP server, and then configuring its modules in a safe and secure way. The book then goes on to explain the basics of Nginx configurations such as syntax, structure, and semantics. Advanced users will discover how to replace existing an web server with Nginx. Packed with detailed instructions, this practical guide covers all the essential processes in simple steps, as well as providing in-depth module descriptions.
Nginx HTTP Server Second Edition covers the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: Downloading and Installing Nginx Chapter 2: Basic Nginx Configuration Chapter 3: HTTP Configuration Chapter 4: Module Configuration Chapter 5: PHP and Python with Nginx Chapter 6: Apache and Nginx Together Chapter 7: From Apache to Nginx Appendix A: Directive Index Appendix B: Module Reference Appendix C: Troubleshooting
This book will be useful for beginners who want to exploit the full potential of Nginx and web administrators interested in optimizing their infrastructure with existing applications or by adding new tools. For more information please visit: http://goo.gl/20JHZG
Take network management to the next level with OpenNMS in an Instant using Packt’s new eBook
- Karman Khanna Released: June'13
Instant OpenNMS Starter is a new book from Packt that will help readers understand exactly what OpenNMS is, how it can be used to make network and systems administration more exciting, and how it can be used to maintain the highest possible level of service at a time when the number of technology start-ups is increasing rapidly.
About the author: Ghislain Hachey is an Electrical Engineer and a Master of Information Systems by training and a Technology Specialist by experience. He currently oversees all technical operations of Computer and Network Services (http://www.cns. com.vu), the leading Information Technology service provider operating in Vanuatu.
Instant OpenNMS Starter will show readers how to extend the capabilities of OpenNMS through the use of SNMP and tune it to their specific network monitoring needs. Readers will also learn how to generate custom reports for the technical team, management, or clients, chart performance data for any network metric, and discover how to configure thresholds, alarms, and notifications about any network issues.
This book will be useful for network administrators who have a knowledge of basic network operations and protocols such as the Internet Protocol Suite, and want to get a brief overview of what OpenNMS has to offer. For more information, please visit the book page at: http://bit.ly/15Iquax
Master Blender's powerful cycles engine with Packt's new Book and eBook
- Dyson D' Souza - Released: June'13
Packt is pleased to announce the launch of its new Blender book, Blender 2.6 Cycles, Materials, and Textures Cookbook, a guide to making the most of Blender's powerful cycles engine. Filled with practical examples, readers will learn how to create a vast array of realistic and stunning materials.
About the Author: Enrico Valenza is a Blender Certified Trainer and uses Blender almost on a daily basis for his illustration jobs. He was an Art Director at CINECA (Bologna, Italy) for the Museo della Città di Bologna project, that is, the production of a stereoscopic CG-animated documentary made in Blender and explaining Bologna's history.
Users who want to take their animation and modeling to the next level by using a vast array of realistic and stunning materials and texture effects will find all they need in this eBook. They will learn how to use the cycles rendering engine to achieve astonishing and realistic effects, and the node-based system will enable them to set up 3D scenes for rendering.
Blender 2.6 Cycles, Materials, and Textures Cookbook covers a wide array of techniques to create man-made materials as well as the correct organization and re-use of Cycles materials to save time and effort. Users will discover the Parent and see how to rename nodes to better organize the “Node Editor” window, switch shader components, set up light-sources and the “World” Global Illumination, and much more.
The book covers the following essential topics: Chapter 1: Overview of Materials in Cycles Chapter 2: Managing Cycles Materials Chapter 3: Creating Natural Materials in Cycles Chapter 4: Creating Man-made Materials in Cycles Chapter 5: Creating Complex Natural Materials in Cycles Chapter 6: Creating More Complex Man-made Materials Chapter 7: Creating Organic Materials
Beginners and advanced users alike will find this book useful. Written in a friendly, practical style, this cookbook will teach users how to create realistic materials and textures. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/17CYuq7
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
Master Data Integration with Talend covering all areas of the development lifecycle with Packt’s new book and ebook
----Published November 2013 Dyson D' Souza
Packt is pleased to announce the release of its first cook book on Talaend Data Integration- Talend Open Studio Cookbook. This book contains a collection of exercises covering all aspects of Talend. Designed primarily as a reference book, the simple and effective exercises are based on real –life tasks enabling the developers to understand complex tasks easily.
About the Author: Rick Barton is a freelance consultant specializing in data integration and ETL for the last 13 years as part of an IT career spanning over 25 years. He has provided technical consultancy to some of the UK’s largest companies, including banks and telecommunications companies. He has been working almost exclusively with Talend Open Studio and Talend Integration Suite, on multiple projects, of various sizes, in UK. It is on these projects that he has learned many of the lessons that can be found in this, his first book.
Talend Open Studio Cookbook begins by introducing beginners and intermediate developers with the basics. Schema usage and mapping are explained with dedicated sections. Developers will also learn how to get more from tMap, files, databases and XML. The comprehensive guide provides practical exercises covering all aspects from working with schemas to creating and validating test data, to scheduling your Talend code, etc.
This book further expands to areas of Talend development lifecycle explaining their development, testing, debugging and deployment. It further delves into coding, testing, and debugging of code to providing start-to-finish coverage of the product which are parts of the development cycle. Each recipe described in this book is designed on providing all the key learning objectives in a concise manner with practical exercises.
The book covers important topics such as: Chapter 1: Introduction and General Principles Chapter 2: Metadata and Schemas Chapter 3: Validating Data Chapter 4: Mapping Data Chapter 5: Using Java in Talend Chapter 6: Managing Context Variables Chapter 7: Working with Databases Chapter 8: Managing Files Chapter 9: Working with XML, Queues, and Web Services Chapter 10: Debugging, Logging, and Testing Chapter 11: Deploying and Scheduling Talend Code Chapter 12: Common Mistakes and Other Useful Hints and Tips Appendix A: Common Type Conversions Appendix B: Management of Contexts Index
Talend Open Studio Cookbook is designed for both beginners and intermediate developers. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/0EPqRy
Packt is pleased to announce the release of Ext JS 4 Plugin and Extension Development, which contains easy-to-follow examples, will enable users to explore ExtJS plugins and extensions. Filled with plenty of examples, users will get hands-on development experience of several real-world ExtJS plugins and extensions in this book.
About the author: Abdullah Al Mohammad lives in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He is a senior freelance software developer with over six years experience. He graduated from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering and began working at HawarIT as a software engineer. He worked there for four years and gained solid experience and then started his career as a freelance developer.
The concepts explained in Ext JS 4 Plugin and Extension Development are concise, practical, and designed in a step-by-step tutorial. Filled with lots of examples and plenty of code, users will learn to develop several ExtJS plugins and extensions.
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To mark Columbus Day, Packt is giving everyone the chance to explore its entire catalog of eBooks and videos at 50% off in its biggest ever sale, and we would like your help in spreading the word. In exchange, we will be offering you two free eBooks of your choice.
During the event, anyone will be able to use the discount code COL50 at checkout for any eBooks or videos of their choice – as many times as they like until Monday October 21th. Due to an overwhelming response, the last date has been extended. Take advantage of this offer now.
Explore something new this Columbus Day with Packt’s biggest ever sale
Packt Publishing is giving everyone the chance to explore its full range of over 1600 DRM-free eBooks this Columbus Day at a massive 50% off at www.packtpub.com, for 4 whole days. Customers simply use the code COL50 in their cart – as many times as they like until Thursday October 17th. The offer even extends to Packt’s bestselling pre-order of 2013, the highly acclaimed Mastering Web Application Development with AngularJS.
But that’s not all – to mark the transition out of beta stage, the publisher will also be including its Packt Video product range in this limited offer. These practical screencast tutorials give users the working knowledge they need to get the job done, and all videos will be featured in the Columbus Day sale at 50% off – that includes the hugely popular Kali Linux - Backtrack Evolved: A Penetration Tester’s Guide.
The exclusive 50% discount code COL50 will be active on all eBooks and Videos until Thursday October 17th.
Master Vaadin 7 and become a professional web developer with Packt's new book and eBook.
---- Released Septembe 2013 Dyson D' Souza
Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition. This book has been designed with practical examples that will help web developers to create top-notch web applications. Starting with a basic tutorial, Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition delves into providing developers with a concrete foundation for web applications, ready to use codes, and practical examples.
About the Author: Nicolas Fränkel operates as a successful Java/Java EE architect with more than 10 years experience in consulting for different clients. His interests in IT are diverse, ranging from rich client application, to quality processes through open source software and build automation. Based in France, he has worked as a WebSphere Application Server administrator, a certified Valtech trainer, and a part-time lecturer in different French universities.
Vaadin 7 is the new Java-based framework for making web-based applications. Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition will introduce developers to the basics of Vaadin 7. This practical guide is filled with examples, and uses a step-by-step approach to teach readers how to master web applications. Key concepts such as components, layouts, events, containers, and bindings are also explored in the book.
Packed with detail, this book will also teach developers how to master RIA development with Vaadin 7. Apart from learning about the fundamental concepts that are the cornerstones of the framework, this book will also guide users on how they can integrate Vaadin 7 with other popular frameworks. Readers will also benefit from learning the process of planning, analyzing, building, and deploying a fully functional RIA, while covering troubleshooting details along the way.
Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition covers the following topics: Preface Chapter 1: Vaadin and its Context Chapter 2: Environment Setup Chapter 3: Hello Vaadin! Chapter 4: Components and Layouts Chapter 5: Event Listener Model Chapter 6: Containers and Related Components Chapter 7: Core Advanced Features Chapter 8: Featured Add-ons Chapter 9: Creating and Extending Components and Widgets Chapter 10: Enterprise Integration Index
Java developers who have experience in JSP/Servlet, or on Swing, will find this book beneficial. Web developers who want to enter the world of rich internet applications on a Java-based platform will find this book to be a valuable resource. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/8paUtp.
Learn how to set up a WordPress Multisite network blog with Packt’s new eBook
- Dyson D' Souza Published August' 13
Packt is pleased to announce the release of WordPress Multisite Administration. With this concise and fast-paced guide, readers will learn how to configure a complete, functional, and attractive WordPress website as well as how to set up, maintain, and secure a WordPress Multisite network blog. This eBook is filled with practical examples which aim to help readers master the content quickly and efficiently.
About the Author: Since 1999, Tyler L. Longren has been especially interested in web development. He's worked on all types of websites, creating websites for friends, local companies, and high-traffic niche websites. He's been using WordPress since 2005, back when WordPress required PHP4 and would not work with PHP5. He's worked for various employers, from newspapers and commercial kitchens to startups and well-established Internet companies.
With the help of WordPress Multisite, users can create and maintain a customized network blog. Packt’s WordPress Multisite Administration will walk readers through step-by-step examples that will help them learn how to create a network blog similar to wordpress.com as well as how to activate and manage plugins and themes. Readers will then be able to leverage this knowledge to create their own fully-functional network blogs.
Filled with tips and best practices, readers will also learn the most efficient ways to make a custom blog directory and how to create basic child themes for their blog directory. From installing WordPress Multisite to configuring it on the servers, this eBook will teach readers everything they need to know to successfully create, maintain, and secure a WordPress Multisite network blog.
Beginners who want to expand their knowledge of WordPress Multisite will find this book extremely useful. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/LDHL1W
Create and deploy e-learning content to desktops and mobiles with Packt’s new eBook.
- Dyson D' Souza Published August'13
Packt is pleased to announce the release of Adobe Captivate 7 for Mobile Learning, a concise and fast-paced guide that will teach readers how to create e-learning content using Adobe Captivate 7. Using a tutorial-based approach, this eBook will introduce readers to the basic functions of Adobe Captivate 7 and will have them creating exciting and advanced e-learning content of their own in no time.
About the Author: Damien Bruyndonckx is an elementary school teacher. He has acquired the title of Adobe Certified Instructor on Dreamweaver, Coldfusion, Acrobat, and Captivate, which has allowed him to work for various Adobe-authorized training centers in Europe and to participate in various web and e-learning projects to aid countless customers. He now works at IHECS, a higher education school of communications based in Brussels, where he teaches multimedia and serves as the e-learning coordinator of the school.
Adobe Captivate 7 for Mobile Learning explores the various ways to deliver e-learning content to mobile platforms, virtual devices, and desktops. Readers will learn about the different features of Adobe Captivate 7 as well as how to create a mobile-friendly interactive software demonstration and how to add mobile-compliant objects and effects to Captivate projects. With the help of practical and step-by-step examples, readers will quickly master the basics of Adobe Captivate 7. By the end of this eBook, readers will have all the knowledge they need to start creating their own e-learning content.
This eBook has been designed primarily for teachers, course designers, professors, curriculum experts, subject matter experts, and e-learning developers who want to provide mobile-friendly content to their students. For more information, please visit http://goo.gl/VneDyT
Learn to create a live storefront using nopCommerce with Packt's new book and eBook
- Dyson D' Souza
Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with nopCommerce a simple, step-by-step guide to setting up feature-rich and customizable online stores with nopCommerce.
About the Author: Brandon Atkinson is an architect and developer for CapTech Consulting in Richmond, VA. Brandon has owned and operated several online stores over the years, and he has also helped many others with their e-commerce efforts. When he is not writing code, Brandon enjoys playing music, reading, and spending time with his wife.
nopCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution that contains both a catalog front-end and an administration tool back-end. It is a fully customizable shopping cart that is both stable and highly usable. Getting Started with nopCommerce will introduce users to downloading and installing it and takes them through the necessary steps to get their online store up and running.
Getting Started with nopCommerce will also guide readers through configuration, adding products, accepting payments, and processing orders, in a tutorial style. Readers will be able to explore nopCommerce's functionality as they work through each chapter. This book is a useful resource for users who have no prior knowledge of the technical aspects of running an e-commerce site. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/wLMMwT
Packt is pleased to announce the release of its latest eBook on Data Integration, Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen. With the help of this practical, step-by-step guide, developers will discover the best way to handle command line tools and master the art of configuring log levels and logging output.
About the Author: Sergio Ramazzina is a software architect/trainer with over 20 years of experience working on a large number of projects for banks and major Italian companies. He started using Pentaho products in late 2003, gaining vast experience by deploying Pentaho as an open source, standalone BI solution. He has started participating as a contributor on several Pentaho projects, such as JPivot, Saiku, CDF, and CDA, and he has achieved the title of Pentaho Active Contributor.
Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen will help IT professionals explore all the possible ways to start jobs and teach them how to deal with transformations without any difficulty. The eBook will get readers started with recipes on how to configure memory requirements, before focusing on the different ways to start PDI processes. The book then dives into the various flags that control the logging system. Developers will learn how to effectively and quickly collect data from disparate sources and turn them into a unified format.
This book will be useful for IT professionals who work on PDI and want to learn more about its functions and command line tools. For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/MNqg25
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.
About the author: 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
Build mobile applications on iOS and Android devices using Packt’s new book and eBook
- Karman Khanna Released: June'13
Corona SDK Application Design is a new book from Packt that will show readers how to utilize the full power behind Corona SDK to create business and gaming apps quickly and easily with excellent functionality.
About the author: Daniel Williams is a web developer, mobile game developer, online specialist, and founder of That’s So Panda (http://www.thatssopanda.com). Since starting his own mobile adventure with Corona SDK a couple of years ago, Daniel has released several app titles and has written several tutorials at http://www.thatssopanda.com for individuals just starting with Corona SDK.
This book starts with a quick introduction to Corona SDK and the Lua programming language. Readers will then learn how to create their own apps and publish them on popular app stores such as GooglePlay and Apple’s App store. They will also discover how to develop a fun puzzle game and use Corona’s exclusive Storyboard feature. Towards the end of the book the author shares some of his own tried and tested marketing techniques to help users get their app seen and downloaded by as many people as possible.
Corona SDK Application Design will be useful for Android and iOS app developers or anyone with a basic knowledge of app development, who wants to create an app. For more information, please visit the book page at: http://bit.ly/18zkQtz