“Voluminous documentation is part of the problem, not part of the solution.” – Tom DeMarco
Since Packt was established in 2004, we have published over 350 books – more than 70 of which have focused upon Enterprise specific tools and technologies. Packt already finds itself as a significant Enterprise publisher, having published books such as:
- Oracle SQL Developer 2.1
- Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
- IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook
- Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
- Oracle Coherence 3.5
The time is now right for a standalone brand. Packt Enterprise shall continue to develop the focussed, hands-on, real world books that readers know us for, and to develop books for all audiences, including Architects, Consultants, Developers and Newcomers.
On top of this, we understand that innovation is important in our industry. We are looking to drive initiatives that offer innovative content distribution (e-delivery for example), free and supplementary learning material (such as articles, book excerpts and free code), and new ‘series’ of books that offer information in bespoke formats.
As Malcolm Atkinson explained: “Building large applications is still really difficult. Making them serve an organisation well for many years is almost impossible.”
It’s our job to try and help make the impossible… possible.