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Create multimedia content in your Plone website using Packt's new book

June 2010 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Plone 3 Multimedia , a new book that will help users to build a modern full-featured multimedia CMS with Plone and add-on products. Written by Tom Gross , this book will help users to set up a customized multimedia CMS by collaborating with external resources such as YouTube, Google videos as well as to use and extend specialized multimedia content-types for images, audio, video, and Flash.

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Design and develop rich data-driven business applications in Silverlight with new book from Packt

May 2010 | Cookbooks, Enterprise

Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook is a new book from Packt that helps to interact with, and handle multiple sources of data and services, within business applications in Silverlight. Written by Silverlight enthusiasts, Gill Cleeran and Kevin Dockx, this book comes packed with hands-on cookbook recipes, and teaches users to understand data access techniques and solve data problems within Silverlight business applications.

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Tackle inventorying problems using Packt's new IT Inventory Management book

May 2010 | MySQL, Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02, a new book that helps IT professionals eliminate inventorying dilemmas using a free and feasible IT Inventory solution. Written by Barzan "Tony" Antal, this book helps System Administrators and IT professionals learn the necessary know-how in-order to solve inventory problems with the help of screenshots and diagrams.

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Customize the appearance of your Moodle theme using a new book from Packt

May 2010 | Content Management, e-Learning, Moodle, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce a new book on Moodle that is aimed at helping users create a Moodle Theme right from the graphic design stage to the finished Moodle Theme. Written by Paul James Gadsdon, this book will offer design examples to administrators, designers or teachers and help them create appropriate themes for different student age groups and styles.

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Create feature-rich extensions with Moodle using new book from Packt

May 2010 | Content Management, e-Learning, Moodle, Open Source

Moodle 1.9 Extension Development is a new book from Packt that is aimed at helping Moodlers use the robust plug-in system to customize their website. Written by Jonathan Moore and Michael Churchward, this book will teach users everything about Moodle Programming and how to extend its functionality.

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Deploy and manage a virtual environment using Packt's new VirtualBox book

May 2010 | Beginner's Guides, Linux Servers, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide, a new book that helps System Administrator’s utilize and manage a cost-effective virtual environment with VirtualBox 3.1. Written by Alfonso V. Romero, this book helps System Administrator’s create their first VirtualBox machine on Windows and Linux with the help of its practical approach and many screenshots.

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Packt celebrates Plone in May: Exclusive Offer on Plone books

May 2010 | Content Management, Open Source

Packt has this week announced a series of giveaways and promotions to herald the publication of two new Plone books; Plone 3 Multimedia and Plone 3 Products Development Cookbook. Readers will be offered exclusive discounts, 20% and 30% off the cover price of all Plone print books and Plone eBooks, respectively, for a limited period only.

Plone is a free open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server. It can be used for any kind of website, including blogs, internet sites, webshops and internal websites. It is also well positioned to be used as a document publishing system and groupware collaboration tool. The strengths of Plone are its adaptable workflow, good security, extensibility, high usability and flexibility.

While the new Plone 3 Multimedia book, written by Tom Gross, helps users embed, display, and manage multimedia content, the new Plone 3 Products Development Cookbook, by Juan Pablo Giménez and Marcos F. Romero, helps developers to create feature rich, modern Plone add-on products.

“Plone was one of the first topics Packt published on, and it is great to see the Plone project’s loyal community maintaining Plone as one of the most popular systems around. The set of Plone books we’ve just released shows our continued commitment to Plone, and this will continue into the next version of Plone and onward”, said Packt Open Source publisher Doug Paterson.

For more information on the Plone giveaways and promotions, please visit: - www.packtpub.com/article/plone-campaign-may-2010

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Solve real-world Magento sales problems with Packt's new Cookbook

May 2010 | Cookbooks, e-Commerce, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Magento 1.3 Sales Tactics Cookbook, a new book that helps Magento developers solve real-world Magento sales problems with the help of simple and effective recipes. Written by William Rice, this book is part of Packt's Cookbook series containing recipes with a carefully organized sequence of instructions that helps completing tasks efficiently.

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Learn to manage dynamic Flash content on your WordPress blog using Packt's new Cookbook

May 2010 | Content Management, Cookbooks, WordPress

Packt is pleased to announce WordPress and Flash 10x Cookbook, a new book that helps developers control dynamic Flash content in WordPress with the help of simple and incredibly effective recipes. Written by Peter Spannagle and Sarah Soward, this book presents recipes of varying difficulty levels so that there is something for everyone, right from a beginner to an advanced WordPress user.

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Create feature-rich and modern Plone products by using Packt's new book

May 2010 | Content Management, Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Plone 3 Products Development Cookbook, a new book that will help developers to create custom content types, add utilities, and internationalize their applications using Plone products. Written by Juan Pablo Gimenez and Marcos F Romero, this book will enable developers to manage site installation, configuration, and customization with code as well as guarantee their code operation and performance by including automatic testing and caching techniques.

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