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Learn to Build Social Networking and Community Applications with new Book on ASP.NET

March 2009 | Microsoft, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce a new book on ASP.NET that shows how to create a scalable, maintainable social network that can support hundreds of thousands of users, complete with multimedia features. Written by Andrew Seimer, ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking will help developers build a solid 'community framework' to give their website a strong foundation.

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Test news in feb

February 2009 | Architecture and Analysis

Packt has today launched a new series of Beginner's Guide books designed to make open source tools and other advanced software accessible and usable for Beginners. Packt is seeking authors to write these books. "There are thousands of tremendous software tools out there," says series editor David Barnes. "The way they are designed, built and documented means they can often feel like they are created by experts, for experts. Newcomers often don't know what the software can even do, let alone how to do it."

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Java's experts in one place!

February 2009 | AJAX, Architecture and Analysis, Content Management, CRM, Drupal, e-Commerce, Java, Joomla!, Linux Servers, Microsoft, Moodle, Networking & Telephony, Open Source, Oracle, PHP, Portugues, Espanol, Italiano, French, Web Development, Web Graphics & Video, Web Services, WordPress

The ServerSide Java Symposium gathers best-selling authors, go-to-bloggers, project and spec leads for 3 days of intensive information sharing, March 18-20 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. View the conference agenda at-a-glance and register now. PacktPub.com readers save an extra $100 with the code PACKT!

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Learn Best Practices for Designing, Coding, and Distributing Python Software

January 2009 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Expert Python Programming, a new book that aims to help developers build better applications in Python with the help of best practices and new development techniques.

Writing code in Python is simple, however, writing code that is efficient and easy to maintain and reuse is not so straightforward. This is where this book intends to step in. Written by Tarek Ziadé, a contributor to the Zope code and an experienced Python developer, Expert Python Programming takes you on a practical tour of Python application development.

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2008 Open Source CMS Most Valued People Announced

January 2009 | Content Management

Packt is pleased to announce the inaugural list of Most Valued People from Open Source Content Management Systems. This is a new feature of the Open Source CMS Award and is designed to recognise the contributions to projects made by individuals that often go unnoticed.

For the large majority of Open Source projects, it is the tireless contributions from enthusiastic individuals that enable its growth and adoption and these are the people that Packt feels is necessary to identify. For details of 2008's Open Source Most Valued People, please click through.

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2008 Best PHP Based Open Source CMS Announced

December 2008 | Content Management

The Award for the best Open Source Content Management System written on a PHP/MySQL platform is today announced as Drupal. Receiving $2,000 as the judges’ and publics favourite, Drupal finishes ahead of Joomla! and CMS Made Simple, who finished on equal points as joint runners up and collect $500 each.

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