Beginner's Guides

Easily build applications from scratch using Packt's CouchDB and PHP Web Development Beginner's Guide

July 2012 | Beginner's Guides, PHP, Web Development

Packt published a book on CouchDB recently, titled CouchDB and PHP Web Development Beginner's Guide. The book teaches the basics and fundamentals of using CouchDB, and shows readers how to build an application from beginning to end with the help of a variety of code examples and real world scenarios.

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Learn the basics and extend your capabilities in designing websites with Packt's new book on jQuery

June 2012 | Beginner's Guides

Packt recently published jQuery for Designers: Beginner’s Guide book and e-book for web developers and designers. Written by Natalie MacLees, the founder of Purple Pen productions this book is a easy step-by-step guide that shows everything needed to start improving a website by enhancing user experience and adding impressive effects and animations with jQuery.

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Develop Drupal 7 websites using practical examples with Packt's latest Drupal 7 book

June 2012 | Beginner's Guides, Drupal

Packt released a new book on Drupal 7 this month titled, Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide. The book is an example-driven guide to building Drupal websites, containing practical and interesting examples on web content management, multi-media integration, and e-commerce in Drupal 7. It helps the readers to discover important concepts of HTML5, and learn important patterns for JavaScript and AJAX in Drupal 7.

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Simplified Mobile Web Development with Packt's New Book and eBook

May 2012 | Beginner's Guides, Drupal, Open Source, Web Development
<h2 class="subtitle"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Share content across sites without resorting to a multi-site install and bundle several exercises up into a feature that can push new content to a live site in one fell swoop. </span></span></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> Read Simplified Mobile Web Development with Packt's New Book and eBook in full

Go from zero to game with Packt's new GameSalad Beginner’s Guide book and e-book

April 2012 | Beginner's Guides, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of GameSalad Beginner's Guide, a step-by-step guide to creating games, complete with levels, physics, sound and numerous enemies using GameSalad. Written by Miguel DeQuadros, the book covers tips and tricks to developing popular games using this easy to use game development platform. The book uses the development process of three games as an example to empower readers with the confidence to work on any kind of game.

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Packt Publishing is about to give away 100 Unity3D books

February 2012 | Beginner's Guides

If you thought Packt was just another publisher of computer books, you'd be wrong. Packt cares about readers, what they want, the problems they go through, their goals and aspirations. Packt reaches readers by providing the books the reader needs to enhance their life – whether it’s in their job, or hobby.

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Get up and running quickly with JBoss ESB with Packt’s beginner’s guide

February 2012 | Beginner's Guides, Java, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of JBoss ESB Beginner’s Guide, an introductory text for all the Java programmers who want to develop their own service-based applications, from simple deployments through to complex legacy integrations. Written by Len DiMaggio, Kevin Conner, Magesh Kumar B, and Tom Cunningham; this beginner’s guide is packed with numerous working examples for easy comprehension.

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Develop and deploy complex web applications with ease using Packt’s Railo book

December 2011 | Beginner's Guides, JBoss

Packt is pleased to announce Railo 3 Beginner’s Guide, the first book on Railo, written by CEOs of Railo Technologies, Mark Drew and Gert Franzalong with contributions from Railo team members Paul Klinkenberg, and Jordan Michaels. This book is a start to finish guide to developing complex applications using the Railo Server. It also gives an in depth coverage of installing Railo Server on different environments.

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Quickly develop dynamic web 2.0 applications with Packt's latest PHP and MongoDB Web Development Beginner's Guide

December 2011 | Beginner's Guides

Packt recently announced the release of a new book on MongoDB: PHP and MongoDB Web Development Beginner's Guide. Written by Rubayeet Islam, the book takes a “code first, explain later” approach to build dynamic web 2.0 applications, thereby imparting to its readers practical examples in PHP to demonstrate unique features of MongoDB. Users learn how to store real-time site analytics, build location-aware web apps, handle user sessions, and much more using MongoDB and PHP.

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Create a realistic 3D gaming world with Packt's new Google SketchUp book

December 2011 | Beginner's Guides

Packt recently published its second book on SketchUp titled, "Google SketchUp for Game Design: Beginner's Guide". Through this book and ebook, author Robin De Jongh focuses on creating realistic 3D game worlds complete with textures, levels and props. The book shows its readers techniques on importing game art to game engines such as Unity 3D, skills to sell low polygon 3D objects in game asset stores, and also guidance on photo-texturing models for ultra realism.

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