Beginner's Guides

Create impressive 3D sculptures in ZBrush using Packt's new book

April 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Web Graphics & Video

ZBrush 4 Sculpting for Games: Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt that will help readers to sculpt machines, environments and creatures for their game development projects. Written by Manuel Scherer, this book covers all aspects of sculpting for games, right from developing concept art to integrating the available models with the game environment.

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Implement full-text search with lightning speed using Packt's new Sphinx book

April 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Open Source

Sphinx Search Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt that will teach readers to use the Sphinx client API implementation in their application to fire full text-search queries. Written by Abbas Ali, this book will allow readers to create applications with full-text search functionality, build indexes from varied data sources, filter, sort and group results based on different attributes, and search with different matching and ranking modes.

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Create and customize your own website using Packt's new Concrete5 book

March 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Content Management, MySQL, Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce Concrete5 Beginner's Guide, a new book which helps developers get started with Concrete5 quickly and efficiently. Written by Remo Laubacher, this book helps readers familiarize themselves with all of Concrete5's features.

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Improve the performance of your network using Packt's new book on Squid

March 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Linux Servers, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Squid Proxy Server 3.1: Beginner's Guide, a new book that will help system administrators get the most out of their network connection by customizing Squid's access control lists. Written by Kulbir Saini, this book will make readers aware of the how to get the most out of Squid by customizing it for their network. They will also learn about the different configuration options available as well as the transparent and accelerated modes that enable readers to focus on particular areas of network.

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Design and develop compelling user interfaces for your Android applications using Packt's new book

March 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Networking & Telephony, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Android User Interface Development: Beginner's Guide, a new book which helps developers understand the principals of a good user-interface design, and implement the best user interfaces on an Android mobile device. Written by Jason Morris, this book aims to equip its readers with the knowledge required to build killer Android applications.

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Create your own computer game using Packt's new Panda3D book

February 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine Beginner's Guide, a new book that will help readers to create their own computer game using the Panda3D framework. Written by Dave Mathews, this book will enable readers to respond to events like keyboard key presses and mouse clicks, and take advantage of Panda3D's built-in shaders and filters to decorate objects with gloss, glow and bump effects.

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Learn to perform version control with TortoiseSVN using Packt's new book

January 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Content Management, Open Source

TortoiseSVN 1.7 Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt that revolves around a real-world example based on a software company and will help readers to master version control techniques with TortoiseSVN. Written by Lesley A. Harrison, this book will teach readers to use Selenium to record, tweak and replay their test scripts, and to get rid of any bugs deteriorating the quality of their web applications.

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Create real time 3D applications using Packt’s new OGRE 3D book

January 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce OGRE 3D 1.7 Beginner's Guide, a new book that will allow readers to create exciting 3D applications using OGRE 3D, form their own scenes and monsters, play with the lights and shadows, and learn to use plugins. Written by Felix Kerger, this book contains an easy-to-follow introduction to OGRE 3D, and challenges readers to be creative and to produce their own fun games.

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Design and develop compelling user interfaces for your Android applications using Packt's new book

January 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Java, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Android User Interface Development: Beginner's Guide, a new book which helps developers understand the principals of a good user-interface design, and implement the best user interfaces on an Android mobile device. Written by Jason Morris , this book aims to equip its readers with the knowledge required to build killer Android applications.

 

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Extract, decrypt, parse, restructure text in Python using Packt's new book

January 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Open Source

Python 2.6 Text Processing Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt for Python programmers who want to learn text processing techniques to transform text from one form to another. Written by Jeff McNeil, this book is a practical guide on 'how-to-do' what one wants with textual data in Python.

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