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Release Date: 
January 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Laravel Application Development Blueprints, a comprehensive guide that lets the reader learn how to develop 10 different applications step by step using Laravel 4 and also introduces the readers to the basic and advanced usage of Laravel’s built-in methods. The book is 260 pages long and is priced at $44.99, while the eBook is $22.94.

About the authors:

Arda Kılıçdağı is a programmer from Turkey with stellar experience in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, the Facebook API, the Twitter API, and PayPal's Adaptive Payments API, to name a few. He also developed applications using CodeIgniter and CakePHP for about four years, but later decided to gradually switch to Laravel. Currently he develops all his applications using Laravel. 

Release Date: 
January 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Groovy 2 Cookbook, a comprehensive guide with recipes that start from the basics of installing Groovy and running the first scripts, and progresses on to more advanced examples that will help readers take advantage of the language's amazing features. This book is now available in all the popular formats including eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats. The book has 338 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the authors:

Andrey Adamovich is a software craftsman with many years of experience in the different lifecycle phases of software creation. He is passionate about defining good development practices, documenting and presenting architecture, the reuse of code and design patterns, the profiling and analysis of application performance, as well as extreme automation of development and operations activities. He has been using Groovy for a long time and has a deep knowledge of the language internals. He has Master's degree in Computer Science from the Latvian State University.

Release Date: 
January 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook BeagleBone Home Automation, a practical approach to home automation using BeagleBone; starting from the very basics of GPIO control and progressing up to building a complete home automation solution. This book covers operating principles of a range of useful environment sensors, including their programming and integration to the server application. It is now available in print for $29.99 and all the popular eBook formats for $17.99.

About the author:

Juha Lumme is an engineer with over 10 years' experience in the telecommunications field in various roles. He has been developing platform software for mobile phones and has also worked on the telecommunication networks side. Embedded systems are his passion, and a hobby he works on in his free time as well. He is passionate about Linux and open source software in general. The recent open hardware movement is also close to his heart, and he hopes we can all soon hack and build our dreams in a world free of patent abuse. When not working on his computer, he loves traveling and riding mountain roads on his motorbike around Kanto prefecture in Japan.

 

Release Date: 
January 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its New Book and eBook Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone, a practical guide to build own state-of-art security system. This book will help readers to build an extremely sophisticated access control, alarm panel, and home automation and network intrusion-detection system. It is now available in print for $29.99and all the popular eBook formats for $15.29

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Release Date: 
January 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book WordPress 3.7 Complete: Third Edition, a practical guide for anyone who wants to start their journey as a web developer. This book takes users through a step-by-step process of planning and then building their site. This book has 404 pages and is priced at $44.99, while the eBook is available for $22.94.

About the Author:

Karol Krol

Karol Krol is a WordPress developer, PHP programming specialist, professional blogger, and writer. He has been building expertise in WordPress ever since his early years at the Silesian University of Technology, Poland, where he graduated with a Master's degree in Computer Science. Currently, his main two projects are providing Online Business Advice for Normal People through his main website and actively taking part in the Writers in Charge project, and teaching other writers how to take charge of their writing career.

Release Date: 
January 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of iPhone Game Blueprints, a step-by-step instructional guide for creating iPhone games. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and all the popular eBook formats. The print book is 340 pages long and is competitively priced at $79.98, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $29.99.

About the author:
Igor Udusilvii is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who specializes in artwork for mobile games and UI graphics. He has been an IT geek since his childhood and currently works with Spooky House Studios UG, which is a game development company. He started his career as an editor while simultaneously studying Flash and animation, after which he got engrossed in media designing and his game development journey started. Igor is an experienced graphic developer and his clients include Kaspersky Lab, Reasoft, and LemonStand.

iPhone is a line of smartphones which runs on the iOS mobile operating system, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures.

Release Date: 
December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Apache Kafka, a quick learning guide that features innovative ways to use Kafka for messaging and enables readers to integrate Kafka with other tools such as Hadoop and Storm. This eBook is available in all the popular electronic formats such as Amazon, Kindle, e-pub, and PDF. It's 88 pages long and competitively priced at $20.99.

About the author:
Nishant Garg is a Technical Architect with more than 13 years' experience in various technologies such as Java Enterprise Edition, Spring, Hibernate, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Storm, and Mahout. He pursued his Master's in M. S. Software Systems and is currently a part of the Big Data R&D team in the innovation labs at Impetus Infotech Pvt. Ltd. He has worked with reputed names in IT services and financial industries and is a frequent speaker on Big Data Technologies.

Apache Kafka is a publish-subscribe messaging system written in Java and developed by the Apache Software Foundation. Kafka is designed to be scalable and distributed and integrates with tools such as Hadoop and Storm for streaming data.

Release Date: 
December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new video course Getting Started with Apache Maven, a practical screencast-based tutorial intended for Java developers. Presented by Russell Gold, the duration for the video course is 2 hours 15 mins and is competitively priced at $39.99.

About the Presenter:
Russell Gold has been a Java developer since 1996 and is the author of the open-source project, HttpUnit, as well as a handful of smaller open source projects. He is also a committer on the Codehaus Mojo project, where he maintains the idlJ and RMIC plugins. Russell is currently employed by Oracle.

Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java projects. Maven serves a similar purpose to the Apache Ant tool, but it is based on different concepts and works in a different manner. The Maven project is hosted by the Apache Software Foundation, where it was formerly part of the Jakarta Project.

Release Date: 
December 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook, Game Development with SlimDX. The book is 134 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $16.79.

About the Authors:

Michael Fontanini is a self-taught programmer with some college education under his belt as well. He first got into programming when he was only a kid. Over the years, he has advanced his programming skills. With a passion for video games, he has spent lots of time as a recreational game programmer and learned much along the way. He is glad to have the chance to share this knowledge with readers and help them get started with game programming and SlimDX.

SlimDX is a free open source framework that enables developers to easily build DirectX applications using .NET technologies such as C#, VB.NET, and IronPython. It is designed to be an efficient, simple, and a lean wrapper that fully encompasses all of Microsoft's gaming and multimedia technologies and exposes them to managed code.

Release Date: 
December 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Haskell Financial Data Modeling and Predictive Analytics , a hands-on guide that teaches readers how to use Haskell's tools and libraries to analyze data from real-world sources in an easy-to-understand manner. The eBook and Kindle versions are available for $20.39.

About the Author:
Pavel Ryzhov graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, in the field of mathematical physics, Toda equations and Lie algebras. For the past 10 years, he has worked as a Technical Lead and Senior Software Engineer. Pavel led a startup company that mainly provided mathematical and web software development in Haskell. In his spare time, he works on a port of Quantlib; an HQuantLib project.

Haskell is one of the most influential and functional programming languages available today. When used for financial analysis, an improved level of prediction and clear problem descriptions can be achieved.

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