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December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Machine Learning with R, a book packed with clear instructions to explore, forecast, and classify data. This book will help developers harness the power of R for statistical computing and data science. The print book comes in at 396 pages and is competitively priced at $54.99, whilst the eBook version is available for $28.04 in all the popular formats.

About the author:

Brett Lantz is a sociologist by training and has worked on interdisciplinary studies of cellular telephone calls, medical billing data, and philanthropic activity, among others. He has spent the past 10 years using innovative data methods to understand human behaviour. His love of machine learning began while studying a large database of teenagers' social networking website profiles.

 

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December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the publication of its new book, Mastering Apache Cassandra by Nishant Neeraj, which delivers knowledge that enables the readers to program pragmatically and understand the limitations of Cassandra. The print book is 340 pages long and is competitively priced at $44.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the author:
Nishant Neeraj is a Software Engineer at the BrightContext corporation. He builds software and manages the cloud infrastructure. He has six years of experience in building web applications in Java as a backend engineer. He has been using Cassandra in production-ready web applications since Version 0.6 in 2010. He works with Java, MySQL, Cassandra, Twitter Storm, Amazon Web Services, JavaScript, and Linux on a daily basis, and he has recently developed an interest in Machine Learning, Data Analysis, and Data Science in general.

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December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the publication of its new book Hadoop Cluster Deployment by Danil Zburivsky. This practical guide will explain how to install, configure, and tie all major Hadoop components together. The print book is 126 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $17.84.

About the author:
Danil Zburivsky is a database professional with a focus on open source technologies. He started his career as a MySQL database administrator and is currently working as a consultant at Pythian, a global data infrastructure management company. He is involved in building a number of Hadoop clusters for customers in the financial, entertainment, and communication sectors.

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December 2013
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Packt is proud to present its latest eBook, Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. Using this book, readers will learn how to design and program their robots with all of the essential programming commands. The eBook is 82 pages long and is priced at just $8.49.

About the author:

Gary Garber is currently an educational consultant. He is working on developing new software tools for the classroom, at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, which is a pioneer in LEGO Robotics Education. His robotics team has worked with Engineers Without Borders, NASA, and the National Science Teachers Association on a variety of engineering and education projects.

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December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Learning QGIS 2.0, a practical, hands-on guide with clear, step-by-step exercises that will help readers apply their knowledge of GIS to QGIS. The book has 110 pages and is competitively priced at $24.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $11.89.

About the author:

Anita Graser studied at FH Wr. Neustadt, Austria, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Geomatics in 2010. During her studies, she acquired hands-on experience in the fields of geomarketing and transportation research. Since 2007, Anita has been working as a geographic information systems (GIS) expert with the Dynamic Transportation Systems group at the Austrian Institute of Technology. Anita is an OSGeo Charter member and QGIS team member. She has been working with GIS since 2005, and is writing a popular blog on open source GIS at http://www.anitagraser.com.

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December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce its new book on Liferay, Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development. Using this step-by-step guide, readers will find everything they need to know about user interface development. This book will give readers practical tutorials to help them create great looking user interfaces and more.

About the authors: Xinsheng Chen is a web application architect. He holds an Masters' degree in Computer Science from California State University. He also has a Bachelor's degree from Wuhan University, China. Xinsheng was previously a QA engineer working at VMware, Inc. He has a rich experience in J2EE technologies and extensive experience in Content Management Systems (CMS), including Alfresco. He has worked on 23 Liferay Portal projects.

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December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new video course on Moodle, Moodle for Mobile Learning, a practical, screencast-based tutorial. Presented by Graeme Boxwell, the duration for the video course is 2 hours 13 mins and is competitively priced at $39.99.

About the presenter:
Graeme Boxwell has been a Moodle administrator for the last four years. He recently project managed his organization's move from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2.1. He also devised the concept for the soon-to-be-released Caboodle Moodle block. He is the current Chair of the RSC Northern e-learning forum, and an active member of the North East Learning Environment. He writes an educational blog at http://www.graemeboxwell.co.uk.

Moodle stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment and is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.

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December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Test-Driven Development with Mockito, a step-by-step guide to start writing clean, high quality code to apply design patterns and principles, and to make legacy code testable and clean up technical debts. The book is 172 pages long and is competitively priced at $39.99, while the eBook is available in all the popular formats including Kindle and PDF for $20.39.

About the Author:

Sujoy Acharya works as a software architect with Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd. (STS). He grew up in a joint family and pursued a degree in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. His hobbies include watching movies, playing outdoor sports, and downloading the latest movies. He also likes to research upcoming technologies. His major contributions are in the fields of Java, J2EE, Web service, Ajax, GWT, and Spring. With over 10 years of industrial experience, he designs and develops healthcare software products and has designed and implemented large-scale enterprise solutions.

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December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Robot Framework Test Automation, an easy-to-follow, practical guide that will help readers create test suits and test files using the Robot Framework. The eBook is 98 pages long and is competitively priced at $15.29.

About the author: Sumit Bisht is currently working as a senior software engineer at a software service outsourcing firm. He has experience in both project and product-based companies and has done a Masters' degree in Computer Applications, in addition to self-taught learning as part of his learning process towards making computers work. He has a keen interest in leveraging various open source technologies to develop better software and has experience in various programming languages.

Robot Framework is a generic test automation framework designed for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach.

Release Date: 
December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book OpenCL Parallel Programming Development Cookbook, a set of advanced recipes that can be utilized to optimize existing code, accelerate applications, and help readers understand high-performance computing. The print book has 302 pages and is competitively priced at $54.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $28.04.

About the author:

Raymond Tay has been a software developer for the past decade and his favorite programming languages include Scala, Haskell, C, and C++. He started playing with GPGPU technology in 2008, first with the CUDA toolkit by NVIDIA and OpenCL toolkit by AMD, and then Intel. He's worked on projects that use GPGPU technology and techniques in CUDA and OpenCL.

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