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Release Date: 
November 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Blender 3D Printing Essentials. This book provides users with the information that they require to design high-quality 3D printed objects. A comprehensive and step-by-step approach will enable users to learn the nuances of 3D printing and making the most of it with the help of Blender.

About the author:

Gordon Fisher got his start in computer graphics working with industry pioneers at Information International, Inc. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, he was the first student to display computer generated artwork, interactive computer graphics, and computer animation at the UCSB Gallery. Since then, he has made 3D animations for clients including the U.S. Army, Ford Motor Co., the Dallas Cowboys, the Southeastern Conference, Costco, and Southwest Airlines.

Release Date: 
November 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Instant Fancybox. With the help of this book, web developers will learn how to use advanced and visually stunning image galleries that can be incorporated in their webpages. This hands-on guide takes a step-by-step approach in introducing readers to the intricacies of Fancybox.

About the Author:

Kyle Diedrick is a software engineer living in Irvine, California. He has been working on websites for the past 10 years. He has substantial experience working on websites using JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, and most recently, CoffeeScript. He first discovered the Fancybox jQuery plugin while working at Great Wolf Resorts in 2010. He began using the plugin because of its flexibility.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Fast Data Processing with Spark, a step-by-step guide that teaches readers about the different ways to interact with Spark's distributed representation of data (RDDs). The book shows readers how to effectively test distributed software, tune a Spark installation, and install and set up Spark on their data cluster. The book is 120 pages long and is competitively priced at $37.99, while the eBook is available in all the popular formats including Kindle and PDF for $19.54.

About the Author:

Holden Karau is a software developer from Canada currently living in San Francisco. Holden graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2009 with a Bachelors of Mathematics in Computer Science. She currently works as a Software Development Engineer at Google, and has worked on search and classification problems at Amazon. Open source development has been a passion of Holden's and a number of her projects have been covered on Slashdot. To learn more about her, please visit her website http://www.holdenkarau.com, or blog http://blog.holdenkarau.com.

Release Date: 
November 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, HDInsight Essentials, authored by Rajesh Nadipalli, which will help establish a Big Data solution using HDInsight with open source software and provide useful Excel reports. The print book is 122 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook is available in all the popular formats for $17.84.

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Release Date: 
November 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Android Application Programming with OpenCV, a practical, hands-on guide that covers the fundamental tasks of computer vision—capturing, filtering, and analyzing images with step-by-step instructions for writing both an application and reusable library classes. This eBook is 130 pages long and is competitively priced at $16.79.

About the author: Joseph Howse is a software developer at Ad-Dispatch (Canada), where he makes augmented reality games for iOS and Android. He is currently consulting at Market Beat (El Salvador) on an embedded systems project that uses OpenCV for face recognition. He holds three Master's degrees in Computer Science, International Development Studies, and Business Administration.

OpenCV is a library of programming functions mainly aimed at real-time computer vision, developed by Intel, and now supported by Willow Garage and Itseez. OpenCV was designed for computational efficiency with a strong focus on real-time applications.

Release Date: 
November 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Learning Game Physics with Bullet Physics and OpenGL a step by step instruction guide to Creating ones own physics simulations and understanding the various design concepts of modern games. The book also teaches how to build a real-time complete game application, implementing 3D graphics and physics entirely from scratch and also the fundamental and advanced concepts of game programming. The print book is 126 pages long and is competitively priced at $29.99, whilst the eBook is available in Kindle or PDF for $15.29

About the Author:

Chris Dickinson grew up in England and received his Master's degree in Physics with Electronics from the University of Leeds in 2005, and then left for California to work in scientific research in the heart of Silicon Valley. He later began working in software testing and automation. He decided to undertake a Bachelor's in Game and Simulation Programming while simultaneously working full time to learn more about his chosen path. He earned his second degree in early 2013 and continues his career in software development/test automation while simultaneously developing independent game projects in his spare time.

Release Date: 
November 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Instant Simple Botting with PHP, an easy-to-read book that will show readers how to to build bots, the benefits and advantages of using objects to create web robots and bot related objects, and how to parse and use the data that bots gather. The book is now available in all the popular electronic formats and retails at $12.74.

About the Author:

Shay Michael Anderson has been programming and developing software since 1999. He holds a Bachelors degree of Science in Software Engineering and a Masters degree of Science in Software Systems Management. He also achieved the undergraduate certificates for Software Engineering Application, Software Engineering Process, Object-Oriented Methods, and Unix Network Administration, and graduate certificates for Systems Analysis and Integration, Network and Telecommunications, Data Management, and Project Management. He is currently working as a senior Software Engineer for a large e-commerce and retail company. He develops and manages massive software systems that are backed by a database cluster storing over a billion records.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of iCloud Standard Guide, an easy-to-use reference filled with tutorials that will teach the reader how to set up and use iCloud, and profit from all of its marvelous features. The eBook, which is available in all the popular formats, is priced at $17.59, while the print book is priced at $36.99.

About the authors:

Andri Yadi
Andri Yadi is a developer, entrepreneur, influencer, and educator in the IT industry, especially in the mobile apps field. As a developer, he has been developing in many well-known programming languages for the past 16 years, since the iOS SDK was first released in 2008. As an entrepreneur, he has founded four software companies since 2003. For his technical expertise and community influence, he has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 6 years in a row. He's majoring in Physics at the famous Institute of Technology, Bandung (ITB).

Fauzan Alfi

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is proud to present its latest publication, GitLab Repository Management by Jonathan Hethey. This book is a simple, easy to understand tutorial guide on how to build teams and efficiently use version control, using GitLab. The book is 87 pages long and is priced at $32.99 while the eBook is $15.99.

About the Author :

Jonathan Hethey has been writing code and actively shaping and experimenting with IT-systems since the age of fourteen. After finishing his finals and an apprenticeship as an IT-supporter, he studied Multimedia Design in Kolding, Denmark, followed by studies of Web Development in Odense, DK. Other than studies, he has been working on several web projects, both on a freelance base as well as in his own company found in 2011. Jonathan wrote this book because he became a fan of git and started looking for great implementations of it on the server side, that would allow newcomers to pick it up quickly and extend it with additional functionalities and usabilities He says Git and GitLab are only his personal favourite flavours.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is proud to present its latest publication, JavaScript and JSON Essentials by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa. This book is a step-by-step guide that will introduce the readers to JSON and help them understand how the lightweight JSON data format can be used in different ways either to store data locally or to transfer data over the Internet. It will teach the readers how to use JSON effectively with JavaScript. The book is 120 pages long and is priced at $29.99 while the eBook is $15.29.

About the Author :

Sai Srinivas Sriparasa is a web developer and an open source evangelist living in the Stamford area. Sai was the lead developer for building Dr. Oz’s website, and has led teams for companies such as Sprint Nextel, West Interactive, and Apple. Sai’s repertoire includes JavaScript, PHP, Python, HTML5, responsive web development, ASP.NET, C#, and Silverlight.


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