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Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its first book on OMNeT++: Learning OMNeT++. Filled with easy-to-follow chapters, the book will guide readers through the necessary steps for creating a realistic network simulation. The concepts and explanations are explained in a practical manner which will help readers get the job done quickly.

About the author: Thomas Chamberlain has been passionate about programming and computers since he was very young, which led him to pursue a degree in Computer Science, where he focused on intelligent, self-adaptive networks. Since then, Tom has worked for a leading aerospace, defense, and advanced technology company as a Software and Systems Engineer.

This eBook will introduce the readers to the nuances of network simulations, from how to set up and install OMNet++, to collecting data from various network simulations. The book focuses on teaching the readers the necessary steps with easy-to-follow tutorials for setting up their simulations as quickly as possible.

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Mastering Apple Aperture, an easy-to-follow guide for photographers familiar with digital photography who want to learn about the advanced features of Apple Aperture, such as curves and how raw conversions work. The print book is 144 pages long and is available now in eBook, Kindle, and other selected formats and is competitively priced at $11.89.

About the author :
Thomas Fitzgerald is an expert in animation and graphic design, which led him to his career as a motion graphics artist serving in television and film, but he has always been fond of photography. At present, Thomas is a freelance motion graphics artist and animator, along with a fine art photographer and a prolific blogger. Thomas has been an Aperture user since the very first version came out, and since then he has been showing his love for Aperture in various forms.

Aperture is a photo editing and management computer program that was developed by Apple Inc. for the OS X operating system, first released in 2005, and currently available in Apple's App Store. The software handles a number of tasks common in post-production work, such as importing and organizing image files, applying corrective adjustments, displaying slideshows, and printing photographs.

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Ext JS 4 Plugin and Extension Development, which contains easy-to-follow examples, will enable users to explore ExtJS plugins and extensions. Filled with plenty of examples, users will get hands-on development experience of several real-world ExtJS plugins and extensions in this book.

About the author: Abdullah Al Mohammad lives in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He is a senior freelance software developer with over six years experience. He graduated from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering and began working at HawarIT as a software engineer. He worked there for four years and gained solid experience and then started his career as a freelance developer.

Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Building E-commerce Sites with VirtueMart Cookbook, a practical, recipe-based cookbook that will teach you how to set up, maintain, and customize an attractive e-commerce store with ease using VirtueMart. The book not only allows you to implement a fully functional e-commerce store, but also customize it as per your requirements. The print book is 310 pages long and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the Author:
John Horton is a web developer with many years of experience in helping businesses to make successful websites/apps/e-commerce solutions. Currently, he is the proprietor of HadronWebDesign, and he is also the brain behind an Android app for mathematics named MathLegends.

VirtueMart is an open source e-commerce solution designed for content management systems (CMS) that is best suited for low to medium level traffic websites.

Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Cassandra Query Language, a concise guide that teaches you how to take full advantage of the most important features and tasks of Cassandra Query Language (CQL). By the end of this book, you will fully understand what CQL is and what it can do for you. This book is available now in print and various electronic formats such as Kindle, ePub, and PDF.

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Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Cassandra Query Language, a concise guide that teaches you how to take full advantage of the most important features and tasks of Cassandra Query Language (CQL). By the end of this book, you will fully understand what CQL is and what it can do for you. This book is available now in print and various electronic formats such as Kindle, ePub, and PDF.

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Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with C++ Audio Programming for Game Development, a mini guide to understanding the core concepts of audio programming, adding to games using FMOD, and working with audio at multiple levels of abstraction with a widely used technology of industry standard in audio middleware. The print book is 116 pages long and is available now in eBook, Kindle, and other selected formats and is competitively priced at $20.39.

About the author:
David Gouveia is a software engineer and game developer native to Madeira, Portugal. He completed his MSc. in Computer Science, with a specialization in graphics and multimedia, and presently is working full-time as a game programmer for a local company. David is fond of game development, in particular graphics and audio programming. He is also very keen on music and synthesizers, and has played the keyboard for years.

Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Android Development Tools for Eclipse, a concise guide to help you develop, advertise, and monetize Android applications using Eclipse. The book will also teach you about the generation and application of skeleton code using wizards. The print book is 144 pages long and is also available in eBook, Kindle, and other select formats.

About the Authors: Sanjay Shah has over 8 years of experience with application development across mobile and web platforms. He is currently a Software Architect working in the area of Cloud-based Big Data Analytics combined with Distributed Cognition, for which he leverages several Java-based technologies.

Khirulnizam Abd Rahman is a Computer Science lecturer in the faculty of Information Science and Technology at Selangor International Islamic College, Malaysia. As well as this, he also currently develops apps for Windows Phone Version 8, PHP, C#, Java, and other programming languages.

Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook, a fast-paced guide that comprehensively explains all the new features the new HTML5 platform has to offer. This book teaches you how to effectively display lists and tables, draw charts, animate elements, and how to use modern techniques such as templates and data binding frameworks through simple and concise examples. The print book is 480 pages long and is competitively priced at $59.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $30.59.

About the Authors:
Gorgi Kosev is the lead software engineer at CreationPal, where he currently works on the development of mobile and desktop HTML5 applications as well as cloud solutions based on Node.js.
Mite Mitreski works on the development of custom enterprise applications with a primary focus on Java and JVM-based solutions. He is currently the JUG Leader of the Java User Group, Macedonia. He has great passion for free and open source software, open data formats, and the open web.

Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System, an fast and focused guide to installing, configuring, and customizing an OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) and managing robust, comprehensive security checks. This 62-page eBook is now available in all the popular eBook formats, including Kindle, and is competitively priced at $16.99.

About the Author : Brad Lhotsky began his professional career with Unix systems in 1998, and has worked as a system administrator, database administrator, network engineer, programmer, and security administrator. He has actively contributed to the OSSEC-HIDS community since 2004. He is currently administering one of the world’s largest OSSEC-HIDS deployments.

OSSEC is an open source, host-based, intrusion detection system that performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, root kit detection, real-time alerting, and active response. It runs on most operating systems, including Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and Windows; and is a full platform to monitor and control systems. OSSEC mixes together all of the aspects of host-based intrusion detection, log monitoring, and SIM/SIEM in a simple, powerful, and open source solution.

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