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October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of RavenDB 2.x Beginner's Guide, a step-by-step, practical guide for developing .NET-based applications which offer a flexible data model designed to address the requirements of real-world systems.

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Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant AppFog, a step-by-step guide that will provide the reader with all the information they need to deploy applications to AppFog. This 58 page eBook is available in PDF, ePub, and Kindle formats for $11.99.

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Pau Kiat Wee has been working as a Java developer for more than 3 years. He is a full stack developer who works with technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He also loves to work on new, cutting-edge technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Node.js, and Linux.

AppFog is the leading platform-as-a-service provider of PHP, Ruby, Node.js, and Java. With over 100,000 applications and counting, AppFog delivers a reliable, scalable, and fast platform for deploying apps in the cloud.

Instant AppFog is a step-by-step guide that will teach readers how to use the AppFog platform to scale, maintain, and manage applications on the cloud. It provides easy-to-understand steps on how to deploy and implement applications on the AppFog platform as well as knowledge about the community around the technology.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Vert.x, a practical, hands-on guide that explains asynchronous programming and the Vert.x framework through a number of clear, step-by-step examples. The eBook, which is available in all the popular formats, is priced at $11.99.

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Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr, a practical guide to help readers understand the different approaches to make Solr work on Big Data, as well as the benefits and drawbacks.

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Hrishikesh Karambelkar is a software architect with entrepreneurial and professional experience. He is an expert on working with multiple technologies such as Apache Hadoop and Solr, as well as creating new solutions for the next generation of product lines for his organization. Hrishikesh has worked on many challenging problems in the industry that involve Apache Hadoop and Solr.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book bbPress Complete which will show bloggers how to create and manage a forum effectively. Real-world examples and clear instructions will give readers all the tools they need to turn their blog into a successful community hub. The print book comes in at over 99 pages and is competitively priced at $34.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $19.19.

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Rhys Wynne is a web developer and Internet marketer. Rhys has over 7 years of commercial experience in developing websites, the majority of which have been built in WordPress. Rhys has over 3 years of experience in developing bbPress websites, and has released a number of plugins both for free and for commercial use. One such plugin, WP Email Capture, has been downloaded nearly 100,000 times.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook, a practical guide that provides everyday solutions for multithreading, networking, meta-programming, and generic programming from a Boost library. The book is packed with hands-on recipes that demonstrate how to use Boost libraries and write a program, and how to use it on Linux, Windows, Mac OS, and Android operating systems. The print book comes in at over 348 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the eBook is available in Amazon, Kindle, PDF versions for $25.49.

About the Author:

Antony Polukhin was born in Russia. For more than three years, he worked in a VoIP company developing business logic for a commercial alternative to Asterisc. During those days, he started contributing to Boost and maintained the Boost Lexical Cast library. He also started making translations to Russian for Ubuntu Linux. Nowadays, he is developing a query engine for graph-oriented databases and continues to contribute to the open source community. You can find his code in Boost libraries such as Any, Lexical Cast, Type Traits, Variant, and others.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Mule ESB Cookbook, a practical and extensive cookbook aimed at Java developers, architects, and IT managers who want to learn how to use Mule ESB and who want solutions to their Enterprise and web service problems. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book is 428 pages long and is competitively priced at $49. 99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the Authors: This book is a collaboration between four IT experts, namely Dr. Zakir Laliwala, Abdul Samad, Azaz Desai, and Uchit Vyas. They have combined their numerous years of expertise working with Mule ESB, Activiti BPM, JBoss' jBPM and Drools, Liferay Portal, Alfresco ECM, Jboss SOA, and cloud computing to produce this book.

Mule ESB is a lightweight Java-based enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform that allows developers to connect applications together quickly and easily, enabling them to efficiently exchange data. It is also useful if you use more than one type of communication protocol while integrating three or more applications/services.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition. This book has been designed with practical examples that will help web developers to create top-notch web applications. Starting with a basic tutorial, Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition delves into providing developers with a concrete foundation for web applications, ready to use codes, and practical examples.

About the Author: Nicolas Fränkel operates as a successful Java/Java EE architect with more than 10 years experience in consulting for different clients. His interests in IT are diverse, ranging from rich client application, to quality processes through open source software and build automation. Based in France, he has worked as a WebSphere Application Server administrator, a certified Valtech trainer, and a part-time lecturer in different French universities.

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September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with DraftSight, a step-by-step guide that includes instructions on how to create drawing entities with precision, how to structure projects, follow standards, build simple and complex projects, and create and apply components.

About the Author:

João Santos is the manager and main instructor at QualiCAD, one of the most important Portuguese ATCs (Autodesk Authorized Training Center), based in Lisbon. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has been teaching AutoCAD for more than 25 years, and, has most recently covered the topic of AutoCAD clones such as DraftSight, ZW CAD, ProgeCAD, and BitCAD. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 Portuguese AutoCAD and 3ds Max books.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Storm Real-Time Processing Cookbook, a thorough, step-by-step guide that aims to help readers master the key concepts of processing real-time data with Storm. This book will impart the reader with all the information they need to get up to speed with Storm in a clear and concise manner.

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Quinton Anderson is a software engineer with a background and focus on real-time computational systems. His career has been split between building real-time communication systems for defense systems and building enterprise applications within financial services and banking. He is passionate about open source software and is an active member of the Storm community.

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