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Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security, an easy step-by-step guide that shows readers how to secure wireless networks and keep personal data safe. With minimal effort, readers will discover how to configure their hardware for optimum security, find network security holes, and fix them. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and all the popular eBook formats.

About the Author:

Kevin Cardwell currently works as a freelance consultant, providing consulting services to companies throughout the world. He developed the Strategy and Training Development Plan for the first Government CERT in Oman and also developed a team to man the first Commercial Security Operations Center there.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of Instant Yii 1.1 Application Development Starter, a concise guide that is packed with practical step-by-step instructions and clear explanations, helping readers gain immediate results. This book is now available in all the popular formats, Amazon, Kindle, e-pub, and PDF. The eBook comes in at over 62 pages and is competitively priced at $11.04.

About the authors:

Jacob Mumm

Jacob Mumm is a web developer from Upstate New York specializing in PHP and JavaScript web applications. He has worked for non-profit organizations, advertising companies, and schools using tools such as Drupal, jQuery (including UI and Mobile), AngularJS, and the Yii Framework.

Mark Safronov

Mark Safronov is a professional web application developer from the Russian Federation with experience and interest in a wide range of programming languages and technologies. He has built and participated in building different types of web applications, from purely computational ones to full-blown e-commerce sites. He is also a proponent of following the current best practices for test-first development and clean and maintainable code.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Java Persistence with MyBatis 3, a hands-on guide that will teach readers how to use the MyBatis framework for effective data persistence using Java frameworks. This book is out now and is available in print and most popular eBook formats.

About the Author: K. Siva Prasad Reddy is a Senior Software Engineer, developer, and avid blogger from India with more than six years of experience developing enterprise applications with Java and Java EE technologies. Siva is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and has a wide-range of experience in server-side technologies such as Java, Java EE, Spring, Hibernate, MyBatis, JSF (PrimeFaces), and WebServices (SOAP/REST).

Java Persistence with MyBatis 3 will highlight the cumbersome process of data persistence using plain JDBC and will show the reader how easy it is to implement the same using MyBatis. The book also discusses more advanced aspects such as implementing MyBatis with XML and how to integrate MyBatis with a Spring framework.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Instant Geany IDE, a fast and powerful guide that will let the reader take advantage of Geany, a lightweight yet strong tool to help the reader script efficiently and get quick results. The book will teach the reader all the tips and tricks required to set up an integrated development environment (IDE) to compile and execute codes efficiently. This book is now available in all the popular electronic formats, Amazon, Kindle, e-pub, and PDF.

About the Author: Nguyễn Hồng Quân is an avid free and open source software (FOSS) enthusiast and developer. He began as a Mechatronics student, but his love of FOSS led him to work as a software developer. His experience ranges from embedded systems to web technologies.

Geany is a small and lightweight IDE that facilitates short load times, with limited dependency on separate packages or libraries.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant XBMC Starter, a hands-on guide that comprehensively explains the functioning of XBMC. With this book, developers and users will gain an in-depth knowledge of all the important aspects of XBMC and will be able to install it on PC hardware in a truly out-of-the-box experience. This book is also available now in various electronic formats such as, Amazon, Kindle, e-pub and PDF.

About the Author :

Charles McColm: The leader of a community-based computer refurbishing project, Charles initially started in computing like many of his generation on the Commodore 64. He showed his interest in XBMC, when he needed to find a better solution to the mass of CDs and DVDs spread throughout several rooms.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant GLEW, a quick guide to installing GLEW on Windows and using it in OpenGL programs. The book will show readers how to safely use any OpenGL Extension they want in their program in a portable manner.

About the Author:
Ashwin Nanjappa is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Bioinformatics Institute of Singapore. He works on GPU algorithms for drug discovery and matching drug molecules. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, specializing in massively parallel GPU algorithms for 3D computational geometry. He likes writing software using CUDA, OpenGL, C++, and Python and loves tinkering with open source tools. He blogs regularly about programming at http://choorucode.com

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Express Web Application Development is a new book from Packt that will help readers learn how to effectively use the Express web framework for web application development. Developers will discover the core concepts and objects that make up the Express framework and an Express app.

About the Author:

Hage Yaapa is a contributing developer of Express and the head of Web and Node.js development at Sourcebits. He has been creating websites and apps since 1999 using a very wide array of web technologies. He is a self-taught programmer and everything he knows about technology, he learned on his own from the Internet and books.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Hadoop Operations and Cluster Management Cookbook, a practical and hands-on guide to configuring a Hadoop cluster from bare metal hardware nodes. It will help readers to understand how Hadoop works and guide them through cluster management tasks. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and all the popular eBook formats.

About the Author:

Shumin Guo is a PhD student of Computer Science at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. His research fields include Cloud Computing and Social Computing. He is enthusiastic about open source technologies and has been working as a System Administrator, Programmer, and Researcher at State Street Corp. and LexisNexis.

Hadoop Operations and Cluster Management Cookbook explains real-world, big data problems and the features of Hadoop that enables it to handle such problems. It breaks down the mystery of managing a Hadoop cluster through a number of clear, practical recipes.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Unity 4.x Game AI Programming, a practical guide to learning Unity3D scripting and adding exciting AI features to games. Packed with step-by-step instructions and example projects, the print book comes in at over 232 pages and is competitively priced at $40.49, and the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the Authors:

Aung Sithu Kyaw holds a Master of Science degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, with a major in Digital Media Technology. He has over seven years of experience in the software industry with the Unity 3D technology. Aung co-founded Rival Edge Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based interactive digital media company that provides a technical consultancy service to creative agencies and also produces social mobile games.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Unity 4.x Game AI Programming, a practical guide to learning Unity3D scripting and adding exciting AI features to games. Packed with step-by-step instructions and example projects, the print book comes in at over 232 pages and is competitively priced at $40.49, and the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the Authors:

Aung Sithu Kyaw holds a Master of Science degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, with a major in Digital Media Technology. He has over seven years of experience in the software industry with the Unity 3D technology. Aung co-founded Rival Edge Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based interactive digital media company that provides a technical consultancy service to creative agencies and also produces social mobile games.

Clifford Peters is a programmer and a computer scientist. He has been instrumental in helping Packt with reviews, and has reviewed the following titles:Unity Game Development Essentials, Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide, Unity 3 Game Development Hotshot, Unity 3.x Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide, Unity iOS Game Development Beginner's Guide, and Unity iOS Essentials. 

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