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Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Web Scraping with PHP How-to, a new eBook that will teach users how to effectively deploy the best web scraping. This practical, step by step focuses on delivering immediate results.

About the Author: Jacob Ward is a freelance software developer based in the UK. Utilizing his background in search marketing and analytics, he develops enterprise-level automation tools, web bots, and screen scrapers for a wide range of international clients.

Web scraping can provide the tools and framework to accomplish tasks such as harvesting and processing data from the web automatically. Web Scraping with PHP How-to will give users a solid foundation for future web scrapping, showing beginners exactly how to develop applications with data monitoring, research, data integration, and more. Readers will learn how to deploy various techniques for identifying certain specific data through various web pages.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its latest eBook on Data Integration, Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen. With the help of this practical, step-by-step guide, developers will discover the best way to handle command line tools and master the art of configuring log levels and logging output.

About the Author: Sergio Ramazzina is a software architect/trainer with over 20 years of experience working on a large number of projects for banks and major Italian companies. He started using Pentaho products in late 2003, gaining vast experience by deploying Pentaho as an open source, standalone BI solution. He has started participating as a contributor on several Pentaho projects, such as JPivot, Saiku, CDF, and CDA, and he has achieved the title of Pentaho Active Contributor.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of. R Statistical Application Development by Example Beginner's Guide. R Statistical Application Development by Example Beginner's Guide, a self-learning tutorial for users who are new to the concept of R Statistics. Packed with real-world examples and useful screenshots, this book will teach readers everything they need to know about application development and the nuances of R Statistics.

About the author: Prabhanjan Narayanachar Tattar has seven years of experience with R software and has also co-authored A Course in Statistics with R, published by Narosa Publishing House. He obtained a PhD (Statistics) from Bangalore University under “Survival Analysis”. During the PhD program, the author received young Statistician honours in “IBS(IR)- GK Shukla Young Biometrician Award - 2005” and “Dr. U.S. Nair Award for Young Statistician - 2007”.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Sencha Architect App Development , a practical guide to creating an application in Ext JS and Sencha Touch. Readers will discover how to improve productivity by simulating, building, packaging, and deploying an application using Sencha Command and Sencha Architect. This book is available now in all electronic formats such as Amazon, Kindle, e-pub and PDF.

About the Author :
Loiane Groner has over 8 years of software development experience. She worked as a teaching assistant for 2 and a half years specializing in teaching algorithms, data structures, and computing theory . She has already worked at multinational companies such as IBM. Her areas of expertise include Java SE, Java EE, and also Sencha technologies (Ext JS and Sencha Touch). Nowadays, she is working as Software Development Manager at a financial institution, where she manages overseas solutions.

The ultimate HTML5 visual app builder, Sencha Architect empowers the team to design, develop, and deploy apps from a single, integrated environment. Finally, designers and developers can work in lock-step to create amazing applications. Sencha Architect focuses on improving performance, user experience, and ease of coding, especially for developers working on large projects and in multi-person teams.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of "Instant Cucumber BDD How-to", which will help readers to master behaviour-driven software development with Cucumber. This book is a practical and intuitive Instant How-to guide, guaranteed to improve understanding and efficiency.

About the Author:

Wayne Ye is a software developer, tech lead, and also a geek, and he has immersed himself in software development for nearly 8 years, with an emphasis in C#/ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails, HTML5, JavaScript/jQuery, and nodejs. His expertise lies in GOF Design Patterns, S.O.L.i.D principle, MVC/MVVM, SOA, REST, and AOP; he strongly believes in and uses Agile, Scrum, and TDD/BDD, and he hacks with Vim daily. He is a CodeProject MVP (2012) and a certificated PMP.

Release Date: 
July 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Nginx HTTP Server Second Edition, a step-by-step guide to switching web servers currently running on Apache to Nginx. This book covers everything users need to know to master Nginx, from the basics through to topics for advanced users.

About the author:

Clément Nedelcu was born in France and studied in UK, French, and Chinese universities. He worked as a technology consultant in France, specializing in web and Microsoft .NET programming as well as Linux server administration. Since 2005, he has also been administering a major network of websites in his spare time. This eventually led him to discover Nginx; it made such a difference in his life that he started a blog about it.

Release Date: 
July 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the launch of its new Blender book, Blender 2.6 Cycles, Materials, and Textures Cookbook. Blender 2.6 Cycles, Materials, and Textures Cookbook, a guide to making the most of Blender's powerful cycles engine. Filled with practical examples, readers will learn how to create a vast array of realistic and stunning materials.

About the Author:

Enrico Valenza is a Blender Certified Trainer and uses Blender almost on a daily basis for his illustration jobs. He was an Art Director at CINECA (Bologna, Italy) for the Museo della Città di Bologna project, that is, the production of a stereoscopic CG-animated documentary made in Blender and explaining Bologna's history.

Release Date: 
July 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Building Multi-Page Forms with Yii How-to, a short and focused manual that helps convert lengthy forms into short, interactive forms using focused, step-by-step recipes. This book is available now in popular DRM-free formats such as Amazon Kindle, e-pub, and PDF.

About the author:
Uday Sawant is a software engineer with a specialization in LAMP stack and cloud computing, and is currently working with a startup called Anveshan Technologies as a Sr. Software Engineer.

Yii is an open source, object-oriented, high-performance, component-based MVC PHP web application framework for rapid web application development. The Yii project started on January 1, 2008, in order to fix some drawbacks of the PRADO Framework.

Release Date: 
July 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Mastering Ext JS, a practical, hands-on guide to developing a complete application with Ext JS. The book begins by showing readers how to create the project's structure and login screen, before mastering advanced features such as dynamic menus and master-detail grids, and then finally preparing the application for production.

About the Author: 

Loiane Groner has over 8 years of software development experience. She has worked at multinational companies such as IBM. Her areas of expertise include Java SE, Java EE, and also Sencha technologies (Ext JS and Sencha Touch). Loiane is now the Software Development Manager at a financial institution, and also works as an independent Sencha consultant and coach. She also contributes to the software development community through her blogs: http://loianegroner.com (English) and http://loiane.com (Portuguese-BR), where she writes about IT careers, Ext JS, Sencha Touch, Sencha Architect, Java, and general development notes and also publishes screencasts.

Release Date: 
July 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant E-commerce with OpenCart: Build a Shop, an indispensable guide to quickly and simply getting started with OpenCart. The book is out now and available in popular eBook formats such as Amazon Kindle, ePub, and PDF.

About the author :

Murat Yilmaz is a software developer and an online entrepreneur who lives in Antalya, Turkey. He has over 10 years of experience in several different IT fields, including development of web-driven solutions, large databases, and OLAP systems. He has worked for several multinational companies in Istanbul and Moscow as a consultant. He currently runs his own blog and an e-commerce and online advertising network.

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