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Release Date: 
June 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Python Geospatial Development, Second Edition. Packed with simple steps and real-world examples, this practical tutorial will teach users how to develop applications for GIS using the powerful programming language of Python.

About the Author: Erik Westra has been a professional software developer for over 25 years, and has worked almost exclusively in Python for the past decade. He has been involved in the design and implementation of systems matching seekers and providers of goods and services across a range of geographical areas. This work has included the creation of real-time geocoders and map-based views of constantly changing data.

Geospatial data is the information that identifies the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed features and boundaries on the earth. There has been an explosion of applications in the area, and this book will teach Python developers all they need to know to understand GIS and its related high-level toolkits.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Eclipse Plugin Development by Example: Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt that will guide users through the full journey of plug-in development, starting with an introduction to Eclipse plug-ins, continuing through packaging, and finishing with a look at automated testing and deployment. The example codes in the book provide simple snippets which can be developed and extended.

About the author:
Dr. Alex Blewitt has been writing, blogging, and developing for Eclipse for over a decade. He is well known in the Eclipse community and was nominated for Eclipse Ambassador in 2007 and won Eclipse Top Contributor in 2012.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal Performance Best Practices, a practical, step by step tutorial for Liferay portal developers and architects looking to master and build Liferay based solutions. This book is available in all the popular electronic formats - Amazon, Kindle, e-pub, and PDF.

About the Author:

Samir Bhatt is an Enterprise Architect with over 12 years of IT experience. He is a Liferay certified trainer and delivers public and private training across the world. Samir leads an architectural group at CIGNEX Datamatics and has extensively worked on performance tuning of Liferay-Portal-based solutions in the past.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Joomla! 3 Beginner’s Guide, a step-by-step tutorial that will help readers to build and maintain their own websites quickly, easily, and efficiently, getting the most out of the latest release of the Joomla! content management system. This indispensable guide is packed with useful explanations to quickly pick up the necessary skills, tips, and tricks for building a successful Joomla! website.

About the author: Eric Tiggeler has written several guides on Joomla!, such as the top selling Joomla! 2.5 Beginner’s Guide. He has written tutorials for several computer magazines and for the Dutch Joomla! community website. Eric has developed numerous websites with Joomla!, big and small, and is fascinated by the Web as a powerful, creative, and ever-changing means of communication. Eric works as a consultant and copywriter at a communication consultancy company affiliated with the Free University of Amsterdam. He has also written more than 20 Dutch books on writing and communication.

Joomla! is one of the most popular open source Content Management Systems, actively developed and supported by a worldwide user community.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the publication of Apache CloudStack Cloud Computing, a comprehensive guide to effectively using the leading open source cloud computing platform. This book is available in print, eBook, Kindle and select library formats. The print book comes in at over 294 pages and is competitively priced at $44.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the authors:
Navin Sabharwal : Navin works for HCL Technologies Infrastructure Services Division and leads the Automation and Cloud Computing Practice. He is a leader, author, and consultant in the areas of Cloud Computing, Cloud Lifecycle Management, and Software Product Development.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant OpenELEC Starter, a short, focused guide to the OpenELEC installation process on a PC or Raspberry PI. With the help of this book, readers will learn how to select the perfect OpenELEC version for their hardware, as well as create and use OpenELEC installation media for their PC. This 50 page eBook is available in PDF, ePub, and kindle formats for just $6.79.

About the author:

Mikkel Viager holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, focused mainly on Automation and Robot Technology, from the Technical University of Denmark. He was also employed as a Teaching Assistant in a course on Industrial and embedded automation, during his studies.

OpenELEC or Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center is a free and open source embedded operating system that provides a complete media center software suite. It comes with a pre-configured version of XMBC and third party add-ons with retro video game console emulators and a Personal Video Recorder plugin.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Sinatra Starter, a practical, hands-on guide that will provide readers with the necessary knowledge to get started with Sinatra from scratch. This 70 page eBook is available in PDF, ePub, and Kindle formats for just $6.39.

About the author:
Joe Yates is a programmer with 15 years of experience in software development on the desktop and Web platforms, and develops software in areas ranging from business to culture to research. While his main focus is on projects based on Ruby (in Sinatra and Ruby on Rails), he mixes in other languages (such as Python, JavaScript/Node.js, and Clojure) when appropriate and is developing an interest in the area of DevOps using Chef.

Sinatra is a free and open source software web application library and domain-specific language written in Ruby. Sinatra is small and flexible. It does not follow the typical model–view–controller pattern used in other frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. Instead, Sinatra focuses on quickly creating web-applications in Ruby with minimal effort.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of SignalR: Real-time Application Development by Einar Ingebrigtsen. This step-by-step guide is packed with practical advice, tips, and tricks that will help readers to write real-time apps quickly and easily.

About the Author:

Einar Ingebrigtsen has been working professionally with software since 1994—ranging from games development on platforms such as Playstation, Xbox, and the PC, to enterprise line of business application development, which he has been working on since 2002. He has always kept a focus on creating great products with great user experiences, putting the user first. Einar is a Microsoft MVP awardee five years in a row, awarded for his work in the Silverlight space with projects such as Balder, a 3D engine for Silverlight. Today Einar runs a company called Dolittle with partners, doing consultancy and building their own products with their own open source projects at the heart of what they do.

Release Date: 
June 2013
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Corona SDK Application Design is a new book from Packt that will show readers how to utilize the full power behind Corona SDK to create business and gaming apps quickly and easily with excellent functionality.

About the author:
Daniel Williams is a web developer, mobile game developer, online specialist, and founder of That’s So Panda (http://www.thatssopanda.com). Since starting his own mobile adventure with Corona SDK a couple of years ago, Daniel has released several app titles and has written several tutorials at http://www.thatssopanda.com for individuals just starting with Corona SDK.

Release Date: 
June 2013
Summary: 

Instant HTML5 Geolocation How-to, is a new book from Packt that will teach readers how to retrieve the location information their application needs, across multiple devices and platforms. They will also discover how geolocation works on the web, and when to use it.

About the Author:

Ben Werdmuller is a web developer, product manager, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Elgg, an open source social networking platform used by organizations such as NASA, the World Bank, and Oxfam. Currently, he serves as the CTO of latakoo.com, an enterprise platform for sending, storing, and sharing videos and large files.

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