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Optimize Blender's internal renderer for your projects using Packt's new book

November 2010 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering, a new book that will help readers to bring their 3D world to life with compositing and rendering spectacular scenes in any 3D application using interior and exterior lighting techniques. Written by Aaron Powell, this book will assists readers to give an amazing look to their 3D scenes by applying color effects to them.

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Blender Wins the 2010 Open Source Graphics Software Award

November 2010 | Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that Blender has won the inaugural Open Source Graphics Software Award category in the 2010 Open Source Awards. The Open Source Graphics Software Award is a new category introduced to the Award this year, featuring various different types of Graphic Application Software.

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PrestaShop Wins the 2010 Open Source E-Commerce Applications Award

November 2010 | e-Commerce, Open Source

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that PrestaShop has won the inaugural Open Source E-Commerce Applications Award category in the 2010 Open Source Awards. Open Source E-Commerce Applications Award is a new category introduced to the Award this year, featuring various different types of type of web applications that simplify buying and selling of products on the Internet.

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Pimcore Wins the 2010 Most Promising Open Source Project Award

November 2010 | Open Source

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that Pimcore has won the Most Promising Open Source Project Award category in the 2010 Open Source Awards. The Most Promising Open Source Project Award, sponsored by OpenCandy, is a revamped category for the Award this year, featuring Open Source projects, whose first release date is less than two years from 9 August, 2010.

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Master effective MySQL database management through Python using Packt’s new book

November 2010 | Content Management, MySQL, Open Source

MySQL for Python is a new book from Packt aimed at helping programmers gain hassle-free access to their MySQL database through their Python application. Written by Albert Lukaszewski, this book includes many real world examples to demonstrate the full potential of MySQL for Python.

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Run an efficient PostgreSQL database using Packt's new book

October 2010 | Open Source

PostgreSQL 9.0 Administration Cookbook is a new book from Packt, which will help readers to administer, monitor and maintain a healthy database by ensuring that it performs as quickly as possible. Written by Simon Riggs and Hannu Krosing, this book provides readers with tips for backup and recovery of their database along with over 80 recipes to help run an efficient PostgreSQL 9.0 database.

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Learn to manage your ExpressionEngine website using Packt's new book

October 2010 | Content Management, MySQL, Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce Building Websites with ExpressionEngine 2, a new book that will teach users all the key concepts of ExpressionEngine such as channels, templates and snippets. Written by Leonard Murphy, this book will help users to manage their ExpressionEngine website, including backups, restores, and version updates.

 

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Accelerate your PostgreSQL system using Packt's new book

October 2010 | Open Source

PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance is a new book from Packt that will teach readers the right techniques to obtain optimal PostgreSQL database performance. Written by Gregory Smith, this book will assist readers to discover various practices to scale successful database installations and to avoid the common pitfalls that can slow the system down.

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Master the changes in administration with Packt's New Moodle 2.0 book

October 2010 | Content Management, Moodle, Open Source

Moodle 2.0 First Look is a new book from Packt that will help readers to discover the new enhanced features of Moodle 2.0. Written by Mary Cooch, this book will assist readers to explore various benefits of brand new additions and the changes in administration with Moodle 2.0.

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Create better diagrams and great visuals using Packt’s new OmniGraffle book

October 2010 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials, a new book that will help readers to produce high quality, professional-looking diagrams by making diagramming fun and simple. Written by Ruben Olsen, this book assists readers to illustrate their ideas using OmniGraffle and teaches them to draw engaging charts and graphs to grasp their viewers' attention.

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