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Learn to solve your problems with Tcl/Tk 8 quickly using Packt's new book

March 2011 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Tcl/Tk 8 Programming Cookbook, a new book that will help readers to understand the basics and fundamentals of the Tcl/Tk 8 programming language. Written by Bert Wheeler, this book will teach readers graphical User Interface development with the Tcl/Tk 8 Widget set and assist them to get a thorough and detailed understanding of the concepts with a real-world address book application.

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Develop and implement a systematic CRM plan using Packt's new book

March 2011 | CRM, Open Source

Using CiviCRM is a new book from Packt that will teach readers to build a CRM, which conforms to their needs and to integrate it with Drupal and Joomla!. Written by Brian Shaughnessy and Joseph Murray, this book will assist readers to develop an integrated online system that handles contacts, donations, event registration, bulk e-mailing, case management, and other functions such as activity tracking, grants, reporting and analytics.

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Packt Publishing Believes in Open Source, Donates Over $300K to Projects

March 2011 | Open Source

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Packt today announced that its donations to Open Source projects surpassed the $300,000 mark. Following its first donation to the phpMyAdmin project in April 2004, the company has gone on to provide sustained support for over 70 different Open Source projects.

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Manage your accounts using Packt’s new Gnucash book.

February 2011 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Gnucash 2.4 Small Business Accounting Beginner's Guide a new book that helps users maintain their books of accounts using feature-packed, easy-to-use GnuCash. Written by Ashok Ramachandran, this book helps users make decisions with confidence as well as drive their business to its full potential.

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Get more out of Moodle to manage curriculum and information with Packt's new book

February 2011 | Moodle, Open Source

Moodle as a Curriculum and information Management System is a new book from Packt, which helps readers easily manage and organize their administrative duties using Moodle. Written by Jason Hallowell, this practical beginner's guide will enable educators to expand the functionality of their Moodle learning management system and do much more with their Moodle site besides creating an online learning course.

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Develop AJAX applications with Django and jQuery using Packt's new book

February 2011 | AJAX, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Django JavaScript Integration: AJAX and jQuery, a new practical, hands-on and comprehensive guide to developing any AJAX application with Django and jQuery. Written by Jonathan Hayward, this book will take readers through the process of AJAX server side integration using Django and AJAX client side integration with jQuery thereby enriching their applications, all this with minimum bother.

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Create your own computer game using Packt's new Panda3D book

February 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine Beginner's Guide, a new book that will help readers to create their own computer game using the Panda3D framework. Written by Dave Mathews, this book will enable readers to respond to events like keyboard key presses and mouse clicks, and take advantage of Panda3D's built-in shaders and filters to decorate objects with gloss, glow and bump effects.

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Add materials and textures to your Blender projects using Packt's new book

February 2011 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook,a new book that contains over 80 great recipes to create life-like Blender objects and will help readers to master techniques for creating believable natural surface materials. Written by Colin Litster, this book will enable readers to take their models to the next level of realism or artistic development by using the material and texture settings within Blender 2.5

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Create exciting and interactive science lessons with Packt’s new Moodle book

February 2011 | Moodle, Open Source, RAW

Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0: RAW is a new book from Packt that helps teachers with lots of tips and tricks for teaching science using Moodle. Written by Vincent Lee Stocker, this book enables educators to create fun-filled, exciting and interactive science lessons and monitor their students' progress using Moodle's Gradebook function. Moodle is a free and open-source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Moodle was originally developed by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and is in continual evolution.

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Customize the appearance of your Magento 1.4 e-commerce store using Packt's new book

January 2011 | e-Commerce, Open Source, Web Development, Web Services

Packt is pleased to announce Magento 1.4 Themes Design, a new book which will help developers install and configure Magento 1.4 as well as learn the fundamental principles behind Magento themes. Written by Richard Carter, this book will help readers change the basics of their Magento theme, as well as create a new custom themes.

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