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Customize the appearance of your Moodle theme using a new book from Packt

May 2010 | Content Management, e-Learning, Moodle, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce a new book on Moodle that is aimed at helping users create a Moodle Theme right from the graphic design stage to the finished Moodle Theme. Written by Paul James Gadsdon, this book will offer design examples to administrators, designers or teachers and help them create appropriate themes for different student age groups and styles.

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Deploy and manage a virtual environment using Packt's new VirtualBox book

May 2010 | Beginner's Guides, Linux Servers, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide, a new book that helps System Administrator’s utilize and manage a cost-effective virtual environment with VirtualBox 3.1. Written by Alfonso V. Romero, this book helps System Administrator’s create their first VirtualBox machine on Windows and Linux with the help of its practical approach and many screenshots.

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Tackle inventorying problems using Packt's new IT Inventory Management book

May 2010 | MySQL, Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02, a new book that helps IT professionals eliminate inventorying dilemmas using a free and feasible IT Inventory solution. Written by Barzan "Tony" Antal, this book helps System Administrators and IT professionals learn the necessary know-how in-order to solve inventory problems with the help of screenshots and diagrams.

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Packt celebrates Plone in May: Exclusive Offer on Plone books

May 2010 | Content Management, Open Source

Packt has this week announced a series of giveaways and promotions to herald the publication of two new Plone books; Plone 3 Multimedia and Plone 3 Products Development Cookbook. Readers will be offered exclusive discounts, 20% and 30% off the cover price of all Plone print books and Plone eBooks, respectively, for a limited period only.

Plone is a free open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server. It can be used for any kind of website, including blogs, internet sites, webshops and internal websites. It is also well positioned to be used as a document publishing system and groupware collaboration tool. The strengths of Plone are its adaptable workflow, good security, extensibility, high usability and flexibility.

While the new Plone 3 Multimedia book, written by Tom Gross, helps users embed, display, and manage multimedia content, the new Plone 3 Products Development Cookbook, by Juan Pablo Giménez and Marcos F. Romero, helps developers to create feature rich, modern Plone add-on products.

“Plone was one of the first topics Packt published on, and it is great to see the Plone project’s loyal community maintaining Plone as one of the most popular systems around. The set of Plone books we’ve just released shows our continued commitment to Plone, and this will continue into the next version of Plone and onward”, said Packt Open Source publisher Doug Paterson.

For more information on the Plone giveaways and promotions, please visit: - www.packtpub.com/article/plone-campaign-may-2010

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Create feature-rich and modern Plone products by using Packt's new book

May 2010 | Content Management, Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Plone 3 Products Development Cookbook, a new book that will help developers to create custom content types, add utilities, and internationalize their applications using Plone products. Written by Juan Pablo Gimenez and Marcos F Romero, this book will enable developers to manage site installation, configuration, and customization with code as well as guarantee their code operation and performance by including automatic testing and caching techniques.

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Solve real-world Magento sales problems with Packt's new Cookbook

May 2010 | Cookbooks, e-Commerce, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Magento 1.3 Sales Tactics Cookbook, a new book that helps Magento developers solve real-world Magento sales problems with the help of simple and effective recipes. Written by William Rice, this book is part of Packt's Cookbook series containing recipes with a carefully organized sequence of instructions that helps completing tasks efficiently.

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Exclusive Plone books

May 2010 | Open Source


Plone is a free open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server. It can be used for any kind of website, including blogs,internet sites, webshops and internal websites. It is also well positioned to be used as a document publishing system and groupware collaboration tool. The strengths of Plone are its adaptable workflow, good security, extensibility, high usability and flexibility.




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Develop secure Java EE applications using Packt's new GlassFish book

May 2010 | Java, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce a new book GlassFish Security that will help readers to secure their GlassFish installation, Web applications, EJB applications and Application Client modules. Written by Masoud Kalali, this practical guide will teach readers how to secure web services using GlassFish and OpenSSO web service security features.

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Build a sophisticated feature-rich online store using Packt’s new TYPO3 book

May 2010 | Content Management, e-Commerce, Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce TYPO3 4.2 E-Commerce, a new book that will help developers to design and build a sophisticated feature-rich online store using TYPO3. Written by Edgars Karlsons and Inese Liberte, this book will teach developers to run their business like a pro and earn good profits in their online shops by harnessing all the features of TYPO3. Furthermore, they will also learn to create an effective search system for productive navigation of their site and incorporate smart payment modules. 

 

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Learn expert CodeIgniter techniques using Packt's new CodeIgniter book

May 2010 | Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce a new book CodeIgniter 1.7 Professional Development that will help readers become CodeIgniter experts with professional tools, techniques and extended libraries. Written by Adam Griffiths, this book will enable readers to create CodeIgniter Libraries to minimize code bloat and allow for easy transitions across multiple projects. Also, the readers will learn expert CodeIgniter techniques and move beyond the realms of the User Guide with this book.

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