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Integrate social and multimedia web services and applications with your Drupal Website using Packt’s new book

December 2010 | Drupal, Open Source, Web Services

Packt is pleased to announce 'Drupal Web Services', a new book which would enable Drupal users to integrate social web services and applications with their Drupal website by using modules for each specific task or application. Written by Trevor James, this book will help users speed up their connections to web applications by sharing data and content resources between different applications and machines.

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Build a dynamic social networking website using Packt's new PHP 5 book

November 2010 | Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce PHP 5 Social Networking, a new book that will help readers to create a powerful and dynamic social networking website in PHP by building a flexible framework. Written by Michael Peacock, this book will allow readers to connect and communicate with each other using communication with friends list, flexible user profiles, messages, discussions, and much more.

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Produce superior statistical analysis with R using Packt's new book

November 2010 | Beginner's Guides, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Statistical Analysis with R, a new book that will help readers to understand R, its benefits, and to use it to maximize the impact of their data analysis. Written by John M. Quick, this book will guide readers to conduct and communicate their data analysis with R in the most effective manner.

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Learn to use the best extensions available for Joomla! using Packt's new book

November 2010 | Joomla!, Open Source

Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook is a new book from Packt that will help readers to set up, take control and use the best extensions available for Joomla! Written by Suhreed Sarkar, this book covers extensions for just about every use of Joomla!, while allowing readers to implement access control list across groups.

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Learn phpMyAdmin 3.3 features with new book from Packt

November 2010 | MySQL, Open Source, PHP

Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.3.x for Effective MySQL Management is a new book from Packt that will teach users to get started with phpMyAdmin 3.3 and master its features by implementing them on their database to their advantage. Written by veteran phpMyAdmin developer and project leader Marc Delisle, this book is a complete guide to get started with phpMyAdmin 3.3 and to learn to manipulate data with it.

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WordPress wins Hall of Fame CMS Award

November 2010 | Content Management, Open Source, WordPress

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that WordPress has won the Hall of Fame Award in the 2010 Open Source Awards. Hall of Fame CMS is a category introduced to the Award last year, which features a competition between the previous winners of the Open Source CMS Award; Drupal, Joomla! and WordPress.

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CMS Made Simple Wins the 2010 Open Source CMS Award

November 2010 | Content Management, Open Source

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that CMS Made Simple has won the Open Source CMS Award category in the 2010 Open Source Awards. CMS Made Simple has won this Award for the first time in the past five years, having been a presence in the Award since 2007.

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jQuery Wins the 2010 Open Source JavaScript Libraries Award

November 2010 | AJAX, Open Source

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that jQuery has won the inaugural Open Source JavaScript Libraries Award category in the 2010 Open Source Awards. The Award is a new category introduced to the Open Source Awards this year, featuring libraries of pre-written JavaScript controls which allow for easier development of RIAs (Rich Internet Applications), visually enhanced applications or smoother server-side JavaScript functionalities.

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Create virtual tours of buildings and scenes with Packt’s new Blender book

November 2010 | Linux Servers, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery, a new book that will help readers to create realistic models of building exteriors and interiors, the surrounding environment, and scenery. Written by Allan Brito, this book will allow readers to understand modeling, materials, textures, light basics in Blender, and special tricks and techniques to create walls, floors, roofs and other specific architectural elements.

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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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