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Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Elasticsearch Server Second Edition, a practical guide to create and implement the Elasticsearch engine on your own website. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and all the popular eBook formats. The print book is 381 pages long and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $29.99.

About the authors:

Marek Rogozinski is a software architect with more than 10 years of experience, specialized in solutions based on open source search engines and the software stack for big data analytics. He is a Chief Technology Officer and works on building products based on the processing and analysis of large data inputs.

Rafal Kuc is a software developer with more than 11 years of experience in various software branches. He has been a speaker in various international conferences on Lucene Eurocon, Berlin Buzzwords, ApacheCon, and Lucene Revolution.

Elasticsearch is a search server based on Lucene. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with a RESTful web interface and schema-free JSON documents. ElasticSearch is developed in Java and is released as open source under the terms of the Apache License.

Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of the new video course Building Your First Application with Go [Video], a course designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. The duration of the video course is 2 hours and 47 minutes and it is competitively priced at $23.99.

About the author:

Rostyslav Dzinko is a software architect who has been working in the software development industry for more than six years. He was one of the first developers who started working with the Go language far earlier than the first official public release of Go 1.0. Rostyslav uses the Go language daily and has successfully used it in production for more than two years, building a broad range of software from high-load web applications to command-line utilities. Rostyslav has a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering and will complete a PhD thesis in a year and a half.

Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its first book on Samba: Implementing Samba 4. With this step-by-step guide, system administrators will learn about the different roles Samba 4 can play in their network as well as all they need to know to utilize Samba 4 effectively with the help of practical examples and sample code.

About the author:

Marcelo Leal studied at Unisinos - RS, where he undertook a Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science. Having worked in IT for more than 15 years, he has experience as a network/system administrator, support manager, Unix/Linux specialist, and storage architect, and he currently works as a solutions architect at Amazon. Leal has been involved in open source projects since the beginning of his career, and has developed a number of open source tools and submitted patches to the GNU/Linux and FreeBSD kernel.

Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Getting Started with Clickteam Fusion, a step-by-step guide to creating 2D video games with Clickteam Fusion. The book has 114 pages and is competitively priced at $22.99, and is also available in all the popular eBook formats, including Kindle, for $13.99.

About the Author:

Jurgen Brunner is currently working as a game designer and an indie developer in Austria and Germany. He studied game design and music at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, and received his degree in 2010 with the diploma thesis Jump 'n' Run Evolution. The award-winning game, Pitiri, has been the greatest success of his career. Jurgen thrives with a passion for music and spends every minute of his free time in sound design or with his band, SaberRider.

Clickteam is a software company, which is best known for the creation of a script-free programming tool that allows users to create video games or other interactive software using a range of GUI tools. Clickteam have developed award-winning software such as Klik and Play, The Games Factory, and Multimedia Fusion.

Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook Java EE 7 with GlassFish 4 Application Server. This book helps readers install and configure GlassFish 4. It covers all major Java EE 7 APIs and includes new additions such as JSON Processing. Packed with clear, step-by-step instructions, practical examples, and straightforward explanations, this book will take readers on a journey through all the major Java EE 7 APIs and the details of the GlassFish 4 server. This 348-page book is now available in print for $54.99 and all the popular eBook formats for $26.39.

About the author:
David Heffelfinger is the Chief Technology Officer of Ensode Technology, LLC, a software consulting firm based in the greater Washington DC area. He has been architecting, designing, and developing software professionally since 1995 and has been using Java as his primary programming language since 1996. He has worked on many large scale projects for several clients including the US Department of Homeland Security, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the US Department of Defense. He has a Masters' degree in Software Engineering from Southern Methodist University. David is editor in chief of Ensode.net (http://www.ensode.net), a website about Java, Linux, and other technology topics.

Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook, Alfresco CMIS. This book will help readers understand what is unique about Alfresco’s CMIS implementation and put their learning into practice. By the end of this book, readers will be able to talk to content management servers in a standard way with HTTP, XML, JSON, and CMIS. This 334-page book is now available in print for $32.99 and in all popular eBook formats for $15.99.

About the author:
Martin Bergljung is a Principal ECM Architect at Ixxus, a UK Platinum Alfresco partner. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT sector, where he has worked with the Java platform since 1997. Martin began working with Alfresco in 2007, developing an e-mail management extension for Alfresco called OpsMailmanager. In 2009, he started working on Alfresco consulting projects, and has worked with customers such as Pearson, World Wildlife Fund, International Financial Data Services, the NHS, VHI Healthcare, Virgin Money, Unibet, BPN Paribas, University of Westminster, Aker Oilfield Services, and Amnesty International. He is a frequent speaker and has delivered talks at Alfresco conferences in London, Berlin, and Barcelona. He is also the author ofAlfresco 3 Business Solutions, Packt Publishing.

Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Learning PrimeFaces Extensions Development, by Sudheer Jonna. This book provides a step-by-step approach that explains the most important extension components and their features. All the major features are explained by using the JobHub application with supporting screenshots. The book has 192 pages is available for $39.99. It's also available in all popular electronic formats for $20.39.

About the author: Sudheer Jonna is working as a software engineer in Chennai, India. He has completed his Master's degree in Computer Applications from JNTU University. For the last 3 years, he has worked on providing architectural designs and built various web applications based on Struts, JSF, Spring, jQuery, and JPA technologies. He is an experienced JSF and PrimeFaces expert. He has been working with the PrimeFaces component library since 2011. Sudheer shares his knowledge through GitHub (https://github.com/sudheerj). You can follow him on Twitter (@SudheerJonna) and contact him at sudheer.jonna@gmail.com.

Release Date: 
April 2014
Summary: 

Packt is proud to present its latest publication Highcharts Cookbook by Nicholas Terwoord. Highcharts Cookbook helps readers to create amazing interactive charts that update in real time on their phone or desktop online or offline. The book contains 332 pages and is priced at $44.99, while the eBook is for $22.94.

About the Author:

Nicholas Terwoord is a software developer, professional geek, and graduate from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honors). He is happily employed at Willet Inc., a company in Kitchener, Ontario that develops Second Funnel, a marketing solution for brands, and online retailers. He can be reached at http://nt3r.com.

Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Webmin Administrator's Cookbook. This book teaches readers how to set up file sharing over FTP, SFTP, NFS, and CIFS. It will show readers how to manage files and folders on their system and learn to set up web applications written in PHP and Python. The book costs $44.99 and the eBook, which is available in all the popular formats, costs $21.59.

About the Author:

Michal Karzynski

Michał Karzyński has a scientific research background in the areas of molecular biology and bioinformatics and has been running Unix-like operating systems since 2002. He works as a web application developer, programming in dynamic languages such as JavaScript, Python, Perl, and PHP. He specializes in designing programming interfaces between servers and client applications based on the HTTP protocol.

Webmin is an easy-to-use web-based tool that makes getting started with new administrative tasks and performing common jobs more simple and efficient. The book will show you how Webmin can help readers configure an Apache web server, MySQL server, or PostgreSQL database server, as well as how to set up web applications running in PHP or Python.

Release Date: 
April 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook, Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids. This book will show the readers how to use the Raspberry Pi device to create their own applications, including games, interactive maps, and animations. They will learn to use Scratch and Python languages to create all sorts of cool applications and games. This 96 page book is now available in print for $23.99 and all the popular eBook formats for $11.99.

About the author:

Daniel Bates is a Computer Science researcher at the University of Cambridge. His day job involves inventing designs for future mobile phone processors, and when he goes home, he likes playing games or working on one of his coding projects (or both!). Daniel has been a volunteer for the Raspberry Pi Foundation since 2011, and is enthusiastic about introducing new people to computing. He has previously written Instant Minecraft: Pi Edition Coding How-to for Packt Publishing.

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