Packt Open Source
Packt Open Source books
Packt Open Source books will continue to be built around the “community experience distilled” motto, focussing on taking real advice from the community around projects, and refining and distilling it into easy to follow specialist information.
Through this, the Open Source Royalty Scheme will continue to support open source projects, offering a royalty for the sale of each book to the project on which that book was written.
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Open Source Awards
The Open Source Awards is an annual online event held by Packt Publishing to distinguish excellence among Open Source projects. We aim to play our part in the growth of Open Source software and see the annual Award as the ultimate platform for not only appreciating the great things projects have given back to the community but also supporting projects who have future potential to change things for the better.
Open Source Project Royalty Scheme
Packt believes in open source and helping to sustain and support its unique projects and communities. Therefore, when we sell a book written on an open source project, we pay a royalty directly to that project. As a result of purchasing one of our Open Source books, Packt will have given some of the money received to the Open Source project.
In the long term, we see ourselves and yourselves, as customers and readers of our books, as part of the Open Source ecosystem, providing sustainable revenue for the projects we publish on. Our aim at Packt is to establish publishing royalties as an essential part of the service and support business model that sustains open source.
To read up on the projects that are supported by the Packt Open Source Project Royalty Scheme, click the appropriate categories below:
In this article by Dave Calabrese, author of the book Unity 2D Game Development, we're going to explain parallax scrolling, which is an effect where objects further in the distance move slower than objects closer to the camera. From what I understand, many of you may now need to take a moment to stop hyperventilating. Go for it, I'll wait.Read Parallax scrolling in full
In this article by Daniel Bartholomew, the author of the book MariaDB Cookbook, has discussed about the SHOW EXPLAIN feature of MariaDB. The SHOW EXPLAIN feature was introduced in MariaDB 10.0. It enables us to get an EXPLAIN (that is, a description of the query plan) of the query running in a given thread.Read Using SHOW EXPLAIN with running queries in full
In this article by Brian Bradley, the author of Photographic Rendering with V-Ray for SketchUp, discusses V-Ray in SketchUp as it guides us through with the use of many key areas in the render engine, all of which need to be utilized by an artist if they want to produce photographic renders using V-Ray.Read Diving Straight into Photographic Rendering in full
In this article written by Leon Revill, the author of the book jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook, we will look at how to create robust and attractive web forms with animation, validation, and user feedback. We will cover:
- Implementing basic form validation
- Adding number validation
- Adding credit card number validation
- Adding date validation
- Adding e-mail address validation
- Implementing live form validation
- Adding a password strength indicator
- Adding anti-spam measures
- Implementing input character restrictions
In this article by Félix López and Víctor Romero, the author of Mastering Python Regular Expressions, we are going to learn about backtracking using Python. The Python’s Re module uses a backtracking regular expression engine. Although in the very well known book “Mastering regular expressions” by Jeffrey E.F. Friedl is classified as Nondeterministic finite automata (NFA) type, according to Tim Peters https://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/2006-January/044335.html is not NFA purely.Read Understanding the Python regex engine in full
In this article, by Bahaaldine Azarmi, the author of Talend for Big Data, we'll learn how to use tweets to highlight sentiments by performing the following actions:
- Extracting hashtags and emoticons from tweets
- Joining the newly created hashtags and emoticon tables to create sentiments
This article, written by Sandeep Rawat, the author of Getting started with Review Board, highlights posting of code review requests by publishing a code review request through the web application of Review Board.Read Publishing the generated code diff to Review Board in full
This article by Damien Bruyndonckx, the author of the book Mastering Adobe Captivate 7, concentrates on publishing a movie. It is the process by which you make your Captivate projects available to the outside world. Most of the time, you'll publish your movies in the Adobe Flash format or the HTML5 format so that any student can enjoy the content of your online course across devices.Read Finishing Touches and Publishing in full
In this article by David Cochran and Ian Whitely, authors of the book Bootstrap Site Blueprints, you will learn how to design a set of three thoughtfully designed pricing tables for a beautiful one-page scrolling website.Read Creating attention-grabbing pricing tables in full