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Release Date: 
February 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of WordPress Web Application Development, a detailed, practical guide that explains how to adapt WordPress features, both conventional and trending, for web applications. The book is available in print and all popular eBook formats priced at $44.99 and $22.94 respectively.

About the author:

Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake is a freelance web developer, writer, and an open source enthusiast. He also provides technical consultation on large-scale web applications to one of the leading software development firms in Sri Lanka.

Rakhitha is also a regular contributor to many popular websites such as 1stwebdesigner, the Tuts+ network, and the SitePoint network. His first book was Building Impressive Presentations with impress.js, published by Packt Publishing.

Release Date: 
February 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Working with OpenERP, a practical, hands-on guide that provides the reader with a number of real-world examples and step-by-step instructions. The book has 334 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook version is available for $25.49 in all the popular formats.

About the Author:

Greg Moss

Greg Moss has been a Business and Information Systems Consultant for over 25 years. Greg is both a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and was the Chief Information Officer at Crownline Boats, Inc. Greg began to work extensively in financial- and accounting-related applications. He has worked extensively in industries such as health care, point of sale, manufacturing, telecommunications, and service.

 

Release Date: 
February 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Working with OpenERP, a practical, hands-on guide that provides the reader with a number of real-world examples and step-by-step instructions. The book has 334 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook version is available for $25.49 in all the popular formats.

About the Author:

Greg Moss

Greg Moss has been a Business and Information Systems Consultant for over 25 years. Greg is both a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and was the Chief Information Officer at Crownline Boats, Inc. Greg began to work extensively in financial- and accounting-related applications. He has worked extensively in industries such as health care, point of sale, manufacturing, telecommunications, and service.

 

Release Date: 
February 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Premium Drupal Themes, a practical guide filled with recipes that will readers you how to create their very own Drupal themes using HTML. The book is aimed at developers who are new to Drupal, and is available in all popular eBook formats priced at $14.99.

About the author:

Pankaj Sharma, a senior software engineer with a multinational IT firm in Noida, India, has more than five years of developing experience in Perl, PHP, and CMS (WordPress, Drupal). He has also worked on AJAX, JavaScript, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. He has developed scalable websites for some of the world's leading companies in FMCG and the media and entertainment domain.

Pankaj completed his degree (BSc.) in 2003 and his postgraduate Master's degree (MCA) in 2007 in Dehradun. His interests include cloud computing and Big Data and his hobbies include writing, reading, traveling, and delving into philosophy.

Release Date: 
February 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android. The book is 168 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $17.84.

About the author:

Mark Reynolds is a software enthusiast who has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years. He began his career with Electronic Data Systems, building and supporting systems for the manufacturing sector. Over the years, he has worked with companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies across a diverse set of industries including manufacturing, entertainment, financial services, government, and telecommunications. Mark works as an independent consultant through his own private consulting practice (RSEG).

Xamarin is the only platform that allows users to build native iOS and Android apps in Visual Studio. Users can take advantage of the tools, libraries, and design patterns that they already know and love, including TFS and ReSharper.

Release Date: 
February 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Leap Motion Development Essentials, a quick guide containing practical examples. The book aims to help the reader understand and master the Leap Motion SDK. The book is aimed at developers who are either? involved in game development and is available in print and all popular eBook formats priced at $20.99 for the print version and $34.99 for the eBook.

About the author:

Mischa Spiegelmock is an accomplished software engineer from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is now a respectable CTO at a healthcare software startup. His passions are architecting elegant and useful programs and sharing his insights into software design with others in a straightforward and entertaining fashion.

Mischa works in particular in information security, database-driven web applications, and systems programming. His specialties include: computer security, reverse engineering, software architecture, networking, systems administration, systems programming and automation, web applications, and computer forensics.

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February 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Getting Started with Beautiful Soup. The book is 130 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $17.84.

About the author:

Vineeth G. Nair completed his Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from Model Engineering College, Cochin, Kerala. He is currently working with Oracle India Pvt. Ltd. as a Senior Applications Engineer. He developed an interest in Python during his college days and began working as a freelance programmer. This led him to work on several web scraping projects using Beautiful Soup. Beautiful Soup is a Python library designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping.

Beautiful Soup provides a few simple methods and Pythonic idioms for navigating, searching, and modifying a parse tree: a toolkit for dissecting a document and extracting what you need without writing excess code for an application.

Release Date: 
February 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of NGUI for Unity , an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial focusing on practical situations and manipulations, guiding readers to create a concrete Graphical User Interface and a simple 2D game. The eBook is 182 pages long and is competitively priced at $17.84.

About the author: Charles Bernardoff has a Bachelor's degree in Game Design and Level Design delivered by ISART Digital, a video games school located in Paris, France. With four years of experience as game designer, level designer, and C# scripter at Cyanide Studio, Playsoft, and Airbus, Charles has worked on the PC versions of Blood Bowl, Dungeonbowl, and Confrontation. He has also worked on Unity and Flash mobile games, such as Space Run 3D, Oggy, and Psycho Gnomes. He now works as a game designer and Unity developer on PC and mobile serious games at Airbus.

Release Date: 
February 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Hudson 3 Essentials, a practical guide that will teach readers how to deploy Hudson 3 on an open source application server. Readers will be introduced to the tools in Hudson 3 that can be used to improve the quality of software development projects. They will also learn how to install and secure Hudson in a variety of IT environments. The eBook, which is available in all popular formats, is priced at $16.79, while the print book is priced at $34.99.

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Release Date: 
January 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new eBook on Selenium: Selenium WebDriver Practical Guide. This hands-on, practical guide about Selenium will take users through the basic concepts of WebDriver. Users will acquire an in-depth knowledge of each concept, explained using practical code examples.

About the author: Satya Avasarala has rich experience in Java development and automation testing. He is an engineer in computer science. He has used WebDriver for many years now and has created several good automation frameworks. He has worked at various large software enterprises such as Oracle Corp, Yahoo! Inc., VMware Inc., and the REA Group.

Selenium WebDriver Practical Guide initially takes users through the basic concepts of WebDriver. Users can set up and use Selenium Grid, explore WebDriver EventListeners, discover the various mechanisms used to locate the web elements, and so much more. With many Selenium tools at the user’s disposal, they will learn everything they need to know on how to design a more effective automation framework.

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