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June 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the launch of Implementing Cloud Storage with OpenStack Swift, a practical, thorough guide that helps readers understand the OpenStack Swift architecture and how it can be used to build cloud storage. This book is available in both print and electronic formats. The print version is competitively priced at $39.99 while the eBook is available for just $20.39.

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June 2014
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Packt Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of Redmine Plugin Extension and Development to help users Understand the basic plugin setup from scratch. This book is available in various formats and is competitively priced at $29.99 for the print version, and just $15.29 for the electronic versions.

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June 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Learning Cypher, a practical guide with step-by-step and practical examples to help readers create a Neo4j graph database using Cypher. The print book comes in at 162 pages and is competitively priced at $27.99, while the eBook versions are available for $14.44.

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June 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Backbone.js Blueprints by Andrew Burgess. This book will help readers learn how to build seven different web applications with Backbone. The print book has 256 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the author: Andrew Burgess writes code and writes about code, and also dabbles with around half a dozen different programming languages. He's been writing tutorials for Nettuts+ since 2009, and he has been creating screencasts since 2012.

Backbone.js is an open source, JavaScript library. It gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.

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June 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Mastering Metasploit authored by Nipun Jaswal. The book explains how to exploit vulnerabilities in applications and develop exploits for software and web applications in Metasploit. The print book comes in at 378 pages and is priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the author: Nipun Jaswal is an Independent Information Security Specialist with a keen interest in the fields of penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, wireless penetration testing and forensics, and web application penetration testing. He has a proven track record in IT Security training and has trained over 10,000 students and over 2000 professionals in India and Africa. He is a professional speaker and has spoken at various national and international IT security conferences. His articles have been published in many security magazines such as Hakin9, eforensics, and more. He is also the developer of a web application penetration testing course for InSecTechs Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad, India, which is a distance learning package on testing web applications.

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June 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the publication of its new book PhoneGap 3.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot by Kerri Shotts, a practical guide that will help readers create real-world apps. The print book is 450 pages long and is competitively priced at $53.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $28.04.

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Kerri Shotts has worked with computers for nearly 24 years. She obtained a degree in Computer Science and went on to become a soft ware test engineer. She was an Oracle database administrator for several years. Now she works as a technology consultant creating, implementing, and maintaining custom applications (both desktop and mobile), websites, graphics and logos, and much more for her clients.

PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that enables software programmers to build applications for mobile devices using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.

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June 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook, OUYA Game Development by Example. This thorough guide teaches readers about basic scripting methods in a three-dimensional game engine, giving them the knowledge they need to create stunning games on the OUYA console. This 268 page book is available now in print for $39.99 and all popular eBook formats for $20.39.

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June 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook, WebGL Hotshot. This book will explain fundamental technologies of 3D graphics including the design of 3D objects, lighting scenes, and viewing scenes from various camera positions. Readers will instantly deploy 3D websites for a variety of applications including e-commerce, social media, visualizing big data, and mobile devices. This 306 page book is now available in print for $49.99 and all the popular eBook formats for $25.49.

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Mitch Williams has been involved with 3D graphics programming and Web3D development since its creation in the mid-1990s. He began his career writing software for digital imaging products before moving on as Manager of Software for Vivendi Universal Games. In the late 1990s, he started 3D-Online, his own company, where he created "Dynamic-3D", a Web3D graphics engine. He has worked on various projects ranging from interactive 3D medical procedures, online 3D training for the Department of Defense, creating one of the first 3D mobile games prior to the launch of the iPhone, and graphics card shader language programming. He has been teaching Interactive 3D Media at various universities including UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and UCLA Extension.

Release Date: 
June 2014
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Packt is proud to announce the release of its new book, Computer Forensics with FTK, by Fernando Carbone. The book explores the functionality of FTK Imager and explains how to use its features, with step-by-step guidance on conducting computer investigations. The book has 110 pages and costs $22.99, while the eBook is $11.89.

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June 2014
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Packt is proud to present its latest publication, Magento Site Performance Optimization, by Mathieu Nayrolles. This book uses a step-by-step approach to help users improve the performance of Magento by more than 70% and explain to the readers how to master Magento caching techniques. The print book is 92 pages long and is priced at $22.99, while the eBook is $11.19.

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