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Release Date: 
December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the launch of its new book, Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments.The print book is 122 pages long and is competitively priced at $39.99 whilst the eBook is available for $20.39 on Kindle and other eBook formats.

 

About the author:
Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has nearly 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 13 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing Android and iOS device applications.

A fragment represents a behavior or a portion of the user interface in an activity. Developers can combine multiple fragments in a single activity to build a multi-pane UI and reuse a fragment in multiple activities.

Release Date: 
December 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the launch of its new eBook, Instant Slic3r, a short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results. This eBook consists of 68 pages and is available for $11.04 on Kindle and other eBook formats.

About the author:

David Michael Moore has been a lifelong maker. Starting at an early age taking apart his parents' alarm clocks, he has always been curious about how things work, and how they are put together. This drive was cemented in the seventh grade when he had a wood and metal shop. A developer and designer by trade, David has been working with software for years. He is often found in his workshop or in the basement working with wood, metal, plaster, plastic, and electronics, or musing about the act of making on http://vandermore.com.

Slic3r is the tool you need to convert a digital 3D model into printing instructions for your 3D printer. It cuts the model into horizontal slices (layers), generates toolpaths to fill them, and calculates the amount of material to be extruded.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is proud to present its latest publication, Getting Started with Twitter Flight by Tom Hamshere. This is an easy-to-read book that will show readers how to build scalable, maintainable, modular applications with Flight, Twitter’s cutting-edge JavaScript framework. The book is 130 pages long and is priced at $29.99, while the eBook is $15.29.

About the author:
Tom Hamshere is based in North London and has been a frontend developer since 1998, working on a wide variety of projects. He has been a part of the Twitter UK flock since May 2012, focusing primarily on TweetDeck, an awesome JavaScript Twitter client. He was the first developer to implement Flight outside of www.twitter.com, and is responsible for a number of Flight-related open source projects, including jasmine-flight and flight-keyboard-shortcuts.

Flight is a lightweight, component-based JavaScript application framework developed by Twitter offering a minimal API that allows users to write fast, reliable, scalable applications with a minimum of boilerplate code.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Android Studio Application Development, a practical guide that will show readers how to develop and build Android apps using this new, integrated development environment. The book retails at $29.99 and the eBook is available in all the popular formats at $15.29.

About the Author:

Belén Cruz Zapata has an Engineer's degree in Computer Science, specializing in software technologies and intelligent and knowledge technologies. She earned an MSc in Computer Science and is now working on her Ph.D in the Software Engineering Research Group at the University of Murcia. Her research is focused on the mobile world and cloud computing. She has a special interest in the development of mobile applications and new technologies. In the past few years, she has worked as a mobile developer for several platforms such as Android, iOS , and the Web.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant jQuery Boilerplate for Plugins, a result-oriented guide to building basic jQuery plugins and making them configurable. The eBook is 82 pages long and is competitively priced at $12.74.

About the author:
Jonathan Fielding studied Internet Computing at the University of Hull. Since acquiring his degree, he has served many companies across banking and marketing fields, excelling in both frontend and backend systems. At present, Jonathan works for McCormack & Morrison, a digital agency based in London, UK, developing responsive web solutions for clients like Virgin Active, Nyetimber, and Intent Media.

Instant jQuery Boilerplate for Plugins will enable readers to structure and write jQuery validation plugins quickly and efficiently. Readers will be able to use YQL to write a plugin that reads from the Twitter API as well as their own carousel. Developers will be able to test plugins with QUnit and make them flexible and reusable. This book will be a great help to JavaScript experts who are looking forward to developing plugins.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of Moodle 2.5 Multimedia, which gives readers an insight into the creation and integration of multimedia in Moodle courses. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats. The print book is 337 pages long and is competitively priced at $44.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $21.59.

About the author:
João Fernandes is a science teacher from Portugal who has been working on Moodle since 2004. He has been involved in several Moodle initiatives at school, university, and government levels. This has been as a teacher, trainer, course and content developer, manager, consultant, designer, and researcher.

Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and websites. It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, SproutCore Web Application Development, that will guide developers in writing genre defining web applications and solving the unique problems that web platforms create. Available in print, and various electronic formats, the book retails at $44.99 for the print copy and $22.94 for the electronic version.

About the author:

Tyler Keating is the current head of the SproutCore project, and one of the foremost experts on SproutCore and on writing native caliber web applications using HTML5 and JavaScript. He likes writing desktop apps, server-side web apps, native mobile apps, and SproutCore, best of all the world's apps. He currently runs his own consulting company, 7x7 Software Inc, which provides professional software development services, as well as SproutCore training and support.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook Getting Started with JUCE. This book offers readers pretty much everything they need to create most applications, and is particularly well-suited for building highly-customized GUIs and for handling graphics and sound. This book is ideal for programmers with a basic grasp of C++, and is now available in print and all popular eBook formats priced at $39.99 and $20.39 respectively.

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Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Instant Mock testing with PowerMock, a short and focused guide to enhance unit testing with PowerMock. The book features innovative ways to write unit test codes for static, final, and private methods. The book is available in all the popular electronic formats such as Amazon, Kindle, e-pub, and PDF.

About Author:

Deep Shah has always been fascinated by computers, which has turned him into a passionate software developer. As a developer he strongly believes in writing unit tests and probes for different programming languages, tools, and frameworks. He has worked with Amazon, Thoughtworks, and Spiderlogic, and is well versed with a large number of programming languages including Java, C#, JavaScript, Scala, and Haskell.

Mocking is primarily used as unit testing. An object under test may have a lot of dependencies, thus to isolate the behaviour of that object, a mock object is used which simulates the behaviour of the test object. Mocking may be generally used when an object is impractical or impossible to incorporate in a unit test.

Release Date: 
November 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Getting Started with Magento Extension Development, which is a practical, hands-on guide to building Magento modules from scratch. This book provides an in depth introduction and helps you discover various features which contribute to the Magento architecture. Available in print and various electronic formats, the book retails at $34.99 for the print copy and $17.84 for the electronic version.

About the author:

Branko Ajzele is a professional, certified, and highly experienced software developer, focused on e-commerce-related applications. He holds several respected IT certifications such as Zend Certified Engineer, Magento Certified Developer Plus, and JavaScript Certified Developer. He currently works as a Chief Technology Officer at Inchoo.

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