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Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Cassandra Query Language, a concise guide that teaches you how to take full advantage of the most important features and tasks of Cassandra Query Language (CQL). By the end of this book, you will fully understand what CQL is and what it can do for you. This book is available now in print and various electronic formats such as Kindle, ePub, and PDF.

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Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Cassandra Query Language, a concise guide that teaches you how to take full advantage of the most important features and tasks of Cassandra Query Language (CQL). By the end of this book, you will fully understand what CQL is and what it can do for you. This book is available now in print and various electronic formats such as Kindle, ePub, and PDF.

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Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with C++ Audio Programming for Game Development, a mini guide to understanding the core concepts of audio programming, adding to games using FMOD, and working with audio at multiple levels of abstraction with a widely used technology of industry standard in audio middleware. The print book is 116 pages long and is available now in eBook, Kindle, and other selected formats and is competitively priced at $20.39.

About the author:
David Gouveia is a software engineer and game developer native to Madeira, Portugal. He completed his MSc. in Computer Science, with a specialization in graphics and multimedia, and presently is working full-time as a game programmer for a local company. David is fond of game development, in particular graphics and audio programming. He is also very keen on music and synthesizers, and has played the keyboard for years.

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Android Development Tools for Eclipse, a concise guide to help you develop, advertise, and monetize Android applications using Eclipse. The book will also teach you about the generation and application of skeleton code using wizards. The print book is 144 pages long and is also available in eBook, Kindle, and other select formats.

About the Authors: Sanjay Shah has over 8 years of experience with application development across mobile and web platforms. He is currently a Software Architect working in the area of Cloud-based Big Data Analytics combined with Distributed Cognition, for which he leverages several Java-based technologies.

Khirulnizam Abd Rahman is a Computer Science lecturer in the faculty of Information Science and Technology at Selangor International Islamic College, Malaysia. As well as this, he also currently develops apps for Windows Phone Version 8, PHP, C#, Java, and other programming languages.

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook, a fast-paced guide that comprehensively explains all the new features the new HTML5 platform has to offer. This book teaches you how to effectively display lists and tables, draw charts, animate elements, and how to use modern techniques such as templates and data binding frameworks through simple and concise examples. The print book is 480 pages long and is competitively priced at $59.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $30.59.

About the Authors:
Gorgi Kosev is the lead software engineer at CreationPal, where he currently works on the development of mobile and desktop HTML5 applications as well as cloud solutions based on Node.js.
Mite Mitreski works on the development of custom enterprise applications with a primary focus on Java and JVM-based solutions. He is currently the JUG Leader of the Java User Group, Macedonia. He has great passion for free and open source software, open data formats, and the open web.

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System, an fast and focused guide to installing, configuring, and customizing an OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) and managing robust, comprehensive security checks. This 62-page eBook is now available in all the popular eBook formats, including Kindle, and is competitively priced at $16.99.

About the Author : Brad Lhotsky began his professional career with Unix systems in 1998, and has worked as a system administrator, database administrator, network engineer, programmer, and security administrator. He has actively contributed to the OSSEC-HIDS community since 2004. He is currently administering one of the world’s largest OSSEC-HIDS deployments.

OSSEC is an open source, host-based, intrusion detection system that performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, root kit detection, real-time alerting, and active response. It runs on most operating systems, including Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and Windows; and is a full platform to monitor and control systems. OSSEC mixes together all of the aspects of host-based intrusion detection, log monitoring, and SIM/SIEM in a simple, powerful, and open source solution.

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Ubuntu, a short, fast, focused guide that takes readers through the steps required to begin using the Ubuntu Linux distribution on your desktop or laptop. The eBook, which is available in ePub, Kindle and PDF formats, is priced at $8.49.

About the author:

Christer Edwards began his career as a professional Linux instructor and avid technical blogger, publishing regular tutorials on using and improving Ubuntu systems. His love for teaching soon led him to a part-time instructor position at the University of Utah, where he has taught a variety of topics. In his day job, he currently works as a System Administrator for a large international company maintaining thousands of servers worldwide. He currently lives in Utah, where he enjoys exploring the outdoors. 

Ubuntu is an operating system based on the Linux kernel and the Linux distribution Debian, with Unity as its default desktop environment. It is distributed as free and open source software. 

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Using OpenRefine, a hands-on, recipe-styled book that features all aspects of OpenRefine, starting from data analysis and error fixing to linking your dataset to the Web. This book is now available in all the popular formats-eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats. The book consists of 114 pages and is priced at $34.99, while the eBook is priced at $17.84.

About the authors:

Ruben Verborgh is a PhD researcher in Semantic Hypermedia. In 2011, he launched the Free Your Metadata project together with Seth van Hooland and Max De Wilde, which aims to evangelize the importance of bringing your data on the Web. He currently works at Multimedia Lab, a research group of iMinds, Ghent University, Belgium, in the domains of Semantic Web, Web APIs, and Adaptive Hypermedia. 

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Flask Web Development, a practical, step-by-step instructional guide that takes readers beyond a quick start in Flask documentation and shows a bottom-up approach to organizing Flask applications. The eBook, which is available in all the popular formats, that is ePub, Kindle and PDF, is priced at $11.04.

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Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant MuseScore, a fast and focused guide that will help musicians learn and master all the features of the popular MuseScore software for sheet music writing. Packed with illustrations, the book will help the reader get started with this music composition software and let them create quality sheet music and natural-looking scores in an instant. This 54-page Instant is available in PDF, e-pub, and Kindle formats for $8.49.

About the author: Maxwell Shinn is a prolific composer from Minneapolis. He has been actively using MuseScore from 2009, and understands all of its aspects. He has composed two full-length musicals in MuseScore, as well as composing works for an orchestra, concert band, chamber ensemble, instrumental solo, and others.

MuseScore is a free and libre music notation program; suitable for everyone from music students to professionals. MuseScore makes the process easy so users can focus on the music instead of the technology.

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