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Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new ebook Instant Apache Camel Messaging System, authored by Evgeniy Sharapov. This book is a practical, hands-on guide that provides the readers with step-by-step instructions which will help them to take advantage of the Apache Camel integration framework using Maven, the Spring Framework, and the TDD approach. The e-book and Kindle versions are available for $12.74.

About the Author :

Evgeniy Sharapov has been working in the software development field for over 10 years. He started his career in C and C++ for signals and data processing. Later on in his career, he picked up Java, Python, Ruby, Clojure, and Scala, gradually moving up on the ladder of abstraction levels. For the last few years he has been developing enterprise level applications on Java platform using all sorts of tools and frameworks, such as Spring, Hibernate, iBatis, Drools, JBoss, Webshere, Maven, and Ant, while maintaining interest in fringe software development using Ruby on Rails, TorqueBox, Clojure, and Scala.

 

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook, a collection of easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes that show readers how to solve real-world automation challenges. The print book comes in at over 276 pages and is competitively priced at $44.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the Author: Matthias Marschall is a software engineer who has helped to build several web-based businesses, first with Java and then with Ruby on Rails. He quickly grew into system administration, writing his own configuration management tool, before moving his whole infrastructure to Chef in its early days. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inf. (FH)) and teaches courses on Agile Software Development at the University of Augsburg.

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Sencha Touch Cookbook,Second Edition, a practical, hands-on guide that will help build amazing applications for the mobile world. The print book comes in at over 418 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49 in all the popular formats.

About the Author: Ajit Kumar started his 13 year career in IT at Honeywell in Bangalore in the field of embedded systems, and moved on to enterprise business applications, such as ERP. He is a staunch supporter and promoter of open source and strongly believes that open source is the way forward for a liberal, diversified, and democratic set-up, such as that in India. He dreams and continuously strives to ensure that architecture, frameworks, and tools must facilitate software development at the speed of thought.

Release Date: 
October 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Getting Started with Hazelcast, a concise and powerful guide that will arm the reader with all the knowledge required to start bringing data scalability to their applications. This hands-on guide to Hazelcast will empower the reader to learn and master all the innovative features this new technology has to offer. The print book is competitively priced at $29.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $20.99 in all the popular formats.

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><b>About the Author:</b> Mat Johns is a London-based agile software engineer, hands-on architect, and general technologist. He has a Master&rsquo;s degree in Computer Science with Distributed Systems and Networks from the University of Southampton. He has worked for a number of startups on various web projects and is currently involved in designing and creating high performance and scalable web services for Internet TV applications.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Hazelcast is an incredibly popular and innovative service that includes new and improved features such as efficient cluster management and multi-layer data scalability.</span></span></p>
Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Twilio Cookbook, a practical, hands-on guide that provides the reader with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises to build a telephony application using Twilio’s web service APIs. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and other select formats. The print book comes in at over 224 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the e-book and Kindle versions are available for $23.99.

About the author: Roger Stringer has been a PHP developer since 2001 and has been working on projects of all sizes for companies all over the world. He has also formed several startups over the years and most of them have been powered by Twilio to provide services. Roger is the founder of The Interviewr, a Twilio-powered startup that makes interviewing more efficient by helping with scheduling, contact management, and conducting and recording interviews.

Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. It takes care of the messy telecom hardware and exposes a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems.

Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of RavenDB 2.x Beginner's Guide, a step-by-step, practical guide for developing .NET-based applications which offer a flexible data model designed to address the requirements of real-world systems.

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Release Date: 
October 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant AppFog, a step-by-step guide that will provide the reader with all the information they need to deploy applications to AppFog. This 58 page eBook is available in PDF, ePub, and Kindle formats for $11.99.

About the author:
Pau Kiat Wee has been working as a Java developer for more than 3 years. He is a full stack developer who works with technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He also loves to work on new, cutting-edge technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Node.js, and Linux.

AppFog is the leading platform-as-a-service provider of PHP, Ruby, Node.js, and Java. With over 100,000 applications and counting, AppFog delivers a reliable, scalable, and fast platform for deploying apps in the cloud.

Instant AppFog is a step-by-step guide that will teach readers how to use the AppFog platform to scale, maintain, and manage applications on the cloud. It provides easy-to-understand steps on how to deploy and implement applications on the AppFog platform as well as knowledge about the community around the technology.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Vert.x, a practical, hands-on guide that explains asynchronous programming and the Vert.x framework through a number of clear, step-by-step examples. The eBook, which is available in all the popular formats, is priced at $11.99.

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Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr, a practical guide to help readers understand the different approaches to make Solr work on Big Data, as well as the benefits and drawbacks.

About the Author :

Hrishikesh Karambelkar is a software architect with entrepreneurial and professional experience. He is an expert on working with multiple technologies such as Apache Hadoop and Solr, as well as creating new solutions for the next generation of product lines for his organization. Hrishikesh has worked on many challenging problems in the industry that involve Apache Hadoop and Solr.

Release Date: 
September 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book bbPress Complete which will show bloggers how to create and manage a forum effectively. Real-world examples and clear instructions will give readers all the tools they need to turn their blog into a successful community hub. The print book comes in at over 99 pages and is competitively priced at $34.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $19.19.

About the Author:

Rhys Wynne is a web developer and Internet marketer. Rhys has over 7 years of commercial experience in developing websites, the majority of which have been built in WordPress. Rhys has over 3 years of experience in developing bbPress websites, and has released a number of plugins both for free and for commercial use. One such plugin, WP Email Capture, has been downloaded nearly 100,000 times.

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