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September 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook, a practical guide that provides everyday solutions for multithreading, networking, meta-programming, and generic programming from a Boost library. The book is packed with hands-on recipes that demonstrate how to use Boost libraries and write a program, and how to use it on Linux, Windows, Mac OS, and Android operating systems. The print book comes in at over 348 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the eBook is available in Amazon, Kindle, PDF versions for $25.49.

About the Author:

Antony Polukhin was born in Russia. For more than three years, he worked in a VoIP company developing business logic for a commercial alternative to Asterisc. During those days, he started contributing to Boost and maintained the Boost Lexical Cast library. He also started making translations to Russian for Ubuntu Linux. Nowadays, he is developing a query engine for graph-oriented databases and continues to contribute to the open source community. You can find his code in Boost libraries such as Any, Lexical Cast, Type Traits, Variant, and others.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Mule ESB Cookbook, a practical and extensive cookbook aimed at Java developers, architects, and IT managers who want to learn how to use Mule ESB and who want solutions to their Enterprise and web service problems. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book is 428 pages long and is competitively priced at $49. 99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the Authors: This book is a collaboration between four IT experts, namely Dr. Zakir Laliwala, Abdul Samad, Azaz Desai, and Uchit Vyas. They have combined their numerous years of expertise working with Mule ESB, Activiti BPM, JBoss' jBPM and Drools, Liferay Portal, Alfresco ECM, Jboss SOA, and cloud computing to produce this book.

Mule ESB is a lightweight Java-based enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform that allows developers to connect applications together quickly and easily, enabling them to efficiently exchange data. It is also useful if you use more than one type of communication protocol while integrating three or more applications/services.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition. This book has been designed with practical examples that will help web developers to create top-notch web applications. Starting with a basic tutorial, Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition delves into providing developers with a concrete foundation for web applications, ready to use codes, and practical examples.

About the Author: Nicolas Fränkel operates as a successful Java/Java EE architect with more than 10 years experience in consulting for different clients. His interests in IT are diverse, ranging from rich client application, to quality processes through open source software and build automation. Based in France, he has worked as a WebSphere Application Server administrator, a certified Valtech trainer, and a part-time lecturer in different French universities.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with DraftSight, a step-by-step guide that includes instructions on how to create drawing entities with precision, how to structure projects, follow standards, build simple and complex projects, and create and apply components.

About the Author:

João Santos is the manager and main instructor at QualiCAD, one of the most important Portuguese ATCs (Autodesk Authorized Training Center), based in Lisbon. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has been teaching AutoCAD for more than 25 years, and, has most recently covered the topic of AutoCAD clones such as DraftSight, ZW CAD, ProgeCAD, and BitCAD. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 Portuguese AutoCAD and 3ds Max books.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Storm Real-Time Processing Cookbook, a thorough, step-by-step guide that aims to help readers master the key concepts of processing real-time data with Storm. This book will impart the reader with all the information they need to get up to speed with Storm in a clear and concise manner.

About the Author:

Quinton Anderson is a software engineer with a background and focus on real-time computational systems. His career has been split between building real-time communication systems for defense systems and building enterprise applications within financial services and banking. He is passionate about open source software and is an active member of the Storm community.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Jasmine JavaScript Testing, a practical guide to help readers become better JavaScript developers and create fully featured web applications. This book is available now in all the popular formats including Amazon, Kindle, e-pub and PDF.

About the Author :
Paulo Ragonha has a rich experience in Ruby and JavaScript, and has worked uniquely on web applications. He is a software engineer from Brazil who started his career with game development and Java. His last three projects were big JavaScript applications, developed and entirely driven by tests, and with amazing tooling support.

Javascript is a programming language that enables novice programmers to easily design webpages and add interactive features. Today, JavaScript has become a universal language available on a wide range of devices. As JavaScript applications become more complicated, testing and applying sustainable software engineering practices also become mandatory.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with Google Guava, a hands-on guide that shows readers how Guava Collections can make working with Java Collections a breeze. Packed with examples and source code, this book will have an immediate impact on how users work with Java. The eBook, which is available in all the popular formats, is priced at $12.74, while the print book is competitively priced at $24.99.

About the Author: 

Bill Bejeck is a senior software engineer with 10 years of experience across a wide range of projects. He is currently working on the storage and analysis of financial data using Hadoop. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MS in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Bill also enjoys blogging at http://codingjunkie.net

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Instant Testing with QUnit, a concise, hands-on guide that will help readers set up and start working with QUnit in an instant. With this book, beginners will learn how to perform cross-browser testing with QUnit and develop their own QUnit plugin. This short, fast, focused guide comes in at 64 pages and is now available in Amazon, ePub, and PDF formats for $16.99.

About the Author:

Dmitry Sheiko is a web developer, blogger, and open source contributor who lives and works in the city of Frankfurt, Germany. For nearly a decade, he has been developing web applications and tools, and is currently working as a senior web developer for a leading game development company called Crytek GmbH.

QUnit is a powerful, easy-to-use JavaScript unit testing framework, which is used by the jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile projects, and is capable of testing any generic JavaScript code.

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant jQuery Selectors, a focused guide to creating and combining jQuery filters. With this book, beginners can learn how to create their own jQuery filters and improve performance by tweaking selectors. This 70 page eBook is now available in Amazon, ePub, and PDF formats for $11.04.

About the Author: Aurelio De Rosa is an Italian web and application developer with more than five years' experience in programming for the web using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. He mainly uses the LAMP stack and frameworks such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and Cordova (PhoneGap). His interests also include web security, web accessibility, SEO, and WordPress. He is a regular blogger for several blogging networks (SitePoint, Tuts+, and FlippinAwesome).

Release Date: 
September 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Mastering Web Application Development with AngularJS. Mastering Web Application Development with AngularJS, a concise, step-by-step guide that will show readers how to develop web applications with reduced JavaScript. With this book, readers will learn how to take full advantage of the powerful features of AngularJS and how to utilize it to assist them with their own web application development projects.

About the Authors:

Peter Bacon Darwin has been programming for over two decades. Peter is a notable figure in the AngularJS community. He has recently joined the AngularJS team at Google as an external contractor and is a founder member of the AngularUI project. He has spoken about AngularJS at Devoxx UK and at numerous London meetups. He also runs training courses in AngularJS. His consultancy practice is now primarily focused on helping businesses make best use of AngularJS.

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