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Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the publication of Learning RaphaelJS Vector Graphics, a practical, hands-on guide packed with illustrations and code demos to draw complex vector graphics and transform them, animate them, and interact with them. This book is available in print, eBook, Kindle and select library formats. The print book comes in at over 130 pages and is competitively priced at $44.98, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $14.99.

About the author:
Damian Dawber realized his love for programming as a kid, and decided he wanted to write code on a daily basis thereafter. Currently, he works as a web developer on medium- to large-scale e-commerce websites and web and mobile applications.

Raphael JavaScript is a cross-browser JavaScript library that draws Vector Graphics for websites. This library includes support of Cùfon fonts, a format that turns a given font into a set of vector paths. It is extensible through plugins.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of TestNG Beginner's Guide, a step-by-step guide that provides a detailed look into the features and core concepts of TestNG as well as how to write custom reports. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and other select formats. The print book comes in at 276 pages long and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the Author:

Varun Menon is a QA consultant with experience in developing automation frameworks on various technologies and languages such as Java, JavaScript, Ruby, and Groovy. He has worked on web and mobile applications for some of the leading clients in the fields of supply chain management, online photo books, video analytics, and market research. He currently holds the position of QA Architect at Pramati Technologies, Hyderabad, India.

TestNG Beginner's Guide will teach readers how to write and configure test suites in TestNG. Readers will learn how to use before and after annotations as well as how to pass, define, and configure values to test at runtime. The book also goes on to discuss how to make data-driven tests and how to extend TestNG to handle test execution and generate custom reports.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9, a practical, hands-on guide that equips readers with all the essential skills needed to effectively use JMeter to test web applications.

About the Author: Bayo Erinle is a software engineer with over 9 years of experience in designing, developing, testing, and architecting software. He has worked in various areas of the IT field including government, finance, and healthcare. He has also been involved in the planning, development, implementation, integration, and testing of numerous applications, including multi-tiered, standalone, distributed, and cloud-based applications.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with ownCloud a short, focused guide to mastering ownCloud user management. With this book, you will learn how to integrate user management systems such as LDAP and also how to support multiple users. Getting Started with ownCloud is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to store and share their data. This 134 page eBook is available in PDF, ePub, and Kindle formats for just $15.29.

About the Author: Aditya Patawari, a Systems Engineer by profession, has worked on various parts of system lifecycles and currently handles infrastructure automation and scaling of applications. He also contributes to the Fedora project and has delivered numerous speeches on the project as well as Linux system automation at several conferences and events. His first encounter with ownCloud was a year ago when he was a student, when ownCloud was less than a year old.

ownCloud is a free and open source web application for data synchronization, file sharing, and cloud storage. For change management, it employs SabreDAV, an open source WebDAV server. ownCloud is written in the PHP and JavaScript scripting languages and is designed to work with several database management systems, including SQLite, MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle Database, and PostgreSQL.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials, a guide to developing iOS apps using RubyMotion to eliminate the complexity and confusion associated with the development of iOS applications using Objective-C.

About the Authors:

Abhishek Nalawaya is a Ruby enthusiast who participates regularly in Ruby and Ruby on Rails meetup groups and has spoken at many conferences. He was a speaker at RubyConf India 2012 and RubyMotion Conference 2013. Currently he works for Mckinsey and Company IT.

Akshat Paul has extensive experience of mobile application development and has delivered many enterprise and consumer applications. He also frequently speaks at conferences and meetup groups on different technologies, including RubyConf India and #inspect-RubyMotion Conference, and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

RubyMotion is an implementation of the Ruby programming language that runs on iOS and OS X. It is a commercial product created by Laurent Sansonetti for HipByte and is based on MacRuby of OS X. RubyMotion uses rake as its build and execution tool. Programs execute in the iOS simulator alongside a REPL for interactive inspection and modification.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant AutoIt Scripting, a hands-on guide that comprehensively explains the most important and useful tasks in AutoIt. With this eBook, beginners and system administration developers will discover how to automate clusters and servers, and create seamless automation apps. This book is also available now in various electronic formats such as, Amazon, Kindle, e-pub and PDF.

About the Author :

Emilio Aristides de Fez Laso was an MS Basic and xBase programmer in the 1980s, initially creating programs with a Casio Pocket Personal Computer (1 KB RAM, PB-100). Emilio is now a freelancer, developer, analyst, tester, and open source author. Having worked on operating system migration and support, Emilio has also been a contributor to WordPress Duplicator Plugin development.

Release Date: 
July 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of Instant jsoup How-to, a concise guide that is packed with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations, helping readers manipulate HTML quickly and effectively. This book is now available in all the popular formats, Amazon, Kindle, e-pub, and PDF. The eBook comes in at over 38 pages and is competitively priced at $11.04.

About the authors:

Pete Houston

Pete Houston is a software engineer from South Korea with 10 years of experience in software design and development. He has undertaken research on medical imaging that helps in diagnosing symptoms of cancer in patients. He has worked with C, C++, and COM/DLL, ActiveX Control, and C #.NET 3.0. He also designed and architected the Android mobile platform.

jsoup is a Java library for working with real-world HTML. It provides a very convenient API for extracting and manipulating data, using the best of DOM, CSS, and jquery-like methods. It implements the WHATWG HTML5 specification, and parses HTML to the same DOM as modern browsers do.

Release Date: 
August 2013
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Prezi Starter, a concise guide that will provide readers with all the information they need to get started with Prezi. With this eBook, readers will learn about the basics of Prezi, how to build presentations, and how to use Prezi’s top features.

About the Author:

Dr. Minerva M. Ladores has 20 years of teaching experience in early childhood and higher education. She has taught online and face-to-face courses on instructional technology, educational foundations, early childhood education, and cultural differences – both graduate and undergraduate levels. She has presented at national and international conferences on the topics of educational technology and cultural diversity. Her current interests are online learning, instructional uses of mobile devices, and integrating Web 2.0 tools (such as Prezi) in teaching

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant jqGrid, a step-by-step, practical guide to the vast library of options jqGrid has to offer. The eBook is 58 pages long and is priced at $16.99.

About the Author: Gabriel Manricks is a full stack software and web developer specializing in PHP and both frontend and server-side JavaScript frameworks. Gabriel works as a Staff Writer for NetTuts+, where he enjoys learning as well as teaching others. He also provides freelance services in web consulting, development, and writing.

JqGrid is an Ajax-enabled JavaScript control that provides solutions for representing and manipulating tabular data on the Web. It is a JS library built with the principles of power and flexibility, and it fully embraces the open source community.

Release Date: 
August 2013
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book BackTrack - Testing Wireless Network Security, an easy step-by-step guide that shows readers how to secure wireless networks and keep personal data safe. With minimal effort, readers will discover how to configure their hardware for optimum security, find network security holes, and fix them. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and all the popular eBook formats.

About the Author:

Kevin Cardwell currently works as a freelance consultant, providing consulting services to companies throughout the world. He developed the Strategy and Training Development Plan for the first Government CERT in Oman and also developed a team to man the first Commercial Security Operations Center there.

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