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Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt is proud to present its latest publication, Rails 4 Application Development Hotshot, by Saurabh Bhatia. The book explains how to build the most popular types of applications using Rails 4, and highlights new ways to do things. It also closely follows lots of the best practices, gems, and popular solutions already known to the community. The book is 378 pages long and is priced at $49.99, while the eBook is $25.49.

Rails is an open source web application framework that runs via the Ruby programming language. It allows readers to create pages and applications that gather information from the web server, talk to or query the database, and render templates.

Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Social Media Mining with R. This is a concise, hands-on guide with many practical examples and an in-depth exploration of inference and social science research, which will help you with mining data in the real world. The book has 88 pages and is priced at $27.99. It is also available in all the popular formats, such as Kindle and selected library formats, for $14.44.

About the Authors: 

Richard Heimann leads the Data Science Team at Data Tactics Corporation and is an EMC Certified Data Scientist specializing in spatial statistics, data mining, big data, and pattern discovery and recognition. Richard is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he teaches spatial analysis and statistical reasoning. Additionally, he is an instructor at George Mason University, teaching human terrain analysis, and is also a selection committee member for the 2014-2015 AAAS Big Data and Analytics Fellowship Program. He has recently assisted DARPA, DHS, the US Army, and the Pentagon with analytical support. 

Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Extending Bootstrap, a practical, step-by-step guide to extending Bootstrap covering themes, customization, extending its plugins, and an introduction to several third-party Bootstrap plugins. This book is available now in print and all popular electronic formats, including eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats. The print book consists of 88 pages and is priced at $22.99, while the eBook is priced at $11.84.

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Release Date: 
May 2014
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of the new video course Pentaho Reporting, a course dealing with mastering the advanced concepts within Pentaho reporting such as sub-reports, cross-tabs, data source configuration, and metadata-based reporting. The duration of the video course is 1 hour and 37 minutes and it is competitively priced at $23.99.

About the author:

Francesco Corti is a Senior Consultant in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Content Management solutions. His experience is based on several enterprise projects for a variety of customers in different fields. Francesco is an enthusiast of open source solutions with Pentaho Open Source BI, but has relevant experience with SAP Business Objects (today called SAP Business Intelligence), QlikView, Oracle Hyperion, EssBase, and even Microsoft’s BI platform.

Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Learning Objective-C by Developing iPhone Games, a practical and engaging tutorial that guides readers through the development of their own exciting, fully-featured games. The print book is 314 pages long and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $23.99.

About the authors:

Joseph Walters has been immersed in the creativity, technology, and business of software and game development for over 20 years. He is currently a partner at Third Track, inc., a game development and game technology company. Before Third Track, he was the CEO at MindFuse Games, where he helped raise capital from angel investors and led the development of a massive multiplayer gaming world. Joseph also previously owned a top consulting firm that advised some of the largest technology firms in the world, including IBM, Compaq, AT&T, Bell Labs, and countless others.

Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with SOQL, a practical, tutorial-based guide that showcases the optimum way to write complex SOQL statements. Aimed at Force.com developers, this book discusses each topic with the help of standard SOQL queries. The print book is 130 pages long and is competitively priced at $27.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $14.44.

About the author:

Magulan D is a Salesforce.com administrator and developer. He started his career as a PHP developer and also worked as a Siebel CRM developer. Magulan is also a blogger, posting many useful tutorials relating to Salesforce.com development and administration works. Often these are workarounds for problems or issues that people usually face in their development. He has been working as a Salesforce.com developer since 2011.

Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt Publishing is proud to announce the release of its new book Scala for Java Developers. Written by Thomas Alexandre, this book contains easy-to-follow code taken from real-world examples explaining the migration and integration of Scala in a Java project. The book is 276 pages long and costs $44.99, while the eBook is $21.59.

About the Author:

Thomas Alexandre is a senior consultant at DevCode, specializing in Java and Scala software development. In addition to 15 years of Java development, he has focused these past few years on emerging languages and web frameworks such as Groovy and Scala. He is a certified trainer by Typesafe, the creators of Scala. Thomas has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Lille, France, and has spent 2 years as postdoc with Carnegie Mellon University in the fields of security and e-commerce.

Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of their new video course,Building a Responsive Website with Bootstrap, a practical guide to implementing incredible Bootstrap-only features such as the grid, image carousel, and more. The duration of the video course is 1 hour and 56 minutes and it is competitively priced at $23.99.

About the author:

Brock Nunn is a frontend web developer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past six years, Brock has taken part in numerous web projects, both big and small. Self-taught, Brock has a passion for teaching others with a simple and personal approach.

 

Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new ebook, Clojure for Machine Learning. Developers will learn how to make use of Clojure’s machine learning techniques in order to handle vast amounts of data, and they will also learn how to build machine learning systems using Clojure libraries.

About the author: Akhil Wali has been working as a software developer for around four years. He is knowledgeable in areas such as programming languages, functional programming, and the analysis and design of algorithms. He currently works at Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. on ERP and BI projects. He has also worked in areas such as text search, real-time collaboration, and parallel data processing.

Release Date: 
May 2014
Summary: 

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Gitolite Essentials authored by Sitaram Chamarty. Gitolite allows you to set up git hosting on a central server with very fine-grained access control and many powerful features. The print book comes in at 120 pages is competitively priced at $29.99, while the eBook is available in all the popular formats for $15.29.

About the author: Sitaram Chamarty has been in the software industry for a number of years. He is a Linux and open source evangelist who has sometimes been called an "open source bigot", which he takes as a compliment. His day job is with Tata Consultancy Services, and he lives and works in Hyderabad, India. His job does not explicitly include evangelizing open source in general and Git in particular, but he pretends it does. He has significant past experience in language conversion and tools, as well as in data warehousing. He has a postgraduate degree in Computer Science from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

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