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Design robust and professional WordPress Themes using Packt's new book

December 2009 | Open Source, WordPress

Packt is pleased to announce WordPress 2.8 Theme Design a new book that helps WordPress users create functional unique themes covering the latest WordPress features. Written by Tessa Blakeley Silver, this book provides users with expert guidance on designing a robust theme for one of the most popular, open-source blog systems available for the Web today!

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Build Robust Web Applications using Spring Persistence with Hibernate

December 2009 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce a new book, Spring Persistence with Hibernate that helps explore the features of Hibernate and helps developers integrate it with Spring to design their applications effectively. Written by Ahmad Seddighi, this book helps developers build and run persistence solutions for their enterprise Java applications using Spring and Hibernate frameworks.

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Develop and Deploy SOAP and Restful Web Services using Apache CXF framework

December 2009 | Open Source

Apache CXF Web Service Development is a new book from Packt, which will help developers design and develop SOAP and Restful web services using the open source Apache CXF framework. Written by Naveen Balani and Rajeev Hathi, this book will help to create custom interceptors by implementing advanced features such as CXF Interceptors, CXF Invokers, and CXF Features. It will also provide developers a quick start in developing web services using contract-first and code-first approaches.

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Improve PHP Coding With Powerful Codeigniter Framework

December 2009 | Open Source, PHP

Packt, is pleased to announce improve coding productivity with codeigniter 1.7 a new book that will help users improve their PHP coding productivity with the free compact open-source MVC CodeIgniter framework. Written by David Upton and Jose Argudo, this book is a clear, structured tutorial with careful explanation of the basic concepts of CodeIgniter and its MVC architecture. It takes a step-by-step approach and presents the main features of CodeIgniter in a systematic way and explains them clearly.

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Build Stunning and Interactive websites using Joomla! 1.5 and Flash CS4

December 2009 | Content Management, Joomla!, Open Source

Joomla! with Flash is a new book from Packt,which will help users build dynamic, content-rich, and interactive websites using Joomla! 1.5 and Flash CS4. Written by Suhreed Sarkar, this book is a hands-on tutorial to building Joomla!-based web sites with stunning Flash animations. It will help users create attractive websites integrating Flash objects into Joomla! and stunning photo galleries with Flash transition and animation effects.

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Prevent Web Application Hacking with Packt's New ModSecurity Book

December 2009 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce ModSecurity 2.5 , a new book that system administrators can use to secure their system by knowing exactly how a hacker would break into it. Written by Magnus Mischel,this book covers in depth details about Mod Security rule language elements such as variables, actions, and request phases. This easy to use guide teaches ModSecurity right from the beginning and also covers the common attacks in use on the web, and ways to find the geographical location of an attacker.

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Create Language Activities with the new Moodle Book from Packt

December 2009 | Moodle, Open Source

Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching is a new book from Packt that is aimed at creating enjoyable, useful language learning activities. Written by Jeff Stanford, this book is a recipe for creating Moodle activities based on a communicative language teaching approach.

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Master Mechanical Modeling and Product Visualization with Packt’s new Blender 3D Book

December 2009 | Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Blender 3D 2.49 Incredible Machines, is a new book from Packt that helps game designers and developers create realistic images, 3D models, and videos of machines. Written by Allan Brito, the book presents the readers with all the features that are needed to create super-realistic 3D models of machines for use in artwork, movies, and computer games.

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Create high quality 2D plots using Matplotlib with new book from Packt

November 2009 | Open Source

Matplotlib for Python Developers is a new book from Packt that is aimed at helping Python developers build high quality 2D plots using Matplotlib. Written by, Sandro Tosi, this book will give users a comprehensive tour of the key features of the Matplotlib Python 2D plotting library, right from the simplest concepts to the most advanced topics.

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Create Powerful Animations and Interactive applications in Papervision 3D using Packt’s New Book

November 2009 | Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Packt is pleased to announce Papervision3D Essentials, a new book that helps developers build stunning, interactive Papervision3D applications and make it work in Flash and Flex Builder. Written by Flash developers Paul Tondeur and Jeff Winder, this book will provide readers in-depth knowledge of 3D concepts with demo applications, screenshots and example codes.

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