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December 2009
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Joomal!1.5 Content administration is a new book from PacktPub that will help users keep their website up-to-date and maintain content with ease. Written by Tracey porst, this book is very easy to follow and takes a hands-on approach using practical examples to illustrate techniques and explain concepts. It will help users to get to grips with slaying spam and other activities that will help them maintain a content-rich site by adding, editing and managing content.

Joomla! is the world’s hottest open source, award-winning content management system written in PHP that uses the MySQL database sys

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December 2009
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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!

WordPress is an open-source blog engine released under the GNU ge

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December 2009
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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.

Packt is pleased to announce a new book, Spring Persistence with Hibernate that helps explore the featur

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December 2009
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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.

Apache CXF is an open source, fully featured, easy to use framework, which provides a flexible deployment model for deploying web services.

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December 2009
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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.

Codeigniter  is a powerful open source web application framework built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant

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December 2009
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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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December 2009
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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.

ModSecurity is a module running on Apache and based on a Linux server that will help users overcome the security threats prevalent in the online world.

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December 2009
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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.

Moodle is a free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.  It is designed to help educators create online courses with

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December 2009
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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.

Blender is a 3D animation program released as Open Source software, which can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, r

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November 2009
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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.

Matplotlib is a 2D plotting library for the

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