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Release Date: 
June 2011
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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing is a new book from Packt that will help users to learn the black-art of penetration testing with in-depth coverage of BackTrack Linux distribution . Written by Shakeel Ali and Tedi Heriyanto , this book will assist users to explore the insights and importance of testing their corporate network systems before hackers strike it.

Release Date: 
June 2011
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Packt is pleased to announce its new book, NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook, which aims at Java developers of all levels who use NetBeans, wanting to learn and implement the full spectrum of features offered by the NetBeans IDE. Written by Rhawi Dantas, this step-by-step practical cookbook is loaded with over 70 highly focused recipes to help Java developers with all kinds of NetBeans development tasks.

NetBeans IDE is a free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. All the tools needed to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java platform, as well as with C/C++, PHP, JavaScript and Groovy.

Using NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook, developers will get to grips with quick development patterns using NetBeans Platform and enahnce the mobile development environment using NetBeans.This book will teach readers to refactor faster, better and also, to work with a variety of web frameworks via NetBeans.

Release Date: 
June 2011
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Packt’s latest addition to its beginner’s guide series GNU Octave Beginner's Guide aims to help readers to learn the easiest way to use GNU Octave's power and flexibility for data analysis. Written by researcher and long time Octave user Jesper Schmidt Hansen, the book is written with intent to help readers master Octave from the ground up.

GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs.

Release Date: 
June 2011
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Packt is delighted to announce Drupal 7 Themes, a new book which aims at discovering tools and techniques for creating and modifying themes. Written by Ric Shreves, the book provides information on how to change the look and feel of a system's front and back-end interfaces. It will also help readers get the most from Drupal's theme configuration system and create dynamic styling that responds to the content or the user.

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It is used to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. It is free, flexible, robust and constantly being improved by hundreds of thousands of passionate people from all over the world.

Release Date: 
June 2011
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Packt is delighted to announce Moodle-2.0 Multimedia Cookbook, which aims at helping users learn how to add photographs, videos, animations, and much more to make their Moodle course even more interactive without the need to read through long tutorials. Written by Silvina P. Hillar, the book provides a plethora of recipes showing how to manage, link, and embed different multimedia resources into a Moodle course.

Moodle is a free source e-learning software platform. It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. Its open source license and modular design allows any developer to create additional modules and features.

Release Date: 
June 2011
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Python Testing Cookbook is a new addition to Packt's Python library aimed at Python programmers and developers, teaching them to write better tests. Written by Greg L. Turnquist, this book is a collection of code recipes containing step-by-step directions on how to install or build different types of Python test tools to solve different problems.

 

Python is a programming language that lets one work more quickly and integrate their systems more effectively.

Release Date: 
May 2011
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Adempiere 3.6 Cookbook is a new book from Packt that offers over 100 recipes to extend and customize ADempiere beyond its standard capabilities. Written by Ajit Kumar, this book helps to effectively integrate ADempiere with business tools such as e-mail clients, and popular shopping carts such as Webstore, VirtueMart, and PayPal.

ADempiere is an Enterprise Resource Planning software and is one the of the leading open source products in today's business market. It offers everything one needs to make his/her business successful: efficient data management, streamlined business processes, reduction in costs, and minimal complexity.

Release Date: 
May 2011
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Python 3 Web Development Beginner’s Guide is a new book from Packt aimed at experienced Python programmers giving them the freedom to create their own site without having to learn another framework. Written by Michel Anders, this book follows a sample application, with lots of screenshots and helps to get to grips with techniques as quickly as possible.

Python is a programming language that lets one work more quickly and integrate their systems more effectively.

Release Date: 
May 2011
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Packt is pleased to announce Zenoss Core 3.x Network and System Monitoring, a new book that will teach users to work with Zenoss and effectively adapt Zenoss for System and Network monitoring. Written by Michael Badger, this book will help readers write custom device reports to extract, display, and analyze monitoring data. It will also help readers set up, model and configure devices.

Zenoss (Zenoss Core) is an open source application, server and network management platform based on the Zope application server. Released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2, Zenoss Core provides a web interface that allows system administrators to monitor availability, inventory/configuration, performance and events.

Release Date: 
May 2011
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Packt is pleased to announce its new book Apache Wicket Cookbook, a practical guide aimed to empower Wicket users with skills required to master it without beating around the bush. Authored by Igor Vaynberg, this straightforward cookbook is equipped with over 75 highly focused practical recipes to make web application development easier with the Wicket web framework.

Apache Wicket is a lightweight component-based web application frame work for the Java programming language conceptually similar to JavaServer Faces and Tapestry.

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