The Alpha Book Program

Want to get an early look at our titles? Try an Alpha Book! An Alpha Book is a pre-release, still-in-development version of an Apress title. When you purchase an Alpha Book, you get the opportunity to review its content as it advances through the production process. Alpha Book files are updated on a regular basis in your account as new material is completed, all the way through final publication. Following is our current roster of Alpha Books:

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  • The Introverted Presenter

    The Introverted Presenter

    Richard Tierney

    The Introverted Presenter lays out the surefire sequence of ten steps for preparing and delivering competent presentations that will advance the careers of technical professionals who are constitutionally averse to public speaking.
  • The Customer Trap

    The Customer Trap

    Andrew R. Thomas, Timothy J. Wilkinson

    When you as a business leader agree to sell through mega-retailers—whether online or bricks-and-mortar—you may be making a deal with the devil. The Customer Trap shows you how to avoid falling into asymmetric relationships with the big-box stores, maintain your independence, protect your brand and margins, and make more money than ever by creating and controlling your sales channels.

  • Beginning Android Wearables

    Beginning Android Wearables

    Andres Calvo

    Beginning Android Wearables gives you the skills you need to make effective apps for Google Glass, Android Wear-based smartwatches, fitness bracelets, and connected home wearable controllers. Delight your users by giving them access to the information they'll need at the tips of their fingers.
  • Energy Efficient Servers

    Energy Efficient Servers

    Corey Gough, Ian Steiner, Winston A. Saunders

    Energy Efficient Servers: Blueprints for Data Center Optimization introduces engineers and IT professionals to the power management technologies and techniques used in energy efficient servers. The book includes a deep examination of different features used in processors, memory, interconnects, I/O devices, and other platform components. It outlines the power and performance impact of these features and the role firmware and software play in initialization and control.

  • Windows 10 Primer

    Windows 10 Primer

    Mike Halsey, MVP

    Windows 10 Primer is a 100-page crash course in Microsoft’s new operating system, designed to get you up to speed on new features and changes, ready for when the final version of Windows 10 becomes available later this year.
  • Advanced Metaprogramming in Classic C++

    Advanced  Metaprogramming in Classic C++

    Davide Di Gennaro

    Advanced Metaprogramming in Classic C++ aims to be both an introduction and a reference to C++ template metaprogramming (TMP); TMP is presented in the book as a set of techniques that will bring a new style in C++ and make code exceptionally clear and efficient. The book deals with language aspects, design patterns, examples and applications (seen as case studies).

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