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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  • Hibernate Recipes

    Hibernate Recipes

    Joseph Ottinger , Srinivas Guruzu, Gary Mak

    Hibernate Recipes is your pragmatic day-to-day reference and guide for doing all things involving the latest Hibernate 4. This book utilizes a problem solution format for fast look-up of problems you are likely to encounter. There are many books focused on learning Hibernate, but this book takes you further and shows how you can apply it practically in your daily work.
  • Experience Skype to the Max

    Experience Skype to the Max

    Jim Courtney

    Experience Skype to the Max shows you how to make the most of Skype's full range of features on any device. Discover tips and tricks for saving time, saving money, and fostering better communication and collaboration at work or in your personal projects.

  • Predictable Strategies

    Predictable Strategies

    Myles K. Leighton

    This book explains the use of the most robust behavioral economics principles for improving financial results, customer satisfaction, employee productivity, and the success of new products and services.

  • Beginning Ubuntu Linux for Windows and Mac Users

    Beginning Ubuntu Linux for Windows and Mac Users

    Nathan Haines

    Beginning Ubuntu Linux for Windows and Mac Users is your step-by-step guide to using Ubuntu, the most popular and free open source operating system. You will learn how to get the most out of your Ubuntu computer at work, at home, and at play. A versatile operating system like Ubuntu is full of possibilities. This book walks you through a variety of scenarios that will make your computer even more powerful and ready to work for you.
  • Sudoku Programming with C

    Sudoku Programming with C

    Giulio Zambon

    Sudoku Programming with C teaches you how to write computer programs to solve and generate Sudoku puzzles. In this book, you will also find an explanation of all solving strategies, and the code to implement them. This is a practical book that will provide you with everything you need to write your own books of Sudoku Classic and Samurai puzzles. But be warned: after reading it, you'll discover that the puzzles in your local paper are not so challenging after all!

  • SQL Server T-SQL Recipes

    SQL Server T-SQL Recipes

    Jason Brimhall, David Dye, Wayne Sheffield, Andy Roberts

    SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Azure and SQL Server. It provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks.
  • Learn Swift on the Mac

    Learn Swift on the Mac

    Waqar Malik

    There's a new language in town. Swift is Apple's new, native, fast, and easy to learn programming language for iOS and OS X app development. It's their "Objective-C without the C". If you are an iOS developer or planning to become one, learning Swift is your #1 priority, and Learn Swift on the Mac tells you everything you need to get up to speed, well, swiftly.
  • 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 tip of their fingers.
  • Pro Grunt.js

    Pro Grunt.js

    Pro Grunt.js gets you quickly up-to-speed with this popular JavaScript-based task runner. Author James Cryer takes you from initial installation all the way through to authoring successful plugins.

  • Anti-Money Laundering

    Anti-Money Laundering

    Kevin Sullivan

    A retired law enforcement agent turned money laundering and bank fraud consultant shows how financial institutions can stop money laundering before it starts, while understanding and complying with Bank Secrecy Act requirements designed to deter money laundering.

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