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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  • Pro JavaScript Techniques

    Pro JavaScript Techniques

    John Paxton, John Resig

    Pro JavaScript Techniques is the ultimate JavaScript book for today's web developer. It provides everything you need to know about modern JavaScript, and teaches you what JavaScript can do for your web sites.
  • Pro Vagrant

    Pro Vagrant

    Wlodzimierz Gajda

    Pro Vagrant teaches you how to effectively implement and optimize Vagrant in your everyday work environment. Master the creation and configuration of virtual development environments with an easy-to-use workflow, and focus on automation. Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases development/production parity, and makes the "works on my machine" excuse a relic of the past.
  • C++ Recipes

    C++ Recipes

    Bruce Sutherland

    C++ Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is Apress' solution for those C++ programmers looking for a handy code cookbook reference guide. It covers the latest C++ 14 as well as some of the code templates available in the latest Standard Template Library (STL).
  • Learn Unity for Windows Phone Game Development

    Learn Unity for Windows Phone Game Development

    Sue Blackman, Adam Tuliper

    Whether you are new to Unity or you're a Unity dev ready to deploy to Windows Phone, Learn Unity for Windows Phone Game Development will help you on your way. While Unity's aim, "author once, deploy anywhere," has become the goal for many budding game developers, there are a multitude of design decisions involved in making it a reality.
  • 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 Android Games

    Pro Android Games

    Vladimir Silva, Massimo Nardone

    Combining actionable, real-world source code with graphics, Pro Android Games, Third Edition shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android game apps with minimum effort. Harness the power of the latest Android L / 5.0 SDK to bring countless legendary, action-packed PC games to the Android Platform.

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