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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  • Beginning iPhone Development with Swift

    Beginning iPhone Development with Swift

    Kim Topley, David Mark, Jack Nutting, Fredrik Olsson, Jeff LaMarche

    The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development, the book that taught the world to program on the iPhone, has been transformed to deliver the same excellent introduction to iPhone and iOS programming using Swift. Beginning iPhone Development with Swift introduces you to Swift in this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest new iOS 8 and its SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode 6.
  • 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.

  • Transitioning to Swift

    Transitioning to Swift

    Scott Gardner

    Transitioning to Swift is a fast-paced 150-page guide that helps you get up to speed quickly on Apple's new programming language for building iOS and Mac OS X apps. It shows the differences between Swift and traditional Objective-C based programming and optimizes your investment in time and effort in focusing on what you want you need to know to start creating Swift applications.

  • Pro ASP.NET SignalR

    Pro ASP.NET SignalR

    Keyvan Nayyeri, Darren White

    ASP.NET SignalR is the new solution to real-time communication between servers and clients in .NET. Use it to push new data to a web page or mobile device as soon as it becomes available, whether it’s a notification, live chat, up-to-the-minute financial data, or a range of other exciting applications.
  • Pro Git

    Pro Git

    Scott Chacon, Ben Straub

    Pro Git (Second Edition) is your fully-updated guide to Git and its usage in the modern world. Git has come a long way since it was first developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It has taken the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and this book teaches you how to use it like an pro.

  • Beginning C++

    Beginning C++

    Ivor Horton

    Beginning Modern C++ is based on and supersedes Ivor Horton’s previous book, Beginning ANSI C++. This book is a tutorial for beginners in C++ and discusses a subset of C++ that is suitable for beginners. The language syntax will correspond to the proposed C++14 standard.

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