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:
Pro Express.js is for the reader who wants to quickly get up-to-speed with Express.js, the flexible Node.js framework. Author Azat Mardanov clearly explains how to start developing with Express.js with a basic 'Hello World', and then delves into a deep API reference, before looking at common and abstract development problems. Lastly, you will learn how to build a series of real-world apps in order to cement your knowledge.
Modern X86 Assembly Language Programming
Modern X86 Assembly Language Programming shows the fundamentals of x86 assembly language programming. It focuses on the aspects of the x86 instruction set that are most relevant to application software development. The book's structure and sample code are designed to help the reader quickly understand x86 assembly language programming and the computational capabilities of the x86 platform.
J. Burton Browning, Marty Alchin
You've learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Pro Python, Second Edition explores concepts and features normally left to experimentation, allowing you to be even more productive and creative.
Advanced ActionScript 3
Advanced ActionScript 3 is an updated look at utilizing valuable, structural techniques and methods that are commonly used in the field of rich interactive application development.
Online Gamers at Work
Learn from the experiences of the founders of successful game companies. From taking risk to devoting their lives to their vision these founders recount their experiences in leading their companies to success in one of the world's most innovative and therefore brutal markets.
Practical Linux Infrastructure
Practical Linux Infrastructure teaches you how to use the best open source tools to build a new Linux infrastructure, or alter an existing infrastructure, to ensure it stands up to enterprise-level needs. Tools covered include Git (to manage configuration files), setting up DNS with BIND in a fault-tolerant manner, Postfix for email, Nagios and Cacti for monitoring and graphing, and Puppet for configuration management.
The Community Manager's Playbook
In The Community Manager's Playbook, digital evangelist and brand marketer Lauren Perkins provides community managers and business leaders alike with the first guide to building, nourishing, and growing online communities that naturally sync with their company's offline marketing efforts.