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 New Shop Class

    The New Shop Class

    Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron

    Written by real "rocket scientist" Joan Horvath, author of Mastering 3D Printing, and 3D printing expert Rich Cameron (AKA whosawhatsis), The New Shop Class is a friendly, down-to-earth chat about how hand-on making things can lead to a science career.
  • Agile Software Development with HP Agile Manager

    Agile Software Development with HP Agile Manager

    Liran Tal

    Liran Tal provides a practical, concise approach to using HP Agile Manager in a variety of settings to better plan, conduct, and manage software releases within development teams. His step by step approach will show you how plan the product’s features, streamline the agile sprint process, work with user stories, and track defects throughout the development process.

  • Pro XAML with C#

    Pro XAML with C#

    Buddy James

    Microsoft’s XAML markup language makes it easy to build multilayered applications with reusable components. Pro XAML with C# shows you how to design and build an enterprise application with a single business layer, data access layer, and a shared XAML core, and how to access it from any of Microsoft’s XAML-based UIs, whether WPF, WinRT or Windows Phone, or any combination of the three.
  • Beginning App Development with Parse and Phonegap

    Beginning App Development with Parse and Phonegap

    Stephan Alber, Wilkins Fernandez

    Beginning App Development with Parse and Phonegap teaches you how to start app development with Parse and Phonegap: free and open source software. Using the building block languages of the web--HTML, JavaScript, and CSS--you’ll be on your way to creating a fully working product with minimal effort as fast as possible. With over 25 years' of combined experience, the authors make daunting tasks seem trivial. There is no book on the market that can take you from designer to developer faster.

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