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 iOS Persistence
Michael Privat , Robert Warner
Pro iOS Persistence explains how to build apps that persist and use data most effectively including the popular Core Data framework. Covering common and advanced persistence patterns, this book prepares any iOS developer to store and retrieve data accurately and efficiently.
Efficient Learning Machines
Mariette Awad, Rahul Khanna
Efficient Learning Machines explores all the major topics of machine learning, including big data, knowledge discovery, classifications, genetic algorithms, neural networking, kernel methods, and gaming theory.
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.
Foundations of Python Network Programming
Brandon Rhodes, John Goerzen
Foundations of Python Network Programming, Third Edition covers all the classic topics of the second edition of the book, plus updates for Python 3 and a new chapter on system administration of both local networks and cloud servers.
Expert Oracle Database Architecture
Thomas Kyte, Darl Kuhn
Expert Oracle Database Architecture by Tom Kyte and Darl Kuhn provides a one-stop resource full of deep wisdom on design, development, and administration of Oracle applications.
Beginning iPhone Development
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, is back again, bringing 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.