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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  • Java Closures and Lambda

    Java Closures and Lambda

    Robert Fischer

    Java Closures and Lambda explores lambda expressions and other new functionality in Java from Project Lambda. The new functionality makes enhancements to the programming model, smooths out rough edges in the language, preserves compatibility, all while maintaining the essence of the Java language as you’ve known it.
  • Hibernate Recipes

    Hibernate Recipes

    Joseph Ottinger , Srinivas Guruzu, Gary Mak

    Hibernate Recipes is your pragmatic day-to-day reference and guide for doing all things involving the latest Hibernate 4. This book utilizes a problem solution format for fast look-up of problems you are likely to encounter. There are many books focused on learning Hibernate, but this book takes you further and shows how you can apply it practically in your daily work.
  • Beginning Ubuntu Linux for Windows and Mac Users

    Beginning Ubuntu Linux for Windows and Mac Users

    Nathan Haines

    Beginning Ubuntu Linux for Windows and Mac Users is your step-by-step guide to using Ubuntu, the most popular and free open source operating system. You will learn how to get the most out of your Ubuntu computer at work, at home, and at play. A versatile operating system like Ubuntu is full of possibilities. This book walks you through a variety of scenarios that will make your computer even more powerful and ready to work for you.
  • Sudoku Programming with C

    Sudoku Programming with C

    Giulio Zambon

    Sudoku Programming with C teaches you how to write computer programs to solve and generate Sudoku puzzles. In this book, you will also find an explanation of all solving strategies, and the code to implement them. This is a practical book that will provide you with everything you need to write your own books of Sudoku Classic and Samurai puzzles. But be warned: after reading it, you'll discover that the puzzles in your local paper are not so challenging after all!

  • 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.
  • 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.

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