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.
  • Experience Skype to the Max

    Experience Skype to the Max

    Jim Courtney

    Experience Skype to the Max shows you how to make the most of Skype's full range of features on any device. Discover tips and tricks for saving time, saving money, and fostering better communication and collaboration at work or in your personal projects.

  • Learn Swift on the Mac

    Learn Swift on the Mac

    Waqar Malik

    There's a new language in town. Swift is Apple's new, native, fast, and easy to learn programming language for iOS and OS X app development. It's their "Objective-C without the C". If you are an iOS developer or planning to become one, learning Swift is your #1 priority, and Learn Swift on the Mac tells you everything you need to get up to speed, well, swiftly.
  • 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.

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