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:
R Recipes is your handy problem-solution based reference for learning and using the popular R programming language for doing primarily statistics but also other uses in numerical analysis. Packed with hundreds of code and visual recipes, this book helps you to quickly learn the fundamentals and explore the frontiers of programming, analyzing and using R.
Pro Vim teaches you the real-world workflows, tips, and tricks of this powerful, terminal-based text editor. This book covers all the essentials, as well as lesser-known but equally powerful features that will ensure you become a top-level performant and professional user of this fast and efficient technology. It's time to bring your programming, editing, and workflow skills up to the professional level.
Thinking in LINQ
The power of LINQ is its use of functional programming techniques to allow data queries across a wide variety of data sources including SQL databases, XML documents, and a variety of Web services. Thinking in LINQ is the first book that goes beyond the surface of LINQ to teach .Net developers the underlying principles of functional programming, providing the insight to bridge between the object-oriented and relational environments embodied in the .Net framework.
Foundation ActionScript 3
Darren Richardson, Paul Milbourne
This updated book covers all the essential modern ActionScript 3 techniques from the ground up, allowing you to get up and running quickly and easily.