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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  • Financial Modeling for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

    Financial Modeling for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

    Tom Sawyer

    Financial modeling is essential skill for entrepreneurs and managers who must solve knotty problems and avoid many of the obstacles and hazards encountered in startups and small and medium-sized businesses. Financial Modeling for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs shows how to create financial models to raise capital, make better decisions, forecast sales, staff and invest appropriately, plan projects, improve ROI, and generally improve operations.

  • jQuery 2 Recipes

    jQuery 2 Recipes

    Arun Pande

    jQuery 2 Recipes provides a clear, concise, set of examples that show the core jQuery frameworks (jQuery, jQuery Mobile and jQuery UI) in action. The book takes a problem-solution approach with each chapter describing a series of common difficulties developers often face when dealing with jQuery in their working lives.

  • Swift Quick Syntax Reference

    Swift Quick Syntax Reference

    Matthew Campbell

    Swift Quick Syntax Reference is a 120-page condensed code and syntax reference to the new Apple Swift programming language, which is the alternative language to Objective-C behind the APIs found in the Apple iOS 8 and Mac OS Yosemite SDKs. It presents the essential Swift syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference.
  • Building JavaScript Games

    Building JavaScript Games

    Arjan Egges

    Building JavaScript Games teaches game programming through a series of arcade-style games that help expand your HTML and JavaScript skills into the realm of game design and development for phones, tablets, and even desktop platforms.
  • Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

    Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

    Ravikanth Chaganti

    PowerShell 4.0 introduces desired state configuration (DSC), a powerful new feature that makes it easier than ever to manage your Windows infrastructure, whether on-premise or in the cloud. Starting with a little PowerShell scripting knowledge, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed will take you through this new technology from start to finish.
  • SAP ABAP

    SAP ABAP

    Sushil Markandeya, Kaushik Roy

    SAP ABAP elucidates the numerous features of the core programming platform, which is used for development for the entire SAP software suite. SAP ABAP uses numerous hands on business oriented use cases and a valuable dedicated downloadable e-resource to demonstrate the underlying advanced concepts of the OO ABAP environment and the SAP UI.

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