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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  • Pro Git

    Pro Git

    Scott Chacon, Ben Straub

    Pro 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.

  • Beginning C++

    Beginning C++

    Ivor Horton

    Beginning Modern C++ is based on and supersedes Ivor Horton’s previous book, Beginning ANSI C++. This book is a tutorial for beginners in C++ and discusses a subset of C++ that is suitable for beginners. The language syntax will correspond to the proposed C++14 standard.
  • Pro Bash Programming

    Pro Bash Programming

    Pro Bash Programming teaches you how to effectively utilize the Bash shell in your programming. The Bash shell is a complete programming language, not merely a glue to combine external Linux commands. By taking full advantage of Shell internals, Shell programs can perform as snappily as utilities written in C or other compiled languages. And you will see how, without assuming Unix lore, you can write professional Bash 4.3 programs through standard programming techniques.
  • Pro Office for iPad

    Pro Office for iPad

    Guy Hart-Davis

    Learn the tips, tricks, and get around the gotchas in Microsoft Office for iPad with Pro Office for iPad. Become productive quickly by avoiding those annoyances and confusions and slow-me-downs that can happen when you start using Office with your fingers!

  • Pro iOS Persistence

    Pro iOS Persistence

    Michael Privat , Robert Warner

    Pro iOS Persistence explains how to build apps in Objective-C and Swift 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.
  • Intel Galileo and Intel Galileo Gen 2

    Intel Galileo and Intel Galileo Gen 2

    Manoel Carlos Ramon

    Intel Galileo and Intel Galileo Gen 2:API Features and Arduino Projects for Linux Programmers provides detailed information about Intel Galileo and Intel Galileo Gen 2 boards for all software developers interested in Arduino and the Linux platform. The book covers the new Arduino APIs, Arduino IDE, OpenCV, V4L2, Home Automation, Power Over Internet, Robotic Arm, Twitter with OAuth and REST API 1.1, Robotic Head, Create custom firmware and Yocto releases, native Linux applications and integrating Linux application with Arduino sketches.

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