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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  • Transitioning to Swift

    Transitioning to Swift

    Scott Gardner

    Transitioning to Swift is a fast-paced 200-page guide that will help you get up to speed quickly on Apple's new programming language for building the next generation of apps for Apple devices. It examines the similarities and differences between Swift and traditional Objective-C based programming, and builds upon your existing Objective-C skills to help you efficiently and successfully transition to writing powerful, expressive, and flexible code in Swift.

  • Thinking in LINQ

    Thinking in LINQ

    Sudipta Mukherjee

    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.

  • Using Galaxy Tab

    Using Galaxy Tab

    Marziah Karch

    Learn how to use your Galaxy Tab with ease, no jargon. Clear, concise, short and to the point... Using Galaxy Tab is the essential guide to getting around Samsung's flagship and best selling Android-based tablet and e-book reader.

  • Scripting in Java

    Scripting in Java

    Kishori Sharan

    Scripting in Java is for learning how to use the Java Script API (not JavaScript) to execute scripts written in a scripting language and takes advantage of the features of a scripting language while developing Java applications. The book also covers topics that enable scripting languages to take advantage of the Java programming language features and the Java class library, including the new Java Collections and JavaFX 8 APIs.

  • Disruption by Design

    Disruption by Design

    Paul Paetz

    Disruption by Design is a handbook for entrepreneurs, product developers and managers, and CEOs that outlines how to create disruptive products, services, and companies with the potential to change the basis for competition and win long-term market domination.
  • Beginning Java 8 Games Development

    Beginning Java 8 Games Development

    Wallace Jackson

    Beginning Java 8 Games Development, written by Java expert and author Wallace Jackson, teaches you the fundamentals of building a highly illustrative game using the Java 8 programming language. You'll learn how to build 2D game applications along the way.

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