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 Android Games

    Pro Android Games

    Vladimir Silva, Massimo Nardone

    Combining actionable, real-world source code with graphics, Pro Android Games, Third Edition shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android game apps with minimum effort. Harness the power of the latest Android L / 5.0 SDK to bring countless legendary, action-packed PC games to the Android Platform.
  • Anti-Money Laundering

    Anti-Money Laundering

    Kevin Sullivan

    A retired law enforcement agent turned money laundering and bank fraud consultant shows how financial institutions can stop money laundering before it starts, while understanding and complying with Bank Secrecy Act requirements designed to deter money laundering.
  • Hibernate Recipes

    Hibernate Recipes

    Joseph Ottinger , Srinivas Guruzu, Gary Mak

    Hibernate Recipes is your pragmatic day-to-day reference and guide for doing all things involving the latest Hibernate 4. This book utilizes a problem solution format for fast look-up of problems you are likely to encounter. There are many books focused on learning Hibernate, but this book takes you further and shows how you can apply it practically in your daily work.
  • Beginning Scala

    Beginning Scala

    David Pollak, Vishal Layka

    Beginning Scala, Second Edition takes a down-to-earth approach to teaching Scala that leads you through simple examples that can be combined to build complex, scalable systems and applications.
  • 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.

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