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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  • The Introverted Presenter

    The Introverted Presenter

    Richard Tierney

    The Introverted Presenter lays out the surefire sequence of ten steps for preparing and delivering competent presentations that will advance the careers of technical professionals who are constitutionally averse to public speaking.
  • The Customer Trap

    The Customer Trap

    Andrew R. Thomas, Timothy J. Wilkinson

    When you as a business leader agree to sell through mega-retailers—whether online or bricks-and-mortar—you may be making a deal with the devil. The Customer Trap shows you how to avoid falling into asymmetric relationships with the big-box stores, maintain your independence, protect your brand and margins, and make more money than ever by creating and controlling your sales channels.

  • Energy Efficient Servers

    Energy Efficient Servers

    Corey Gough, Ian Steiner, Winston A. Saunders

    Energy Efficient Servers: Blueprints for Data Center Optimization introduces engineers and IT professionals to the power management technologies and techniques used in energy efficient servers. The book includes a deep examination of different features used in processors, memory, interconnects, I/O devices, and other platform components. It outlines the power and performance impact of these features and the role firmware and software play in initialization and control.

  • Online Gamers at Work

    Online Gamers at Work

    Morgan Ramsay

    Learn from the experiences of the founders of successful game companies. From taking risk to devoting their lives to their vision these founders recount their experiences in leading their companies to success in one of the world's most innovative and therefore brutal markets.
  • Pro REST API Development with Node.js

    Pro REST API Development with Node.js

    Fernando Doglio

    Pro REST API Development with Node.js is your guide to managing and understanding the full capabilities of successful REST development. API design is a hot topic in the programming world, but not many resources exist for developers to really understand how you can leverage the advantages.
  • Advanced Metaprogramming in Classic C++

    Advanced  Metaprogramming in Classic C++

    Davide Di Gennaro

    Advanced Metaprogramming in Classic C++ aims to be both an introduction and a reference to C++ template metaprogramming (TMP); TMP is presented in the book as a set of techniques that will bring a new style in C++ and make code exceptionally clear and efficient. The book deals with language aspects, design patterns, examples and applications (seen as case studies).

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