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 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.
  • Windows File System Troubleshooting

    Windows File System Troubleshooting

    Mike Halsey, Andrew Bettany

    A book for IT Pros to help them diagnose and repair problems with any windows version in the workplace, software incompatibilities, file and disk permissions, security and low-level file system errors.

  • The New Shop Class

    The New Shop Class

    Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron

    Written by real "rocket scientist" Joan Horvath, author of Mastering 3D Printing, and 3D printing expert Rich Cameron (AKA whosawhatsis), The New Shop Class is a friendly, down-to-earth chat about how hands-on making things can lead to a science career.
  • Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners

    Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners

    James Barnett

    Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners is your definitive guide to starting from scratch with Drupal even if you have little web knowledge. This book teaches you the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP in relation to Drupal, so that you can begin to use this popular CMS with all of its features.
  • Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers

    Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers

    Mathias Brandewinder

    Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers shows you how to build smarter .NET applications that learn from data, using simple algorithms and techniques that can be applied to a wide range of real-world problems.
  • Pro Vagrant

    Pro Vagrant

    Wlodzimierz Gajda

    Pro Vagrant teaches you how to effectively implement and optimize Vagrant in your everyday work environment. Master the creation and configuration of virtual development environments with an easy-to-use workflow, and focus on automation. Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases development/production parity, and makes the "works on my machine" excuse a relic of the past.

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