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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  • Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

    Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

    Ravikanth Chaganti

    PowerShell 4.0 introduces desired state configuration (DSC), a powerful new feature that makes it easier than ever to manage your Windows infrastructure, whether on-premise or in the cloud. Starting with a little PowerShell scripting knowledge, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed will take you through this new technology from start to finish.
  • SAP ABAP

    SAP ABAP

    Sushil Markandeya, Kaushik Roy

    SAP ABAP elucidates the numerous features of the core programming platform, which is used for development for the entire SAP software suite. SAP ABAP uses numerous hands on business oriented use cases and a valuable dedicated downloadable e-resource to demonstrate the underlying advanced concepts of the OO ABAP environment and the SAP UI.
  • Pro XAML with C#

    Pro XAML with C#

    Buddy James

    Microsoft’s XAML markup language makes it easy to build multilayered applications with reusable components. Pro XAML with C# shows you how to design and build an enterprise application with a single business layer, data access layer, and a shared XAML core, and how to access it from any of Microsoft’s XAML-based UIs, whether WPF, WinRT or Windows Phone, or any combination of the three.
  • 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.
  • Beginning iPhone Development with Swift

    Beginning iPhone Development with Swift

    Kim Topley, David Mark, Jack Nutting, Fredrik Olsson, Jeff LaMarche

    The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development, the book that taught the world to program on the iPhone, has been transformed to deliver the same excellent introduction to iPhone and iOS programming using Swift. Beginning iPhone Development with Swift introduces you to Swift in this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest new iOS 8 and its SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode 6.
  • Pro Grunt.js

    Pro Grunt.js

    Pro Grunt.js gets you quickly up-to-speed with this popular JavaScript-based task runner. Author James Cryer takes you from initial installation all the way through to authoring successful plugins.

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