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:
Migrating to Swift from Android
In 150 pages, Migrating to Swift from Android gives you—as an experienced native Android app developer—all you need to create native iOS apps using the latest Swift programming language. Starting with preparing your Xcode 6 IDE and introducing just enough iOS application framework fundamentals, you'll understand how to create meaningful Swift applications for iOS 8 immediately.
Transitioning to Swift
Transitioning to Swift is a fast-paced 150-page guide that helps you get up to speed quickly on Apple's new programming language for building iOS and Mac OS X apps. It shows the differences between Swift and traditional Objective-C based programming and optimizes your investment in time and effort in focusing on what you want you need to know to start creating Swift applications.
Beginning Modern C++ is based on and supersedes Ivor Horton’s previous book, Beginning ANSI C++. This book is a tutorial for beginners in C++ and discusses a subset of C++ that is suitable for beginners. The language syntax will correspond to the proposed C++14 standard.
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.
Expert Oracle Exadata
Martin Bach, Andy Colvin, Kristofferson Arao, Randy Johnson, Kerry Osborne, Tanel Pder
Expert Oracle Exadata, 2nd Edition opens up the internals of the Exadata platform so that you can fully benefit from Oracle's most performant and scaleable database hardware appliance.
SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns
Andy Leonard, Matt Masson, Tim Mitchell, Jessica Moss, Michelle Ufford
SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns is revised to cover SQL Server 2014, and helps solve common problems encountered when developing data integration solutions with SQL Server Integration Services.