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 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 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.
  • Efficient Learning Machines

    Efficient Learning Machines

    Mariette Awad, Rahul Khanna

    Efficient Learning Machines explores all the major topics of machine learning, including big data, knowledge discovery, classifications, genetic algorithms, neural networking, kernel methods, and gaming theory.
  • Pro Git

    Pro Git

    Pro Git (Second Edition) is your fully-updated guide to Git and its usage in the modern world. Git has come a long way since it was first developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It has taken the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and this book teaches you how to use it like an pro. 

  • Beginning Modern C++

    Beginning Modern C++

    Ivor Horton

    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.
  • 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.

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