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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  • Beginning Android Wearables

    Beginning Android Wearables

    Andres Calvo

    Beginning Android Wearables gives you the skills you need to make effective apps for Google Glass, Android Wear-based smartwatches, fitness bracelets, and connected home wearable controllers. Delight your users by giving them access to the information they'll need at the tip of their fingers.
  • Pro Android Games

    Pro Android Games

    Vladimir Silva, Massimo Nardone

    Combining actionable, real-world source code with graphics, Pro Android Games, Third Edition shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android game apps with minimum effort. Harness the power of the latest Android L / 5.0 SDK to bring countless legendary, action-packed PC games to the Android Platform.
  • Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS

    Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS

    James Goodwill, Wesley Matlock

    Game apps are one of the most popular categories in the Apple iTunes App Store. Well, the introduction of the new Swift programming language will make game development even more appealing and easier to existing and future iOS app developers. In response, James Goodwill and Apress introduce you to this book, Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS. In this book, you'll learn the fundamental elements of the new Swift language as applied to game development for iOS.

  • Beginning Meteor

    Beginning Meteor

    Aaron Gray, Josh Robinson

    Beginning Meteor guides you through building top-quality Web apps in a fraction of the time using an application platform built for the modern Web.

  • 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.
  • Expert Oracle Exadata

    Expert Oracle Exadata

    Martin Bach, Andy Colvin, Karl Arao, Randy Johnson, Kerry Osborne, Tanel Põder

    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.

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