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:
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.
Dave MacLean , Satya Komatineni, Grant Allen
Pro Android, Fifth Edition shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using the Android SDK. It covers everything from the fundamentals of building apps for embedded devices, phones, and tablets to advanced concepts such as custom components and multi-tasking.
Blender opens the door to the new world of 3D design and animation without the hefty price tag of other commercial tools. Beginning Blender, Second Edition starts out new designers on the path from basic modeling to games physics and covers all the latest new Blender features.