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:
David Pollak, Vishal Layka
Beginning Scala, Second Edition takes a down-to-earth approach to teaching Scala that leads you through simple examples that can be combined to build complex, scalable systems and applications.
Beginning iPhone Development
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: Swift Edition, 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.
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.