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Learn a statistical programming technology that can be run on UNIX, Windows or MacOS. Apress brings “R” knowledge to programmers with their new offering, Beginning R, by Larry Pace. R, a powerful open-source implementation of the statistical language S, allows users to crunch Read More
Filed under: Book News by Stephanie Carino
ApressOpen to Offer Free and Full Access to Professional-Level Content Apress, a leading publisher of technology books, announces the launch of ApressOpen, a program that offers technology companies and professionals the opportunity to publish technical and business content under an open access model. With ApressOpen, content will be freely available through multiple Read More
Filed under: Company News by Christine Condon
This C# bible is ready to take the Technology industry by storm as the most comprehensive reference guide to hit the market Andrew Troelsen maintains his reputation as an authority on the C# language with his long-awaited sixth edition of Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework, Read More
Filed under: Book News by Stephanie Carino
Apress Launches Adam Freeman’s Highly Anticipated “Metro Revealed” Books with a Free eBook Offer on May 1st. Get a first look at key features within Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system with “Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript” and get it for FREE on May 1st! New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 For the special debut of “Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with HTML5 and JavaScript,” Apress has taken the opportunity to Read More
Filed under: Book News by Andrea Asaro
Whether you're a novice or professional, "GIMP for Absolute Beginners" will give you the necessary tools to begin graphic design from the ground up. Apress, the market leader for GIMP guides, releases "GIMP for Absolute Beginners" -the first beginner's guide for GIMP version 2.8 and the only all-inclusive beginner's guide being offered on the market today. GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a free software application, runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, and contains nearly Read More
Filed under: Book News by Stephanie Carino

Using Arduino to Build Robots

Jul 19, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Apress’s latest book, "Arduino Robotics," takes the versatility and accessibility of the Arduino platform to provide readers with hands-on instruction in building both basic and advanced robots. Using Arduino for robot building has become a very attractive option for electronics hobbyists because Arduino microcontrollers are inexpensive, Arduino software is open source (free to use and modify), Arduino is an easy-to-learn programming language derived from C++, and there is a strong, Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau
Technical professionals typically dive deeply into small segments of technology—like writing lines of code or designing a circuit. As a result, techies often have trouble seeing the bigger picture and how their work supports an organization’s goals. But ignoring or dismissing the business or operational aspects of projects and products can lead to career stagnation. In fact, understanding the larger business environment is essential for those who want a higher management position, a Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau

What is a 3D Printer?

Jun 2, 2011 12:00:00 PM

There’s been a lot of buzz around three-dimensional printers, amazing devices that are taking the DIY community by storm. But what exactly is a 3D printer and where are they sold? Unlike inkjet or laser printers that print with ink on paper, 3D printers apply melted plastic that cools and hardens. The plastic is applied in layers on a flat surface, creating the 3D effect. 3D printers can be purchased for around $10,000, but why spend that money when it can be built for a fraction of the Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau