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A big risk for businesses and software developers is backing and learning technologies that could quickly become obsolete. There is no crystal ball predicting what the future in computer development holds. But looking at current employment trends among computer developers can help shed some light on which technologies remain viable and valuable during these economic times. In Apress’s latest book "Introducing .NET 4.0: With Visual Studio 2010," author and Microsoft C# MVP Alex Mackey Read More
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Looking for inspiration to create a killer iPhone app? Apress’s latest book, "iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects," is all about building apps with good design, parsimonious code, and aesthetic appeal. Learn hard-won lessons straight from the 2009 winners of the Apple Design Awards (ADAs) for the iPhone. Directly from a series of interviews with the leading developers of ubiquitous iPhone apps such as Tweetie, Facebook, Topple 2, foursquare, AccuTerra, Exit Strategy NYC Subway Map, Read More
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The iPhone is an ever-expanding frontier. Since the first release of the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) in March 2008, Apple has actively improved it and added new functionality. Apress has just released "More iPhone 3 Development: Tackling iPhone SDK 3," their latest book digging deeper into Apple’s SDK. Authors Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche cover topics like Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using GameKit and network streams, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application Read More
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Got an idea for an iPhone App? Chances are you can already find it in Apple’s iTunes App Store—and in abundance. It is a much more sophisticated iPhone world out there. Not only are there more and better apps, but there are many more experienced, genuinely creative developers and designers. How can your App be one of the shining lights among over 100,000 Apps? The answer lies in interface design and usability. Unlike iPhone App developers, users usually have no idea what beautiful code Read More
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Apress today announced they have acquired the rights to publish Kapsoft’s "iPhone Application Sketch Book." The announcement came this evening during the Apress 'Meet the Authors' event taking place at the 360|iDev Conference. The "iPhone Application Sketch Book" is a bound notebook with 100 pages of to-scale iPhone design templates that provide iPhone app developers an organized place for sketches, preliminary wireframes, user interface designs, and notes. “I was excited to be Read More
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BlackBerry devices and applications are selling by the millions, and there has never been a more exciting time to get into BlackBerry application development. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced BlackBerry developer or somewhere in between, Apress has a book for you. For beginners, "Beginning BlackBerry Development" starts with the basics, it walks you through the process of downloading and installing RIM’s JDE for BlackBerry or, optionally, RIM’s JDE plug-in for the Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau
Apress today announced they have become the official sponsor of 360|iDev, the largest iPhone and iPod Touch developer conference in the world. The conference takes place in Denver, Colorado, from September 27 – 30, 2009. “Being a fan of their iPhone Development books, I’m thrilled to have Apress as the official 360|iDev sponsor,” says Tom Ortega, 360|Conferences co-founder. “360|iDev helps discover new community talent, while Apress helps them find their voice in the development Read More
Filed under: Company News by Lisa Lau

Seven Tips to Windows 7

Sep 8, 2009 8:01:01 AM

Good riddance Vista! Microsoft’s Windows 7 is finally here. With tons of new features and improvements, the highly acclaimed update from Microsoft is set to become the largest Microsoft desktop operating system ever. "Getting StartED with Windows 7" is one of the very first books published by friends of ED, dedicated to teaching users everything you need to know about getting the most out of Windows 7.               Straight from the chapters of friends of ED’s latest release Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau