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O’Reilly Deal of the Day 30/Sept/2014–Best of September
O’Reilly are offering 50% off the best-selling in September E-books and Videos at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... until 05:00 PT 1/October/2014. User Story Mapping “User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help your team stay focused on users and their needs without getting lost in the enthusiasm for individual product ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:24 AM

APress Deal of the Day 30/September/2014 - The Handbook of Financial Modeling
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is The Handbook of Financial Modeling. “A comprehensive guide to designing, building, and implementing financial models, The Handbook of Financial Modeling provides corporate finance and accounting professionals with the tools they need to precisely and effectively create and utilize effective corporate and financial models.” ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:15 AM

Now 5 bodies in the Solar System with rings!
For some years we have known that Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have ring systems but recently one of the asteroids, Chariklo, was found to have a ring system as well! Details are at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/ove... “The discovery of rings around asteroid Chariklo last year - depicted in this artist’s impression - drove home the important message that the solar system is still full of plenty of surprises. (Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser/Nick ......

Posted On Monday, September 29, 2014 3:21 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 29/September/2014 - Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery
Today’s half-price deal of the Day from O’Reilly at is Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery. “Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery will empower you with the skills required to create responsive web applications in a quick and efficient manner. The book begins by identifying the key benefits of a responsive application for a commercial site, and then covers how to develop a layout using Bootstrap 3 and adding dynamic visuals to your web application using ......

Posted On Monday, September 29, 2014 2:08 PM

APress Deal of the Day 29/September/2014 - BizTalk 2013 Recipes

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430263739 is BizTalk 2013 Recipes.

BizTalk 2013 Recipes provides ready-made solutions to BizTalk integration and communications problems, helping you get work done quickly and correctly.”

Posted On Monday, September 29, 2014 8:54 AM

APress Deal of the Day 24/Sept/2014 - Practical Ext JS 4
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Practical Ext JS 4. “Practical Ext JS 4 is a thorough guide to the latest release of the Ext JS JavaScript framework - Ext JS 4.2. Ext JS is used to build rich internet applications using component-based, modularized JavaScript code that runs seamlessly in all major browsers. ” ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:24 PM

O’Reilly Deal on designing scalable systems to 05:00 PT 1 October 2014
O’Reilly are offering 50% off a range of books designing scalable systems to 05:00 PT 1 October 2014 at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... Getting Started with Impala “This practical book shows you how to write, tune, and port SQL queries and other statements for a Big Data environment using Impala, the open source, MPP SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop. The best practices outlined inside help database developers and business analysts design schemas that interoperate with ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:03 PM

APress Deal of the Day 23/September/2014 - Git Recipes

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430261032 is Git Recipes.

Git Recipes is your #1 reference for everything you ever need to do with Git.”

Posted On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:00 AM

Avast, Ye Mateys! Step up for some pillage and plunder! Hoist yer colors for R – a pirate's favorite language!
I admire the humorous write-up of O’Reilly’s offer of 50% off books on R at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... until 05:00 PT on 22 September 2014. “If you be crunchin' numbers or analyzin' heaps o' data, ye'll be knowin' that nothing floats yer ship like R (aye, that an' a pint o' grog, some ne'er-do-well hearties, and a coupla sea shanties to warm yer hornpipe. Arrr!). Fer Talk Like a Pirate Day only, take yer cutlass and slash 50% off R ebooks at shop.oreilly.com. Aye, ......

Posted On Friday, September 19, 2014 3:12 PM

O’Reilly Half-Price Deal of JavaScript Books to 05:00 PT 19/September/2014
To celebrate 19 years of JavaScript, O’Reilly are offering 50% off a number of e-books and training videos at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... Here are a few highlights from what is on offer. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 6th Edition “Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.” Testable ......

Posted On Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:44 PM

APress Deal of the Day 18/September/2014 - Beginning Windows 8 Application Development – XAML Edition
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning Windows 8 Application Development – XAML Edition. “Beginning Windows 8 Application Development – XAML Edition shows you how to start building rich, immersive applications that connect people, applications, and devices with Windows 8. ” ......

Posted On Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:34 AM

O’Reilly Deal on Performance Titles to 05:00 PT 18 September 2014
To celebrate the Velocity conference, at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O’Reilly are offering 50% off a number of titles. High Performance Browser Networking “How prepared are you to build fast and efficient web applications? This eloquent book provides what every web developer should know about the network, from fundamental limitations that affect performance to major innovations for building even more powerful browser applications—including HTTP 2.0 ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:38 PM

APress Deal of the Day 17/September/2014 - Expert F# 3.0
Today’s Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Expert F# 3.0 “Expert F# 3.0 is about practical programming in a beautiful language that puts the power and elegance of data-rich functional programming into the hands of professional developers and analytical programmers. Through simplicity and interoperability, F# achieves unrivalled levels of programmer productivity, application performance and program clarity.” ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:43 AM

APress Deal of the Day 16/September/2014 - Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development. “Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development gives you everything you need to maximize your creativity and produce fantastic games that will run on any Windows 8 device. ” ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:55 AM

APress Deal of the Day 14/September/2014 - Beginning R: An Introduction to Statistical Programming
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is ‘Beginning R: An Introduction to Statistical Programming’. “Beginning R: An Introduction to Statistical Programming shows how to get R, use R, and write your own custom statistical functions with a powerful, capable, and freely-available programming language and statistical computing environment. ” ......

Posted On Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:54 AM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day to 05:00 PT 14 September 2014
O’Reilly are offering all programming e-books and videos at half-price at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... until 05:00 14/September/2014. “Behind every line of great code is a programmer or two who deserves recognition. In celebration of their hard work and contributions to our lives, let's have a round of applause for all programmers on this, the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 28th) day of the year. For one day only, Save 50% on all programming ebooks ......

Posted On Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:26 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 12/September/2014 - Version Control with Git, 2nd Edition
Today’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Version Control with Git, 2nd Edition. “Get up to speed on Git for tracking, branching, merging, and managing code revisions. Through a series of step-by-step tutorials, this practical guide takes you quickly from Git fundamentals to advanced techniques, and provides friendly yet rigorous advice for navigating the many functions of this open source version control system.” ......

Posted On Friday, September 12, 2014 2:44 PM

O’Reilly half-price offer on books by C.J.Date until 05:00 PT September 19 2014
Until 05:00 PT September 2014, O’Reilly are offering 50% off a number of books by C.J. Date (the Guru of SQL Relational Theory) at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... “Set theory, nullology, the closed world assumption…the finer concepts of relational theory are both subtle and challenging to learn. We've got good news. You can learn from the best with video training from C.J. Date. When it comes to data, there's no better teacher.” ......

Posted On Friday, September 12, 2014 2:25 PM

Unlimited access to the APress Library
At https://www.apress.com/subs... APress are offering unlimited access to their library of books at $199 for a one year subscription. I am impressed by their system which allows access to all their epub format books. The rendering as web pages is very clear. For a limited time viewed e-books can be purchased for $4.99! They operate a 24-hour free trial system (you are not charged if you cancel within 24 hours). If searching for books on say lightswitch, enter “lightswitch @epub true” into their ......

Posted On Friday, September 12, 2014 2:17 PM

APress Deal of the Day 12/Sept/2014 - Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript. “Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript makes the R language approachable, and promotes the idea of data gathering and analysis. You'll see how to use R to interrogate and analyze your data, and then use the D3 JavaScript library to format and display that data in an elegant, informative, and interactive way.” ......

Posted On Friday, September 12, 2014 1:25 PM

Free E-Book from Citrix - 60 Recipes for Apache CloudStack
At http://deliver.citrix.com/W... Citrix are offering the free E-book “60 Recipes for Apache CloudStack” “This free eBook will teach you how to use Vagrant, Ansible, Chef, Fluentd, libcloud, and several other open source tools that let you build and operate CloudStack better and faster. If you’re an experienced programmer, system administrator, or DevOps practitioner familiar with bash, Git, package management, and some Python, you’re ready to go.” ......

Posted On Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:13 PM

APress Deal of the Day 11/September/2014 - Windows 8 Apps Revealed Using XAML and C#
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Windows 8 Apps Revealed Using XAML and C#. The author, Adam Freeman is an excellent author! APress have introduced a new feature called Access whereby the book of the day can be viewed within your web browser. “The key features of developing for Microsoft’s eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system are unveiled in this fast-paced 88-page primer.” ......

Posted On Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:26 AM

APress Deal of the Day 9/September/2014 - Advanced Joomla!

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430216285 is Advanced Joomla!

Advanced Joomla! offers you advanced techniques for customizing a Joomla! CMS, including creating templates, administration, and building extensions. ”

Posted On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:35 AM

APress of the Day 8/September/2014 - Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET. “Asynchronous programming is an essential skill for the modern .NET developer. Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET is your guide to using this important programming model to build responsive and scalable applications anywhere on the .NET platform.” ......

Posted On Monday, September 8, 2014 8:51 AM

Calibre 2.2 now available!
Calibre is an excellent tool for cataloguing your PDF, MOBI, EPUB and other e-book formats. Version 2.2 is for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and be downloaded from http://calibre-ebook.com/do... A version for Windows XP can be downloaded from http://download.calibre-ebo... I like the ability to define your own metadata for searching on ......

Posted On Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:58 AM

APress Deal of the Day 6/September/2014 - Beginning CSS3

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430244738 is Beginning CSS3.

Beginning CSS3 shows how to create attractive and flexible web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)—the language of web design. ”

Posted On Saturday, September 6, 2014 9:54 AM

APress Deal of the Day 2/September/2014 - Pro Microsoft HDInsight

Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430260554 is Pro Microsoft HDInsight.

Pro Microsoft HDInsight is a complete guide for deploying and using Apache Hadoop on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform.”

Posted On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 10:29 AM

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