Pro ASP.Net MVC 3 Framework
The ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft's ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET 4.

In this third edition, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are demonstrated in action. You'll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# language features and unit-testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you'll discover MVC's strengths and weaknesses for yourself - and put your best-learned theory into practice. more »
Objective-C for Absolute Beginners, 2nd Edition
You have a great idea for an app, but where do you begin? Objective-C is the universal language of iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, and Objective-C for Absolute Beginners, Second Edition starts you on the path to mastering this language and its latest release.

Using a hands-on approach, you'll learn how to think in programming terms, how to use Objective-C to construct program logic, and how to synthesize it all into working apps. Gary Bennett, an experienced app developer and trainer, will guide you on your journey to becoming a successful app developer.

If you're looking to take the first step towards App Store success, Objective-C for Absolute Beginners is the place to start. more »
Beginning JSF 2 APIs and JBoss Seam
The Enterprise Java platform, Java EE 6, has gotten a facelift ... JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2, is a big part of what's new in Java EE 6! JSF 2, a significant upgrade from JSF 1.2, includes Facelets and integration/use options with a variety of web frameworks, including the popular JBoss Seam and even the Spring Framework.

Beginning JSF 2 APIs and JBoss Seam gets you up to speed with the JSF 2.x API features and how they're implemented using the latest Seam web framework. This quick-start tutorial is the fastest way to get started on JSF 2, Facelets, and Seam, and with it you'll take the most useful features in the frameworks and apply them using best practices.

You'll learn to create and enhance an eShop using practical methods, and can re-purpose the template for your own personal and professional projects. more »
Pro OpenGL ES for IOS
In Pro OpenGL ES for iOS, you'll find out how to harness the full power of OpenGL ES, and design your own 3D applications by building a fully-functional 3D solar system model using Open GL ES!

OpenGL has set the standard for 3D computer graphics, and is an essential aspect of iPhone, iPad, and iOS development. This book offers everything you need to know, from basic mathematical concepts to advanced coding techniques. You'll learn by building this fascinating 3D solar system simulator! more »
Windows Phone Recipes, 2nd Edition
Windows Phone marks a significant upgrade to Microsoft's smartphone products. Packed with sophisticated new features and functionality, the device is a .NET developer's dream, easily programmable using Silverlight, XNA and C#.

Windows Phone Recipes utilizes a proven problem-solution approach, providing a concise guide to all the phone's features in recipe book format. First, the problem you're facing is identified. Then, a clear explanation of the solution is given, supported by a fully-worked code sample that demonstrates the feature in action. more »
Pro SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery and High Availability
Few IT professionals take the time to learn what needs to be known to do disaster recovery well. Most labor under the pretense that good administration equals close to five-nines uptime. Most technical people do not see the value of planning for disasters until the unexpected has already happened, and the effects of a disaster involving a SharePoint farm-which today houses business information, line-of-business applications, sensitive information, extranets, and other highly important assets-can be staggering. more »
Migrating to Windows Phone
It focuses on the 75 percent of the material that you will need 95 percent of the time. We're not going to teach you object-oriented programming (OOP) all over again, but we are going to take the time to point out how .NET and C# differ in their execution of the standard OOP concepts from other languages' implementations in order to make your migration as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Migrating to Windows Phone will lead you through a tour of the key features of developing for Microsoft's devices. We'll consider everything from data handling to accelerometers, from mapping to WCF. We'll also walk you through monetizing your application through Microsoft's online Windows Phone store. more »
Mac OS X Lion Made Simple
So you have your brand new Mac, or perhaps you've upgraded to Lion on an existing desktop or laptop. Now what? OS X Lion Made Simple will guide you through all of the new features of Lion, as well as provide a thorough tour of the features and applications that are OS X standards. You'll discover how to make the most of features like Spotlight, Stacks, and Air Drop, and you'll see how to get the newest version of Mail working exactly the way you want it to.

Inside this book, you will find all of the new features of OS X Lion explained, exposed, and uncovered. It's filled with clear and colorful images that help you get the bigger picture and get a close-up look at what OS X Lion has to offer. Whether you are just joining the many millions of Mac users around the world, or you are upgrading from Snow Leopard, this book will assist you in uncovering the many new options offered with OS X Lion. more »
The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7
The NetBeans Platform is the world's only modular Swing application framework, used by very large organizations in mission-critical scenarios, such as at Boeing and Northrop Grumman, as well as in the financial sector and in the oil/gas industry. For these large customers in enterprises who are increasingly interested in Maven and OSGi, the book will have particular relevance.

The Definitive Guide to NetBeans Platform 7 is a thorough and authoritative introduction to the open-source NetBeans Platform, covering all its major APIs in detail, with relevant code examples used throughout. more »
Pro iOS Web Design and Development
With Pro iOS Web Design and Development, you'll design websites and develop web applications for iPhone and iPad using web standards deployed with Apple's Safari browser.

Utilizing the very latest web and mobile technologies and releases, this book shows every web professional how to use HTML5 to do the heavy lifting, CSS3 to create the look and feel, and JavaScript to add program logic to their mobile sites and Web applications.

In addition, you'll learn how to address the specific features made available through Apple's iOS, especially with regard to designing Web-based touch-screen interfaces.

Pro iOS Web Design and Development will help you deliver rich mobile user experiences without compromise by optimizing your sites for WebKit and Safari, the de facto standard for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. more »