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  1. 1. ThE EXPErT’s VOiCE ® Apress Catalogue winter/spring 2009 .NET Database and SQL friends of ED Business of Technology Game Development Java™ Technology firstPress Macintosh Open Source Windows Web Development Mobile Development
  2. 2. WElcomE With a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction, I introduce to you our new and rapidly growing line of titles for all things Mac OS X and iPhone. Authors, editors, reviewers, and a good many production staff have worked hard to bring these http://www.apress.com books to fruition, and we trust you’ll find them as exciting as we do. For those starting out in Mac OS X development or coming from other development environments, we have created a “Learn” series to get you up and running fast. At the heart of this series is our just-published Learn Objective-C on the Mac, written by well-known Mac experts Scott Knaster and Mark Dalrymple. http://www.friendsofed.com Perhaps the most exciting area of development is for iPhone applications of all sorts. Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK has quickly become the best-selling iPhone book, and it’s no wonder. The inimitable Dave Mark and coauthor Jeff LeMarche have created a classic of completeness wrapped in one of the most readable developer books published in years. We’ve also updated Dave Mark’s legendary Learn C on the Mac, one of the finest http://eBookshop.apress.com books to teach basic programming ever written. And it’s purely for Mac users, so one can go straight from Learn C, to tackle Learn Objective-C, and then move on to Learn Cocoa for the Mac, which will be available soon after Apple ships Snow Leopard. This will also bring an update to our successful end-user-oriented Leopard title, which we intend to release as Learning Mac OS X Snow Leopard. For Snow Leopard, we are also planning a newly updated version of our best- selling AppleScript book aimed squarely at industry professionals who need http://www.apress.com/ebook/firstpress AppleScript to automate complex workflows and create unified procedures across a range of applications. We’ll also be addressing the more-experienced professionals with a series of “Pro” titles: Pro Xcode and Pro Cocoa Frameworks in particular. In 2009 you’ll see a lot of growth in our lineup of Mac OS X and iPhone developer titles. We’re planning a series of iPhone books based on applications shipping from http://www.apress.com/tradesite the iTunes App Store. Our first, iPhone Game Projects, will include 0 chapters written by 0 different developers covering 0 popular and highly rated games. This will be followed by iPhone Web Apps, and then by iPhone User Interface Design. Finally, much of the growth in the ranks of Mac OS X and iPhone developers is coming from developers moving from other platforms. This was particularly evident at Apple’s 2008 Worldwide Developer’s Conference. We’re planning to publish Mac http://apress.com/academic OS X for Java Developers, as well as iPhone Applications for Flash Developers, in the second half of 2009 and have plans to add similar titles. Our goal at Apress is to publish books that help you get ahead, succeed in your daily work, and open your minds to new and better ways of doing things. We believe we’re off to a good start with our brand-new lineup of Mac OS X and iPhone titles. As you can tell, we’ve got big plans taking shape for 2009. So write to us and tell us what you’d like to see and what would help make you a better, more efficient, and satisfyingly productive developer. Thanks for reading, and I wish you good skill. Clay Andres, Editor, Mac OS X clayandres@apress.com Toll Free: 1-800-SPRINGER (1-800-777-4643) E-mail: orders-ny@springer.com www.apress.com
  3. 3. WElcomE Table of Contents Portability Just Got…Well, More Portable! W ith a proven ability to publish leading books in the industry, Apress continues to provide practical programming solutions and bring you books that feature industry-leading authors who have their fingers on the pulse of A press understands that eBooks are a staple in any programmer’s or developer’s diet. While the old-fashioned paper format is still best for browsing the pages of a reference book, an eBook is essential when it comes to code samples and portability. today’s technology demands. In order to stay ahead of the pack, the combination of paper and screen is the only way to go, which is why we are offering the PDF version to any content-rich, page-heavy .NET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Apress book for $0. You can easily find and copy code—or walk through examples by Database/SQL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 quickly toggling between instructions and the application. Even simultaneously tackling a donut, diet soda, and complex code becomes simplified with hands-free eBooks! friends of ED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Once you purchase your book, getting the $0 companion eBook is simple: Business of Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 • Visit www.apress.com/promotion/tendollar. Game Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 • Complete a basic registration form to receive a randomly generated question about Java™ Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 this title. firstPress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 • Answer the question correctly in 60 seconds, and you will receive a promotional code to redeem for the $0 eBook. Macintosh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Spotlight on User Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Open Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Downloading Code M Web Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 any Apress and friends of ED titles feature accompanying files that can be Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 downloaded from www.apress.com or www.friendsofed.com, respectively. Moble Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 An advantage of offering files for download, rather than providing a CD, is that we can update any files even after a book publishes, should the need arise. And perhaps more Title Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 importantly, this approach helps keep book costs down, which makes our books an Author Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 even better value for your money. Order Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Stay One Step Ahead of the Technology Curve A press’s firstPress technical briefs explore emerging technologies that have the potential to be critical for tomorrow’s industry. Short, highly focused, and written by experts, Apress’s firstPress books are electronic documents published to save you time and money. Visit www.apress.com/ebook/firstpress for a list of available titles. Apress Web Site W hether you’d like to browse our catalogue for specific topics, locate a user group, or search for an ISBN or publication date, remember www.apress.com. We’ve constructed our web site to be a useful tool for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date. You’ll find a multitude of search functions for our titles, conference listings, technology showcases, source code, technical forums, blog postings, and even Apress gear! If you ever have questions or comments about how we can improve our site, let us know at info@apress.com. Academic Resources A press has partnered with Springer to streamline the process for ordering desk and exam copies for adoption in your classroom. Visit www.apress.com/book/academicresource for online request forms, return information, sales representative contact information, technology roadmaps, and customer service links. 2 www.apress.com Toll Free: 1-800-SPRINGER (1-800-777-4643) E-mail: orders-ny@springer.com
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