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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:54:26 -0800
From: "Apress"
Subject: March 2010 Newsletter

*** Apress March 2010 Newsletter ***

In this special 'Global Edition' of the Apress monthly newsletter,
you'll read coverage of events from far and wide -- from a .NET 
User Group in Uganda to an Oracle Database event in the Rockies 
to MacWorld in sunny San Francisco. You'll find information on 
upcoming conferences, including the SXSW Interactive Festival in 
Austin, TX. We also have exciting news regarding a joint venture 
with CA Inc., the world's leading independent IT management 
software company.

As always, this month sees a diverse, interesting group of new 
releases. If you're interested in Android development, you'll 
find all the information you need in Beginning Android 2 and Pro 
Android 2. If you want to harness the power of social media, 
check out Social Networking Spaces. And if .NET is your thing, 
Pro WPF in C# 2010 covers WPF from the ground up, including new 
features found in .NET 4.0.


>From Facebook to Twitter and everything in between

Social Networking Spaces
by Todd Kelsey
eBook Available 3/19, Print Available 3/31 
Social networking is here to stay -- websites like Facebook and 
Twitter are increasingly defining our lives and helping to build 
our businesses and organizations. Social Networking Spaces by 
Todd Kelsey helps you understand social networking and harness 
the power of this ever-evolving technology.


Develop sophisticated apps for Android phones and devices

Beginning Android 2
by Mark L Murphy.
eBook Now Available, Print Available 3/11

Pro Android 2
by Sayed Hashimi, Satya Komatineni, and Dave MacLean
eBook Now Available, Print Now Available


CA Press Announcement

CA Inc., the world's leading independent IT management 
software company, is proud to announce a new strategic 
collaboration with Apress called CA Press. CA Press, the official
publisher of CA retail books, will publish the latest in business
and IT thought leadership. Their first book Under Control 
explains the essential challenges of business governance and 
helps you build solid governance solutions for your organization 
based on lessons learned at CA.


Latest Books

    * The Definitive Guide to Jython: Python for the Java 
    * Learn Cocoa on the Mac
    * Beginning WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0
    * The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD
    * The Business of iPhone App Development: Making and 
      Marketing Apps that Succeed

Forthcoming Books

    * DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA
    * Smart Home Automation with Linux
    * Learn BlackBerry Games Development
    * Hibernate Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
    * The Essential Guide to Flash Games: Building Interactive 
      Entertainment with ActionScript



   1. Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK
   2. More iPhone 3 Development: Tackling iPhone SDK 3
   3. Pro Silverlight 3 in C#
   4. Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware
   5. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days


Conference News and Notes:

MacWorld 2010 February 9-13

MacWorld 2010, the yearly celebration of everything Mac, was held
at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, February 9-13. 
30,000 pre-registrations and a packed show proved that Macworld 
is alive and well without the backing of Apple. Apress joined the
MacWorld festivities for the first time with a booth on the expo 
floor, displaying our complete line of Mac and iPhone-related 
development and consumer titles.

Hundreds of Mac products, apps, and services were on display, but
the buzz centered on the iPad. To peak the Mac devotees' interest
, Macworld held an iPad special event hosted by Jason Snell, 
VP/Editorial Director of Mac Publishing. Guy Kawasaki discussed 
innovation and revolution in the tech market to a full session, 
and a conference highlight was a Q&A with Film Maker Kevin Smith 
on his use of the Mac platform. Microsoft also got in on the Mac 
action by announcing its Office 2011 plans for the Mac OS X 
platform and hinted at an iPad version.

Apress was proud to be one of only two publishers at this 
consumer-centric show. Most event attendees had been making the 
pilgrimage for years and even decades -- Apress will surely start 
their own trend by returning next year.

SXSW March 12-21

SXSW -- the unique convergence of original music, independent films,
and emerging technologies-- will be held in Austin TX, March 12-21.
The SXSW Interactive Festival, the interactive portion of the 
event, runs March 12th-16th and brings together are some world's 
most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless 
innovators, content producers, programmers, widget inventors and 
new media entrepreneurs. There will be five days of presentations
and panel discussions, focusing on the future of the industry. 
Apress will be at booth #122. We'll be showcasing an eclectic 
selection of titles that span from iPhone and Mac programming to 
web development and design. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily

Pro WPF in C# 2010
Matthew MacDonald.
eBook Available 3/19, Print Available 3/31 


Apress User Group Spotlight

Highlights from two February User Group meetings:

Uganda .NET User Group

The Uganda .NET User Group held their first meeting of 2010 at 
the Infectious Diseases Institute training centre with the 
support of Microsoft Kenya. The topic of their first meeting was 
".NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010," presented by Malisa Ncube. A 
number of experts have already agreed to speak at the next 
meeting, including Jake Markhus, who will present 
"Using Hibernate," and Ugandan Microsoft MVP Wilson Kutegeka. The
UDNUG is comprised of 12 members and covers a spectrum of .NET 
technologies, including application development with Visual 
Studio, .NET Framework, Cloud, Web and Data Services.

Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Training Days February 17-18

Apress and the OakTable Network celebrated the publication of the
book the Expert Oracle Practices by jointly sponsoring a booth at
the Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group's Training Days conference. 
More than 800 Oracle Database experts gathered in Denver, 
Colorado for what editor Jonathan Gennick feels is one of the 
best events going for an Oracle Database professional. It is both
a friendly event and a technically deep event, drawing top 
speakers from around the world. The book Expert Oracle Practices 
was written by a collaboration of OakTable members, many of whom 
where speakers at the event.


Apress User Group Program

Apress is committed to supporting the tech community. With over 
1,700 registered User Groups on apress.com, there are meetings 
happening every week all over the world. Why not find a user 
group near you? If you run a User Group, sign up your User Group 
to take advantage of our exclusive Apress User Group benefits.

For more information about the Apress User Group Program, please 
visit our User Group pages.


Apress on Twitter

We tweet about what we're up to, what our authors are up to, and 
about anything else that takes our fancy. We even offer exclusive
deals to our followers, so what are you waiting for? Come find us
at @apress.

Want to know what's hot off the presses? We also have a new 
secondary account that'll keep you informed of our books as they 
publish, backing up our regular 'New Titles' RSS feed. Follow 
@ApressBooks for these updates. 


Apress, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA

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