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Beginning of the month means news from book publishers ;)

----- Forwarded message from Apress <newsletters@apress.com> -----

Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:07:04 -0700
From: "Apress" <newsletters@apress.com>
Subject: Apress June 2010 Newsletter
To: root@lugod.org

*** Apress June 2010 Newsletter ***

If you were to listen closely, last week you may have heard the 
distant rumble of champagne bottles popping in Cupertino, as 
Apple crept ahead of Microsoft in market capitalization for the 
first time since the Berlin Wall was crumbling. Truth is, there???s
a lot to be excited about right now on both sides of the personal
computing battle. Apple???s iPad is selling at nearly a million 
units each month and creating endless opportunity for mobile 
developers. While Microsoft recently released the dynamic .NET 4 
platform, and are hosting the Tech???Ed North America conference in
New Orleans this month. We???ll be there for the yearly celebration
of everything Microsoft which features a plethora of sessions and
experts on everything from SharePoint to ASP.NET development. We 
invite you to read on for recent event coverage and to check out 
our latest releases for June.


iPhone and iPad app development, in plain English

iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners
by Rory Lewis
eBook Now Available, Print Now Available
The award-winning book that began when the .NET platform was 
still a beta product, Andrew Troelsen???s Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 
4 Platform, Fifth Edition offers a rock-solid foundation in the 
C# language and core .NET concepts???preparing you to explore the 
.NET universe on your own terms. Fully revised, this best-selling
guide brings you up to speed with the C# 4 language 
specifications in .NET 4 and will continue to serve as a complete
reference throughout your coding career.


The full course on building dynamic web applications using 

Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010
by Matthew MacDonald
eBook Available 7/17, Print Available 7/31

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010, Fourth Edition
by Matthew MacDonald
eBook Available 6/7, Print Available 6/30


Latest Books

    * Intermediate Robot Building, Second Edition
    * iPad Made Simple
    * SharePoint 2010 User???s Guide: Learning Microsoft???s Business
      Collaboration Platform
    * PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice, Third Edition
    * iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners

Forthcoming Books

    * Introducing Silverlight 4
    * Pro WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 4
    * Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010
    * Beginning ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010
    * Pro ASP.NET MVC V2 Framework


   1. Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition
   2. Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK
   3. Beginning Android 2
   4. Pro WPF in C# 2010: Windows Presentation Foundation in 
      .NET 4
   5. Beginning iPhone Games Development


Conference News and Notes:

Flash and the City May 13th-16th

We were thrilled to welcome those who came to New York City to 
attend Flash and the City, which took place right in Apress??? 
backyard last month. It was a jam-packed conference featuring a 
tremendous selection of speakers, such as friends of ED author 
Peter Elst, who literally helped shape the Flash, Flex, 
ColdFusion, mobile, and UX design industries. For those of you 
who missed out, the Flex Show live recording episodes from Flash 
and the City are now available. From New York, the Flash 
community now heads west to Minneapolis for the small but 
perfectly formed Flashbelt conference. Amongst the many speakers 
is best-selling author Keith Peters, speaking on ???Programming 
Art???; using ActionScript, Processing, and a bunch of other 
generative art tools. In these tough-for-many times, it???s worth 
mentioning that Flashbelt offers a 75% unemployment discount.

Book Expo America May 24th-26th

The publishing industry gathered in New York City at the premier 
North American publishing event???BEA 2010???to learn what???s new and 
what???s next in publishing, from print to digital. Barbra 
Streisand headlined the keynote as the publishing business came 
together to track the trends, make the contacts, and share a 
passion for books. BEA showcased over 500 authors and thousands 
of titles on a show floor filled with more than 1,500 exhibitors,
including Apress.

TechEd June 7th-10th

Microsoft???s biggest technology event??? Tech???Ed North America???will 
be held this month in New Orleans. Tech???Ed North America brings 
together more than 400 of the industry's most experienced 
technology experts. Immerse yourself in hundreds of IT learning 
opportunities and collaborate with Microsoft innovators, building
skills and connections that will last beyond your four days at 
the conference. There are 21 Technical Tracks that span more than
745 learning opportunities which include Breakout Sessions, 
Interactive Sessions, Hands-on Labs, and more. Join us at booth 
# 2633 in the Exhibition Hall where you can see our latest 
Microsoft titles and have the opportunity to meet our authors who
actually develop and work with each product.

Get up to speed with this widely adopted collaboration platform

SharePoint 2010 User???s Guide
by Anthony Smith, Seth Bates.
eBook Now Available, Print Now Available


Apress User Group Spotlight
Olympia Area SQL Server User Group

The Olympia Area SQL Server User Group (OASSUG) was founded in 
the Spring of 2007 with the mission of providing free training to
SQL Server DBAs and developers as well as the opportunity to 
network with technology specialists. Their meetings feature 
excellent presentations by SQL Server professionals and occur on 
the third Wednesday of every month. OASSUG currently has an 
active distribution list of 300 members and an average monthly 
meeting attendance of 30 people.

LA Web Professionals Group

The LA Web Professionals Group is made up of creative web 
professionals, web designers, and web marketers. The LA Web 
Professionals Group holds monthly meetings, which include 
presentations by top-notch industry speakers and networking 
opportunities. Some recent meeting topics include the latest in 
Photoshop, Dreamweaver, CSS, Search Engine Optimization, Cold 
Fusion, Flash Builder, and Creative Suite 5. The LA Web 
Professionals Group encourages those who are interested in 
learning more about the group to join their Facebook group page.   


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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