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Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 10:03:57 -0700
From: "Apress"
Subject: Apress October 2010 Newsletter

*** Apress October 2010 Newsletter ***

When you???re exploring the .NET universe, it pays to have an 
expert leading the way. Author Matthew MacDonald???s knowledge 
spans across the entire .NET framework, and in Pro Silverlight 4 
in C# he provides readers with an invaluable reference on what???s 
new, written by a developer for developers. While Silverlight and
Flash currently dominate rich user experiences on the web, HTML5 
is creating space for applications and games to be created 
directly within HTML. There is a lot of new ground to cover???
including the Canvas and Audio tags and several new APIs???all of 
which are explained through game development in The Essential 
Guide to HTML5 by Jeanine Meyer. Not a web developer? Well, if 
you???re an owner of an iPhone 4 or iPod touch then you???ll want to 
check out our two new to the Max books, which will help you get 
the most out of your Apple gadget, from connecting to your TV to 
low-cost overseas calls with VoIP.


Create rich user experiences for the web

Pro Silverlight 4 in C#
by Matthew MacDonald
eBook Now Available, Print Available 10/29
Author Matthew MacDonald???s expert advice guides you through 
creating rich media applications using Silverlight in the 
environment you???re most productive in???no matter what the target 


Get the most out of Apple???s gadgets

Taking Your iPhone 4 to the Max
by Steve Sande, Erica Sadun
eBook Now Available, Print Now Available

Taking Your iPod touch to the Max
by Erica Sadun, Michael Grothaus
eBook Available 10/15, Print Available 10/29


Latest Books

    * Multimobile Development: Building Applications for the 
      iPhone and Android Platforms
    * Silverlight 4 Business Intelligence Software
    * Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition
    * Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight
    * Pro Smartphone Cross-Platform Development

Forthcoming Books

    * DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document 
      Object Model
    * Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development
    * Taking Your iPod touch to the Max
    * PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy, Second Edition
    * Pro Drupal 7 Development, Third Edition


   1. Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition
   2. iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners
   3. The Game Maker's Companion
   4. Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 Framework, Second Edition
   5. SharePoint 2010 User???s Guide: Learning Microsoft???s Business
      Collaboration Platform


Conference News and Notes:

360|iDev  November 7-10

360|iDev, the premier iPhone developer conference in the world, 
is back and bringing the best and brightest in the developer 
community together again for four days of incredible sessions, 
panels, networking opportunities, and receptions. The conference 
takes place in Austin, TX from November 7 ??? 10. Speakers include 
Apress authors such as Dan Burcaw, Danton Chin, Mike Lee, Noel 
Llopis, Saul Mora, Joe Pezzillo, Michael Schneider, and David 
Wiskus. 360|iDev is pleased to offer all Apress readers 20% off 
the price of registration. Simply use the code ???ApressRocks??? when
registering here.

HTML5 Live  November 9

Flash and the CityApress will be exhibiting at HTML5 Live, a 
one-day conference geared towards enterprise web application 
developers and architects, which debuts in New York City on 
November 9. HTML5 Live???s exciting program covers Development 
Tools, Architecture, Communication, and Mobile and Web 
Applications. Apress newsletter readers receive $20 off the price
of registration. Simply use the code ???apress??? before October 15th
when registering here.

PASS Summit 2010  November 8th-12th

PASS Summit 2010 in Seattle, WA is the world's largest, 
most-focused, and most intensive conference for Microsoft SQL 
Server and BI professionals. Organized by and for SQL Server and 
BI users, PASS delivers the highest number of technical sessions,
the largest number of attendees, the best networking, and the 
highest-rated sessions and speakers of any SQL Server event in 
the world. If you???re attending PASS stop by booth #502 for a look
at Apress??? top SQL Server titles such as Expert SQL Server 2008 
Development by Adam Machanic.

Games and apps for the web???no plugins required!

The Essential Guide to HTML5
by Jeanine Meyer.
eBook Available 10/17, Print Available 10/22


Apress User Group Spotlight

Los Angeles Adobe User Group (LAdobe)

LAdobe was founded in May 2006 and has been an Apress member 
since 2008. They hold monthly meetings all over Southern 
California. The meetings cover the entire Adobe applications 
gamut from Flash and Dreamweaver to Photoshop and Illustrator. 
LAdobe also hosts design competitions such as Photoshop Idol to 
find the next great design superstar and free annual events like 
MiniMAX. This year???s event will take place on October 27 in Santa
Monica, and all of their meetings, drawings, competitions, and 
events are free and open to the public!

The Oklahoma Ruby Users Group (OK.rb)

The Oklahoma Ruby Users Group was founded by Grant Schofield and 
James Edward Gray II. The group hosts monthly gathering for 
Rubyists in Oklahoma City with presentations on Ruby, Rails, and 
other related topics. OK.rb also hacks together and recently 
started a group project developing a library to wrap S3. They 
meet at the OKC Coworking Collaborative (okcCoCo) every second 
Thursday of the month.   


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. 


For all other requests, please do not reply to this e-mail. 
Instead, e-mail info@apress.com with any questions and we'll get 
back to you.

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