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Subject:        Apress January 2010 Newsletter
Date:   Wed, 06 Jan 2010 09:13:48 -0800
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*** Apress January 2010 Newsletter ***

A new year, a new decade, and many exciting new developments in
January 2010. Microsoft debuts .NET 4.0 next month, and you can
get a head start with our complete guide to the new framework,
Introducing .NET 4.0. Google unveiled the Nexus One smartphone
this week, cementing Android as the new hot platform in mobile
development and aligning with two new releases, Pro Android 2 and
Pro Android Games. CodeMash is coming up in mid-January, and in
case you missed them, check out coverage of SIGGRAPH 2009 and our
December user group meetings.


Understand the impact of the new framework and its associated

Introducing .NET 4.0: with Visual Studio 2010
by Alex Mackey
eBook Available 1/15, Print Available 1/30
Introducing .NET 4.0: with Visual Studio 2010 serves as a
no-nonsense primer that will help experienced .NET developers
understand the impact of the new framework and its associated
technologies.This book will keep you updated on all of the
changes and help you to seize new opportunities confidently and


The Latest Guides to Android Development

Pro Android 2
by Sayed Hashimi
eBook Available 1/15, Print Available 1/30

Pro Android Games
by Vladimir Silva
eBook Now Available, Print Available 1/30


We've got Kindle covered.

Apress now has over 500 titles available for the Amazon Kindle.
You can quickly download many of our top titles for your Kindle,
from Learn C on the Mac to Coders at Work. With sales of eBook
readers expected to double this year, 2010 is shaping up to be
the year of the eBook, and we’ll continue to release our latest
titles for the Kindle and other popular eBook readers.


Latest Books

    * Beginning F#
    * Learn Xcode Tools for Mac OS X and iPhone Development
    * Windows Azure Platform
    * More iPhone 3 Development: Tackling iPhone SDK 3
    * iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects


Forthcoming Books

    * Accelerated C# 2010
    * jQuery Recipes
    * Pro Dynamic .NET 4.0 Applications
    * Beginning Smartphone Web Development
    * Beginning iPhone Games Development



   1. Coders at Work
   2. Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK
   3. The Game Maker's Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners
   4. Pro Silverlight 3 in C#
   5. LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0: The King's Treasure


Conference News and Notes:

CodeMash January 13-15

We’re staying busy in 2010, adding new conferences and events to
our schedule, including the first one on our list for the new
year, CodeMash. CodeMash is a unique event dedicated to educating
developers on current practices, methodologies and trends in
platforms and programming languages including Java, .NET, Ruby
and PHP. More than 45 high-content, high-level sessions will be
held regarding a variety of topics, including architecture,
desktop and web development, mobility, and languages.

Siggraph Asia 2009 December 17-19

Apress and parent company Springer were the only publishers in
attendance at Siggraph Asia 2009 in Yokohama Japan. The event was
attended by a number of authors including Andy Paquette, who
agreed to create a Fundamentals of Computer Graphics book that
promises to be the introduction for artists of all varieties.
Siggraph Asia was attended by almost 6000 people and included
exhibitors from academic institutions to LucasFilms. The hottest
innovations in graphics technologies were presented along with
their practical application in film, web application, 3D TV,
gaming, security and even the use of sensors to monitor and
database mall traffic.


Quickly master C# syntax

Accelerated C# 2010
by Trey Nash.
eBook Now Available, Print Available 1/30


Apress User Group Spotlight

Highlights from two December User Group meetings:

CocoaHeads NYC December 10

Apress hosted the CocoaHeads NYC December meeting. CocoaHeads is
a user group devoted to Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming
on MacOS X and the iPhone. During this meeting Bob Clair gave a
presentation on blocks followed by a Q&A session. The meeting
ended with members discussing their projects and offering help
with programming questions. To find a CocoaHeads meeting near
you visit

NYC Python Users Group and django-nyc December 15

‘Tis the season for festive gatherings to spread holiday cheer.
In the spirit of the season, the NYC Python and django-nyc held a
joint December meeting at the Apress office. This meeting
included presentations by Justin Lilly who covered the internals
of Django, including techniques to allow model syntax to be
declarative, and Apress author Shashank Tiwari who spoke about
tools for scaling web applications, including Torndao, and
several five minute lightning talks from members. You can visit
the django-nyc website for a replay of the event.


Apress User Group Program

Apress is committed to supporting the tech community. With over
1,700 registered User Groups on, 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.


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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.


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