[EN] Unlimited Access for Apress Library!

Apress. I really like this book store. I have dozens of books in paper and digital form. And from time to time I’m buying something new. Few days ago Apress made something special. An Online Library with yearly-paid unlimited access. Almost one thoussand titles (this morning query result shows 952 titles) – really too much for me, and probably all for you – but many of titles are interesting. What special is in this offer? For 199 USD (even for Poland market is not very high amount) we get:

  • Unlimited access to Apress titles for a full year
  • Instant access to each new Apress publication
  • Compatibility on any device—desktop, laptop or mobile
  • Use of our new blazing fast exclusive-to-Apress reader
  • Unparalleled search function in a reader—look in a chapter, a book, your personal bookshelf, or even across the whole catalog and get instant, comprehensive results
  • Bookmark content for later reference
  • Adjust font sizes to suit your comfort
  • Add books to your exclusive Apress Access Bookshelf
  • Option to download any eBook for just $4.99, for a limited time

Many times we don’t need full book, even in digital form. And especially in digital form some me colleagues and myself we don’t read whole book. Many time we going just for interesting subject/chapter/part of book. Like in this example:

I don’t need Part.I and Part.II of this book. I just want to go for Part.IV:

As I wrote before 199 USD is not high price. A lot of books in my home about 30-50 USD, so it’s only four/six physical books cost, and maybe 6/8 digital, but I have access for more titles than I expected.

My experience on first ‘Production Monday’ i pretty good. Portal work really fast, books added to my bookshelf are still there – after re-loging, tags and keywords are really helpfull. After half hour my current bookshelf look that:

Where I will find time for read those titles…

[EN] Neverending free-ebook-story (part3)

Another post in my irregular series. I got an invitation from apress (that’s the true vaule for getting some more mails than normal into mailbox) for more books from published in project ApressOpen. In this project You cand download for free many books, more, and more each months. My first contact with this idea happened in January (link). Now I got more books, all are free, all are ditital, all are multi-devices edition. Here is the list:

Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud
Matt Katzer , Don Crawford
Written for the IT professional and business owner, this book provides the business and technical insight necessary to migrate your business to the cloud using Microsoft Office 365.  It’s a practical look at cloud migration and the use of different technologies to support that migration.  Numerous examples of cloud migration are included.

Sensor Technologies Healthcare, Wellness & Environmental Apps
Michael J. McGrath
Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness, and environmental sensing.  It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains.

Rethinking the Internet of Things. A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything
Francis daCosta
In the coming decade, billions of simple devices must be connected to the emerging Internet of Things. Today’s networking protocols are too expensive and inefficient for this task. This book describes a simpler and scalable architecture that will be used to create “big data” from billions of “small data” points in the Internet of Things.

The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto. Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value
Michelle Finneran Dennedy , Jonathan Fox , Thomas Finneran
The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value is the first book of its kind, detailing industry-proven solutions that go beyond mere theory on how to build privacy into products, processes, applications, and systems.  The book offers lucid perspectives on the challenges and opportunities raised with the emerging “personal” information economy and how organizations can rise up to meet the organizational, asset management-related and innovation-related challenges ahead. Foreword by Dr. Eric Bonabeau, PhD, Chairman, Icosystem, Inc. & Dean of Computational Sciences, Minerva Schools at KGI.

Android on x86. An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture
Iggy Krajci , Darren Cummings
This book is a one-stop reference guide to mindful programming and the unique challenges and opportunities that arise from x86 architectures. Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel® Architecture compiles the best practices and procedures associated with application development for devices using Intel’s popular line of microprocessors.

Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development . A Cascades-Driven Approach
Anwar Ludin
Learn how to leverage the BlackBerry 10 Cascades framework to create rich native applications. Learn BlackBerry 10 Apps Development gives you a solid foundation for creating BlackBerry 10 apps efficiently. Along the way, you will learn how to use QML and JavaScript for designing your app’s UI, and C++/Qt for the application logic.

Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security. A Solutions View
Raghuram Yeluri , Enrique Castro-Leon
This book provides a comprehensive look at the various facets of cloud security – infrastructure, network, services, Compliance and users.  It will provide real world case studies to articulate the real and perceived risks and challenges in deploying and managing services in a cloud infrastructure from a security perspective.

[EN] Deal of the Day Extended Edition

Last Friday I bought interesting book about security in very good price: three digital formats (epub, mobi, pdf) for 0.00 USD. Delivered from aPress store to my computer.

An I was very happy. But just only for one hour. I twitted about my hapiness and got message from aPress {TWITTER} that this is not the and and I can extend my hapiness… buying more book and still spending 0.00 USD. I cannot keep this information just for my (it’s not under NDA) especially that book came form different sections of ICT world.

All books are a little connected with thin-security line, but topics are different. This series called ApressOpen and full list available here.

And finally I ordered those books:

TouchDevelop 3rd Edition
R. Nigel Horspool, Nikolai Tillmann
With all the people in the world who have only access to a smartphone but not a PC or a keyboard, creating a programming environment for developing in that environment became a reality with TouchDevelop from Microsoft Research.  This book is meant to be a handy reference to this unique programming environment.

Managing Risk and Information Security
Malcolm Harkins
This ApressOpen book describes the changing risk environment and why a fresh approach to information security is needed.The book discusses business risk from a broad perspective, including privacy and regulatory considerations. It describes the increasing number of threats and vulnerabilities, but also offers strategies for developing solutions.

Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Architecture and Tools
Rezaur Rahman
IntelXeon Phi™ Coprocessor Architecture and Tools CoverIntel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Architecture and Tools: The Guide for Application Developers provides developers a comprehensive introduction and in-depth look at the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor architecture and the corresponding parallel data structure tools and algorithms used in technical computing applications.

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms
William Futral, James Greene
This book explains Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Servers, its purpose, application, advantages, and limitations and guides the server administrator / datacenter manager in enabling the technology as well as establishing a launch control policy that can be used to customize the server’s boot process to fit the datacenter’s requirements.

Some informations about books:
Touch Develop:
ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6136-0 | 270 Full Color Pages
User Level: Beginner to Advanced | Publication Date: June 1, 2013

Managing Risk and Information Security
ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5113-2 | 152 Pages
User Level: Beginner to Advanced | Publication Date: December 25, 2012
Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Architecture and Tools
ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5926-8 | 232 Pages
User Level: Intermediate to Advanced | Publication Date: September 14, 2013
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms
ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6148-3 | 156 Pages
User Level: Beginner to Advanced | Publication Date: September 28, 2013