Apress

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Apress is a publishing company devoted to meeting the needs of programmers and IT professionals. Apress' unique approach to computer book publishing grew out of conversations between Dan Appleman and Gary Cornell, Apress' founders, who believe that too many programming books are of such low quality that they are a complete waste of time. Computer professionals need quality books that are not just rehashes of documentation.

The obvious question is: How does Apress acquire manuscripts of the highest quality? Well, that's simple - this is done by attracting the best authors and technical experts that the world has to offer. How can a publishing company like Apress attract these authors? The answer is simple: Apress makes authors partners in the publishing process. Apress doesn't impose a "house style" on our authors and we don't make them conform to a series that straightjacket's them. Apress also makes sure that authors are treated equitably: our contract is open for all to see and has no hidden clauses in the fine print. But, the concept doesn't stop there. Another key feature of the Apress approach to publishing books is taken from the software industry: Apress treats the technical review process as seriously as the best software companies treat the quality assurance process.

Apress is convinced that these innovations such as those listed above make it possible for us to produce the highest quality books, recruit the highest quality authors, and publish titles that information technology professionals need and want.

The Apress management team ensures that the distribution and fulfillment of Apress titles is second to none, and ensures that the capital is available to move aggressively and take advantage of any publishing opportunities that arise. To accomplish this, Apress has entered into a partnership with Springer-Verlag one of the world's most respected publishing houses. Springer-Verlag is convinced that Apress will be the publisher of quality trade computer paperbacks in the years to come and we are very pleased to be working so closely with them.

Apress will continue to publish titles of the highest quality, and has compiled a team of authors that reads like a veritable "Who's Who" list of the computing industry.

Books

[Book Cover] Accelerated DOM Scripting with AJAX, APIs, and Libraries
Accelerated DOM Scripting with AJAX, APIs, and Libraries
If you're a web developer with previous JavaScript and DOM scripting experience, Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs, and Libraries is perfect for you to take your knowledge up to the next level. This book is about JavaScript and using the document object...
[Book Cover] Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and Reference
Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and Reference
If you want to get into developing web sites, the most important thing you need is a solid understanding of Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML—the language that the majority of web site content is written in. Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and ...
[Book Cover] Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns
Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns
Design patterns have been used with great success in software programming. They improve productivity, creativity, and efficiency in web design and development, and they reduce code bloat and complexity. In the context of CSS and HTML, design patterns are sets of...
[Book Cover] Pro JavaScript Techniques
Pro JavaScript Techniques
Pro JavaScript Techniques is the ultimate JavaScript book for the modern web developer. It provides everything you need to know about modern JavaScript, and shows what JavaScript can do for your web sites. This book doesn't waste any time looking at things you a...
[Book Cover] Pro CSS Techniques
Pro CSS Techniques
Pro CSS Techniques is the ultimate CSS book for the modern web developer. If you've already got web design and development basics under your belt, but want to take your knowledge to the next level and unleash the full power of CSS in your web sites, then this is...
[Book Cover] Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Profesional
Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Profesional
Cascading style sheets are one of the most important technologies on the web today, giving web developers the power to style their web sites so they are usable, lean and small in file size, look great, display consistently across most if not all web browsers, an...