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June 10-12, 2013: Manning is pleased to sponsor Scala Days 2013. Meet Raymond Roestenburg of Akka in Action, Tim Perett of Lift in Action and Joshua Suereth of Scala in Depth.

April 29 - May 2, 2013: Meet Grant Ingersoll, Tim Potter and Erik Hatcher, Ted Dunning, and Trey Grainger at Lucene Revolutions 2013 in Santa Clara, CA.

March 29-30, 2013: We are pleased to sponsor Windows Phone Hackathon.

March 29-30, 2013: We are pleased to sponsor Windows Phone Hackathon.

April 1-7, 2013: "Week of PowerShell Tips" will be featured on the ScriptingGuys blog with exclusive content and 50% discounts.

March 23, 2013: Manning Publications is excited to sponsor The JavaScript Taste Test with author Lukas Ruebbelke of Angular JS in Action.

April 2-3, 2013 in Philadephia, PA: Meet Yehuda Katz, Ken Rimple, Josh Suereth, and Lukas Ruebbelkeat Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise.

April 2-3, 2013 in Philadephia, PA: Meet Yehuda Katz, Ken Rimple, Josh Suereth, and Lukas Ruebbelkeat Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise.

March 8-10, 2013: Meet Christopher Mitchell of Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus and Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus at 2013 T3 International Conference in Philadelphia.

February 4-10, 2013: Join us for a Week of Scala on theTypesafe blog with exclusive content and discounts then join our authors at The CodeRanch all week.

Global Event! We are pleased to sponsor The Global Day of Coderetreat.

December 13-14, 2012: Meet Peter Ledbrook, Guillaume LaForge, Graeme Rocher and Andres Almiray at the Groovy & Grails eXchange 2012. Manning Publications is pleased to sponsor this event.

December 6, 2012: London! Manning is pleased to sponsor Clojure eXchange 2012 with Skills Matter.

November 2012! Manning is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Skills Matter for the conference series in 2013.

November 9-11, 2012: Manning is proud to be sponsoring the first Hackathon from Grails48!

Jim Jackson II and Ian Gilman, authors of HTML5 for .NET Developers, discuss how the web is changing and how developers can keep in step.

A great "9 horseshoes" review for The Quick Python Book, Second Edition on JavaRanch! Congrats to the author Vern Ceder.

A great "10 horseshoes" review for The Well-Grounded Java Developer on JavaRanch! Congrats to authors Benjamin J. Evans and Martijn Verburg.

Catch Benjamin J. Evans and Martijn Verburg of The Well-Grounded Java Developer on an Oracle podcast. Listen here.

October 15-16, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco, CA.

October 15-16, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor SpringOne 2GX in Washington, DC.

Sept 23-25, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor StrangeLoop 2012 in St. Louis, MO.

"Understand the Basics of Roslyn" has just released from Kevin Hazzard and Jason Bock's upcoming Metaprogramming in .NET.

"Animations over the Canvas" a new article by Carlos Sessa, author of 50 Android Hacks. You can read more here.

Reporting in an SOA environment usually requires gathering data from multiple sources. Learn how to create an integrated view of the data each service holds internally in "Aggregated reporting" by author Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz of SOA Patterns.

In a recent article on java.net, Mala Gupta of OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide discusses "Default Constructors".

SpringOne 2GX 2012 Exclusive! Meet Mark Fisher of Spring Integration in Action pBook release September 2012.

Aug 21-23, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor NoSQL Now in San Jose, CA.

Aug 13-15, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor THAT Conference.

July 20-22, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor Unspace Interactive.

June 23, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor GORUCO.

June 23, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponor CTDOTNET Code Camp.

May 19, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor Apache Barcamp DC 2012.

May 15-16, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor CamelOne 2012 in Boston, MA!

April 29 - May 2, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor The Experts Conference in San Diego, CA.

April 27-28, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor the Kansas City Developer Conference 2012.

April 10-12, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor Emerging Technologies in Philadelphia, PA.

April 02, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor MS Scripting Games.

March 29-31, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor Erlang Factory SF Bay Area 2012. Meet Richard Carlsson of Erlang and OTP in Action.

March 26-29, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor Eclipsecon 2012.

March 17-19, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor CodePalousa in Louisville, Kentucky.

February 18, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor South Florida .NET Code Camp.

February 16-19, 2012: Manning is pleased to sponsor Global Android DevCamp 2012.

December 5-31, 2011: Manning is pleased to support CodeLesson.

December 9-20, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor the 12 days of Python.

December 9, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor MongoSV in Santa Clara, CA.

December 1-3, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor CocoaConf in Raleigh, NC.

November 10-12, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponor ClojConf in Raleigh, NC. Book signing with Michael Fogus and Chris Houser of The Joy of Clojure.

November 7-11, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor ApacheCon 2011 in Vancouver, BC.

November 6-9, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor a pBook signing of Android in Practice with Michael Galpin at AnDevCon II.

November 4-5, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor Greach 2011: Groovy Spanish Conference in Madrid.

November 4-5, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor 1DevDay Detroit 2011 on November 4-5, 2011.

October 25-28, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor SpringOne 2GX in Chicago, IL.

October 6-7, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor DroidCon 2011 on October 6-7, 2011.

October 2, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor Jenkins with a book signing of Agile ALM by Michael Hüttermann.

September 11, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor CamelCaseCon on September 7, 2011.

July 27-28, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor DEVCON5.

July 9-10, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor Spawnfest on July 9-10th, 2011. Win a copy of Erlang and OTP in Action!

June 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor ER Accelerator in June 2011.

June 27-28, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor GR8 in the US conference on June 27-28th, 2011. Meet Andres Almiray of Griffon in Action and Ken Kousen of Making Java Groovy.

June 20-23, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor JAX: The Premier Java, Architecture and Agile Conference on June 20-23, 2011.

June 18, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor Scaleathon featuring Grant Ingersoll of Taming Text.

June 10, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor SecurityBsides StJohns on June 10, 2011. Meet Claus and Jon of Camel in Action.

June 4, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor the Gotham Ruby Conference.

May 30 - June 3, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor DevTeach in Montreal May 30 - June 3, 2011.

May 25-26, 2011: Manning is pleased to be a Community Sponsor for Lucene Revolution 2011 in San Francisco, CA.

May 25, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor the HTML5/CSS32 Virtual Tech Summit.

May 21, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor the Quebec Code Camp on May 21, 2011.

May 4, 2011: Ben Evans author of The Well-Grounded Java Developer has been nominated for the Java SE/EE Executive Committee.

April 9, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor philly.NET Code Camp 2011 Saturday April 9, 2011.

March 31, 2011: Manning is now an official sponsor of the New England F# User Group.

March 25, 2011: Manning is pleased to be a sponsor of the Code Project Virtual Tech Summit on Mobile Development.

March 16-28, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor The Server Side Java Symposium in Las Vegas, NV.

March 12, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor Roanoke Code Camp 2011.

February 8, 2011: Manning is pleased to sponsor OWASP at the Javaranch.

February 4-5, 2011: Manning is pleased to be the official bookstore and sponsor of MagicRuby 2011.

November 30, 2010: Flex on Java authors Bernerd Allmon and Jeremy Anderson will be monitoring the Javaranch for the week of November 30th!

November 13, 2010: Manning Publications is pleased to sponsor Tampa Bay Microsoft Code Camp. A one day learning event for anyone seeking professional development. This event serves Managers, Engineers, Programming, Database and other IT professionals with a focus on .NET and related technologies. Win Manning books! Deep Discounts!

November 8-9, 2010: Milano, Italy. Manning is pleased to sponsor TechDays-WPC where Marco De Sanctis of Entity Framework 4 in Action and ASP.NET 4.0 in Practice will be speaking!

November 1-5, 2010: Manning Publications is pleased to sponsor ApacheCon NA 2010 at the Westin Peachtree, Atlanta.

October 26, 2010: Manning Publications is pleased to sponsor the upcoming AndroidTO in Toronto, Canada. Win Manning Publications books!

October 25, 2010: Manning Publications is pleased to sponsor ACM Multimedia Conference from Oct 25 - 29, 2010 in Italy.

October 23, 2010: Manning is pleased to announce the sponsorship of BarCamp in Rochester, NY.

October 23, 2010: Manning is pleased to sponsor the Tallahassee Code Camp. Florida State University campus will house the event at the Louis Shores building. Win Manning books! Deep Discounts! Free e-book give-aways!

October 18, 2010: Manning Publications is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Soft-Shake 2010.
When: Oct 18 - one day event
Where: Geneva
Attendees: 200-250
Speakers: 24
Demographics: Java, Agile, iPhone and Incubator (trending topics: NoSQL, scala,...)
FREE print books, e-book give-aways.

October 15, 2010: Manning Publications is pleased to announce the sponsorship of SharePoint 2010 Palooza: Oct 15, 2010 Seattle. FREE print books, e-book give-aways.

October 9-10, 2010: Manning Publications is pleased to sponsor the upcoming Twin Cities Code Camp #9. Meet 250+ Developers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.

October 9, 2010: Manning is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Cinncinati .NET User Group.

October 7-8, 2010: Manning is pleased to sponsor Lucene Revolutions. Meet Michael McCandless, Otis Gospodnetic and Erik Hatcher of Lucene in Action 2E and Grant Ingersoll of Taming Text. Ask the experts! Signed copies! Fantastic discounts!

October 6, 2010: Manning Publications is pleased to sponsor Houston TechFest.

October 1, 2010: Josh Blake, author of Multitouch in .NET, is the newest Microsoft Surface MVP!

September 18, 2010: Manning will be BRONZE sponsors of the SQL Saturday event in Raleigh, NC. For more information and how to win a free copy of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives or ebook vouchers of SQL Server DMVs in Action please visit the event website.

August 6, 2010: Just announced!! Hello World has just been awarded the JOLT productivity award by Dr. Dobb's ... [read more]

February 12, 2010: Jon Skeet, author of C# in Depth, was a guest on Hanselminutes...

January 27, 2010: Two new apps based on content from iOS in Practice have been approved in the iTunes App Store: PicDecor lets you decorate any image on your phone and email them to your friends, and Dial4 displays your contacts from your address book and let's you filter them by phone number. These apps demonstrate some of the concepts you'll explore in iPhone in Practice by Bear Cahill.

January 10, 2010: Warren and Carter Sande, authors of Hello World! were recent guests on Hanselminutes. They discuss how a 5-year old first got interested in programming, why they decided to write a book together, and how they landed a publishing contract. Listen in as Scott picks the mind of a 10-year old programmer and author.

January 3, 2010: Twitterview! Paul Boag, author of Website Owner's Manual, took questions from readers on Manning's Twitter account on December 4. The conversation lasted an hour, ranging from site design to client relations to "why did you write your book"? Thanks Paul for making the time. Be sure to follow ManningBooks so you don't miss our next author event.

Archive, 2009

Young Programmers podcastCarter and Warren Sande, authors of Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners appeared November 9 on the Young Programmers podcast. Watch Carter use PythonCard to make a graphical user interface in Python for a Fahrenheit to Celsius temperature converter and a hangman game.


If you're interested in what makes either a DBA or an author tick, you'll want to read the Less Than Dot interview with Rod Colledge, author of SQL Server 2008 Administration in Action . Find out Rod's thoughts on proactivity, disaster recovery, which chapter was hardest to write, and much more!

Book authors SQL Server MVP Deep Dives launched with a star-MVP-studded gathering during PASS Summit Unite in Seattle early in November. The day started with a plug during the morning keynote session from Rushabh Mehta, VP of PASS. Just before lunch, more than 20 of the MVP authors gathered to sign books and meet conference attendees. The MVPs were amazed at the turnout: "... it was rewarding to see how the SQL community at PASS responded. The conference bookstore sold out [150 copies] of the book after the first day!" (Joe Webb) "We signed books for well over an hour. Some people coming through the line had several copies of the book!" (Kalen Delaney) And attendees were glad for the opportunity to meet the team: "I hit on MVP's for the rest of the day to get their signature. I'll be carrying it with me today (and breaking my back, it's huge) to get some more." (Grant Fritchey) PASS may have sold out, but you can still get your copy and support War Child International. Order today!

We had a great time at SpringOne2GX 2009 in New Orleans, and we have the pictures to prove it. See anyone you know?

October's Manning Pop Quiz was a huge success. More than 1500 entrants logged in more than 7000 answers as they battled for the grand prize. Each day, two lucky contestants won an ebook of their choice, with the most popular requests being Spring in Action, Third Edition , Becoming Agile, ASP.NET MVC in Action, SOA Patterns, jQuery in Action, Second Edition, and Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. In the end, only two contestants remained with a perfect score of 60, having earned one point for each day's entry, and a second point for answering every question correctly. Congratulations to grand prize winner Tom McQueeney, who selected an Amazon Kindle as his prize choice. McQueeney, a Senior Software Architect from Washington, DC, is a Java expert with Idea Integration currently working with Groovy, Ext JS and Griffon. Upon learning of his victory in the Pop Quiz, McQueeney said "It pays to be a geek!" Missed the Quiz? Miss the Quiz? Follow us at manning.com or twitter.com/manningbooks for future giveaways and contests.

Watch Warren and Carter Sande, authors of Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners, interviewed on Canada's CTV news. Congratulations to the Sandes on a successful book launch event June 24 in their native Ottawa, Canada.

Though WPF has been around for some time, it wasn't always practical to use. However, with Visual Studio on the scene, that's since changed. For a quick tour of how WPF works in Visual Studio, you can check out Arlen Feldman's recent article posted to CodeGuru. Feldman is also the author of WPF in Action with Visual Studio 2008.

Willie Wheeler, author of Spring in Practice, gives a good introduction to Spring Batch 2.0, the latest version of the Spring Batch framework. The article is a high level overview followed by a closer look at a sample application.

Want to minimize operating costs? Considering server consolidation and virtualization? Check out Rod Colledge's article on Database Journal covering the goals and implications of such a move. Rod Colledge is the author of SQL Server 2008 Administration in Action.

Michael Foord, the first Microsoft MVP for dynamic languages, was the latest guest on .NET Rocks, where he talked all things IronPython with the .NET Dudes. Michael's newest book IronPython in Action is now in print, so pick it up today.

When moving your web app to the cloud, testing is key. Noah Gift, author of Google App Engine in Action, discusses how to master automated, functional testing using the open source tools, Selenium, Windmill, and twill. Check out his article Functional Testing for Web Applications.

Join us for the Manning Authors Luncheon Gab at the Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise in Philadelphia on March 26. The panel discussion and Q&A will include David Black, John Resig and Dan Allen, three featured speakers and Manning authors! You can even submit a question here.

In a recent article on Developer.com, Javid Jamae and Peter Johnson, authors of JBoss in Action, discuss how to secure a web-service on the JBoss Application Server using WS-Security. WS-Security can be employed in order to provide message integrity, encryption and confidentiality.

Satnam Alag, author of Collective Intelligence in Action, was recently interviewed on ReadWriteWeb on how the rise of recommendation systems will drive the future of the web. Alag explains to RWW: "Showing the right content to the right user at the right time is key to creating a sticky application." Read the interview to learn what else goes into the creation of a successful recommendation engine.

Tomas Petricek, author of Real World Functional Programming, discusses the concept of Immutable Data Structures in C# and F# and their practical benefits. With the growth of the functional programming paradigm, even influencing C# 3.0 and LINQ, now is a good time to become familiar with some of its basic principles.

Dealing with the legacy database from hell? Check out the February edition of GroovyMag, where Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook discuss how Grails can help you see the light, in their article based on Grails in Action.

In the newest JavaRanch Journal, Erik Hatcher, Otis Gospodnetic and Michael McCandless describe the four built-in filter implementations and the BooleanQuery alternative in Apache Lucene. Filters constrain document search space, regardless of the query, giving you more control beyond basic search mechanisms.

While at NATPE 2009 in Las Vegas, Christopher Allen, author of iPhone in Action, was interviewed on the casino floor. He gives the latest buzz on the iPhone SDK and web development scene, and where he thinks its all headed in the near future.

How should a Ruby ticket behave? David Black takes a high-level view at what we can expect a ticket-like Ruby object to do in his latest article Crafting an Object - The Behavior of a Ticket posted at DZone. The article is based on David's latest book, The Well-Grounded Rubyist.

Learn all about clipboards—from system clipboards to AIR-specific clipboards—and how to use them to complete simple but necessary tasks in your code, in Adobe AIR - Using a Clipboard to Transfer Data, posted to DZone. The article is based on content found in Adobe AIR in Action.

Jos Dirksen (Open Source ESBs in Action) has just put together a handy little RefCard on Core Mule. Pick up the free download from DZone and get up-to-date on one of the most mature open source ESBs out there.

DZone recently interviewed Javid Jamae and Peter Johnson, authors of the newly released JBoss in Action. The authors discuss what it's like having no life while writing a book and some of their favorite tips and tricks for using JBoss.

Kyle Baley (Brownfield Application Development in .NET) was a guest on Dimecasts, where he introduced S#harp Architecture for the ASP.NET MVC Framework. Check out the screencast and get an exclusive discount to Kyle's book.

Be sure to check out GroovyMag's January 2009 issue. Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook, authors of Grails in Action, write about Dealing with the Legacy Database from Hell. Not all our development are "green fields" with clean and tidy data models, but more often than not, we start with existing databases. Glen and Peter describe how Grails plays nicely with these existing environments.

Archive, 2008

Greg Knaddison, author of Drupal in Action, was recently a guest on the DrupalMAO videocast. He discusses a variety of activities surround Drupal--including the activities of his company, Growing Venture Solutions, plans for DrupalCon and of course the background of Drupal in Action around 11:30 into the video--all over a few cold ones. So grab a bottle and check out the interview.

PowerScripting Podcast recently hosted Bruce Payette, author of Windows Powershell in Action, on their podcast. Bruce gives us an update on what he's been up to at Microsoft, talks about the development and inner-workings of Powershell and answers some listener questions. Check out the podcast over PowerScripting Podcast now.

Last week, DevX published two articles based on Adobe AIR in Action: Running SQL Commands Against a Local Database and Bring Web Development to the Desktop Securely. The first article instructs users to use flas.data.SQLStatement class to run SQL commands (CREATE, TABLE, INSERT, DELETE, SELECT, and so on). The second one outlines the steps a user must take to protect AIR applications from being breached.

EnterpriseITPlanet recently posted Powershell: Active Directory and .NET Group Creation and Membership and Securing Powershell: Code Signing Made Simple on its site. The articles are both written by Richard Siddaway, author of the current MEAP, Powershell in Practice. The first article covers the creation and moderation of local groups on Windows computers, which enable administrators and developers to control permissions more efficiently. The second looks at the designed-in security features of Powershell, which help you maintain security without compromising usability.

DZone has posted The SpringSource dm Server, excerpted from SpringSource dm Server in Action. The article, written by Jan Machacek, Aleska Vukotoic and Anirvan Chakraborty, introduces readers to the central component of this platform, which is the dm Server, and how the Server alleviates some of the traditional issues faced in the Java EE application deployment.

Head over to DZone to read Classes As Objects and Message-Receivers, an article based on David Black's The Well-Grounded Rubyist. Black writes about creating class objects and when and why they're appropriate to create.

InfoQ has posted Application Integration Through Mail Servers, written by Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen and based on their book, Open Source ESBs in Action. The article shows how to integrate Mule and ServiceMix with a mail server, using SMTP and POP3 to communicate with the server.

Manning is a media sponsor for the O'Reilly ETech Conference in San Jose, CA, March 9-12. ETech highlights trends, tools and developments in emerging technology. Speakers include Joi Ito, Mary Lou Jepsen, Drew Endy, Andy Hunt, and Jane McGonigal. For more information about the event, please visit the ETech site.

On December 9-12, JavaRanch hosted Emmanuel Bernard and John Griffin, authors of Hibernate Search in Action, on their forums for a 4-day long question and answer session on all things Hibernate Search. In the end, four lucky participants in the discussion received copies of the book.

DZone recently added Getting Started with Hibernate Search written by John Griffin, to their Refcardz series. The Refcard is available in PDF on their site and is based on Hibernate Search in Action by Emmanuel Bernard and John Griffin. The card explains installation and configuration, and covers Mapping entitites, bridges, building indexes, querying them and examining their contents.

Javalobby recently posted Configuring Logging in JBoss, an article written by Javid Jamae and Peter Johnson, based on the book JBoss in Action. The article covers logging configuration changes such as specifying a rolling log file, limiting the amount of logging produced, adding logging for your application or defining a new log file.

DevX has published What You Can Do with JavaFX Sequences—and Can't with Arrays in Java, an article written by Simon Morris, based on his book, JavaFX in Action. The article discusses the difference between JavaFx arrays and Java primitive arrays, and teaches readers how to define, extend, retract, slice, and filter JavaFX sequences.

In the latest Mulecast from MuleSource, Ross Mason interviews David Dossot and John D'Emic about their newest project, Mule in Action. The authors discuss why they are writing this book, what readers can expect and some tips on getting started with Mule today. You can also listen to the podcast for a special discount for the book as well.

JavaLobby has posted Hibernate Search: Mapping Entities, written by Emmanuel Bernard and John Griffin. The article explores what's happening behind the scenes when an entity is being indexed.

Mulesource recently interviewed Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen, authors of the recently released Open Source ESBs in Action for their MuleCast. Tijs and Jos discuss why an open source model for ESBs and integration make sense, and covers the strengths and weaknesses of specific ESBs, including Mule.

DZone has posted Flex 3: Dynamic Layout with Repeaters, written by Tariq Ahmed and based on his book, Flex 3 in Action. Tariq covers the use of repeaters, nonvisual components that iterate over a collection of information and create other components on the fly, in structuring dynamic layouts on your site. Whether working on forms, catalogs or other dynamic lists, repeaters will certainly come in handy when using Flex 3.

SOAWorld, from Sys-Con, has posted Building the Open SOA Platform, written by Jeff Davis, based on his book, Open Source SOA. The article sheds light on the cutting-edge features of Open Source SOA, countering the perception that open source technologies are "imitators and not innovators."

Digital Web featured Know Your Site, extracted from Paul Boag's book, Website Owner's Manual. The excerpt covers some of the simple things you can do to gain a fuller understanding of how your website is performing, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

CIO recently posted Understanding Service Level Agreements for Database Development, based on Rod Colledge's book, SQL Server 2008 Administration in Action. The article introduces the role of service-level agreements (SLAs) as part of a DBA's overall strategy to maintaining reliable Microsoft SQL Server networks.

DZone has posted Understanding User-Input Validation in Flex 3 written by Tariq Ahmed and based on his book Flex 3 in Action. The article explains how Flex provides a mechanism that unobtrusively validates user-input in real-time (without using the annoying captcha).

Check out The Role of the Core Development Team in an Agile Project, an excerpt from Becoming Agile posted on CIO.com. This excerpt discusses a necessity in ensuring corporate buy-in for Agile development: creating a collaborative team that can evangelize Agile in the company and shepherd the software engineering methodology through enterprise software development projects.

Manning is now a media sponsor for SOAWorld, in San Jose, California, from November 19-21. All attendees will be eligible to win print and ebook copies of our SOA books: SOA Security, Open Source ESBs in Action, Open Source SOA and SOA Patterns.

SOAWorld Magazine posted a 3 part series written by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz, titled SOA Patterns: Basic Structural Patterns, based on his book SOA Patterns. In these articles, Rotem-Gal-Oz explores patterns, including ServiceHost, Active Service and Transactional Service, which help solve some of the more common issues related to services. Here are parts 2 and 3 of the same series.

JavaLobby recently posted A Tour of AOP from Ramnivas Laddad, based on AspectJ in Action. The article covers AOP methodology and its implementation.

Javalobby has posted A Simple Manual Mock Example by Roy Osherove, an article based on his book, The Art of Unit Testing. In the article, Roy shows how to create and use a mock object and help differentiate mock objects from stubs.

SQAZone has posted How Much Time Will This Add to the Current Process written by Roy Osherove and based on his book, The Art of Unit Testing. This article answers one of the key questions involved in unit testing. The same article has also been syndicated on DevAgile and DevBazar.

SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Journal has posted Using the iPhone's Accelerometers, by Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline, based on their book iPhone in Action. Chris and Shannon explore the accelerometers within the iPhone and how they could be used effectively in SDK development. Shake your iPhone and shake up your apps!

JavaRanch Journal recently published an Using Wicket Labels and Links, an article written by Martijn Dashorst and Eelco Hillenius, based on their book, Wicket in Action. Apache Wicket is an open source Java component oriented web framework, and this article covers two types of components that are provided by Wicket.

JavaRanch Journal recently published What is Scope, an article written by Dhanji Prasanna and based on his book, Dependency Injection. Scope is a context under which a given key refers to the same instance. For more info on the general purpose of scopes, be sure to check out this article.

Roy Osherove, the author of The Art of Unit Testing, was recently interviewed by Less than Dot for their Architects Journal. Roy was asked about the book's audience and focus, the future of unit testing, the role Microsoft has in unit testing and a the best way to go about learning unit testing beyond his own book.

CodeGuru has posted an article from Tomas Petricek on Declarative Programming Style, based on his book, Real World Functional Programming. Tomas explores two properties of functional languages that define the overall style of writing functional code and explains how you can write a single function that can be used in many variations for different purposes.

Check out new SDK content from iPhone in Action posted at Ajaxian. Now that Apple has lifted the NDA, all iPhone in Action MEAP participants will have access to the SDK chapters of the book.

Manning is proud to be a media sponsor at AJAXWorld, hosted by SYS-CON, and to support its authors Ted Goddard (Ajax in Practice), Christopher Allen (iPhone in Action) and Yehuda Katz (jQuery in Action). You can find more info for AJAXWorld here.

Check out an interview with Jon Skeet, author of C# in Depth, over at .NET Rocks. Jon talks about his work with C# and Java at Google and elsewhere. Click Here for a Special Offer.

DevX posted an article by Rob Allen, Steven Brown and Nick Lo, Introducing Zend_Search_Lucene, based on their book Zend Framework in Action. The article is a comprehensive tutorial that shows how to use Zend Framework to create web-based applications and web services focused on searching.

SOAWorld featured an article from Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz, based on SOA Patterns. It focuses on the two most common patterns that address matters of service.

Paul Boag, author of the Website Owner's Manual, recently interviewed John Resig, who is writing Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, on the Boagworld podcast. Check it out and as they discuss what's more important in an application: speed or quality?

Check out an exclusive interview with Open Source ESBs in Action authors, Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen. They spend some time talking about ESBs, and the advantages of using Mule or ServiceMix instead of commercial ESBs, with Eugene Ciurana from The Server Side.

CodeGuru has posted an article from Anthony Williams on Deadlock, based on his book C++ Concurrency in Action. Deadlock is the biggest problem with having to lock two or more mutexes in order to perform an operation. Check out the article to find a solution to deadlock.

Syscon posted an article from Jos Dirksen, called Using Spring as an Object Container, which is based on their very-soon-to-be published book, Open-Source ESBs in Action. Check it out to see how you can use Spring to extend the basic functionality of the ESBs Mule and ServiceMix and make solving integration problems far simpler.

GWT Site is running a giveaway, encouraging you to post your thoughts on the 1.5 release, show off your work and share your experience with GWT in general. Enter to win a copy of GWT in Practice.

DevX has posted an introduction to our hot new MEAP, JavaFX in Action. They've also linked to an excerpt from the book.

SQL Server Performance posted an article from Rod Colledge's book, SQL Server 2008 Administration, on Characterizing I/O Workload. Check it out to learn the different types of I/O, the metrics used to classify workload, and methods used in measuring and estimating values for the I/O metrics.

DZone has posted an article based on Ruby in Practice, titled REST with Rails. It was the Spotlight Feature on September 4, 2008. Check out the article to learn how to build RESTful services using Rails.

Tim Stevens, author of Unlocking Facebook, has just launched a Facebook page for his book. Become a fan—get an exclusive discount code, download sample chapters, participate in giveaways and follow along the book in development! Find us on Facebook!

Ajaxian.com has posted several excerpts from John Resig's forthcoming title, Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. Head over for an exclusive sneak peek at this hot MEAP.

Over at DZone, Schalk Neethling posted an article on how their site was optimized for the iPhone. Head over to download an exclusive chapter from iPhone in Action, by Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline.

Dr. Dobb's has posted an article by Tariq Ahmed, based on Flex 3 in Action, titled Flex 3 and the RIA solution.

Paul Boag, author of Website Owner's Manual has written an insightful piece on the Hidden Costs of Running a CMS over at Vitamin.

DZone caught up with Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz, author of SOA Patterns, about the book's progress. Visit the link to download a unique sample chapter from the book.

DZone had a chance to catch up with Jeff Davis, author of Open Source SOA, about the book he's writing. Be sure to comment and earn a chance to receive a free MEAP. Also, visit the link to download a unique sample chapter from the book.

Two articles (Pattern Based Development with Mule 2.0 and Pattern Based Development with ServiceMix), based on Open Source ESBs were recently posted on the DZone site.

LINQ in Action received high praise in the recent July 2008 MSDN Magazine.

An article, based on a chapter from Becoming Agile, was posted in MethodsandTools.com, offering practical wisdom about migrating to Agile.

Two articles (Understanding the GWT Compiler and Working with the GWT Shell), based on GWT in Practice were recently posted on the DZone site.

.NET Blogger, Michael Sync, is currently running an article contest on his blog. Winners will receive copies of Silverlight 2 in Action and cash prizes!

An article (Silverlight 2 Data Binding), based on Silverlight 2 in Action, was recently posted to Dr. Dobb's.

Eggheadcafe.com reader's poll declares LINQ in Action "The best book about C#/LINQ".

"Battle of the Frameworks" podcast now available
At the Emerging Technologies conference held in March, Manning's publisher Marjan Bace moderated a free-wheeling debate between various Manning and other authors called the "Battle of the Frameworks". Chariot Solutions just released a 2 part podcast of the conference here.

JavaLobby Interviews Debu Panda
Debu Panda, the author of EJB 3 in Action, was recently interviewed over at Javalobby. Along with questions about the book and the writing process, Debu was asked his thoughts on the current status of the Enterprise Java Beans 3.0 and its place in the industry.

Platform Second Life author Nicholas Chase closed out the Life 2.0 Conference with a talk on TANGIBLE INVOLVEMENT: PROJECTING HUMANITY INTO VIRTUAL WORLDS.

"PHP in Action is a competent, engaging, and detailed discussion of object-oriented and agile programming principles that can help PHP developers boost their effectiveness and the quality of their code".
--Michael J. Ross, Web developer, Slashdot.org

SOA Security
"This book well justifies its addition to the prestigious ranks of Manning Publications.".
--David Sills, JavaLobby

At TechEd Barcelona, Michael Foord, co-author of IronPython in Action, received a lot of attention, including a podcast interview with the NxtGenUg guys.

PHP in Action
"If there was ever a textbook for software development in PHP, this would be it".
--Cal Evans, Podcast Review, Zend Developer Network

Test Driven rated 5 Stars
"The text sets a high bar, and achieves and surpasses it... It is simple to rate this book: everyone should own and read a copy!"
--JavaLobby.org

JavaLobby gives GWT in Action 5 Stars
"The thoroughness with which they designed examples to illustrate every concept dealt with in the book and the scope of the topics addressed in it makes GWT in Action a valuable addition to any Web developer library."
--JavaLobby.com

Roy Osherove, author of The Art of Unit Testing, will be speaking at Microsoft's TechEd Europe event in November at Barcelona, Spain

JavaLobby interviewed JBoss in Action authors Javid Jamae and Peter Johnson. See the entire article here.

Assaf Arkin and Jeremy McAnally, authors of Ruby in Practice were interviewed on Pay Eyler's "On Ruby" blog. See the interview here.

5 Stars for Spring in Action, Second Edition
Spring in Action is "Encyclopedic and eminently readable", says JavaLobby.
"Five stars all around!"