Teach Your Computer to Dance: Make Your Computer,MobileDevices and the Internet Perform for You (Apr., $24.95) by Don and Susan Silver offers tips and advice on products and programs for efficient and secure Internet browsing.
COLLADA: Sailing the Gulf of 3D Digital Content Creation (Aug., $49 cloth) by Remi Arnaud and Mark Barnes explains a cooperative effort to develop 3D design tools for video games and other electronic platforms.
Ray Tracing from the Ground Up (June, $75 cloth) by Kevin Suffern explains how to build your own rendering software from scratch using C++, and includes a CD with a basic tracer and sample code.
Video Games and Interactive Media: A Glimpse at New Digital Entertainment (Apr., $19.95) by Stéphane Natkin suggests that the immersive, stimulation-rich environments of contemporary video games offer a new model for the future of interactive media.
AK Peters/GarageGames Press
The Game Programmer's Guide to Torque: Under the Hood of the Torque Game Engine (Apr., $59) by Edward F. Maurina III details how developers can use GarageGames' Torque software core to create source code for their own video games.
A-List (dist. by IPG)
Hackish C++ Games & Demos (July, $34.95) by Michael Flenov discusses C++ programming techniques that can be used for computer games or software pranks.
PHP Security and Cracking Puzzles (June, $39.95) by Maxim Kuznetsov and Igor Simdyanov advises on protecting Web applications from hackers.
MS SQL Server 2005: Developing Client/Server Applications (Apr., $39.95) by Vlad Pirogov is an overview of Microsoft's popular relational database management system.
Data Recovery Tips and Solutions: Windows, Linux, and BSD (May, $39.95) by Kris Kaspersky describes advanced techniques for recovering data after it's accidentally been erased from the computer.
Developing and Debugging Cross-Platform Shaders (Apr., $39.95) by Alex Boreskov explains how to create complex, impressive computer game effects.
Pro VB 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform, 2nd Edition (Mar., $59.99) by Andrew Troelsen is updated and revised to cover VB .NET 2005.
Pro PHP andAJAX: Building Highly Interactive Applications (June, $44.99) by Lee Babin is the first book to explore how AJAX and PHP can work together in Web app development.
Foundation of Atlas: RapidAjaxDevelopment with ASP.NET 2.0 (June, $39.99) by Laurence Moroney explains how Atlas can be used to create faster and more powerful code.
Expert C# 2005 Business Objects, Second Edition (Mar., $59.99) by Rockford Lhotka reveals how C# can be used to develop enterprise-level .NET applications.
ProAjaxand the .NET 2.0 Platform (June, $49.99) by Daniel Woolston discusses the use of Ajax technology in tandem with the .NET framework.
Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional (Mar., $39.99) by Keir Thomas includes a CD-ROM containing the complete distribution of the Ubuntu desktop OS.
APress/Friends of ED
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance (Apr., $44.99) by Michael R. Burks et al. discusses how to ensure that Web sites are accessible to users with disabilities, including visual or aural impairment.
Foundation Flash 8 Video (June, $44.99) by Jordan L. Chilcott and Tom Green explains how to create interactive video content for Web sites using Flash.
AdvancED Flash Interface Design (Mar., $44.99) by Chris Dick et al. takes Flash design past the introductory stage to explain how many cool visual effects are created.
Foundation Flash Applications for Mobile Devices (June, $44.99) by Richard Leggett is a guide to creating apps, including games and animation, for cell phones, PDAs and other mobile devices.
Foundation Processing (Apr., $44.99) by Ira Greenberg explores a new open source programming language intended especially for supporting electronic art and design.
APress/Technology in Action
Programming Sudoku (Mar., $24.99) by Wei-Ming Lee explains how computers can be used to create (or solve) the popular number puzzles.
The Hacker's Hardware Guide to the Mac Mini (July, $29.99) by John Biggs is a true gearhead's guide to modifying Apple's tiniest Macintosh for all sorts of purposes.
The Game Maker's Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners (June, $39.99) by Jacob Habgood and Mark Overmars show how to create computer games using Game Maker's drag-and-drop interface.
Digital Manga Techniques (Mar., $21.99) by Hayden Scott-Baron explains how to use computer graphics software to create Japanese-style comics.
Webcomics (Mar, $29.99) by Steven Withrow and John Barber offers detailed advice on creating and publishing comic strips online.
Creating 3D Worlds (Mar., $29.99) by Simon Danaher comes with a CD-ROM to help explain how 3D models of virtual worlds are constructed to aid film and TV production design.
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms (June, $12.99) by Douglas Downing et al. defines more than 2,500 terms from the computer science and Internet lexicons.
50 Robots to Draw and Paint (Apr., $21.99) by Keith Thompson delivers an array of robot designs for illustrators to tinker with.
Blue Line Press (dist. by IPG)
Coding: The Handbook for Information Technology (Apr., $44.95) by Knute Axelson et al. is a reference guide covering 20 key elements of IT, from programming and database languages to server platforms and operating systems.
Brainy Software (dist. by IPG)
How Tomcat Works: A Guide to Developing Your Own Java Servlet Container (Apr., $49.95) by Budi Kurniawan and Paul Deck is a guide to the open source Web programming environment for Java developers.
Java 5: A Beginner's Tutorial (Apr., $39.95) and Struts Design and Programming (Apr., $49.95) by Budi Kurniawan provide tips on two significant tools for Java application development.
Flash Development with OpenLaszlo (Apr., $44.95) by Chris Coremans is a beginner's guide to using a new open source tool for creating Flash applications.
Wes Noonan and Ido Dubrawsky's Firewall Fundamentals (Apr., $50) explains how firewalls can be used to protect the data on your personal computer or network from outside intruders.
Internet Phone Services Simplified (Apr., $19.99); Wireless Home Networking Simplified (June, $19.99); and Home Network Security Simplified (July, $19.99) by Jim Doherty and Neil Anderson are three new volumes in a series of illustrated reference books.
Newton's Telecom Dictionary, 22nd Edition (Mar., $39.95) by Harry Newton explains the terminology of telecommunications and IT in simple, nontechnical language.
After Effects @ Work (Apr., $44.95) contains 11 tutorials for using Adobe's visual effects software to spice up office presentations.
The Church Tech Handbook (May, $29.95) by Anthony D. Coppedge shows how to incorporate audio, video and lighting technology into church media programs.
Adobe Production Studio on the Spot (July, $27.95) by Richard Young and Ron Dabbs is a resource for video professionals on what Adobe's post-production software tools can do.
Game Character Modeling and Animation with 3ds max7 (July, $34.95) by Yancey Clinton shows how Autodesk's animation software can be used to create 3D characters for computer games.
CyberAge Books (dist. by IPG)
Teach Beyond Your Reach: An Instructor's Guide to Developing and Running Successful Distance Learning Classes, Workshops, Training Sessions and More (May, $29.95) by Robin Neidorf is a practical guide to setting up and running a distance education program for teachers and administrators.
The Visible Employee: Using Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance to Protect Information Assets—Without Compromising Employee Privacy or Trust (June, $24.95) by Jeffrey M. Stanton and Kathryn R. Stam reveals how to keep your company network safe from employee error or malfeasance.
Understanding Macromedia Flash 8 ActionScript 2: Basic Techniques for Creatives, 2nd Edition (Mar., $32.95) by Andrew Rapo and Alex Michael is a guide to Flash programming for design-oriented users.
Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, Third Edition (Mar., $49.95) by Sam Kauffmann includes a DVD full of raw narrative footage for practicing on the Avid digital video editor.
Paint Shop Pro X for Photographers (Mar., $29.95) by Ken McMahon and Robin Nichols is an introductory guide to manipulating digital photographs for maximum effect.
Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map (Apr., $59.95 cloth) by David C. Hay explains how to design a model of a company's systems and functions that best utilizes the corporate data.
Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques (Apr., $59.95 cloth) by Jiawei Han and Micheline Kamber is updated with more than 100 pages of new material on the leading theories and real-world techniques in professional database management.
Digital Photography in Available Light: Essential Skills (May, $29.95) by Mark Galer demonstrates how to use digital cameras for on-location photography, from framing the shot to adjusting light and contrast levels.
Hands-On Guide to Video Blogging and Podcasting (May, $34.95) by Damien Stolarz and Lionel Felix is a crash course in creating videoblogs and audio podcasts and publishing them on the Web.
Artificial Intelligence for Games (May, $69.95 cloth) by Ian Millington teaches video game developers how to integrate AI programming into their games, with an accompanying CD-ROM filled with C++ source code to show how it's done.
ESRI Press (dist. by IPG)
GIS, Spatial Analysis and Modeling (Apr., $59.95) by David Maguire, Michael batty, and Michael Goodchild is a software-focused approach to the current resources available for geographic information systems.
Spatial Portals (Apr., $29.95) by Winnie Tang and Jan Selwood explains new methods for locating and managing geographic knowledge with computers.
Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis (Apr., $49.95) by Ayse Pamuk is a guide to using geographic information systems for community and urban planning.
GIS for Environmental Management (June, $29.95) by Robert Scally discusses how GIS technologies can be used to protect and preserve natural environments.
The GIS Guide for Local Government Officials (Apr., $24.95) by Cory Fleming shows how local governments are using GIS to better manage their communities.
Holy Macro! (dist. by IPG)
From VBA to VSTO (Apr., $29.95) by Gerard M. Verschuuren is a guide to creating business solutions with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
Excel for the CEO (July, $24.95) by P.J. Hari offers tips for managers on using the popular spreadsheet software.
Excel for Auditors (Aug., $24.95) by Richard B. Lanza is a guide to correcting errors and detecting fraud in Excel spreadsheets.
Idea Group (dist. by IPG)
Cyber Terrorism: Political and Economic Implications (Mar., $84.95 cloth) by Andrew M. Colarik outlines how terrorists may strike at computer systems and what can be done to prevent their attacks or minimize the effects.
Privacy Protection for E-Services (Mar., $94.95 cloth) by George Yee covers recent developments in online privacy issues from a technological standpoint.
Digital Crime and Forensic Science in Cyberspace (Apr., $94.95 cloth) by Panagiotis Kanellis et al. explains how criminals can attack computer systems and what tools are available to catch them.
Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology (Apr., $525 cloth), edited by Eileen Trauth, compiles the insights of hundreds of international experts on how gender and information technology impact each other.
Encyclopedia of Digital Government (July, $565 cloth), edited by Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko and Matti Malkia, covers the key issues and latest developments in governmental use of technology around the world.
Khan Books (dist. by IPG)
SAP Simplified (Apr., $24.95) and SAP BW Simplified (Apr., $49.95) are entry-level works covering the initial implementation of SAP and functions associated with data warehousing.
Limelight Media (dist. by IPG)
F1: Get the Most out of Excel Formulas and Functions (Apr., $39.95) by Joseph Rubin explains how to write formulas for Excel spreadsheets.
Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers (May, $44.95) by David A. Black is a guide to programming for the Web with Ruby written by one of the computer language's core developers.
Windows Forms in Action: Second Edition of Windows Forms Programming with C# (Apr., $49.95) by Eric Brown instructs programmers on creating Windows applications using the object-oriented C# language.
RSS and Atom in Action: Building Applications with Blog Technologies (Mar., $39.95) by Dave Johnson discusses how online content syndication technologies can be put to use by software developers.
wxPython in Action (Mar., $49.95) by Noel Rappin and Robin Dunn shows how the Python programming language and wxWidgets toolkit can be used to create interactive applications with graphic interfaces.
IntelliJ IDEA in Action (Mar., $44.95) by Duane K. Fields et al. outlines the features of JetBrain's integrated design environment for experienced Java developers.
Maximum Press (dist. by IPG)
101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site (June, $29.95) by Susan Sweeney has been revised for a sixth edition.
101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home (Aug., $29.95) by Susan Sweeney is an updated edition of the 2001 guide to e-commerce ventures.
MC Press (dist. by IPG)
BYTE-ing Satire: A Light-Hearted Poke in Technology's Eye (Apr., $14.95) by Joel Klebanoff treats computers humorously for the non-technically inclined.
WebSphere Application Server Express (May, $64.95) by Rama Turaga et al. describes how to install and operate IBM's application server software.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Stored Procedure Programming in T-SQL & .NET (June, $59.99) by Dejan Sunderic introduces developers to various operations that are stored on the SQL database servers.
Hands-on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (Aug., $49.99) by Ashwani Nanda uses practical exercises to explain the various components of SSIS software's data collection and analysis capabilities.
Oracle Database 10g Express Edition for Linux Starter Kit and Oracle Database 10g Express Edition for Windows Starter Kit (July, $49.99 each) by Steve Bobrowski explain how to install the relational database software for two major operating systems, with instructions for making the most of its features; both kits include full distribution of the Express Edition software on CD-ROM.
Oracle E-Business Suite Security (June, $65) by John Abel describes how to configure the applications that comprise the E-Business Suite so that they work together in a maximally secure environment.
Oracle Discoverer 10g Handbook (Apr., $69.99) by Michael Armstrong-Smith and Darlene Armstrong-Smith has been revised to cover Release 2 of this data analysis software, with guidelines for both end users and system administrators.
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, 2nd Edition (Mar., $49.99) by Joseph Phillips revises its overview of the PMP exam, with a CD-ROM that includes two full practice exams.
Wireless# Certification Official Study Guide (May, $59.99) by Tom Carpenter is a full guide to the basic wireless technologies currently available, from Wi-Fi to RFID.
George DeWolfe's Digital Photography Fine Print Workshop (Apr., $39.99), based on the author's workshops, covers the fundamentals of digital photography.
Hacking Exposed Web Security Secrets & Solutions, 2nd edition (July, $49.99) by Joel Scambray et al. is a fully revised guide to computer security issues affecting online business platforms.
Hacking Exposed Wireless Security Secrets & Solutions (Aug., $49.99) by Bruce Potter et al. shows how to defend your wireless system against potential security breaches.
McGraw-Hill/Osborne/How to Do Everything
How to Do Everything with your Windows Mobile Device (May, $24.99) and How to Do Everything with Your Treo, 2nd Edition (Aug., $24.99) provide advanced tips on using hand-held devices to do everything from store addresses and send e-mails to take digital photos and play MP3s.
Hacker's Challenge 3 (July, $49.99) by David Polinno et al. uses 20 real-life case studies to test your familiarity with computer forensic techniques.
McGraw-Hill/Osborne/The Complete Reference
Business Objects XI: The Complete Reference (May, $69.99) by Cindi Howson explains how to use the business intelligence software to make complex data queries and create reports.
JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference (Aug., $49.99) by Chris Schalk and Ed Burns is a quick tutorial to Sun's new Web application architecture.
Visual Basic 2005: The Complete Reference (June, $49.99) by Ron Petrusha is a comprehensive guide to the core programming language.
McGraw-Hill/Osborne/The Official Guide
Citrix AccessSuite4.0for Windows Server 2003: The Official Guide, 3rd Edition (June, $64.99) by Steve Kaplan et al. shows how the suite's components can be deployed for secure access to applications and data across a variety of networks.
IMS Crash Course (Mar., $39.95) and WiMAX Crash Course (May, $39.95) by Steven Shepard deal with multimedia communications networks and wireless broadband services, respectively.
Mimosa Books (dist. by IPG)
Mac OS X Tiger (Apr., $34.95) by David S. Long provides expert advice on all the latest features in Apple's new operating system for the Macintosh.
Adobe Illustrator CS 2: The No Nonsense Guide! (Apr., $29.95) by Stephanae A. Baker and Adobe Photoshop CS 2: The No Nonsense Guide! (Apr., $34.95) by David Rivers allow readers to learn how to use the popular image editing software applications at their own pace with self-guided tutorials.
Doctoring Photos with Adobe Photoshop Elements (Apr, $34.95) by Eric Grebler explains how to alter digital photographs.
Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design (Mar., $29.95 cloth) by Anthony Dunne explores how designers are creating products that interact with the invisible electromagnetic environment around us.
Technology Matters: Questions to Live With (Apr, $27.95 cloth) by David E. Nye discusses 10 key issues concerning modern technology in plain language.
Democratizing Innovation (Apr., $16.95) by Eric von Hippel explains how user-centered innovations can change the way businesses and public institutions model their practices.
In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World (Apr., $16.95) by John Thackara argues for a more careful consideration of the impact of new technologies on modern society.
Play Between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture (May, $29.95 cloth) by T.L. Taylor is a study of the culture developed among the players of Everquest, raising questions of how online networks are reshaping social interactions.
Digital Storytelling: The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film (June, $39.95 cloth) by Shilo T. McClean is illustrated by 19 examples of how films have used digital visual effects to support their stories.
Mike Murach & Associates
ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with C# 2005 (Apr, $54.50) by Joel Murach and Anne Boehm is a guide to creating professional-grade Web applications such as databases and e-commerce.
C# 2005 (May, $52.50) by Joel Murach is a beginner's guide to developing a variety of applications with Microsoft's object-oriented programming language.
Repairing and Upgrading Your PC (Mar., $34.99) by Robert Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson is a step-by-step troubleshooting manual designed for even the most technically challenged computer owner.
Programming PHP, 2nd Edition (Apr., $39.99) provides insights from PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf (writing with Kevin Tatroe) on how to use the Web development programming language effectively.
Programming Rails (Apr., $39.99) by Robby Russell teaches Web developers how to use Ruby on Rails, an open source Web application framework.
Ruby on Rails: Up & Running (May, $29.99) by Bruce A. Tate and Curt Hibbs explains how the Rails Web application framework can be used to create full-featured apps with a minimum of code.
Active Directory Cookbook, 2nd Edition (May, $49.99) by Robbie Allen addresses more than 450 situations that system administrators might encounter using Microsoft's Active Directory.
AjaxDesign Patterns (May, $39.99) by Michael Mahemoff illustrates the best practices for Ajax developers through real-life examples that cover everything from initial programming to testing completed applications.
Ajaxon Java (July, $29.99) by Steve Olson teaches Java developers how to create Ajax applications that can streamline the interaction between Web servers and client browsers.
Photoshop CS2/RAW (Mar., $34.99) by Mikkel Aaland is a guide to editing the uncompressed (and unprocessed) data files stored in digital cameras.
Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking (Mar., $39.99) by Julieanne Kost is a creative manifesto and art portfolio rolled in one, along with some technical advice.
Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook (Mar., $29.99) by John Beardsworth shows you how to transform digital photographs into images that mirror the visual styles of artists from Vermeer to Warhol.
Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography (May, $39.99) by Stephen Johnson incorporates technical and other professional advice into an overview of the photographer's career.
Mind Performance Hacks (Mar., $24.99) by Ron Hale-Evans is filled with tips on how to think more efficiently.
Head Rush Ajax (Mar., $34.99) by Brett D. McLaughlin is an experienced developer's guide to using the Ajax technologies for powerful Web applications.
Head First Objects (May, $44.99) by David Wood et al. explains object-oriented programming with a mix of text and graphics designed to engage programmers at all levels of experience.
O'Reilly/In a Nutshell
Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition (Mar., $34.99) by Jennifer Niederst revises the author's guide to creating Web pages, from basic formatting to multimedia content.
MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition (May, $44.99) by William R. Stanek prepares Windows 2003 administrators for their certification exams and for real-world problem solving.
Flash 8: The Missing Manual (Apr., $34.99) by Emily A. Moore is a hands-on guide to the popular Web animation design tool.
Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition (Apr., $29.99), Sarah Milstein, Rael Dornfest, and J.D. Biersdorfer update their compendium of tips to get the most out of the Internet's most popular search engine.
iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition (Apr., $24.99) by J.D. Biersdorfer features information on the latest iPod models and recent developments in podcasting.
Oxford Univ. Press
Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World (Apr., $28 cloth) by Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu explains how major dotcom companies have dealt with government attempts to regulate and monitor the flow of information online.
Don't Bother Me, Mom—I'm Learning: How Computer and Video Games Are Preparing Your Kids for 21st Century Success and How You Can Help (Mar., $20 cloth) by Marc Prensky gives parents an upside to their children's gaming habits.
Pearson Technology Group/Addison-Wesley
A Developer's Guide to SQL Server 2005 (May, $59.99) by Bob Beauchemin and Dan Sullivan is a guide to Microsoft's database management system.
Mac OS X Internals (May, $54.99) by Amit Singh looks at the inner workings of the latest version of the Macintosh operating system.
ASP.NET 2.0 Illustrated (June, $54.99) by Alex Homer and Dave Sussman includes online tools to help unleash the capabilities of Microsoft's Web development package.
Security Metrics: Replacing Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (June, $44.99) by Andrew Jaquith introduces IT security professionals to metrics analysis.
Implementation Patterns (Aug., $49.99) by Kent Beck offers tips on implementing standardized solutions to software design problems.
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications, 3rd Edition (Aug., $64.99) by Grady Booch et al. revises the classic guide to object-oriented programming.
Can Two Rights Make a Wrong?: Insights from IBM's Tangible Culture Approach (Mar., $24.99 cloth) by Sara J. Moulton Reger explains how to adapt to the major changes in today's business culture.
Implementing Rational ClearQuest: An End-to-End Deployment Guide (May, $34.99) is the first book to cover IBM's new change tracking system for software developers.
Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox: Tricks and Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment (July, $54.99) by Mark Elliott offers unique advice for Lotus Notes Development.
Outsourcing and the IBM Rational Unified Process: Lessons from the Trenches (May, $29.99) by R. Dennis Gibbs discusses how IBM's iterative software development process can be used to manage outsourced projects.
Visual Modeling with Rational Software Architect and UML (May, $49.99) by Terry Quatrani and Jim Palistrant is a full tutorial designed by IBM's leading trainer and customer consultant.
Creating Rich Internet Media Publications (May, $50) by Bob Connolly explains how to embed animation, video or audio into interactive PDF files.
How to Wow With Flash (May, $39.99) by Colin Smith includes a CD that makes creating animation for Web sites easier than ever.
HTML for the World Wide Web, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide (July, $35 cloth) by Elizabeth Castro is updated with a reference poster listing the most common HTML tags.
Idea to Image in Photoshop CS2: Rick Sammon's Guide to Enhancing Your Digital Photographs (June, $44.99) is a guide to image manipulation from "America's most popular photo expert."
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8: Video Training Book (June, $49.99) by Garrick Chow is a guide for the Dreamweaver Web development tool that comes with a training video.
Robin Williams Design Workshop, 2nd Edition (June, $44.99) by Robin Williams and John Tollett is a practical guide to design theory and application, from simple images to entire Web sites.
Adobe InDesign CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Mar., $19.99) by Kelly Kordes Anton and John Cruise is a desktop publishing guide that enables users to focus on the specific features they need.
InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2 (Mar., $29.99) by Nigel French discusses the basic principles of good typography and the type features of InDesign that can implement them.
Working Smart in Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Mar., $35) by Al Ward explains the productivity-enhancing features in Photoshop.
Macromedia Flash 8: Rich Application Development (Mar., $39.99) by Tom Green and Charles E. Brown is a hands-on guide to creating Web applications with Flash 8.
Working Smart in Adobe CreativeSuite2 (Apr., $35) taps into CS2's productivity features for a more streamlined work process.
Robert Reinhardt's Macromedia Flash Video: Training from the Source (June, $44.99) explains how to create videos using the Web's most widely viewed video format.
Macromedia Flash 8 Game Design Demystified (Aug., $49.99) by Jobe Makar and Ben Winiarczyk includes a CD with source files for a variety of game design tips.
Prioritizing Web Usability (Mar., $45) by Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger is an updated revision of Nielsen's classic guide to usability-focused design.
Dispatches from Blogistan: A Travel Guide for the Modern Blogger (Mar., $24.99) by Suzanne Stefanac introduces readers to the world of blogging with practical insights and advice.
Photoshop CS2 Artistry (Mar., $55) by Barry Haynes and Wendy Crumpler is a focused approach to Photoshop CS2's more advanced image manipulation features.
Photoshop CS2 Down & Dirty Tricks (May, $39.95) by Scott Kelby is a step-by-step tutorial for replicating the sorts of visual effects achieved by professionals in print and online.
Codin' for the Web (June, $34.99) by Charles Wyke-Smith is a guide to the programming principles underlying good Web design.
Designing with Web Standards, 2nd Edition (July, $39.99) by Jeffrey Zeidman revises the guidebook that changed the face of Web design.
PTG/Prentice Hall Professional
Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# (May, $59.99) by Robert C. Martin and Micah Martin is a pragmatic guide to the Agile school of programming co-written by one of its founding advocates.
Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Volume II, 2nd Edition (May, $49.99) by Marty Hall et al. features integrated coverage of servlets and JSP.
A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux: Fedora Core and Red HatEnterpriseLinux, 3rd Edition (May, $49.99) by Mark Sobell is updated to include Fedora Core 5 and RHEL4.
The Design of Sites: A Pattern Language for the Web (June, $59.99) by Douglas K. van Duyne is an updated edition of the bestselling guide to creating customer-centered Web sites.
C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 (June, $59.99) by Jasmin Blanchette and Mark Summerfield will help both Windows and Linux developers working on desktops and other graphic interfaces.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs (Mar., $59.99) by Scott Mueller provides up-to-the-minute assistance with hardware maintenance.
Michael Miller's eBay Auction Templates Starter Kit (Apr., $29.99) enables eBay sellers to create more effective auction listings.
Launching Your Yahoo! Business (Apr., $21.99) and Succeeding at Your Yahoo! Business (June, $24.99) by Frank Fiore and Linh Tang cover the basics of running a Yahoo! Store
How Personal & Internet Security Works (June, $29.99) by Preston Gralla discusses identity theft, spyware and other security topics.
Hollywood Special Effects with Adobe Premiere Elements 2 (June, $39.99) by Carl Plumer demonstrates visual effects techniques for intermediate and advanced users.
ASP.NET 2.0 Unleashed (Apr., $59.99) by Stephen Walther covers virtually all features of ASP 2005.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Unleashed (May, $59.99) by Ray Rankins and Paul Bertucci is a premium guide to Microsoft's latest version of its database management system.
Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One (May, $34.99) by Julie Meloni covers three major open-source development tools in one basic package.
Red Hat Fedora 5 Linux Unleashed (Mar., $49.99) by Paul and Andrew Hudson looks at the latest version of Fedora Linux.
Sams Teach Yourself SQL Server 2005 Express in 24 Hours (Mar., $34.99) by Alison Balter is an introduction to administrating and programming with the latest version of SQL Server.
Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in 21 Days (May, $39.99) by Laura Lemay and Rafe Colburn provides a grounding in the fundamentals of Web publishing.
Rampant TechPress (dist. by IPG)
Oracle PL/SQL Tuning (Apr., $27.95) by Timothy Hall offers advanced tips of getting the most out of the PL/SQL database language.
Oracle Best Practices (Apr., $27.95) by Kent Crotty describes the best methodology for coping with common situations involving Oracle's database management.
Easy Oracle Data Warehousing (May, $27.95) by Donald K. Burleson and Mike Ault is a guide to using the popular database system for analysis and reports.
Oracle Data Mining (June, $27.95) by Carolyn Hamm shows database administrators how to search for patterns in large data packages.
The Rough Guide to Blogging (June, $9.99) by Jonathan Yang offers a history and a roadmap to the blogosphere and also teaches readers how to start their own blogs.
The Complete Guide to SAS Indices (Mar., $54.95) by Michael A. Raithel explains how to create software that can swiftly process large SAS data sets and extract needed data with minimal response time.
SAS for Mixed Models, 2nd Edition (Apr., $89.95) by Ramon Littell et al. revises the authors' original guide to SAS/STAT software applications; includes CD-ROM with SAS sample code.
What Every Programmer Needs to Know About Security (Mar., $59.95 cloth) by Neil Daswani and Anita Kesavan is an introduction to security techniques for software programmers at every level of expertise.
Essential Software Architecture (Mar., $59.95 cloth) by Ian Gorton covers the fundamental principles of aligning a software system's components to work together most elegantly and efficiently.
Velociteach Press (dist. by IPG)
The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try (Apr., $79.95) by Andy Crowe offers guidance to those seeking project management certification through the PMP or CAPM tests.
Visual Steps Publishing (dist. by IPG)
MS Word 2002/2003 for Seniors (Apr., $19.95) by Addo Stuur is an illustrated guide to word processing designed especially for senior citizens.
The Art of Digital Wedding Photography: Professional Techniques with Style (May, $29.95) by Bambi Cantrell and Skip Cohen covers both the technical and professional sides of photographing weddings with digital cameras.
The Unofficial Guide to Excel 2003 (Mar., $18.99) by Julia Kelly is filled with tips on mastering the popular spreadsheet application.
Create Your Own Photo Blog (Apr., $24.99) by Catherine Jamieson explains how to set up a Web log to spotlight your digital photography.
Defeating the Hacker: A Non-Technical Guide to IT Security (May, $35 cloth) is a guide to stopping electronic invasions by former hacker Robert Schifreen.
The Joy of SOX: Why Sarbanes-Oxley and Services-Oriented Architecture May Be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You (Apr., $45) by Hugh Taylor explains how to reconfigure corporate computer networks in compliance with recent federal legislation on financial reporting.
PC Magazine Digital SLR Photography Solutions (May, $29.99) by Daniel Grotta and Sally Wiener Grotta is the consumer technology magazine's full-color guide to learning digital photography.
Outdoor Photographer's Landscape and Nature Photography with Photoshop CS2 (May, $34.99) by Rob Sheppard shows how to apply classic nature photography techniques with modern digital equipment.
Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth (May, $29.99) by Martin Brown explores Google's extensive database of maps and satellite photography that offer detailed information on millions of locations.
Hacking BlackBerry (May, $24.99) by Glenn Bachmann shows how to get the most out of the handheld computing device.
Video Blogging (June, $29.99) by Jay Dedman and Joshua Paul is a guide to distributing video content online in the Web log format.
eBay Listings That Sell for Dummies (Apr., $21.99) by Marsha Collier and Patti Ruby demonstrates how to attract bidders with attractive auction listings.
Ajaxfor Dummies (May, $29.99) by Steve Holzner offers first-time users a guide to the fast new Web development platform.
Laptops for Dummies: Quick Reference (May, $16.99) by Corey Sandler. Smaller in trim size than the typical Dummies book, this volume is designed for mobile users.
Videoblogging for Dummies (July, $24.99) by Stephanie Bryant teaches novices how to integrate video with blogs.
Mastering Maya 7 (Mar., $49.99) by John Kundert-Gibbs et al. is the official guide to the Maya 3D graphics package; includes CD-ROM with tutorials.
40 iPod Techniques (Apr., $16.99) is Youngjin.com's guide to getting Apple's MP3 player to do much more than play music.
Color Confidence: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Color Management, Second Edition (Apr., $39.99) updates digital imaging expert Tim Grey's guide to making sure the colors in your pictures accurately reflect what you photographed.
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 4 (Apr., $29.99) by Richard Lynch comes with a CD-ROM to help "unlock" little-known features in the image editing application.
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT: No Experience Required (May, $34.99) by David Frey has been revised to reflect changes in the latest versions of the bestselling design and drafting applications.
Aperture Exposed: The Mac Photographer's Guide to Taming the Workflow (June, $29.99) by Ellen Anon and Josh Anon introduces professional-grade digital photographers to Apple's new image manipulation software.
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography, 3rd Edition (Mar., $24.99) by Dave Huss and Lynette Kent covers every step of digital photography, from buying a camera to showing photos online, with more than 500 screen shots.
Master VISUALLY Dreamweaver 8 and Flash 8 (Apr., $34.99) by Denise Etheridge and Janet Valade is a handbook for creating interactive Web sites with Macromedia's development and multimedia applications.
Windows XP Visual Encyclopedia (May, $34.99) by Kate J. Chase and Jim Boyce explains the tools and commands available in Microsoft's new operating system for personal computers.
eBay: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, Third Edition (June, $19.99) by Julia Wilkinson includes new information on eBay subsidiaries PayPal and Skype in addition to its previous online auction tips.
ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results (Mar., $34.99) by Paul Wilton and Imar Spaanjaars shows programmers how to build Web sites with Microsoft's latest development technologies.
Debugging Programmer's Reference (July, $39.99) by John Chirillo is a handbook for programmers and hackers on creating bug-free applications.
Beginning Xcode (Apr., $39.99) by James Bucanek explains the basic steps of creating Mac applications to run on the OS X system.
Professional XML (May, $49.99) by Bill Evjen and Kent Sharkey discusses using the XML markup language , with insights from a Microsoft insider.