(PRWEB) February 08, 2012
PacktLib currently houses 760 books on computer technologies on demand from the cloud. With new books being added on a weekly basis, it is a vital resource for any administrator, developer or hobbyist to access specialised books on specific technologies and solutions in order to enhance their knowledge and skills. By subscribing to the library, readers will be able to have unrestricted access to PacktLib, meaning that every subsequent book added to the library will be made available to them for the duration of their subscription. Subscribers will be able to find out about the latest updates to Open Source software or extra features added to Enterprise products. This can prove invaluable when applying new techniques or adding new capabilities to work projects to stay competitive.
Packt’s books are written in a format that is conducive to learning, helping readers to take in information in a more effective way. For example, cookbooks show readers how to complete an exercise by reading a step-by-step guide to implement features and also by viewing screenshots to illustrate how to accomplish specific tasks clearly.
The Flash iOS Apps Cookbook is the latest addition to the library. This book teaches readers how to build native apps for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch on the latest version of the Flash Professional software. A benefit of developing apps with Flash is that it can now be sold and distributed within the App Store. As a cookbook, there will be examples and recipes to enable readers to gain in-depth knowledge on their topic of interest or on certain chapters. Furthermore, the Flash iOS Apps cookbook is a toolkit to creating high quality content for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Another recent addition to PacktLib is the Elgg 1.8 Social Networking book. Written by a core developer of the Elgg team, it explains how to build a social networking site with Elgg. The book explores the vast range of Elgg’s social networking capabilities including communities, sharing profiles and relationships as well as showing how to create plugins and themes with extensive tutorials.
The HTML5 Mobile Development Cookbook was added to PacktLib last week, allowing subscribers to the library to learn how to create fast and responsive mobile websites that work across a range of platforms. Moreover, readers will also be able to plan, build, debug and optimise mobile websites as well as incorporate HTML5 rich media and geo-location into the mobile websites.
Whether readers are at the office, at home or on the move, they will be able to access PacktLib from any mobile device connected to the internet as all books are hosted online. To help readers find solutions to their problems quickly, the search feature can be used to look for relevant content across all books in their subscription. In additions to this, subscribers to PacktLib can adjust the size of text and/or change the contrast settings to enhance the reading experience. Furthermore, bookmarking pages for future reference, printing pages and downloading any code and attachments can all be done on the PacktLib platform.
To subscribe to PacktLib or to find out more about the library, visit http://packtlib.packtpub.com/