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A list of book releases compiled by Dr. Dobb’s to keep you up-to-date on software development tools and techniques.

HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow's Standards Today (Beta)
by Brian P. Hogan
HTML5 and CSS3 are the future of web development, but you don’t have to wait to start using them. Even though the specification is still in development, many modern browsers and mobile devices already support HTML5 and CSS3. This beta book gets you up to speed on the new HTML5 elements and CSS3 features you can use right now, and backwards compatible solutions ensure that you don’t leave users of older browsers behind. This title is currently available in "Beta." If you buy the eBook now, you'll be able to download successive releases of the eBook as the authors add material and correct mistakes. You'll get the final eBook when the book is finished. If you buy the combo pack (Beta eBook plus the finished Paper Book) now, you'll get the Beta eBook immediately, and you'll get the finished paper book when it's released (currently estimated for release on August 20, 2010).
http://www.pragprog.com/titles/bhh5/html5-and-css3

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (Rough Cuts Version) Sixth Edition
by David Flanagan
Whether you need an example-driven programmer's guide or a complete desk reference, this book is an authoritative text on the language that runs the Web. The sixth edition offers comprehensive coverage of ECMAScript 5 (the new language standard) and also the new APIs introduced in HTML5. The chapters on functions and classes have been completely rewritten and updated to match current best practices. A new chapter covers language extensions and subsets. When you buy a book on the Rough Cuts service, you get access to an evolving manuscript. You can read it online, download as a PDF, or print. Once you've purchased a Rough Cuts title, you have a chance to shape the final product — you can send suggestions, bug fixes, and comments directly to the author and editors.
http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781449393847/

Lucene in Action, Second Edition
by Michael McCandless, Erik Hatcher, and Otis Gospodnetic
The Lucene search engine sports a high-performance, easy-to-use API and features such as numeric fields, payloads, near-real-time search, and huge increases in indexing and searching speed make it the leading search tool. This book is a definitive guide to effectively integrating search into your applications. This totally revised version shows you how to index your documents, including formats such as MS Word, PDF, HTML, and XML. It introduces you to searching, sorting, and filtering, and covers the numerous improvements to Lucene since the first edition. Source code is for Lucene 3.0.1.
http://www.manning.com/hatcher3/


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