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One of the strongest features of Safari is the array and range of publishing partners who provide valuable content to our library. A key partner for us is Manning Publications, who provides our platform with a well-curated selection of technology books for professionals. 

As part of a continuing feature here at the Safari blog, we’d like to shine a spotlight on Manning Publications and their catalog of content for application developers, system administrators, software engineers, architects, and anyone else involved with the computer business. 

Big Data  Soft Skills  Go in ActionOculus Rift

Big Data: Principles and Best Practices of Scalable Realtime Data Systems by Nathan Marz and James Warren

Learn how to build large-scale data systems to help you capture and and analyze the vital web data you need to make crucial business decisions. The authors walk you through the process step-by-step from the batch layer to the serving layer to the speed layer.

Go in Action by William Kennedy, Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin

A brand new title which was recently added to Safari, this book is a comprehensive and cohesive guide to the Go language. Proficient experience with other languages is assumed by the authors as it is written for the intermediate developer. Topics covered include packaging, libraries, and testing and benchmarking.

Oculus Rift in Action by Bradley Austin Davis, Karen Bryla, and Phillips Alexander Benton

Expected to release commercially in 2016, the Oculus Rift headset will bring a cutting-edge virtual reality experience to the market. In this book, you will learn how to create 3D games and other programs exclusively for the Oculus Rift. Experience with C++, C#, or another OO language is required as you read about how to use the Oculus C API, the VR user experience, and advanced integrations with the Oculus Rift.

Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual by John Z. Sonmez

One of the most popular Manning titles within Safari, this classic book is the career guide that technically-minded professionals need to read. Author John Sonmez explains the importance of the ‘soft skills’ which are important in today’s workplace such as how to work remotely, the value of learning, and developing positive habits.


You can also check out this list in Safari, which includes an offering of the newest and most popular Manning Publication titles.


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