SAN JOSE, Calif., October 1, 2010: — Addison-Wesley Professional today announced the launch of two forthcoming Joomla books,: The Official Joomla! Book and: Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide. Both titles are designed for end-users and administrators utilizing Joomla – the free, open source content management system – to develop a web presence. Written by Joomla experts, the books provide: a useful, well-written, and engaging platform for all segments of the Joomla community, from beginners to more advanced developers. Pearson made the announcement to coincide with: Joomla Day USA West 2010 being held on the eBay/PayPal North campus in San Jose, Calif. today through Sunday, Oct. 3.
Joomla runs 2.5 percent of the web, and is used by individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to easily create and build a variety of websites and web-enabled applications. Since its inception in 2005, Joomla has been 100 percent community owned and operated.
The books will be the flagship releases in a new Joomla Press, representing a publishing alliance between Pearson, the global leader in education services and technology, and Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM), the not-for-profit organization that supports the Joomla project. Titles in the series will be authored by the leading experts and contributors in the global Joomla community. (http://community.joomla.org/index.php)
The Official Joomla! Book, scheduled to be published in December, 2010, provides readers with a basic understanding of how Joomla works “under the hood,” and will help prepare readers to take advantage of the power available at more advanced levels.: www.informit.com/title/0321704215
“These books are a win-win for the Joomla community: They will provide a new avenue for people to become part of, and contribute to, Joomla – helping to refine its power and simplicity. And at the same time proceeds from the books, available at bookstores around the world and through increasingly popular eBook readers, will help support the Joomla project’s explosive growth,” said Ryan Ozimek, President of Open Source Matters.
“Users of Joomla already have access to tremendous support and learning through the thriving Joomla community. However, for those who want a deeper dive through book and multimedia form factors, these titles will serve as a known brand for users whether they are building up or refining their Joomla skill-set,” said Debra Williams Cauley, editor of the new Joomla series.
The global leader in education services and technology, Pearson is home to such respected brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, and Sams Publishing, which have as their online publishing arm, InformIT (www.informit.com) -The Trusted Technology Learning Source. In addition, Berkeley-based Peachpit (www.peachpit.com), the publishing partner for Adobe Press, Apple Certified, and others, publishes best-selling books for creative design professionals. Pearson is also co-founder, with O’Reilly Media Inc., of Safari Books Online (http://safari.informit.com), the premier on-demand digital library providing thousands of expert reference materials through a single point of contact, including expert technology, creative and design, business and management resources in video and text formats. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.
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