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Pragmatic Bookshelf News

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  Here’s what’s new and what’s hot from the Pragmatic Bookshelf.  

What’s New

At the end of 2012, there were 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, including both smart and not-so-smart phones, according to the ITU; close to 70% of smartphones now run Android. But how much do you know about your Android phone or tablet?

Get under the hood and customize and automate your Android device in unique and interesting ways, from creating your own talking clock to sounding an alert when approaching geographic coordinates, with Mike Riley's latest book, Ultimate Android Power Tips: Make Your Mobile Work For You. Now available in beta.  

What’s Hot

Top-Ten lists are passé—ours goes to 11. These are the top titles that folks are interested in currently, along with their rank from last month. This is based solely on direct sales from our online store.

1^NEWCrafting Rails 4 Applications
2^NEWProgramming Elixir
3v2Programming Ruby 1.9 & 2.0
44Agile Web Development with Rails 4
5v1Programming Erlang
6^10Practical Vim
7v5The Definitive ANTLR 4 Reference
8^NEWLearn to Program
9v8The Cucumber Book
10^11The RSpec Book
11v3Test iOS Apps with UI Automation

What’s Happening

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