One of the benefits of coming home after a long trip is that there's usually a package (or 2 or 3) waiting for me. My return last Friday night was no different as I came home to about a dozen of our recent publications. Three of them really jumped out at me and I wanted to highlight them here.
Twitter API: Up and Running is an extremely timely book. Twitter continues to grow at a torrential rate and more and more developers are trying to figure out how to tie into it. Our book provides everything you need to know to ride the wave. And as I mentioned in this tweet yesterday, auto-tweeting and other services are likely to make Twitter an even more important technology in the future. (Btw, don't miss our next important title on this topic, The Twitter Book, by expert tweeters Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein.)
Next up, Search Engine Optimization for Flash. SEO remains vitally important but think about all that Flash content out there that's so hard to leverage on this front. Our book offers one-of-a-kind solutions for applying SEO techniques to your Flash video. The book is part of our Adobe Developer Library program and is written by Todd Perkins, an Adobe-Certified Flash Instructor. If you've got a lot of Flash content on your site, make sure your SEO expert is aware of this one. It's a quick read at only 250 pages but it's loaded with wonderful insights.
And finally, a gorgeous book with an equally eye-catching cover. I'm talking about Beautiful Teams, the latest in our Theory in Practice series. This book offers more than two dozen "inspiring and cautionary tales from veteran team leaders." The list of contributors includes Scott Berkun, Grady Booch, Cory Doctorow, Steve McConnell, Scott Ambler, and our own Tim O'Reilly. And when you buy a copy of this book you'll be doing your good deed for the day as a portion of the proceeds is being donated to PlayPumps International.