Computer Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction, and Programming Titles To Be Featured at SIGGRAPH 2011

Pearson Products on OpenCL and Core Python Application Programming
Include eBooks and Rough Cuts

INDIANAPOLIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 9, 2011 — Pearson announced today the release of innovative and authoritative books for both professionals and enthusiasts on a wide range of topics in computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and programming at the SIGGRAPH conference, taking place August 7-11 in Vancouver, BC. Published under the imprints of Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall, the new titles show users the realities of today’s design processes through use of comprehensive and advanced techniques, and easy-to-use guides for graphic programming.

New books include:

OpenCL Programming Guide, written by five leading OpenCL authorities ( Aaftab Munshi, Benedict Gaster, Timothy Mattson, Dan Ginsburg, and James Fung), which targets working developers and software architects. The authors provide a complete reference to API and OpenCL programming language, present the essentials of OpenCL software performance optimization, and through reviews of key use case studies and downloadable code examples, show how to write complex parallel algorithms. Book and eBook are currently both available at and major book sellers.

Rough Cuts (early access to an author’s developing manuscript) being announced include:

Core Python Applications Programming, Third Edition written by Wesley Chun. This book teaches developers who are ready to expand their Python skills and go beyond the language and its syntax how to apply their skills to application programming. Delivering hundreds of industrial-strength code snippets and examples, the new edition contains not only a high-level introduction to the topic but also provides real-world insights for developing applications in Python. Book and eBook are slated to release in early 2012.

Visit us at Booth #863. For those unable to make the show, visit for more information on our latest products, download free eBook samplers, and check out our latest product offerings as well as save 35% off with coupon code SIGGRAPH2011.

About Pearson

Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the education, services, and technology company, 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 ( - The Trusted Technology Learning Source. In addition, Berkeley-based Peachpit (, the publishing partner for Adobe Press, Apple Certified, and others, publishes best-selling books for creative design professionals.

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