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Our books and publications share the experiences of your fellow IT professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and frameworks.

Packt, pronounced Packed, published its first book Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management in April 2004 and subsequently continued to specialize in publishing focused books on specific technologies and solutions.

Our books and publications share the experiences of your fellow IT professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and frameworks. Our solutions-based books give you the knowledge and power to customize the software and technologies you're using to get the job done. Packt books are more specific and less general than the IT books you have seen in the past. Our unique business model allows us to bring you more focused information, giving you more of what you need to know, and less of what you don't.

Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of developers, administrators, and newbies alike.

Packt's URL, www.PacktPub.com, is an amalgamation of the words "Packt and Publishing."



Community. Experience. Distilled.

At Packt, we believe that these three words concisely sum us up and what our books achieve.

Community captures the online and direct nature of what we do. We support and publish books on software that have developed loyal and active online technical communities

Experience encapsulates the practical, how to knowledge that our books provide.

Distilled differentiates the quality of our professionally edited and packaged books from the free content found on the web.


Packt Open Source Project Royalty Scheme

Packt believes in Open Source. When we sell a book written on an Open Source project, we pay a royalty directly to that project. As a result of purchasing one of our Open Source books, Packt will have given some of the money received to the Open Source project.

In the long term, we see ourselves and yourselves, as customers and readers of our books, as part of the Open Source ecosystem, providing sustainable revenue for the projects we publish on. Our aim at Packt is to establish publishing royalties as an essential part of the service and support business model that sustains Open Source.

Packt Publishing Ltd
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Birmingham B27 6PA
United Kingdom
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contact@packtpub.com
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Company Number: 4759694