Safari Books Online Releases How To Database Beta

Aug 07, 2007

Safari Books Online, a reference and learning platform and a joint venture of O'Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, has launched the beta version of its How To Database, a new service that delivers step-by-step configuration and programming tutorials to IT and software-development professionals and end users.

Safari's How To Database locates and delivers step-by-step procedures for requested tasks from within Safari Books Online titles from leading publishers and authors. The database launches with four brands (O'Reilly Media's Hack and Cookbook series, Peachpit's Visual Quick Start Guides, and Sam’s Teach Yourself series) and will be expanded to include more brands from the Safari Library.

Other examples of Safari innovations include: Rough Cuts, manuscripts on hot topics that encourage reader feedback and provide information that professionals need now; Short Cuts, a series of short documents covering technologies that are either too early in their life cycles or too narrowly focused to become the subject of a full-length book; training videos from publisher that teach professionals and business end-users to use applications such as Photoshop and Microsoft Office; and the "What's New" section of Safari's new corporate website which includes content such as "Meet the Authors," "Hot Titles," and "Title of the Month."