Packt’s 10 Year Celebration

This month marks 10 years since Packt Publishing embarked on its mission to deliver effective learning and information services to IT professionals. In that time it has published over 2000 titles and helped projects become household names, awarding over $400,000 through its Open Source Project Royalty Scheme.

To celebrate this huge milestone, from June 26th Packt is offering all of its eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and customers can stock up on as many copies as they like until July 5th.

Book Review : Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration

Getting Started with Talend Open Studio for Data Integration

4729OS Getting Started with Talend Open Studio_covBook Details

Language : English
Paperback : 320 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2012
ISBN : 1849514720
ISBN 13 : 9781849514729
Author(s) : Jonathan Bowen
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Data, Open Source

More details are here

Information systems business becoming increasingly complex. They are composed of different systems that need to communicate among themselves. Ask a developer to code routines for data integration is no longer a viable option so the rules change often and codes are not robust enough as those offered by the data integration tools. Talend (one of the leading open source integration) provides a data integration tool called Talend Open Source for data integration.
There are few books on data integration. However Talend made ​​enough effort and provided enough documentation on its products. This book far from being a copy an paste of official documentation addresses the problem from a different angle. The official documentation is a guide to the components while this book is more oriented use cases. This book is a step by step guide you can read from top to bottom if you are a beginner or go to specific chapters.

This book has 12 chapters that show the most potential with examples of jobs to support
Chapter 1: Knowing Talend Open Studio
Chapter 2: Working with Talend Open Studio
Chapter 3: Transforming Files
Chapter 4: Working with Databases
Chapter 5: Filtering, Sorting, and Other Processing Techniques
Chapter 6: Managing Files
Chapter 7: Job Orchestration
Chapter 8: Managing Jobs
Chapter 9: Global Variables and Contexts
Chapter 10: Worked Examples

The last chapter of the book covers the use of routines and the creation of new components.
This book ( is a must read if you want to make the integration of data with TALEND.

Review co-writed with Horacio 🙂

[PACKT] Special Moodle Festive !!!

Moodle ( is currently the world’s most popular E-learning platform. Moodle is a free, open-source PHP web application for producing modular internet-based courses that support a modern social constructionist pedagogy.

To celebrate Moodle and Packt’s recent publication of the Moodle 2 Administration book, Packt is offering a series of attractive discounts on all Moodle books.

Find the offers here and have fun moodling 🙂