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In the last few weeks we’ve seen an explosion of people complaining about the lack of asinh() on the Windows version of PHP. We use the asinh() function extensively in Chapter 7 for the custom tile overlays. Admittedly, we didn’t test any of the code against windows versions of PHP (we’re LAMP folks), so until […]

No Forums, Sorry.

Hello All,
We’ve talked and talked about adding forums to this site and decided against it. We already do all of the support we can by email and encourage anyone who has trouble with anything in the books to contact us that way. If the problem is common enough we’ll blog about it instead. We also […]

Rails Book Contest Winners

Our three week entry period is over and we have selected the winners of a free copy of Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax: From Novice to Professional.
From the over 450+ entries received we have randomly selected four lucky winners. They are:

Ryan Irelan of Raleigh, NC, USA
Daniel Leong of London, UK
Mike Hodgson (location […]

Rails Edition Contest!

Andre Lewis has been hard at work since September 2006 translating and rewriting the PHP-centric edition of our Beginning Google Maps Applications book into Ruby on RAILS — and we’re giving away 3 4 copies over the next 3 weeks!
If you’re interested in entering the contest please simply visit and fill out the form. […]

Andre Lewis has been hard at work writing our new sister book Beginning Google Maps with RAILS and Ajax. It’s due back from the printers in about a week, so on the eve of its release he has also released GeoKit for Rails along with Bill Eisenhauer. Bill also has a few examples on his […]

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