Safari Books Online is the premier electronic reference library for programming and IT professionals. Safari provides access to the electronic versions of over 3,700 technical books from leading publishers.

With Safari access, ActivePerl Pro Studio and Active Tcl Pro Studio subscribers can search the entire Safari library in a matter of seconds to pinpoint precisely the piece of information or code fragment they need. Users can even filter searches to include "code fragments only." Plus, users can browse books on the go with the Safari To Go iPad app.

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Trusted sources

Online access to the electronic versions of over 3,700+ of the latest and greatest books from names you trust: O'Reilly, Addison-Wesley, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Java Press, Macromedia Press, Microsoft Press, New Riders, No Starch, Novell Press, Peachpit Press, Premier Press, Prentice Hall, Prima Publishing, Que, Sams, SitePoint, Syngress, and Wharton School Publishing.

Save time and save money

No need to sift through piles of books, wait on overnight book shipments, or scrape together information from message boards and colleagues. Avoid costly delays from erroneous code or unreliable sources. Safari searches titles from the publishers you have already grown to trust.

Eliminate errors

Cut and paste code directly. Save time. Eliminate programming errors.

Stay current

New books are added in conjunction with, or sometimes in advance of, their print publication dates. Stay ahead of the rapidly changing technology curve.

How do I use my Safari as part of my subscription?

As an ActivePerl Pro Studio or ActiveTcl Pro Studio member, you have the ability to search across the entire Safari library at all times. However, search results are rendered in two different ways depending upon whether a book resides on your personal Bookshelf or not. For every book that resides on your Bookshelf you can see every word of that book from cover to cover. For all other books, you can browse or search in preview mode. Previews consist of the first few paragraphs of text. Preview as many sections as you like, as often as you like before you decide whether to add it to your bookshelf.

Safari Books Online is automatically included with all new ActivePerl Pro Studio and ActiveTcl Pro Studio memberships and renewals.

To add a book to your Bookshelf, simply add the corresponding book to your Bookshelf with one click. Over time, you can modify your Bookshelf through swapping. If you've outgrown an introductory book, it can be traded for an advanced one. The only rule is that any given book needs to stay on your Bookshelf for 30 days before you are allowed to swap.

ActivePerl Pro Studio and ActiveTcl Pro Studio accounts include 5 "slots" on your Bookshelf. Most Safari books fill up 1 slot on your Bookshelf; some fill ½-slot, 2-slots or 3-slots. If you choose only 1-slot books, and swap aggressively, you can use 60 1-slot books during the course of one year. If your mix favors ½-slot books, you'll have access to more than 100+ books during the year. Likewise, if your mix tends toward 2-slot or 3-slot books, you will have access to slightly fewer books.

ActivePerl Pro Studio and ActiveTcl Pro Studio members receive first-hand access to the latest and greatest titles from O'Reilly, Addison-Wesley, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Java Press, Macromedia Press, Microsoft Press, New Riders, No Starch, Novell Press, Peachpit Press, Premier Press, Prentice Hall, Prima Publishing, Que, Sams, SitePoint, Syngress, and Wharton School Publishing. 

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ActivePerl Pro Studio and ActiveTcl Pro Studio are offered by annual subscription. Your easy-to-budget subscription bundle includes permanent software licenses for the latest release of Komodo IDE and Perl Dev Kit or Tcl Dev Kit, all updates and upgrades, and one year's access to Safari Books Online.

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