Welcome to the new Safari

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You’ve probably noticed we’ve made some changes around here, including a brand new design and sharp new logo. Safari began more than 13 years ago as “Safari Tech Books Online,” with the promise of replacing the collection of IT and programming reference books on your shelf with something online and searchable. (As the saying goes,… Read more »

Safari chosen as platform to deliver $100M O’Reilly Media pledge for White House ConnectED Initiative

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Safari has helped millions of working professionals use content from the world’s leading publishers to learn and develop the skills they need to succeed for more than a decade. We know firsthand that with easy access to the knowledge of experts, people can do remarkable things, and we love helping them. So, we’re thrilled to… Read more »

Welcoming the PubFactory Team to Safari Books Online

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For some time now, we’ve admired the work of PubFactory, a team within RDW Group’s iFactory division that builds powerful systems for delivering mixed content like books, videos, journals, and reference databases through the web for publishers like Oxford University Press, Sage Publications, DeGruyter, Cengage Learning, Harvard University Press and Bloomsbury. Today, I’m thrilled to welcome the 30+ members of… Read more »

Eight Great Tools Simple Enough for a CEO

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Much of the early part of my career in publishing was spent writing and maintaining scripts used for automating book production. Applying the tools that developers use to manage code to managing manuscripts was a big part of the strategy behind the XML publishing toolchain I helped build (alongside @abdelazer) at O’Reilly (work now being… Read more »

Helping with the #Sandy Relief Efforts

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Update: We raised more than $13,000 for the Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Thank you to everyone who participated! Although Safari’s headquarters are in Sebastopol, California, we have an office in Boston and employees all along the East Coast — as well as quite a few customers, large and small — who are… Read more »

Measuring Customer Happiness

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I’ve long admired the folks at 37signals, makers of Basecamp, Campfire, and Highrise. They’re great examples of how to really effectively contribute to an ecosystem through coding, writing, evangelizing, and perhaps most importantly being willing to talk about what they’re doing and why — even if it’s not always great news. (They were even behind… Read more »


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by Andrew Savikas Safari Books Online has been delivering digital books on the Web for more than a decade now, beginning long before widespread commercial eBooks and the adoption of the EPUB eBook standard. While it’s always fun to be ahead of the curve, that also means a lot of Safari Books Online’s systems were… Read more »