Wrox Press

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Wrox Press (established in 1992) is a computer book publisher, originally based in Birmingham, England. Wrox pioneered the philosophy of "Programmer to Programmer™" books for technology professionals. All books published by Wrox are written by software developers.[1][2] The original books were easily recognized by their red covers and black and white pictures of the authors.

The holding company of the original Wrox Press, Peer Information, liquidated its assets in an insolvency process executed during 2003.[3] The name and some of the more successful titles (but not the company itself) were acquired by John Wiley & Sons, a Hoboken, New Jersey based publisher founded in 1807, which continues to publish under the Wrox imprint.[4]

Some of Wrox's key authors include Michael Kay, Scott Hanselman, Bill Evjen, Christian Nagel, Thomas Rizzo, Ivor Horton, Imar Spaanjaars, Reto Meier, Brian Knight, Brian D. Patterson, Thomas Termini,[5] Matthew Baxter-Reynolds and Scott Guthrie.


  1. ^ Nick Lecrenski (13 May 2010). Silverlight 4: Problem - Design - Solution. John Wiley and Sons. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-470-88168-2. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Dr. Dobb's journal: software tools for the professional programmer. M&T Pub. July 2004. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wrox hit the rocks as Glasshaus cracks : IT publishing community collapses". Theregister.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Professional WebObjects 5.0 with Java - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 

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