[lug] Fw: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, Jan 16

Kenneth D. Weinert mc at morat.net
Thu Jan 16 13:52:37 MST 2003

O'Reilly User Group Program
January 16, 2003

Highlights This Week:
Book News
-Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual
-sendmail, 3rd Edition
-Learning Unix for Mac OS X, 2nd Edition
-ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
-Oracle in a Nutshell
-Webmaster in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
-Programming Web Services with Perl
-Objective-C Pocket Reference
-Understanding the Linux Kernel, 2nd Edition
-Windows XP Pocket Reference
-Perl Graphics Programming
-Apache: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition
Upcoming Events
-Visit O'Reilly at LinuxWorld-NY
-Steven Feuerstein (Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 3rd Ed.) at the
Northwest Oracle Users Group Winter Conference Bellevue, WA

Conference News
-Registration is open for the 2003 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
-Online registration is still open for the O'Reilly Bioinformatics
Technology Conference 
-Open Source Convention--Time to Submit Your Proposal

-The O'Reilly Learning Lab 
-Boucher: DMCA-Fixing Bill "Will Win" 
-Jump the Shark 
-Consuming Amazon with Flash Remoting 
-Understanding Overloading in WSDL 
-Your First Micro Java Game 
-Introduction to Managed C++ 
-Using Remote Data Access with SQL Server CE 2.0 
-What is RSS?  
-Apple on Top of Its Game: the Macworld SF 2003 Report 
-The DigiCam Chronicles: Assignment Macworld 
-New O'Reilly Beta Chapter--Mac OS X in a Nutshell

Announcements From Your Peers
-Davis, CA--Linux Users' Group of Davis celebrates Their 
Four-Year Anniversary--January 20 
-Ottawa, Canada--Open Source Weekend--January 25 & 26

Book News
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Send or email me copies of your newsletters and book reviews.

Don't forget, your members get 20% off any O'Reilly book they purchase
directly from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when ordering.

***Group purchases with better discounts are available***
Please let me know if you are interested.

Press releases are available on our press page:

***Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual
Order Number: 348X
"Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual" is written for the novice power
user who wants to master XP Pro and get down to work. Coauthored by
"New York Times" technology columnist and the Missing Manual creator
David Pogue, this crystal clear, jargon-free book uses wit, technical
insight, and scrupulous objectivity to demystify Microsoft's newest and
most reliable operating system.

The Table of Contents are available online:

***sendmail, 3rd Edition
Order Number: 8393
sendmail, 3rd Edition has been completely revised to cover sendmail
8.12, a version with more features and fundamental changes than any
previous version of the Unix-based email-routing program.

Chapter 2, "Build and Install sendmail," is available online:

***Learning Unix for Mac OS X, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 4702
This compact book provides a user-friendly tour of your Mac's Unix
base. Updated to cover Jaguar (Mac OS X, 10.2), this book will keep you
current with the latest features of your Mac.

Chapter 5, "Printing," is available online:

***ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 396X
This book is the most complete, up-to-date reference available for the
latest version of ActionScript. You'll find exhaustive coverage of
dozens of undocumented, underdocumented, and misdocumented features.

The book's Foreword, Preface, and Chapter 13, "Movie Clips," are
available online:

***Oracle in a Nutshell
Order Number: 3366
This comprehensive book includes an overview of the Oracle
architecture, a summary of Oracle's concurrency scheme, security
mechanisms, and networking files and options, commands for tools such
as SQL*Plus, SQL*Loader, and RMAN, and a summary of datatypes,
operators, expressions, and conditions. This book has everything you
need to manage and write code for Oracle databases.

Chapter 17, "Performance," is available online:

***Webmaster in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
Order Number: 3579
"Webmaster in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition" is a concise and portable quick
reference that distills an immense amount of information on several
languages and technologies. This book is packed full of the genuinely
useful information a webmaster needs daily.

Chapter 18, "Apache Configuration," is available online:

***Programming Web Services with Perl
Order Number: 2068
This book is written for Perl programmers who have no prior knowledge
of web services and are ready to apply XML-RPC and SOAP to their
distributed programming applications.

Chapter 6, "Programming SOAP," is available online:

***Objective-C Pocket Reference
Order Number: 4230
"Objective-C Pocket Reference" provides a quick and concise
introduction to Objective-C for programmers already familiar with
either C or C++, and will continue to serve as a handy reference even
after the language is mastered.

A Sample Excerpt, "Object Life Cycle," is available online:

***Understanding the Linux Kernel, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 2130
This new edition, updated to cover version 2.4, takes you on a guided
tour through the most significant data structures, algorithms, and
programming tricks used in the Linux kernel.

Chapter 17, "The Ext2 and Ext3 Filesystems," is available online:

***Windows XP Pocket Reference
Order Number: 4257
This handy book is for power users and system administrators who need a
solid reference with quick answers, but not a lot of explanation. Get
the most out of Windows XP with this information-packed and
easy-to-read pocket reference.  

The Table of Contents is available online:

***Perl Graphics Programming
Order Number: 219X
Perl programmers naturally turn to Perl to tackle whatever challenges
they have at hand, and graphics programming is no exception. Geared
toward Perl users and webmasters, the book demystifies the manipulation
of graphics formats for use on the Web, and provides all the tools
necessary to begin programming and designing graphics for the Web

Chapter 9, "Using Ming," is available online:

***Apache: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition
Order Number: 2033
Updated to cover the changes in Apache's latest release, 2.0, as well
as Apache 1.3, this guide discusses how to obtain, set up, secure,
modify, and troubleshoot Apache software on both Unix and Windows
systems. Additional security coverage makes this book essential
documentation for the world's most popular web server.

Chapter 11, "Security," is available online:

Upcoming Events
***Visit O'Reilly at LinuxWorld
January 21-24
Javits Center, NY, NY
Booth #457

Meet O'Reilly Authors Wednesday 1/22 at 1 pm
in O'Reilly Booth #457 for Q&A and book signing.
* AEleen Frisch, "Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition"
  and "Essential System Administration Pocket Reference"
* David Axmark and Michael Widenius, "MySQL Reference Manual"
* Ethan Cerami, "Web Services Essentials"
* Derek Vadala, "Managing RAID on Linux"
* Adam Trachtenberg and David Sklar, "PHP Cookbook"

***Northwest Oracle Users Group--Winter Conference
February 3rd and 4th, 2003
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, Washington

Speakers include Steven Feuerstein whose topics will be "Best
Practices" and "The Brave New World of Oracle Pl/SQL."

For more information, see:

For more events, please see:

Conference News
***Registration is open for the 2003 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
Join the leaders from the many worlds of pervasive computing to explore
and invent the new internet infrastructure and culture. Speakers
include: Howard Rheingold, Alan Kay, Clay Shirky, Eric Bonabeau, 
Tim O'Reilly, David S. Isenberg and many others.

Early Bird Discount--
User Group members who register before March 14th, 2003, get a double
discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and you'll get 20% off the
"Early Bird" price.

To register, go to:

***Online registration is still open for the O'Reilly Bioinformatics
Technology Conference 
This event takes place at the Westin Horton Plaza in San Diego on
February 3-6, 2003.  

To register, go to:

***Open Source Convention--There is Still Time to Submit Your Proposal
Programmers, developers, strategists, and technical staff are invited
to submit proposals to lead tutorial and conference sessions at the
sixth annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention. This year's theme is
"Embracing and Extending Proprietary Software." The submission deadline
for all proposals is February 15, 2003.  
For more information:

News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***The O'Reilly Learning Lab
An O'Reilly reader talks about why he enrolled in the online Learning
Lab and how the experience has been. Find out how to get the most out
of online learning through O'Reilly's Learning Lab.

***Boucher: DMCA-Fixing Bill "Will Win"
Tech finally shows up for digital copying debate.

***Jump the Shark
An article by Tim O'Reilly.

Web Services
***Consuming Amazon with Flash Remoting
Using Flash Remoting and Web Services, you can enable a responsive UI
that searches and displays Amazon results. Jason Michael Perry shows
you how to build the interface and manipulate the XML web service.

Web Services
***Understanding Overloading in WSDL
The initial reference to overloading in the WSDL 1.1 specification is
limited, a situation that left many new users of WSDL unsure where to
turn to for clarification. Randy Ray, coauthor of "Programming Web
Services with Perl," sheds light on the issue by explaining how to
express overloaded interfaces in WSDL.

Randy J. Ray, coauthor of "Programming Web Services with Perl"
Order Number: 2068

Koshuke Kawaguchi examines the latest release of Sun's Java
Architecture for XML Binding, focusing particularly on the API through
which applications use the JAXB-generated code to process XML.

***Your First Micro Java Game
Learn Sun's Wireless Toolkit to make a MIDlet-based game for cell phones.

***Introduction to Managed C++ by Sam Gentile 
Managed C++ often gets a bum rap in the world of .NET. Some of it is
deserved, some is not, and some comes from just plain misunderstanding.
In this article, Sam Gentile demystifies Managed C++.

***Using Remote Data Access with SQL Server CE 2.0
Microsoft SQL Server CE edition is the database server built by
Microsoft to run on mobile devices. Besides being a standalone database
for mobile applications, SQL Server CE also allows you to connect to
your desktop SQL Server 2000 and perform remote data access and merge
replication. In this article, Wei-Meng Lee will show you how to build a
.NET Compact Framework mobile application using Visual Studio .NET 2003
and how it can perform remote data access using SQL Server CE 2.0.

***What is RSS?
In Mark Pilgrim's inaugural Dive Into XML column, he reviews the
history and technical details of the varieties of RSS on the Web. He
also describes a method for parsing most active RSS feeds.

***Apple on Top of Its Game: the Macworld SF 2003 Report 
The moment the keynote began to when the final door was closed to
the Expo show floor, Apple and its 350 vendors had the pedal to the
metal. Daniel Steinberg provides a comprehensive overview of new
announcements from the mother ship.

***The DigiCam Chronicles: Assignment Macworld
A photo essay from SF, complete with "how to" notes.  
Author's note: This is the first in an ongoing series of photo essays
demonstrating how to get the most out of your digital camera. Each
installment of the DigiCam Chronicles will feature a new location or

And make sure you check out Derrick's weblog:
iPhoto 2.0 Steps, Not Dashes, Forward 

Derrick is coauthor of "iPhoto: The Missing Manual" 
(Order Number: 365x) and author of the "Digital Photography 
Pocket Guide" (Order Number: 4540)

**New O'Reilly Beta Chapter--Mac OS X in a Nutshell
Preview Beta Chapter 14, "Web Publishing with a DAMP System," from
O'Reilly's upcoming "Mac OS X in a Nutshell." 
Order Number: 3706

Announcements From Your Peers
***Davis, CA--Linux
Users' Group of Davis The Linux Users' Group of Davis will be
celebrating their four-year anniversary on Monday, January 20, 2003.
Along with free food and cake, LUGOD will be screening the independent
film "REVOLUTION OS," which tells the tale of computer programmers who
rebelled against Microsoft's dominance and created the Linux computer
operating system and the "Open Source" movement.

Monday, January 20, 2003
Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library
315 East 14th Street in Davis, California.

For more information, go to:

A flyer is available online:

***Ottawa, Canada--Open Source Weekend
On January 25 and 26, 2003, a coalition of computer professionals,
students, and volunteers will host an Open Source Weekend in Ottawa,
Canada. The events will be spread across the city and throughout the
weekend to showcase the dynamic world of open source software.

The major activities will be the: 
-Linuxfest at the University of Ottawa
-Linuxfest at Carleton University
-Business of Open Source Software conference

For more information on these events please see:

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