[linux] Fwd: Newsletter from the O'Reilly UG Program, May 16

Richard Lotz rlotz at u.washington.edu
Fri May 16 21:31:28 PDT 2003


Anyone looking for something to do the June 7th and 8th weekend should
find their way to the Freenetworks.org con. And no, I'm not just
saying that cause I'm one of the presenters.

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> From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>

> Date: Fri May 16, 2003 21:24:55 US/Pacific

> To: rlotz at u.washington.edu

> Subject: Newsletter from the O'Reilly UG Program, May 16

>

>

> O'Reilly User Group Program

> Newsletter

> May 16, 2003

>

>

> Please share this information with your members...

>

>

> Highlights This Week:

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> Book News

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> -C++ in a Nutshell

> -The Complete FreeBSD, 4th Edition

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> Upcoming Events

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> -Tim O'Reilly at the FreeNetworks Conference in Las Vegas, NV

> --June 7-8

> -Hacks Author Event at Powell's Bookstore in Portland, OR--June 11

> -David Pogue ("Mac OS X: The Missing Manual"), MetroMac Meeting,

> SoHo Apple Store, NY--June 12

> -David Jordan ("Java Data Objects"), Barnes & Noble in Cary, NC

> --June 16th

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> Conferences

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> -O'Reilly Open Source Convention Early Bird Registration Ends May 23

> -Put Up an O'Reilly Open Source Convention Banner,

> Get a Free Book

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> News

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> -What I Hate About Your Programming Language

> -Geeking in the Third World

> -Vote for Your Favorite Linux Book

> -How Servlet Containers Work

> -Instrumenting Your .NET Application

> -New on Safari: Mac OS X: The Missing Manual

> -Goodbye PDA, Hello iPod?

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> News From Your Peers

> ----------------------------------------------------------------

> -Huntsville Windows NT Users Meeting, AL--May 19

> -Portland Linux User Group Meeting, Portland, OR--June 3

> -Hampton Roads Oracle Users Group,Virginia Beach, VA--June 4

>

> ================================================

> Book News

> ================================================

> Review books are available--email me for a copy.

>

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>

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>

> Press releases are available on our press page:

> http://press.oreilly.com/

>

>

> ***C++ in a Nutshell

> Order Number: 298X

> "C++ in a Nutshell" packs an enormous amount of information on C++ (and

> the many libraries used with it) in a lean quick reference that offers

> practical examples for the most important, most often used aspects of

> C++. Cross-references link related methods, classes, and other key

> features. When you're programming, you need answers quickly to

> questions about language syntax or parameters required by library

> routines. This is an ideal resource for students as well as

> professional programmers. http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cplsian/

>

> Chapter 4, "Statements," is available online:

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cplsian/chapter/index.html

>

>

> ***The Complete FreeBSD, 4th Edition

> Order Number: 5164

> This new edition, covering version 5 of FreeBSD, is now available

> through O'Reilly Community Press. It is an eminently practical

> guidebook that explains not only how to get a computer up and running

> with the FreeBSD operating system, but also how to turn it into a

> highly functional and secure server that can host large numbers of

> users and disks, support remote access, and provide web service, mail

> service, and other key parts of the internet infrastructure.

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cfreebsd/

>

> ===============================================

> Upcoming Events

> ===============================================

> ***Tim O'Reilly at the FreeNetworks Conference in Las Vegas, NV

> --June 7-8

> FreeNetworks.org is presenting the first annual FreeNetworks

> conference, bringing together the experts and implementers in community

> wireless networking groups from across the globe, innovators from the

> wired community and municipal networks, and the technologists designing

> the hardware for future phases of this amazing movement. Keynote

> presentations by Tim O'Reilly and Cory Doctorow. Presenters include

> representatives from BAWUG, Seattle Wireless, NoCat NYCwireless,

> Consume, Wireless Leiden, and various other community wireless

> networking efforts from around the world (including O'Reilly's "Linux

> Server Hacks" author Rob Flickenger and the O'Reilly Network's Schuyler

> Erle).

>

> FreeNetworks Conference 2003

> June 7 and 8, 2003

> Alexis Park Hotel & Resort

> 375 E. Harmon Ave

> Las Vegas, NV

> http://con.freenetworks.org/

>

>

> ***Hacks Author Event at Powell's Bookstore in Portland, OR--June 11

> Rael Dornfest and Rob Flickenger, authors of O'Reilly's best-selling

> Hacks series ("Google Hacks," "Linux Server Hacks," and "Mac OS X

> Hacks"), will be at Powell's to talk about their top-rated tomes,

> answer questions, and reveal a few of the private hacks that didn't

> make the series.

>

> Powell's will be giving away a Hacks book with any O'Reilly book

> purchased, excluding Pocket References, all day June 11.

>

> Powell's Technical Bookstore

> June 11, 7pm

> 33 NW Park Avenue

> Portland, OR

> http://www.powells.com/technicalbooks

>

> ***David Pogue ("Mac OS X: The Missing Manual"), MetroMac Meeting,

> SoHo Apple, NY--June 12

> David will unveil the "Secrets of iPhoto 2" from his upcoming book

> "iPhoto2: The Missing Manual." First come, first serve seating is

> available in the upstairs theater.

>

> June 12. 6-8pm

> Apple Store SoHo

> 103 Prince Street

> New York, NY 10012

> (212) 226-3126

> http://www.apple.com/retail/soho/

>

>

> ***David Jordan ("Java Data Objects"), Barnes & Noble in Cary, NC

> --June 16th

> David will be signing copies of his book "Java Data Objects" starting

> at 7:30pm.

>

> Barnes & Noble Booksellers

> Cary II

> 760 SE Maynard

> Cary, NC 27511

> 919-467-3866

> http://www.barnesandnoble.com

>

>

> For more events, please see:

> http://events.oreilly.com/

>

> ================================================

> Conference News

> ================================================

> ***O'Reilly Open Source Convention Early Bird Discount Ends May 23

> --Sign up now!

> User Group members who register before May 23, 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:

> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2003/create/ord_os03

>

>

> O'Reilly Open Source Convention

> Portland Marriott Downtown,

> Portland, OR

> July 7-11, 2003

> http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/

>

>

> ***Put Up an O'Reilly Open Source Convention Banner, Get A Free Book

> Ready for the next conference banner promotion? Here it is:

> We are looking for user groups to display our conference banners on

> their web sites. If you send me the link to your user group site with

> our O'Reilly Open Source Convention banner, I will send

> you the O'Reilly book of your choice.

>

> OSCON Conference Banners:

> http://ug.oreilly.com/banners/oscon2003/

>

> ================================================

> News From O'Reilly & Beyond

> ================================================

> ---------------------

> General News

> ---------------------

> ***What I Hate About Your Programming Language

> Choosing a programming language is rarely ever as easy as making a list

> of features and choosing the best ones. Like programming, it can be

> messy and opinionated. Every language has its own philosophy, and

> whether that fits your own mind is often a matter of taste.

> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2003/05/12/languagephilosophy.html

>

> ---------------------

> Open Source

> ---------------------

> ****Geeking in the Third World

> Geekcorps volunteers work in third world countries to help companies

> become technically competent IT businesses. Richard Koman interviews

> Geekcorps founder Ethan Zuckerman, who will be participating in

> O'Reilly's Geek Activism Summit at OSCON 2003.

> http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/news/ethan_0503.html

>

> O'Reilly's Open Source Convention:

> http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/

>

>

> ***Vote for Your Favorite Linux Book

> Cast your votes for the first Linux Business & Technology Readers'

> Choice Awards. Voting for the "Oscars of the Software Industry"

> continues until August 30. Register your vote now!

> http://www.sys-con.com/linux/readerschoice2003/

>

> ---------------------

> Java

> ---------------------

> ***How Servlet Containers Work

> Having explained how a Java web server works, Budi Kurniawan next turns

> his attention to explaining how servlet containers work. He presents

> two examples that handle simple servlets and static content.

> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/05/14/java_webserver.html

>

> ---------------------

> .NET

> ---------------------

> ***Instrumenting Your .NET Application

> As they refine the .NET story, Microsoft seems to be getting more and

> more serious about pushing into the "enterprise" space. One of the

> latest pieces of evidence of this push is the release of the Enterprise

> Instrumentation framework (EIF), a set of classes and utilities that

> work with the .NET languages to provide white-box monitoring for

> distributed applications. Mike Gunderloy shows you how to add

> instrumentation to your own .NET applications.

> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2003/05/12/instrumenting.html

>

> ---------------------

> Mac

> ---------------------

> ***New on Safari: Mac OS X: The Missing Manual

> This best-selling Pogue Press/O'Reilly title is now available online

> through the O'Reilly Network Safari Bookshelf. If you haven't gone on

> Safari yet, try a free trial subscription.

> https://secure.safaribooksonline.com/

> promo.asp?code=ORA14&portal=oreilly&CMP=IL19183

>

>

> ***Goodbye PDA, Hello iPod?

> Many casual PDA users dumped their old handhelds when Apple first

> introduced address and calendar synch to the iPod. But for more serious

> PDA enthusiasts, that just wasn't enough. Now with the new iPods

> running firmware 2.0, notes have been added to the mix (plus a few

> other goodies). Here's a look at how the iPod could become your next

> PDA...with a 10 GB hard drive or bigger!

> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/05/03/ipod_pda.html

>

>

> ***The Second Coming of the Mac OS X Innovators Contest

> The second Mac OS X Innovators Contest is now open for business. Two

> categories are available this time--U.S. Residents and International.

> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/developer/2003/05/08/

> innovators.html

>

> Deadline for entry is Monday, June 16, 2003.

> http://www.macdevcenter.com/mac/developer/

>

> ================================================

> News From Your Peers

> ================================================

> ***Huntsville Windows NT Users Meeting, Huntsville, AL--May 19

> Shawn Travers of Microsoft will be discussing Microsoft's Server 2003

> features. Monday, May 19th, 6 to 8pm at the Intergraph's Building 15

> Auditorium, Huntsville, AL. http://www.huntug.org/map

>

>

> ***Portland Linux User Group Meeting, Portland, OR--June 3

> Come Join PDXLUG June 3rd, 2003, 7pm at the Fireside Lodge, located at

> 1223 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon. http://www.pdxlug.org/

>

>

> ***Hampton Roads Oracle Users Group Meeting, Virginia Beach, VA--June 4

> HROUG will be holding an evening meeting at Old Dominion University on

> June 4th at 6:30PM For meeting information contact Hazel Zamperini @

> hzamperini at cox.net.

>

>

> Until next time--

>

> Marsee

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-richard

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