[linux] Fwd: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, May 29

Richard Lotz rlotz at u.washington.edu
Thu May 29 21:16:24 PDT 2003




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

> Date: Thu May 29, 2003 21:14:49 US/Pacific

> To: rlotz at u.washington.edu

> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, May 29

>

> O'Reilly User Group Program

> Newsletter

> May 29, 2003

>

>

> Please share this information with your members...

>

>

> Highlights This Week:

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

> Book News

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

> -Head First Java

> -iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual

> -Programming C#, 3rd Edition

> -Games, Diversions & Perl Culture

> -Cocoa in a Nutshell

> -Java Database Best Practices

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

> Upcoming Events

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

> -Perl Whirl Geek Cruise, Hawaii--Jun 1-8, 2003

> -Mac Mania II Geek Cruise, Hawaii--Jun 1-8, 2003

> -Microsoft Tech Ed 2003, Dallas, TX--Jun 1-6, 2003

> -JavaOne, San Francisco, CA--Jun 10-13, 2003

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

> Conferences

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

> -New Talks at OSCON

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

> Get a Free Book

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

> News

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

> -Are you an Amazon Associate?

> -Apple as Innovator

> -Why Try to Out-Google Google?

> -Buy Where You Shop

> -Gear Up for Summer

> -Adventures with Kerberos, CVS, and GSS-API

> -Apple and Linux: A Mutual Friendship?

> -JBoss Optimizations 101

> -Using Calculated DataColumns in ADO.NET

> -Automating iPhoto 2 with AppleScript

> -A DNS Primer

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

> News From Your Peers

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

> -MacFeast 2003, Norwalk, CA--June 14, 2003

>

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

> Book News

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

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

>

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>

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>

> ***Group purchases with better discounts are available***

> Please let me know if you are interested.

>

> Press releases are available on our press page:

> http://press.oreilly.com/

>

>

> ***Head First Java

> Order Number: 4656

> You've never seen an O'Reilly book (or any other book, for that matter)

> like "Head First Java." Learning well and at a deep level takes a lot

> more than reading text on a page. Actively combining words and pictures

> helps in both understanding a subject and remembering it. "Head First

> Java" puts these ideas into practice with mind-stretching exercises,

> memorable analogies, and stories, humor, and attitude that aren't

> pasted-on distractions--they drive home key points and make ideas come

> alive. The Head First approach is as effective as it is unique.

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

>

> Excerpts on "A Trip to Objectville" and "Serious Polymorphism" are

> available online:

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

>

>

> ***iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual

> Order Number: 5067

> Presented by best-selling author David Pogue, this updated edition

> keeps pace with Apple's recently revised digital shoebox for uploading,

> organizing, printing, publishing, and touching up digital photos.

> "iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual" charts the latest changes and

> illustrates the interactivity among Apple's iLife software products.

> With this guide, Macintosh fans can take their digital photos to the

> screen, the Web, printouts, hardbound photo books, and even to DVDs,

> CDs, and digital movies.

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/iphoto2/

>

> Chapter 10, "Publishing a Photo," is available online:

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/iphoto2/chapter/index.html

>

>

> ***Programming C#, 3rd Edition

> Order Number: 4893

> "Programming C#, 3rd Edition" focuses on the features and programming

> patterns that are new to the C# language and fundamental to programming

> web services and web applications on the .NET platform. Newly updated

> for version 1.1 of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET 2003, the

> book features expanded coverage of events and delegates, answers to

> frequently asked questions about C#, and new tips and tricks, including

> some for programmers coming from VB and C++ backgrounds.

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progcsharp3/

>

> Chapter 12,"Delegates and Events," is available online:

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progcsharp3/chapter/index.html

>

>

> ***Games, Diversions & Perl Culture

> Order Number: 3129

> This third volume of "The Best of the Perl Journal" includes some of

> the most popular Perl articles ever written on the subjects of games,

> diversions, and the unique culture of this close-knit community. You'll

> find all of the playful features TPJ offered over the years, including

> the Obfuscated Perl Contests, Perl Quiz Shows, renowned one-line

> recipes, and a panoply of quirky Perl applications, such as genetic

> algorithms, home automation, music programming, and natural language

> processing.

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tpj3/

>

> Read "Searching for Rhymes with Perl" and "The Zeroth Annual Obfuscated

> Perl Contest" online:

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tpj3/chapter/index.html

>

>

> ***Cocoa in a Nutshell

> Order Number: 4621

> "Cocoa in a Nutshell" begins with a complete overview of Cocoa's object

> classes, and ends with a detailed quick reference. It provides

> developers who may be experienced in other application toolkits with

> the grounding they'll need to start developing Cocoa applications. A

> complement to Apple's documentation, it is the only reference to the

> classes, functions, types, constants, protocols, and methods that make

> up Cocoa's Foundation and Application Kit frameworks, based on the

> Jaguar release (Mac OS X 10.2).

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

>

> Chapter 4, "Drawing and Imaging," is available online:

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

>

>

> ***Java Database Best Practices

> Order Number: 5229

> "Java Database Best Practices" takes you through a variety of ways to

> store and access data, enabling you to learn which "persistence model"

> is most appropriate for each type of application. This unique and

> comprehensive guide introduces each of the dominant APIs (Enterprise

> JavaBeans, Java Data Objects, and JDBC), along with lesser-known

> options. The book also explores the methodology and design components

> that use those APIs, and offers practices most appropriate for

> different types and makes of databases and applications.

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

>

> Chapter 2, "Relational Data Architecture," is available online:

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

>

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

> Upcoming Events

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

> ***For more events, please see:

> http://events.oreilly.com/

>

> ***Perl Whirl Geek Cruise, Hawaii--Jun 1-8, 2003

> Take a Perl Whirl Geek Cruise with authors Tim Bunce ("Programming the

> Perl DBI"), Randal Schwartz ("Learning Perl"), Nathan Torkington ("Perl

> Cookbook"), and Larry Wall ("Programming Perl, 3rd Ed."). Aloha!

> http://www.geekcruises.com/home/pw3_home.html

>

>

> ***Mac Mania II Geek Cruise, Hawaii--Jun 1-8, 2003

> Have fun in the tropical sun on the Mac Mania II Geek Cruise with

> authors James Duncan Davidson ("Learning Cocoa with Objective-C") and

> David Pogue (Missing Manual Series).

> http://www.geekcruises.com/home/mm2_home.html

>

>

> ***Microsoft Tech Ed 2003, Dallas, TX--Jun 1-6, 2003

> Drop by our booth, say howdy, and look over our latest publications.

> http://www.microsoft.com/usa/teched/home.asp

>

>

> ***JavaOne, San Francisco, CA--Jun 10-13, 2003

> Check out our latest Java offerings. Also, authors David Jordan and

> Craig Russell ("Java Data Objects") are making the sole JDO

> presentation at JavaOne.

> http://servlet.java.sun.com/javaone/

>

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

> Conference News

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

> ***New Talks at OSCON

> Don't miss these newly added talks at July's Open Source Convention:

> Clay Shirky and Stewart Brand on archiving digital data for the long

> term; everyone's favorite Mozilla wrangler, Mitchell Baker, with a

> session on Chandler; and David Fetter on why database projects fail.

> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2003/

>

>

> User Group Members--use code DSUG when you register and you'll get 20%

> off the conference pricing.

>

> 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

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

> ***Are you an Amazon Associate?

> Let me know at marsee at oreilly.com. We're interested in hearing about

> your experiences with Amazon.

>

>

> ***Apple as Innovator

> Tim O'Reilly's latest: Thoughts on Apple as innovator, especially as a

> cultural innovator.

> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/3246

>

>

> ***Why Try to Out-Google Google?

> Tara Calishain writes that Google's success, at least initially, had

> nothing to do with actual technology. In this article, she looks at

> what has made Google a success and ways the search engine could

> out-Google itself. Tara is the coauthor of O'Reilly's best-selling

> "Google Hacks."

> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/javascript/2003/05/16/googlehacks.html

>

> Google Hacks

> Order Number: 4478

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

>

>

> ***Buy Where You Shop

> In O'Reilly's spring catalog, Tim O'Reilly writes, "If you value the

> bookstore experience, my advice is this: buy where you shop. I buy lots

> of books online....But when I shop for books in bookstores, I buy

> them there, and so should you."

> http://tim.oreilly.com/values/buy_where_shop.csp

>

>

> ***Gear Up for Summer

> Do some entertaining this summer. We've got a few things that will help

> you impress your guests: open source beer coasters, tarsier mugs, and

> classy T-shirts. Show them just how cool you really are. Check out all

> the O'Reilly gear at ThinkGeek.

> http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/oreilly/

>

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

> Open Source

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

> ***Adventures with Kerberos, CVS, and GSS-API

> One of the difficulties of writing about technology is exploring the

> dark corners where no one's ever been before. Jennifer Vesperman

> recently tried to make her CVS installation use Kerberos

> authentication. In this article she describes how she went about

> integrating the two.

> http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2003/05/22/cvs_gssapi.html

>

> Jennifer is the author of the upcoming "Essential CVS."

> Order Number: 4591

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

>

>

> ***Apple and Linux: A Mutual Friendship?

> Is running a Linux distro on Mac hardware just sick? Why do people do

> it? O'Reilly's editors talk about the benefits of, and pitfalls in,

> running Linux on Mac OS X, in the latest "From the Editors List."

> http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/editors/apple_linux_0503.html

>

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

> Java

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

> ***JBoss Optimizations 101

> "First make it work, then make it fast." Your J2EE application works,

> but it's slower than you'd like under peak load. Before you rush out

> for new hardware, check out your configuration. Sacha Labourey and Juha

> Lindfors demonstrate a few simple techniques to improve JBoss

> performance without spending money.

> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/05/28/jboss_optimization.html

>

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

> .NET

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

> ***Using Calculated DataColumns in ADO.NET

> If you have a background in database work, you have undoubtedly run

> into the rules of normalization. But even though ADO.NET's DataSet

> class is sometimes described as a "relational database in memory," it's

> important to remember that there are differences between databases and

> DataSets. In this particular case, the DataSets are designed to manage

> calculated columns. In this article Mike Gunderloy will show you the

> syntax for building calculated columns in your own DataSets, and

> discuss some of the pros and cons of using such columns.

> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2003/05/26/

> datacolumn_expressions.html

>

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

> Mac

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

> ***Automating iPhoto 2 with AppleScript

> Derrick Story writes "It's easy enough to get your photos in iPhoto 2,

> but how do you process them en masse once they're there? The best

> combination is AppleScript and Photoshop. Here's a tutorial on how to

> automate iPhoto 2, complete with downloadable scripts."

> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/05/28/iphoto2.html

>

> Derrick is coauthor of " iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual"

> Order Number: 5067

> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/iphoto2/index.html

>

>

> ***A DNS Primer

> Lurking in your Utilities folder is the Network Utility application,

> which provides you with a variety of lookup services. Dan Benjamin

> introduces you to this utility in his DNS primer.

> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/05/28/dns_primer.html

>

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

> News From Your Peers

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

> ***MacFeast 2003, Norwalk, CA--June 14, 2003

> Shawn King, host of Your Mac Life, internet radio show and Brendan

> Schilling, regional manager from Apple Computer are the special guest

> speakers.

>

> This event includes a chuck wagon BBQ dinner, the evening's speakers,

> plus the pre-show vendor expo and door prize drawing. Seating is very

> limited and must be reserved online in advance. Please use invitation

> code OR-1. There will be no onsite admission.

> http://www.macfeast.com/

>

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> 11110 Alondra Blvd

> Norwalk, CA

>

> Until next time--

>

> Marsee

>

>

>

-richard

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