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From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
To: jenn at linuxchix.org
Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, December 23
Date: 23 Dec 2002 16:52:31 -0800

O'Reilly User Group Program
December 23, 2002

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We are still receiving many newsletters to the old address.

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Marsee Henon
O'Reilly & Associates
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Sebastopol,  CA   95472

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Highlights This Week:
Book News
-Java Enterprise Best Practices
-Managing RAID on Linux
-Practical C++ Programming, 2nd Edition
-XSLT Cookbook
-802.11 Security
Upcoming Events
-Come Visit O'Reilly at Macworld in the South Hall, #849
-User Group Events at Macworld
Conference News
-O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference--
Early Bird Discount Extended
-Open Source Convention Call for Participation
-Piracy Is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of
Online Distribution
-An Interview with David Pogue
-Remember the First Online Soap?
-How Perl Powers Christmas
-An Interview with Jim Kent
-Transparent Database Access with ADO.NET
-Multiple ResultSets in ADO.NET
-Remote Application Development with Mozilla
-What is RSS?
-VPN on Mac OS X
-Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
-Homemade Dot Mac: Home Web Radio
>From Your Peers
-Interview with Tim O'Reilly--India Macromedia User Group

Book News
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Let me know if you need your books by a certain date.
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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:

***Java Enterprise Best Practices
Order Number: 3846
"Java Enterprise Best Practices" focuses on the Java 2 Enterprise
Edition APIs, including EJB, JDBC, RMI, XML, and JMX. A compendium of
J2EE best practices, this book gives developers the unvarnished,
expert-tested advice that the manpages don't provide: what areas of the
APIs should be used frequently (and which are better avoided); elegant
solutions to problems you face that other developers have already
discovered; what things to always do, what things to consider doing,
and what things to never do.  

Chapter 3, "Servlet Best Practices," is available online:

***Managing RAID on Linux
Order Number: 7303
"Managing RAID on Linux "covers everything system administrators need
to know to put together a system that can support RAID. You'll learn
about the different types of RAID, along with associated technologies
and issues, and how to choose the best RAID system for your needs. With
a step-by-step, hands-on approach, the author guides you through the
installation of either Linux software RAID or a hardware RAID card.
You'll get the straight story on RAID here.

Chapter 2, "Planning and Architecture," is available online:

***Practical C++ Programming, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 4192
"Practical C++ Programming, 2nd Edition" covers all aspects of C++
programming: style, software engineering, programming design,
object-oriented design, and debugging. It also covers common mistakes
and how to find (and avoid) them. End-of-chapter exercises help ensure
you've mastered the material. Written in a clear, easy-going style with
a hands-on approach to learning, this book is a nearly painless way to
master this complex but powerful programming language.

Chapter 26, "Program Design," is available online:

***XSLT Cookbook
Order Number: 3722
"XSLT Cookbook" is a collection of hundreds of solutions to problems
that XSLT developers regularly face. The recipes, which demonstrate and
explain XSLT's template-based logic, range from simple
string-manipulation and mathematical processing to more complex topics
like extending XSLT, testing and debugging XSLT stylesheets, and
graphics creation with SVG. Many of the recipes include alternate
solutions and explore issues like convenience and performance. Among
the variety of XSLT books now available, none has the explicit
solution-oriented approach of this cookbook.

Chapter 7, "Querying XML," is available online:

***802.11 Security
Order Number: 2904
"802.11 Security" shows you how to plan for and successfully contend
with security obstacles in your wireless deployment. This authoritative
book not only explains the security issues, it also shows you how to
design and build your own secure wireless network. Topics include
station security, IPsec client and gateway configuration, access point
security, and authentication and encryption. If you are a network,
security, or systems engineer, or anyone interested in deploying
802.11-based systems, you'll want this book.

Chapter 7, "Mac OS X Station Security," is available online:

Upcoming Events
***Come Visit O'Reilly at Macworld in the South Hall, #849
O'Reilly is hosting four days of on-floor events at Macworld SF 2002,
including sessions by Tim O'Reilly, David Pogue, James Duncan Davidson,
and Derrick Story; plus showing off great new Mac titles such as "Mac
OS X Hints," "Mac OS X Hacks," and the "Macintosh Troubleshooting
Pocket Guide." This page below provides you with complete information
about speaker times, in-booth specials, and an overview of O'Reilly's
activities at the show. The Macworld SF Expo runs January 7 through
January 10 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

User Group Events at Macworld
***UGU Vendor reception
Come visit Marsee and Ruth at the User Group University Vendor
Reception for User Group Leaders on January 6 at the 
Argent Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco.  
Time to be announced.

User Group University information:

***O'Reilly Authors at the User Group Lounge at Macworld
Room 250/262 in the West Mezzanine

**David Pogue ("Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, 2nd Ed." and "iMovie 2:
The Missing Manual") will be giving presentations on iMovie 2 in our
booth and in the Apple User Group Lounge on Tuesday, January 7 at 4 pm.

**Derrick Story ("iPhoto: The Missing Manual") will be talking about
iPhoto and digital photography in the Apple User Group Lounge on Wednesday,
January 8, at 4 pm.

User Group Lounge information and schedule:

***Please visit the Macintosh User Group Booth #2245
The Macintosh User Group Booth will feature a rotating slate of user
groups who can help you learn what their organizations, and the
hundreds of groups around the globe, offer Mac users of every
experience level.

For more events, please see:

Conference News
***Online registration is 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.

Early Bird Discount Extended--
User Group members who register before January 10th, 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:

***Open Source Convention Call for Participation
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
***Piracy Is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution
of Online Distribution 
Tim O'Reilly draws upon his own publishing experience to comment on the
current controversy over digital file sharing that's being waged by the
movie and music industries.

Tim will be speaking at this spring's O'Reilly Emerging Technology
Conference http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etcon/

***An Interview with David Pogue
How did a theater geek who never studied computers become a
best-selling technical books author? Find out in part one of our
interview with David Pogue, author of "Mac OS X: The Missing Manual,
2nd Edition."

Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 4508

***Remember the First Online Soap? 
We do. Check out the 2003 O'Reilly Anniversary Calendar--
jam-packed with pictures, tales, geek history,
O'Reilly lore, pithy quotes, and more--at:

(Sorry, no User Group discounts available at ThinkGeek)

Open Source
***How Perl Powers Christmas
We've had some fantastic Perl Success Stories in the past, but this one
tops them all: How Perl is used in the distribution of millions of
Christmas presents every year

***An Interview with Jim Kent 
In this O'Reilly interview, Jim Kent talks about the future of
genomics, modeling biological processes, and open source
bioinformatics. Jim will accept the annual Bioinformatics.Org Award in
a plenary session at O'Reilly's upcoming Bioinformatics Technology

O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference
This conference takes place at the Westin Horton Plaza in San Diego on
February 3-6, 2003.  

*** Transparent Database Access with ADO.NET 
The dream of transparent data access is to not have to care about where
the data is coming from; you have more important things to worry about,
like providing a nice user interface and getting the business logic
right on time. Ideally, it should not matter whether the data is coming
from SQL Server, Oracle, Outlook, or anywhere else useful data may be
stored. This article by Nick Harrison explains how to achieve this
nirvana in .NET.

***Multiple ResultSets in ADO.NET 
Most Web Forms applications need to load multiple pieces of data. Many
times we end up querying the database again and again for different
data, and this reduces scalability and adds more stress to the backend
database. This article by Srinivasa Sivakumar explains how to use
multiple ResultSets in SQL Server and Oracle.

***Remote Application Development with Mozilla
This article will give you a firm grasp of the potential uses for and
limitations of remote XUL. Learn how to start using remote XUL to
enhance your web sites and applications, from Myk Melez and O'Reilly
author Brian King, coauthor of "Creating Applications with Mozilla."

Creating Applications with Mozilla
Order Number: 0529

***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.

***VPN on Mac OS X
Virtual Private Networking is an excellent way to reduce the costs of
multiple site and remote access networks, while simultaneously
increasing the overall security of your network. Here's a detailed look
at enabling VPN on Mac OS X. 

***Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
O'Reilly Mac OS X command line guru Chris Stone is back with another
series to help you get comfy with Jaguar's Terminal app. He begins by
showing you what's where, and what to do with it once you're there.

***Homemade Dot Mac: Home Web Radio
If the idea of having your own radio webcast intrigues you, then this
article shows you how to create private playlists you can stream 24/7
to almost any web-enabled device, inside or outside the home.

>From Your Peers
***Interview with Tim O'Reilly-India Macromedia User Group 
Here is an interview with Tim by Kiruba Shankar of the India Macromedia
User Group 

Have a wonderful holiday!


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