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>Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:21:08 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
>To: dpuryear at usa.net
>Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, April 26
>O'Reilly User Group Program
>April 26, 2002
>HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
>-Wanted: O'Reilly Irregulars (Please pass this on to your members)
>-Clay Shirky: What Web Services Got Right...and Wrong
>-Privacy and XML, Part I
>-Full Outer Joins in Oracle9i
>-XP on the PowerPC
>-Did You Know O'Reilly has a Research Department?
>-The Perl You Need to Know
>-Put Up A Conference Banner, Get A Free Book
>(Just in case you missed this last week.....)
>-One-Day Conference Pass Added for the O'Reilly Emerging Technology
>-802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide
>-Programming Visual Basic for the Palm OS
>FROM YOUR PEERS
>-Thank You to the Provo Linux Users Group
>NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
>WANTED: O'REILLY IRREGULARS-
>(PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL YOUR MEMBERS)
>We're looking for a few industrious O'Reilly customers to be our scouts
>in local bookstores. Tim O'Reilly came up with idea, inspired by
>Sherlock Holmes. Here's Tim on why we're launching this endeavor, and
>how he came up with the name "O'Reilly Irregulars":
>"Sherlock Holmes has always been an idol of mine. His 'Baker Street
>Irregulars' were a collection of street kids, hansom cab drivers, and
>other elements of the London social environment who would help out
>Holmes in tracking down people and facts that were invisible to
>Scotland Yard and the police. It was an early (albeit fictional)
>example of the power of a grassroots network.
>"It's long been a dream of mine to organize a crew of O'Reilly
>Irregulars to help us keep track of how our books are selling. There
>are too many bookstores for our official sales reps to visit them all,
>but it isn't beyond a network of customers who are willing to help us
>What does it take to be an O'Reilly Irregular? If you join the crew,
>you'll visit your local bookstore once a month, armed with a current
>O'Reilly inventory list that we provide. You'll look through the
>shelves and display tables, marking the number of each O'Reilly title
>you see. Once the list is complete, you'll fax it back to us.
>What do you get for your time and diligent counting? We'll send you two
>free books of your choice every time you turn in your completed
>Interested? Send email to irregulars at oreilly.com by May 17, 2002.
>* your name
>* email address
>* shipping address
>We're starting with a limited group of stores, located mostly in medium
>to large cities. When we hear from you, we'll look through our list of
>stores, and if we need an Irregular in your area, we'll sign you up.
>CLAY SHIRKY: WHAT WEB SERVICES GOT RIGHT...AND WRONG
>Web Services has gone from a vague idea to the major trend in Internet
>development, with Microsoft and Sun both recasting their entire
>companies to deliver on the promise of Web Services. To understand
>whether Web Services are real or hype, Richard Koman talked to Clay
>Clay Shirky is a keynoter at the upcoming Emerging Technology
>conference, and a longtime observer of peer-to-peer networking.
>PRIVACY AND XML, PART I
>By Paul Madsen & Carlisle Adams
>The widespread uptake of e-commerce has been stalled as much by the
>inability of businesses to guarantee the privacy preferences of their
>customers for the personal data entrusted to them as by any other
>single factor. Of those who are connected but do not purchase
>online--which is over half of all Internet users--over half say their
>reluctance is due to fear that their personal information will be
>stolen or misused. In a sense, XML, through the smart data transfer it
>enables, contributes to the problem. However, a number of XML-based
>efforts are emerging that offer solutions to some of the major
>technology issues for privacy.
>FULL OUTER JOINS IN ORACLE9i
>By Sanjay Mishra
>Learn how to use the new ANSI-compliant join syntax in Oracle 9i, which
>simplifies the task of performing a full outer join.
>"Mastering Oracle SQL" Order Number: 1290
>XP ON THE POWERPC
>Derrick Story looks at the pros and cons of running Windows XP Home
>Edition via Connectix's Virtual PC on Mac OS X.
>For more info read our upcoming book,
>"Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual,"
>By David Pogue, Order Number: 2602.
>DID YOU KNOW O'REILLY HAS A RESEARCH DEPARTMENT?
>O'Reilly Research provides strategic intelligence for technology
>decision-makers. The O'Reilly Research team, building on the company's
>20 years at the front lines of technology evolution, goes straight to
>the source--leading-edge developers and industry visionaries--to forge
>a deep understanding of new technology's business impact. Close to the
>street, vendor-neutral, and grounded in real-world applications,
>O'Reilly Research delivers no-nonsense, in-depth information and
>insights about important technologies.
>Emerging Technology Briefs offer a single-page summary of recent
>developments in a technology topic that we have been following.
>Briefs available so far:
>THE PERL YOU NEED TO KNOW
>Stas Bekman goes back to basics to explain some Perl topics of interest
>to his continuing mod_perl series. "Before I delve into the details of
>mod_perl programming, it's probably a good idea to review some
>important Perl basics. You will discover these invaluable when you
>start coding for mod_perl. I will start with pure Perl notes and
>gradually move to explaining the peculiarities of coding for mod_perl,
>presenting the traps one might fall into and explaining things obvious
>for some of us but may be not for the others."
>PUT UP A CONFERENCE BANNER, GET A FREE BOOK
>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.
>O'Reilly Open Source Convention banners:
>EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Register by June 10, 2002 to take advantage of
>the discounted conference fees. User group discount is 20% for
>conferences. Use the discount code: DSUG. Register before June 10th,
>and receive a double discount! Your 20% will apply towards already
>reduced "Early Bird" pricing if you register early.
>O'REILLY EMERGING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
>ONE-DAY CONFERENCE PASS ADDED
>Too busy these days to join your colleagues for a four-day conference?
>Attend the Emerging Technology Conference on either May 14, 15, or 16
>for just $350.00. Registration information:
>O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
>Westin Santa Clara, May 13-16, 2002 -- Santa Clara, CA
>REVIEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE, email me for a copy.
>If you need your books by a certain date, please allow at least three
>weeks for shipping. Please send me copies of your newsletters.
>Don't forget, your members get 20% off any O'Reilly book they purchase
>direct from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when ordering.
>Press releases are available on our press page: http://press.oreilly.com/
>802.11 WIRELESS NETWORKS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE
>Order Number: 1835
>As a network administrator, architect, or security professional, you
>need to understand the capabilities, limitations, and risks associated
>with integrating wireless LAN technology into your current
>infrastructure. This practical guide provides all the information
>necessary to analyze and deploy wireless networks with confidence. It's
>the only source that offers a full spectrum view of 802.11, from the
>minute details of the specification, to deployment, monitoring, and
>Chapter 15, "802.11 Network Deployment," is available online:
>PROGRAMMING VISUAL BASIC FOR THE PALM OS
>Order Number: 2009
>The book provides a framework for application design, development and
>installation for the Palm handheld. While the reader should have
>experience with the property-method-event model of VB programming, no
>familiarity with Palm products is assumed or required. It is written
>primarily for corporate software developers, software architects,
>middle-ware developers and engineering managers who need to understand
>the strengths and limits of programming on the Palm, and how to
>integrate Visual Basic language Palm applications into their corporate
>IT infrastructure or product offerings. It teaches readers how to
>create a host of business applications including security, wireless and
>database connectivity programs.
>Chapter 4, "Conduit Development," is available online:
>FROM YOUR PEERS
>THANK YOU TO JASON OF THE PROVO LINUX USERS GROUP
>...for posting this endorsement of the upcoming O'Reilly Open Source
>Convention on his group's web page: http://www.plug.org/
>Jayce^ writes "Allrighty, for those who haven't seen, there is a new
>banner on the left, for all that is OSCON. If for some reason you
>haven't heard about this before, let me explain a little. Every year
>O'Reilly has been putting on a convention for open source geeks like
>us. Now, in the tradition of O'Reilly books, their conferences get past
>the fluff and hype of other conferences and home in directly on the
>meat of the technology. I've been lucky enough to attend the last two
>of these, and let me tell you, I've been saving up to attend this one
>since last year. The cookbook for the conference is pretty simple. Get
>the top members of the different open source projects, tools, and more,
>then have them give tutorials and presentation on the inner workings of
>what they do. "
>If any one else has anything wonderful to say about any of our
>conferences or books please let me know.
>Until next week,
Dustin Puryear <dpuryear at usa.net>
UNIX and Network Consultant
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