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>Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 18:44:34 -0800 (PST)
>From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
>To: dpuryear at usa.net
>Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, March 22
>O'Reilly User Group Program
>March 22, 2002
> HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
>-Listmania! on Amazon
>-Build Your Own Bookshelf on the Web
>-Emerging Technology Briefs: JXTA
>-Megnut:Attendee-Centered Conference Design
>-Cocoa for your Python?
>-Opening Up the PlayStation 2 with Linux
>-A Perl Hacker's Foray into .NET
>-Secure Mail Reading on Mac OS X
>-JavaOne in San Francisco
>-Java Recipe of the Day
>-JSP Standard Tag Libraries, Part 1
>-Web Service Sublimation
>-Introducing XML::SAX::Machines, Part Two
>-Java in a Nutshell, 4th Edition
>-J2ME in a Nutshell
>-Java Web Services
>-Early Bird Registration Extended Through April 5, 2002
>-The Emerging Technology Conference--Community Meetings
>(All community meetings are free and open to the public.)
>NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
>Spread the word to your members....
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>EMERGING TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS: JXTA
>Here's a look at Sun's JXTA, a peer-to-peer networking framework, from
>O'Reilly Research's series of one-page technology summaries. Don't miss
>the tutorial on writing JXTA applications at O'Reilly's upcoming
>Emerging Technology Conference.
>MEGNUT:ATTENDEE-CENTERED CONFERENCE DESIGN
>"Since this is my first monthly Megnut column for O'Reilly Network, I
>thought it would be polite to introduce myself. My name is Meg
>Hourihan, you may know me from megnut.com, my weblog, or from The
>Megway, a Segway parody some friends and I created. I co-founded a
>small company called Pyra, and until February 2001 I was the director
>of development for our product, Blogger. " See Megnut:
>COCOA FOR YOUR PYTHON?
>Stephen Figgins wonders,"I am suffering from Mac lust. I feel
>irresistibly drawn to the new iMac. That lovely TFT monitor has cast a
>spell on me. Yet I still have wits enough to wonder, what is the state
>of Python and OS X?" Find out here:
>OPENING UP THE PLAYSTATION 2 WITH LINUX
>Howard Wen takes a look at Sony's upcoming Linux distribution kit for
>the PlayStation 2. The bout between Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft with
>their video game consoles could become even more heated when Linux
>enters the fray this spring. Sony will sell online the "Linux (for
>PlayStation 2)" Release 1.0 in the U.S. in May 2002. (A European
>version will come out that month, too, and the Japanese version earlier
>A PERL HACKER'S FORAY INTO .NET
>By Simon Cozens
>"No, I haven't sold out; I haven't gone over to the dark side; I
>haven't been bought. I'm one of the last people to be using
>closed-source software by choice. But one of the traits of any
>self-respecting hacker is curiosity, and so when he hears about some
>cool new technology, he's almost obliged to check it out and see
>whether there's anything he can learn from it. So this particular Perl
>hacker took a look at Microsoft's .NET Framework, and, well, Mikey, I
>think he likes it."
>SECURE MAIL READING ON MAC OS X
>In this article Jason McIntosh describes a danger inherent in most
>mail-reading methods, and ways to work around it on OS X, using the
>Mail program. He will also give you a brief tour of some SSH client
>tools that subtly stow away in the Mac OS X distribution.
>Check out more OS X articles at the Mac Devcenter on O'Reilly Network
>JAVAONE IN SAN FRANCISCO March 25-29, 2002,
>Moscone Convention Center Come by and visit O'Reilly at booth #1725 The
>2002 JavaOne conference includes industry leaders, visionaries,
>forecasters, and inventors star as this year's cast of keynote
>speakers. Experience the wisdom of such luminaries as Scott McNealy,
>James Gosling, Paul Saffo, John Gage, and many more.
>For more information:
>JAVA RECIPE OF THE DAY
>All receipes are from "The Java Cookbook," by Ian Darwin.
>"The Java Cookbook" is still available for review.
>Order Number: 1703
>JSP STANDARD TAG LIBRARIES, PART 1
>Custom tags make working with JSP easier and more efficient, but
>wouldn't it be good to have standard ways to perform common tasks?
>Enter JSP Standard Tag Libraries, an attempt to provide a common and
>standard set of custom tags.
>WEB SERVICE SUBLIMATION
>By Timothy Ewald, Martin Gudgin March 20, 2002 This month's Endpoints
>column examines the characteristics of Web Service applications,
>including typing and message coupling.
>INTRODUCING XML::SAX::MACHINES, PART TWO
>This month, Kip Hampton's introduction to Perl's XML::SAX::Machines
>tool continues, adding flexibility to Apache-based apps and
>demonstrating the construction of a SAX controller.
>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
>Don't forget, your members get 20% off any O'Reilly book they purchase
>direct from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when ordering.
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>JAVA IN A NUTSHELL, 4TH EDITION
>Order Number: 2831
>Java just keeps growing, adding features, functionality, complexity,
>and tempting developers to growl with frustration. The new 1.4 release
>of Java 2 Standard edition increases the size of the platform by 50%,
>to 2757 classes in 135 packages. The new 4th edition still contains an
>accelerated introduction to the Java programming language and its key
>APIs so you can start writing code right away. And with more than 250
>new pages, author David Flanagan quickly brings you up to speed.
>Read Chapter 4 "The Java Platform"
>For more informatin on David Flanagan
>J2ME IN A NUTSHELL
>Order Number: 253x
>This book provides a solid, no-nonsense reference to the "alphabet
>soup" of micro edition programming, covering the CLDC, CDC, KVM and
>MIDP APIs. The book also includes tutorials for the CLDC, KVM, MIDP and
>MIDlets, MIDlet user interfaces, networking and storage, and advice on
>programming small handhelds. Combined with O'Reilly's classic quick
>reference to all the core micro-edition APIs, this is the one book that
>will take you from curiosity to code with no frustrating frills in
>Chapter 3 "The Mobile Information Device Profile and MIDlets"
>Order Number: 7567
>This unique cookbook contains a wealth of solutions to problems that
>SQL programmers face all the time. The recipes inside range from how to
>perform simple tasks, like importing external data, to ways of handling
>issues that are more complicated, like set algebra. Authors Alex Spetic
>and Jonathan Gennick, two authorities with extensive database and SQL
>programming experience, include a discussion with each recipe to
>explain the logic and concepts underlying the solution.
>Chapter 8 "Statistics in SQL"
>JAVA WEB SERVICES
>Order Number: 2696
>This book gives the experienced Java developer a way into the Web
>Services world. It helps you to understand what's going on, what the
>technologies mean and how they relate, and shows Java developers how to
>put them to use to solve real problems. You'll learn what's real and
>what isn't; what the technologies are really supposed to do, and how
>they do it. "Java Web Services" shows you how to use SOAP to perform
>remote method calls and message passing; how to use WSDL to describe
>the interface to a web service or understand the interface of someone
>else's service; and how to use UDDI to advertise (publish) and look up
>services in each local or global registry. "Java Web Services" also
>discusses security issues, interoperability issues, integration with
>other Java enterprise technologies like EJB; the work being done on the
>JAXM and JAX-RPC packages, and integration with Microsoft's .NET
>Chapter 6 "UDDI: Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration"
>EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 5, 2002
>As a part of our extended family, take an additional 30% off of your
>fees when you register with the discount code ET02FF Early bird
>registration ends April 5, 2002!
>THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE--COMMUNITY MEETINGS
>The emerging Internet Operating System benefits greatly from your
>participation in a special interest community focused on building one
>of the critically important pieces of this puzzle. Please join us for
>one of these community meetings during the week of the conference. ALL
>COMMUNITY MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
>JXTA Community Meeting
>Date: Tuesday, May 14
>Location: Stevens Creek Room
>JXTA will hold a community meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 7 PM at the
>Westin Santa Clara, in conjunction with the O'Reilly Emerging Technology
>Conference. Project JXTA started as a research project at Sun to address
>the peer-to-peer space. JXTA is a set of open, generalized peer-to-peer
>protocols that allow any connected device (cell phone, to PDA, PC to
>server) on the network to communicate and collaborate.
>Check the JXTA web site for more information:
>Bay Area Wireless Users Group (BAWUG)
>Date: Wednesday, May 15
>Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
>Location: Stevens Creek Room
>The Bay Area Wireless Users Group (BAWUG) will hold its monthly meeting
>at the Westin Santa Clara in conjunction with the O'Reilly Emerging
>Technology Conference. BAWUG was founded to promote wireless use for
>the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
>Visit the BAWUG website for more information: http://www.bawug.org/
>Until next week,
Dustin Puryear <dpuryear at usa.net>
Information Systems Contractor
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