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>Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 16:37:35 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
>To: dpuryear at usa.net
>Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, May 7
>O'Reilly User Group Program
>May 7, 2002
>HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
>-Weakening Google and other O'Reilly Network Weblogs
>-Flash MX: Building an Address Book
>-Using Jini to Build a Catastrophe-Resistant System
>-Indefatigable TicTacToe Contest
>-O'Reilly Network Launches macdevcenter.com
>-Steve Jobs and the History of Cocoa, Part One
>-We are pleased to announce our first Mac OS X Conference
>-Free Exhibit hall passes still available for the O'Reilly Emerging
>Technology Conference, May 13-16, 2002
>-Managing & Using MySQL, 2nd Edition
>-Learning the Korn Shell, 2nd Edition
>-Windows XP in a Nutshell
>-VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
>-C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference
>-Perl & XML
>-Java Enterprise in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
>ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
>-Boca Raton Computer Society, Inc.
>NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
>Spread the word to your members....
>by David Sims
>Google's top result for "Michael Eisner" is Tim O'Reilly's blog.
>Is that a good thing?
>See all the O'Reilly Network Weblogs at:
>FLASH MX: BUILDING AN ADDRESS BOOK
>Colin Moock shows you how to create an address-book application using
>Flash MX's new Flash UI Components, in this article on Macromedia's
>Flash Development Center. Colin is the author of "ActionScript: The
>"ActionScript: The Definitive Guide: Mastering Flash Programming"
>Order Number: 8520
>USING JINI TO BUILD A CATASTROPHE-RESISTANT SYSTEM
>September 11 caught the IT departments of several firms without timely
>backups. To the author, the tragedy made clear the need for
>self-healing, distributed systems that could survive the unthinkable.
>The article describes such a system, based on Sun's Rio technology.
>INDEFATIGABLE TICTACTOE CONTEST
>O'Reilly is sponsoring a contest on "Focus on Java" at About.com
>O'REILLY NETWORK LAUNCHES MACDEVCENTER.COM
>macdevcenter.com is a new web site for Mac OS X professionals. The
>heart of it is a rich collection of tutorials on Mac OS X, covering the
>OS and the key technologies that work with its BSD Unix core. Topics
>include the Terminal application, AppleScript, QuickTime, Cocoa, Java,
>Aqua, and Apache. The site also features news and regular columns from
>Mac experts such as David Pogue, Simson Garfinkel, James Duncan
>Davidson, and Kevin Hemenway.
>The macdevcenter.com staff also produces a bi-weekly Mac OS X email
>To subscribe, go to http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/user/home
>STEVE JOBS AND THE HISTORY OF COCOA, PART ONE
>In this first part of a two-part series, Simson Garfinkel and Michael
>Mahoney explain why Cocoa and Mac OS X aren't nearly as revolutionary
>as they are evolutionary-and still in the process of refinement. The
>story begins with Apple's genesis in the 1970s and takes you through
>key events up through 1993, when NeXTSTEP began to flounder. In Part
>Two (Friday, May 10), Simson and Michael pick up the story with the
>Star Trek project and bring you to the current iteration of Mac OS X.
>"Building Cocoa Applications: A Step-by-Step Guide"
>Order Number: 2351
>WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST MAC OS X CONFERENCE
>The first O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference will be held September
>30-October 3, 2002 in Santa Clara, CA. We will explore how Apple's
>completely rebuilt operating system is creating fertile ground for Mac
>users, *nix programmers, and Java developers alike.
>Registration opens in June.
>Join our mailing list to receive the latest information about all
>O'Reilly conferences. http://conferences.oreilly.com/form.html
>FREE EXHIBIT HALL PASSES....
>for the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, May 13-16, 2002
>Westin Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
>For more information or to register:
>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/
>MANAGING & USING MYSQL, 2ND EDITION
>Order Number: 2114
>MySQL is a popular and robust open source database product that
>supports key subsets of SQL on both Linux and Unix systems. MySQL is
>free for nonprofit use and costs a small amount for commercial use.
>Unlike commercial databases, MySQL is affordable and easy to use. This
>book includes introductions to SQL and to relational database theory.
>If you plan to use MySQL to build web sites or other Linux or Unix
>applications, this book teaches you to do that, and it will remain
>useful as a reference once you understand the basics. Ample tutorial
>material and examples are included throughout.
>Chapter 13, "Java," is available online:
>LEARNING THE KORN SHELL, 2ND EDITION
>Order Number: 1959
>The Korn shell is an interactive command and scripting language for
>accessing Unix and other computer systems. As a complete and high-level
>programming language in itself, it's been a favorite since it was
>developed in the mid 1980s by David G. Korn at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
>Knowing how to use it is an essential skill for serious Unix users.
>"Learning the Korn Shell" shows you how to use the Korn shell as a user
>interface and as a programming environment.
>WINDOWS XP IN A NUTSHELL
>Order Number: 2491
>This compact and comprehensive book systematically unveils what
>resolute users of the new Windows XP operating system will find
>interesting and useful, with little-known details, utility programs,
>and configuration settings all captured in a consistent reference
>Chapter 4, "Windows XP Applications and Tools," is available online:
>Chapter 7, "Networking," is available online:
>C# & VB.NET CONVERSION POCKET REFERENCE
>Order Number: 3196
>Though most programmers use two or more languages, they usually have a
>mastery of one. Although Microsoft has advertised that the .NET runtime
>is language agnostic and that C# and Visual Basic .NET are so close
>that switching between the two is really quite easy, that's only true
>up to a point. Some of the differences are obvious, but others are very
>subtle. "C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference" helps you easily make
>the switch from one language to another.
>The Table of Contents is available online:
>VB.NET LANGUAGE IN A NUTSHELL, 2ND EDITION
>Order Number: 3080
>With the release of the Microsoft .NET platform comes a new version of
>Visual Basic dramatically unlike its predecessors. So extensive are the
>changes, in fact, that some VB programmers argue that Visual Basic .NET
>is an entirely new programming language. In the updated second edition
>of this popular book, you will find complete documentation for the
>Visual Basic .NET language. http://oreilly.com/catalog/vbdotnetnut2/
>Chapter 8, "Attributes," is available online:
>PERL & XML
>Order Number: 205X
>XML is a text-based markup language that has taken the programming
>world by storm. More powerful than HTML yet less demanding than SGML,
>XML has proven itself to be flexible and resilient. XML is the perfect
>tool for formatting documents with even the smallest bit of complexity,
>from Web pages to legal contracts to books. However, XML has also
>proven itself to be indispensable for organizing and conveying other
>sorts of data as well, thus its central role in web services like SOAP
>As the Perl programming language was tailor-made for manipulating text,
>few people have disputed the fact that Perl and XML are perfectly
>suited for one another. The only question has been what's the best way
>to do it. That's where this book comes in.
>Chapter 3, "XML Basics: Reading and Writing," is available online:
>JAVA ENTERPRISE IN A NUTSHELL, 2ND EDITION
>Order Number: 1525
>Completely revised and updated for the new 2.0 version of Sun
>Microsystems Java Enterprise Edition software, "Java Enterprise in a
>Nutshell 2nd Edition" covers all of the J2EE APIs, including RMI, Java
>IDL, JDBC, JNDI, Java Servlet, and Enterprise JavaBeans, with a
>fast-paced tutorial and compact reference on each technology. Then
>"Java Enterprise in a Nutshell" goes even further, providing a classic
>O'Reilly-style quick reference for all of the classes in the various
>packages that comprise the Enterprise APIs--covering the core
>enterprise APIs as well as numerous standard extensions.
>Chapter 2, "JDBC," is available online:
>ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
>BOCA RATON COMPUTER SOCIETY, INC.
>Will hold their next General Meeting
>Wednesday May 15, 2002 at 6:30 P.M
>South County Civic Center,
>16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach
>For more information see:
>Until next week,
Dustin Puryear <dpuryear at usa.net>
UNIX and Network Consultant
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