|Date:|| Fri, 31 May 2002 17:55:14 -0700 (PDT)|
|From:||"Marsee Henon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Subject:|| Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, May 31|
O'Reilly User Group Program
May 31, 2002
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
-A Bad, Sad Hollywood Ending?
-The Next Hot Jobs
-O'Reilly's spring catalog available on Google
-Standard Data Vocabularies Unquestionably Harmful
-Perl Success Stories Sought
-Writing for Perl.com?
-Flying High with AirPort
-All About the Little Green Glob
-Building Palm Conduits, Part 1
-System.Drawing with C#
-OSCON Conference Updates
Early Bird Discount Date Coming Up Soon--June 10, 2002
Room Share Mailing List
Lightning Talk Proposals
-Java and SOAP
-Ant: The Definitive Guide
-Planning for Web Services: Obstacles and Opportunities
-Learning Unix for Mac OS X
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
-Join TMOUG for the 2nd Annual Golf Outing and Meeting
NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
Spread the word to your members....
A BAD, SAD HOLLYWOOD ENDING?
Tim O'Reilly comments on a recent "Business Week" article that points
out the dangers to open source from the Hollings bill and the Broadcast
Protection Discussion Group.
For more on these topics, don't miss Lawrence Lessig's keynote on
"Freeing Culture" at the upcoming O'Reilly Open Source Convention.
THE NEXT HOT JOBS
This list from Smart Money.com includes "Bioinformatician" and
"Wireless Engineer. "
O'Reilly can get you started...
Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics
Order Number: 0804
Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills
Order Number: 6641
802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide
Order Number: 1835
O'REILLY'S SPRING CATALOG AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE
Go to: http://catalogs.google.com/ and then click on the "Computers"
section, or by typing "O'Reilly" in the search box. (If you would like
to receive paper catalogs for your members, please let me know.)
STANDARD DATA VOCABULARIES UNQUESTIONABLY HARMFUL
Walter Perry argues that standard XML vocabularies are an
invitation to fraud.
PERL SUCCESS STORIES SOUGHT
Do you have a Perl success story that you'd like to share?
Let Betsy Waliszewski know.
For more information see:
What's a closure, and why are they so important?
WRITING FOR PERL.COM?
Here are our submission guidelines:
FLYING HIGH WITH AIRPORT by Derrick Story
This first-person account by airline pilot Jim Dearien details setting
up an AirPort network and getting his legacy PCs to work on it. This
adventure was motivated by one goal: he wanted to buy his first Mac.
See how Jim pulled it off.
For more articles from Derrick see:
ALL ABOUT THE LITTLE GREEN GLOB
Polish your Cocoa applications by implementing intelligent "zoom"
buttons at the top of the windows. Mike Beam shows you how.
For more articles by Mike Beam see:
BUILDING PALM CONDUITS, PART 1
This excerpt from "Programming Visual Basic for the Palm OS," offers an
introduction to building conduits, synchronization software that
connects Palm apps and data stores.
Programming Visual Basic for the Palm OS
Order Number: 2009
SYSTEM.DRAWING WITH C#
Learn the System.Drawing namespace, which contains types that help you
with drawing. This crash course willl enable you to write better--and
probably faster--code. Here is a 10-minute crash course.
OSCON CONFERENCE UPDATES
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT DATE COMING UP SOON--JUNE 10, 2002
Please let your members know that if you register by June 10, 2002, you
are eligible for the "Early Bird" discount of $200. You and your
members are ALSO eligible for the "User Group" discount of 20%. (So if
you register by June 10th, and use the user group discount code, you'll
get 20% off the reduced "Early Bird" rate.) The User Group discount
code is DSUG.
ROOM SHARE MAILING LIST
If you wish to save on your OSCON housing costs, you may wish to
room-share. We have set up a room-share email list to facilitate
finding a suitable roommate. Please visit the Room Sharing page to
submit your information and be added to the mail list. The list will be
updated and broadcast weekly.
Room Share Mailing List Form:
LIGHTNING TALK PROPOSALS
We are planning to have lightning talks for every track and conference
at OSCON. A lightning talk is a 5-minute tightly-focused presentation.
Discuss your favorite extension, rant, sing the praises of an
under-appreciated developer, plug your product or company, beg for a
job, or even present a Shakespearean-style play! (don't laugh--we had
one of these in 2001).
Lightning Talk Proposals form:
O'REILLY OPEN SOURCE CONVENTION
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002--San Diego, 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:
JAVA AND SOAP
Order Number: 1754
In addition to covering the basics such as the structure of a SOAP
(Simple Object Access Protocol) message, SOAP encoding, and building
simple services using RPC and messaging, "Java and SOAP" covers many
topics that are essential to real-world development. Chapter 5,
"Working with Complex Data Types," is available in PDF format:
The source code for this book is available on Robert Englander's
ANT: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE
Order Number: 1843
Ant is the premier build-management tool for Java environments. Ant is
part of Jakarta, the Apache Software Foundation's open source Java
project repository. Ant is written entirely in Java and is platform
independent. Using XML, a Java developer describes the modules involved
in a build, and the dependencies between those modules. Ant then does
the rest, compiling components as necessary in order to build the
Chapter 1, "Ant Jumpstart," is available in PDF format:
PLANNING FOR WEB SERVICES: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES
An O'Reilly Research Report
(Sorry, no review copies available)
Following the groundbreaking "P2P Networking Overview" from O'Reilly
Research, "Planning for Web Services" guides tech executives and
managers through the inflated claims, competing standards, and acronym
soup to arrive at a realistic appraisal of web services' potential for
your business. With profiles of more than thirty of the key players in
this emerging sector, the report concludes with a straightforward
checklist of the strategic issues and questions every IT decision-maker
should answer before committing to web services.
An Executive Summary of the report is available online at:
LEARNING UNIX FOR MAC OS X
Order Number: 3420
This book is a concise introduction to just what a reader needs to know
to get started with Unix on Mac OS X. With Mac OS X, they now have the
ability to not only continue to use their preferred platform, but to
explore the powerful capabilities of Unix. This title gives the reader
information on how to use the Terminal application, become functional
with the command interface and explore many Unix applications.
Chapter 4, "Customizing Your Session," is available online:
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
Join the Toledo Metro Oracle User's Group for the 2nd Annual Golf
Outing and Meeting! On June 18th, @ The Tamaron Country Club, 8:30am to
12 Noon Please RSVP to Kellie Jakubowski at 419-475-6999 or via email
at email@example.com, or register online at http://www.tmoug.org.
Until next week,