|Date:|| Fri, 7 Jun 2002 18:47:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|From:||"Marsee Henon" <email@example.com>
|Subject:|| Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, June 7|
O'Reilly User Group Program
May 7, 2002
Hello User Group Leaders,
I will be out of the office next week, from June 10-14.
Review requests will be processed after I get back.
Talk to you in a couple of weeks!
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
-The User Group Raffle Winner for The O'Reilly Open Source
-2002 Google Programming Contest Winner
-New Safari Titles
-Is Your User Group Plugged in to INETA?
-An Interview With Guido van Rossum
-The Sharp Zaurus--A Lovely Little Computer
-Ship in a Bottle
-Taming the Entourage Database
-OSCON Early Bird Discount Date Coming up Soon--June 10, 2002
-The Fellowship Comes to OSCON
-Perl 6 Uncovered at OSCON
-PHP 4.1 and Beyond
-MacHack 17--June 20-22, 2002, Dearborne, MI
-CFUN-02--June 15-16, Rockville, MD
-YAPC::NA 2002--June 26-28, Saint Louis, MO
-Perl in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
-MySQL Reference Manual
-The Networking CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0
-Java & XML Data Binding
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
-The Charlotte Linux Users Group Announce their first Installfest
-The Hampton Roads Oracle User Group's Monthly Meeting
NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
Spread the word to your members....
THE USER GROUP RAFFLE WINNER FOR THE 2002O'REILLY OPEN SOURCE
The Denver Java Users' Group--http://www.denverjug.org
2002 GOOGLE PROGRAMMING CONTEST WINNER
Google has announced the winner of their programming contest
competition. The recipient of the $10,000 cash prize is Daniel Egnor
for his project titled "Geographic Search." Daniel's project adds the
ability to search for web pages within a particular geographic locale
to traditional keyword searching.
NEW SAFARI TITLES
Search, annotate, and read your favorite O'Reilly books on Safari Tech
Books Online. New titles include "Learning Unix for Mac OS X,"
"Programming Visual Basic for the Palm OS," "Java Enterprise in a
Nutshell, 2nd Edition," "Java and SOAP," "Mastering Oracle SQL," and
"VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition."
IS YOUR USER GROUP PLUGGED IN TO INETA?
INETA (The International .NET Association) provides no-cost structured,
peer-based organizational, educational, and promotional support to the
growing worldwide community of Microsoft .NET user groups.
To find out more about INETA and how they can help your user group,
please visit http://www.ineta.org/admin/plugin.aspx.
AN INTERVIEW WITH GUIDO VAN ROSSUM
The creator of Python discusses Python's latest releases and future
plans in the "State of the Python Union" at OSCON. In a recent O'Reilly
interview, Guido talks about the benefits of open source development.
For information on Guido's "State of the Python Union" session, see:
THE SHARP ZAURUS--A LOVELY LITTLE COMPUTER
Simson Garfinkel reviews Sharp's new Zaurus SL-5500, a Linux-based
Simson is coauthor of the recently released "Building Cocoa
Applications." Order Number: 2351
SHIP IN A BOTTLE
David H.M. Spector shows us how to get the most out of one computer by
running multiple operating systems on it. He covers programs such as
WINE, DOSEMU, Bochs, and User-Mode Linux.
TAMING THE ENTOURAGE DATABASE
Lurking beneath Entourage X's Aqua interface is a complex database
handling all of your mail and contact info. And like any other DB, you
should back up and optimize on a regular schedule.
Here's how to prevent email disaster on your Mac:
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.
THE FELLOWSHIP COMES TO OSCON
Come hear Milton Ngan, the IT Manager for Peter Jackson's Weta
Graphics, talk about the role of Linux, Perl, and other open source
software in the making of the "Lord of the Rings."
PERL 6 UNCOVERED AT OSCON
What better place to hear from Larry Wall, Damian Conway, Dan Sugalski,
and others about the current state and future plans of Perl 6?
PHP 4.1 and Beyond
Don't miss hearing about the current state and future plans of the PHP
scripting language, from its inventor, Rasmus Lerdorf.
O'Reilly is proud to be sponsoring the following:
MACHACK 17--JUNE 20-22, 2002, DEARBORNE, MI
Be sure to catch Tim O'Reilly's keynote address, and drop by our booth
to thumb through our array of new Mac titles.
CFUN-02, THE COLDFUSION MX CONFERENCE
The Fourth Annual TeraTech ColdFusion Conference
June 15-16, 2002, Rockville, Maryland
Get two days chocked full of hidden CF tips and methods and learn about
the new version of ColdFusion--CF MX--that will change your programming
life. Speakers include Ben Forta, Charlie Arehart, Michael Dinowitz,
Steve Drucker, Raymond Camden, Sandra Clark, Adam Churvis, Benjamin
Elmore, Shlomy Gantz, Hal Helms, Kevin Towes, and Robi Sen.
YAPC::NA 2002 JUNE 26-28, 2002 IN SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI
YAPC is a place for people to meet and talk about Perl--where people
who've done interesting things, people who are working on the language
itself, people who are using it daily, and people who are looking to
learn about it are all within arm's reach. All three Perl Development
Grant recipients will be present: Larry Wall, Damian Conway, and Dan
Sugalski as well as Nathan Torkington, Mark-Jason Dominus, and
Abigail. Come and meet the people who developed and also develop
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:
PERL IN A NUTSHELL, 2ND EDITION
Order Number: 2416
This complete guide to the Perl programming language ranges widely
through the Perl programmer's universe, gathering together in a
convenient form a wealth of information about Perl itself and its
application to CGI scripts, XML processing, network programming,
database interaction, and graphical user interfaces. The book is an
ideal reference for experienced Perl programmers and beginners alike.
Chapter 4, "The Perl Language," is available in PDF Format here:
MYSQL REFERENCE MANUAL
Order Number: 2653
This highly regarded and comprehensive reference manual comes directly
from the members of the MySQL team. The book covers issues at all
stages in MySQL use, from installation problems through performance
tuning. Included are suggested uses of privileges to enhance security,
many performance tips, and a sophisticated guide to error recovery. It
also offers a thorough comparison of MySQL with SQL standards and other
The free online version of this book is available here:
THE NETWORKING CD BOOKSHELF, VERSION 2.0
Order Number: 334x
Seven best selling OReilly Animal Guides are now available on CD-ROM,
easily accessible and searchable with your favorite web browser:
"TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition;" "DNS & Bind, 4th
Edition;" "Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition;" "SSH, The Secure
Shell: The Definitive Guide;" "Network Troubleshooting Tools;"
"Managing NFS & NIS, 2nd Edition;" and "Essential SNMP." As a bonus,
you also get the new paperback version of "TCP/IP Network
Administration, 3rd Edition."
JAVA & XML DATA BINDING
Order Number: 2785
This title provides an in-depth technical look at XML Data Binding.
This book offers complete documentation of all features in both the Sun
Microsystems JAXB API and popular open source alternative
implementations (Enhydra Zeus, Exolabs Castor and Quick). It also gets
into significant detail about when data binding is appropriate to use,
and provides numerous practical examples of using data binding in
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
THE CHARLOTTE LINUX USERS GROUP ANNOUNCE
THEIR FIRST INSTALLFEST
Start your summer right with a fresh copy of Linux on your computer!
June 22, 9am to 5pm
8107 Arrowridge Blvd. Suite S
Charlotte, NC 28273
To pre-register for this event, go to
Hampton Roads, Virginia--
The Hampton Roads Oracle User Group is having their next monthly
meeting July 10th at the Virginia Beach Central Library. Entry is
free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Until next time,