|Date:|| Fri, 22 Mar 2002 20:08:22 -0800 (PST)|
|From:||"Marsee Henon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|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
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LISTMANIA! ON AMAZON
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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.
Press releases are available on our press page:
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
Conference. Project JXTA started as a research project at Sun to
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,