|Date:|| Wed, 10 Apr 2002 19:57:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|From:||"Marsee Henon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Subject:|| Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, April 10|
O'Reilly User Group Program
April 10, 2002
We've got lots of new books coming in! This week's issue is a long one;
we're trying to catch up. Next week we should go back to our usual
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
-Lessig on the Future of the Public Domain
-Keeping Genome Data Open
-Code Free or Die
-"Java in a Nutshell, 3rd Ed" wins Best Java Book
-Six Common Enterprise Programming Mistakes
-Tips for Building Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL
-iBooks Love Linux
-Registration is open for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention
-TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Ed.
-C# in a Nutshell
-Web Performance Tuning, 2nd Edition
-BEEP: The Definitive Guide
-Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL
-Building Java Enterprise Applications Volume I: Architecture
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
Spread the word to your members....
LESSIG ON THE FUTURE OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Lawrence Lessig discusses the pending Eldred Supreme Court case, his
Creative Commons project, and the future of the public domain.
Lessig will be a keynote speaker at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology
Conference later this spring, from May 13-16, in Santa Clara, Calif.
As a part of our extended family, take an additional 30% off of your
fees when you register with the discount code ET02FF
KEEPING GENOME DATA OPEN
Open-data hero Jim Kent, who was instrumental in keeping the human
genome data in the public domain, tells why and how he did it in this
O'Reilly Network interview.
Kent will be a keynote speaker at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.
CODE FREE OR DIE
Salon's Andrew Leonard reviews O'Reilly's new biography of Richard
Stallman; he says readers will benefit from this nuanced, detailed
picture of Stallman and says the book offers many new insights, even to
close followers of the free-software movement.
"Free as in Freedom," Order Number: 2874
Richard Stallman will also be a keynote speaker at the O'Reilly Open
JAVA IN A NUTSHELL, 3RD EDITION WINS "BEST JAVA BOOK" BY READERS OF
"JAVA PRO MAGAZINE" AT JAVAONE
"Java in a Nutshell," 4th Edition Order Number: 2831
And The Award Goes To...
Top developers and companies were feted for their technological
achievements and contributions to the Java community.
SIX COMMON ENTERPRISE PROGRAMMING MISTAKES
Most programmers use the good things from programming books and then
leave their mistakes in the very same programs. Brett McLaughlin looks
at six common errors in enterprise programming.
TIPS FOR BUILDING WEB DATABASE APPLICATIONS WITH PHP AND MYSQL
by Hugh E. Williams
The most popular platform for developing Web database applications is
the open source trio of PHP, MySQL, and the Apache Web server.
According to SecuritySpace and Netcraft, the Apache Web server is used
at about 60 percent of Web sites; almost half of these servers have
support for the PHP scripting language.
"Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL," Order Number: 0413
IBOOKS LOVE LINUX
An Apple iBook turns out to be a great choice for running Debian
GNU/Linux, and Edd Dumbill, the editor of XML.com, explains why and
walks us through the installation process.
O'REILLY OPEN SOURCE CONVENTION
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002--San Diego, CA
O'Reilly & Associates is pleased to announce the 4th annual Open Source
OSCON is designed for programmers, developers, strategists, and
technical staff involved in open source technology and its
applications. This event is the central gathering place for the open
source community to exchange ideas, share techniques, push the
technical boundaries, and maximize the benefits of open source
Richard M. Stallman--
Ewan Birney--Hacking the Genome: Open Source in Bioinformatics
Jim Kent--Evolution in Action
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Register by June 10th, 2002 to take advantage of
the discounted conference fees. User group discount is 20% for
conferences. Use the discount code: DSUG. Register before June 10th,
and receive a double discount! Your 20% will apply towards already
reduced "Early Bird" pricing if you register early.
Special Convention Promotion. Purchase two tutorials with your regular
conference pass and receive two additional tutorials absolutely free.
Offer good only when purchased with the regular conference pass by
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
TCP/IP NETWORK ADMINISTRATION, 3RD ED.
Order Number: 2971
This complete hands-on guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network
starts with the fundamentals: what protocols do and how they work, how
addresses and routing are used, and how to set up your network
Sample Chapter 9, "Local Network Services," is available online:
C# IN A NUTSHELL
Order Number: 1819
This book provides everything programmers need to know about the C#
language in one concise and accessible volume. Designed as a primary
reference for daily use, it also includes all the essential background
information to become productive quickly. Not a "how-to" book or a
rehash of Microsoft's documentation, this book goes to the source of
the C# language and the APIs of the .NET Framework to present the
content in a way that professional programmers will value above all
Sample Chapter 1, "Introducing C# and the .NET Framework," is available
Order Number: 6102
PHP is a simple yet powerful open-source scripting language for
creating dynamic web content. The millions of web sites powered by PHP
are testament to its popularity and ease of use. PHP is used by both
programmers, who appreciate its flexibility and speed, and web
designers, who value its accessibility and convenience. "Programming
PHP" is an authoritative guide to PHP 4, the latest version of the
language, and is filled with the unique knowledge of the creator of
PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf. This book explains PHP language syntax and
programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with numerous
examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. The
book also includes style tips and practical programming advice that
will help you become not just a PHP programmer, but a good PHP
Sample Chapter 5, "Arrays," is available online:
WEB PERFORMANCE TUNING, 2ND EDITION
Order Number: 172X
As long as there's been a Web, people have been trying to make it
faster. The maturation of the Web has meant more users, more data,
more features, and consequently longer waits on the Web. Improved
performance has become a critical factor in determining the usability
of the Web in general and of individual sites in particular. "Web
Performance Tuning, 2nd Ed." is about getting the best possible
performance from the Web. This book isn't just about tuning web server
software; it's also about streamlining web content, getting optimal
performance from a browser, tuning both client and server hardware, and
maximizing the capacity of the network itself.
Chapter 4, "Performance Monitoring," is available online:
BEEP: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE
Order Number: 2440
BEEP gives network developers what they've long needed: a standard
toolkit for building protocols quickly and conveniently. Written by
BEEP's creator, this book demonstrates how to use the BEEP
implementation in Java, C, and Tcl. You'll learn to build several
working applications that use BEEP as a transport, including an
implementation of the reliable SYSLOG protocol and an implementation of
a BEEP transport for SOAP.
Sample Chapter 3, "Tuning," is available online:
WEB DATABASE APPLICATIONS WITH PHP & MYSQL
Order Number: 0413
This book offers web developers a mixture of theoretical and practical
information on creating web database applications. Using PHP and MySQL,
two open source technologies that are often combined to develop web
applications, the book offers detailed information on designing
relational databases and web application architecture.
Sample Chapter 8, "Sessions," is available online:
BUILDING JAVA ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS VOLUME I: ARCHITECTURE
Order Number: 1231
Volume 1 of this advanced 3-volume guide explores the infrastructure
issues so important to good application design. It isn't just a book
about Entity Beans and JNDI. It takes you step by step through building
the back end, designing the data store so that it gives you convenient
access to the data your application needs; designing a directory;
figuring out how to handle security and where to store security
credentials you need; and so on.
Sample Chapter 8, "Business Logic," is available online:
Order Number: 2475
Jython is an implementation of the Python programming language written
in Java, allowing Python programs to integrate seamlessly with any Java
code. The secret to Jython's popularity lies in the combination of
Java's libraries and tools with Python's rapid development
capabilities. "Jython Essentials" provides a solid introduction to the
language, numerous examples of Jython/Java interaction, and valuable
reference material on modules and libraries of use to Jython
Sample Chapter 1, "Introduction to Jython," is available online:
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
X-RATED--On April 13th from 1:30 till 3:30pm CarolinaMUG, the Charlotte
Region's Macintosh User Group and Winthrop University of Rock Hill
South Carolina will present the definitive introduction to Mac OS X in
a Free X-Rated Seminar! See The Carolina Macintosh Users Group web site
for more details: http://www.carolinamug.com/
Until next week,