|Date:|| Fri, 19 Apr 2002 15:50:15 -0700 (PDT)|
|From:||"Marsee Henon" <email@example.com>
|Subject:|| Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, April 19|
O'Reilly User Group Program
April 19, 2002
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
-Tim O'Reilly Agrees with Amazon's Used Book Policy
-The Law of Unintended Consequences
-The Body Electronic: An Interview With IBM's Robert Morris
-Build a Better Bookshelf Online-Get Your First 14 Days on Safari Free
-Introducing C# And The .NET Framework, Part 1
-The Perl Review
-Jython Tips for Python Programmers
-O'Reilly and Macworld Team Up on Total OS X
-Noel Rappin On Jython at Softpro Books-Burlington, MA
-Put Up A Conference Banner Get A Free Book
-Top 25 Best-Selling Books
-Mastering Oracle SQL
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS:
-LUGOD-Will Be Holding A Linux Demonstration
-CFUN-02 The Fourth Annual TeraTech ColdFusion Conference
NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
Spread the word to your members....
TIM O'REILLY AGREES WITH AMAZON'S USED BOOK POLICY
In this letter to the Author's Guild, Tim explains why he disagrees
with their campaign against Amazon's used book policy, and why he
thinks used book sales help authors, publishers, and readers alike. Tim
also ties the issue to larger ones of copyright, fair use, and the
O'Reilly Network columnist and science fiction author Cory Doctorow
also wrote a letter supporting Amazon's policy.
THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
Hollywood's legal attacks on technology today are just as shortsighted
as when it fought against the VCR in the early 1980s, because the legal
battles will stifle innovation, says Cory Doctorow, who will speak at
O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference.
THE BODY ELECTRONIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH IBM'S ROBERT MORRIS
IBM is promoting the concept of "autonomic computing," in which systems
are self-healing, much like the human body. IBM's Robert Morris will be
a keynote speaker at O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology
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THE PERL REVIEW
This month's issue of "The Perl Review" is all about, well, Python,
including an interview with Guido van Rossum and a primer on the Python
Software Foundation. http://www.theperlreview.com/
For more on Perl see:
http://www.perl.com/ and http://perl.oreilly.com/
JYTHON TIPS FOR PYTHON PROGRAMMERS
Noel Rappin brings you ten tips on using Jython, from how to create
Java objects to how to access Java methods and fields.
Order Number: 2475
O'REILLY AND MACWORLD TEAM UP ON TOTAL OS X
The special 13th issue of "Macworld" that focuses on Mac OS X has hit
the streets, and we're proud to be part of it. Read about O'Reilly's
partnership with "Macworld" in Derrick Story's Total OS X Preview.
INTRODUCING C# AND THE .NET FRAMEWORK, PART 1
Read an overview of C# and find out where it improves upon Java, in
this first of a three-part excerpt from O'Reilly's recently released C#
in a Nutshell.
C# IN A NUTSHELL
Order Number: 1819
UPCOMING EVENTS AT SOFTPRO BOOKS-BURLINGTON, MA
NOEL RAPPIN ON JYTHON
Noel Rappin is coauthor of "Jython Essentials." 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.
Wednesday, April 24--6:30-8:00 PM
112 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803-5300
For more information see:
Open Invitation to SIGS and User Groups: Softpro is happy to host your
group. They have space to accommodate up to 30 people in Burlington and
up to 12 in Marlborough. Reserve a time by writing to
PUT UP A CONFERENCE BANNER, GET A FREE BOOK
We are looking for user groups to display our conference banners on
their web sites. If you send me the link to your user group site with
our O'Reilly Open Source Convention banner, I will send you the
O'Reilly book of your choice.
O'Reilly Open Source Convention banner
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.
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:
TOP 25 BEST-SELLING BOOKS
New on our web site, our best selling books.
The list changes every week. Review copies are still available.
MASTERING ORACLE SQL
Order Number: 1290
If you write programs to run against an Oracle database, you spend a
lot of time and mental energy writing queries to return the data your
programs need. Knowledge of SQL, and particularly of Oracle's
implementation of SQL, is the key to writing good queries in a timely
manner. In this book, the authors share their knowledge of Oracle SQL,
and show you many creative techniques that you can use to your
advantage in your own applications.
Chapter 7, "Set Operations" is available online:
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
LUGOD-THE LINUX USERS' GROUP OF DAVIS, WILL BE HOLDING A LINUX
Saturday, April 27th, 2002, 3:00pm-6:00pm
The demonstration will be held at:
Davis Food Co-Op
620 G Street
Davis, CA 95616
Members of the Linux Users' Group of Davis will demonstrate Linux, a
free operating system for computers that presents an alternative to the
Microsoft monopoly. Drop by and learn how you can bring the fun back
into computing by joining the dynamic, worldwide community of computer
enthusiasts and professionals who use Linux.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL TERATECH COLDFUSION CONFERENCE
$179 until April 30, $199 afterwards.
Saturday, June 15th-Sunday, June 16th, 2002
Rockville Double-Tree Hotel (opposite Twinbrook metro)
Until next week,