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FYI  ......  Amazon, nerdbooks.com, and most other onliners (not necessarily
in that order) have most / all the O'Reilly books in stock and do give a
much greater discount than 20%.


Dave Henley
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Kendrick" <nbs@sonic.net>
To: "LUGOD" <vox@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 1:42 AM
Subject: [vox] [fwd] Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, November 25


> ----- Forwarded [slightly altered] message from Marsee Henon
<marsee@oreilly.com> -----
>
> ***Discount information
> Don't forget about our 20% discount on O'Reilly books and conferences.
> Just use the code 'DSUG.'
>
> ***Group purchases with better discounts are available
> Please let me know if you are interested and I can put you in
> touch with our sales department.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> General News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> ***Holiday "Gifts for Geeks" flier available online!
> Print some out or share the URL with your members
> http://ug.oreilly.com/banners/Geek_Holiday.pdf
>
> ================================================================
> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> November 25, 2003
> ================================================================
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Book News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -AppleScript: The Definitive Guide
> -.NET and XML
> -Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide
> -Learning XSLT
> -SQL Tuning
> -Apache Cookbook
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Upcoming Events
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Steven Feuerstein ("Oracle PL/SQL Programming") PL/SQL Language Seminar,
> Chicago, IL--December 9-11
> -David Sklar and Adam Trachtenberg ("PHP Cookbook"), New York PHP RAMP
> Training, New York, NY--December 9-10
> -Tony Stubblebine ("Regular Expression Pocket Reference"), North Bay Linux
> Users' Group, Sebastopol, CA--December 9
> -David Blank-Edelman ("Perl for System Administration") Back Bay LISA,
> Cambridge, MA--December 10
> -Kathy Sierra ("Head First EJB," "Head First Java"), Denver Java Users
> Group, Denver, CO--December 10
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Conferences
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference Speaker List
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Using JPEG2000
> -VBScript or Perl?
> -Economics of Writing on Computer Topics
> -Using Linux as a Small Business Internet Gateway
> -BZFlag
> -Handling Mixed Content in a Strongly Typed World
> -Panther Maintenance Tips
> -Keynote's XML Connections
> -O'Reilly in the Comics
> ================================================
> Book News
> ================================================
> Did you know you can request a free book to review for your
> group? Ask your group leader for more information.
>
> For book review writing tips and suggestions, go to:
> http://ug.oreilly.com/bookreviews.html
>
> Don't forget, you can receive 20% off any O'Reilly book you
> purchase directly from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when
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>
>
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> applies to U.S. delivery addresses in the 50 states and
> Puerto Rico.
> For more details, go to:
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>
>
> ***AppleScript: The Definitive Guide
> Order Number: 5571
> "AppleScript: The Definitive Guide" explores and teaches the language from
> the ground up. If you're a beginner and want to learn how to write your
> first script, or you just want to understand what the excitement is about,
> this book brings it all into focus. If you're an experienced
> AppleScripter, you'll benefit from the most definitive, up-to-date
> language reference available. This book shows all comers how to interpret
> dictionary files, use coercions to streamline scripts, debug and
> troubleshoot scripts, and more.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/applescpttdg/
>
> Chapter 7, "Variables," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/applescpttdg/chapter/index.html
>
>
> ***.NET and XML
> Order Number: 3978
> If you're seeking ways to build network-based applications or XML-based
> web services, Microsoft provides most of the tools you'll need. ".NET &
> XML" helps intermediate to advanced developers understand the intersection
> between the two technologies. The book's in-depth, concentrated, tutorial
> style includes a complete reference to the XML-related namespaces within
> the .NET Framework. This is the book to have for writing understandable
> XML-based code that interoperates with code written with other tools, and
> in other languages.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/netxml/
>
> Chapter 7, "Transforming XML with XSLT," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/netxml/chapter/index.html
>
>
> ***Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide
> Order Number: 6160
> Thoroughly updated, this slim book introduces you to the fundamental
> concepts of Mac OS X Panther. It also features a handy "Mac OS X Survival
> Guide" that shows Mac users what's changed from Mac OS 9, and helps
> Windows and Unix converts get acclimated to their new OS. With more than
> 250 tips and tricks, this practical, to-the-point book is a small but
> powerful resource for unleashing the power of Mac OS X Panther.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/macpantherpg/
>
> An excerpt on "Keyboard Shortcuts" is online now:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/macpantherpg/chapter/index.html
>
>
> ***Learning XSLT
> Order Number: 3277
> "Learning XSLT" is a carefully paced, example-rich introduction to XSLT.
> Thorough in its coverage, the book makes few assumptions about what you
> may already know. You'll learn about XSLT's template-based syntax, how
> XSLT templates work with each other, and gain an understanding of XSLT
> variables. "Learning XSLT" also explains how the XML Path Language (XPath)
> is used by XSLT, and provides a glimpse of what the future holds for XSLT
> 2.0 and XPath 2.0.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learnxslt/
>
> Chapter 2, "Building New Documents with XSLT," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learnxslt/chapter/index.html
>
>
> ***SQL Tuning
> Order Number: 5733
> "SQL Tuning" outlines a timesaving method developed for finding the
> optimum execution plan rapidly and systematically, regardless of the
> complexity of the SQL or the database platform being used. You'll learn
> how to understand and control SQL execution plans and how to diagram SQL
> queries to deduce the best execution plan. Exercises are included to
> reinforce the concepts you've learned. "SQL Tuning" concludes by
> addressing special concerns and unique solutions to "unsolvable"
> problems.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sqltuning/
>
> Chapter 1, "Introduction," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sqltuning/chapter/index.html
>
>
> ***Apache Cookbook
> Order Number: 1916
> "Apache Cookbook" is a collection of problems, solutions, and practical
> examples written for anyone who works with Apache. For every problem
> addressed in the book, there's a solution or "recipe," as well as an
> explanation of how and why the code works so you can adapt the
> problem-solving techniques to real-world situations. The two hundred-plus
> recipes in the book cover topics such as: Security; Aliases, Redirecting,
> and Rewriting; CGI Scripts, the suexec Wrapper, and other dynamic content
> techniques; Error Handling; SSL; and Performance.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/apacheckbk/
>
> Chapter 9, "Error Handling," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/apacheckbk/chapter/index.html
>
> ================================================
> Upcoming Events
> ================================================
> ***For more events, please see:
> http://events.oreilly.com/
>
> ***Steven Feuerstein ("Oracle PL/SQL Programming") PL/SQL Language
> Seminar, Chicago, IL--December 9-11
> Steven is leading a three-day "MIN-MAX PL/SQL" seminar--a best practices
> and optimization event that will radically change (for the better!) the
> way you design and implement PL/SQL-based applications.
> http://www.minmaxplsql.com/
>
> David Sklar and Adam Trachtenberg ("PHP Cookbook"), New York PHP RAMP
> Training, New York, NY--December 9-10
> David and Adam will lead sessions in NYPHP's Rapid AMP Technology
> Certification program.
> http://nyphp.org/content/training/ramp.php
>
>
> ***Tony Stubblebine ("Regular Expression Pocket Reference"), North Bay
> Linux Users' Group, Sebastopol, CA--December 9
> Tony is going to rummage through his Regex Toolbox. Every day, regular
> expressions save him time and sanity by diverting spam, controlling
> Apache, and searching, organizing, and formatting reams of data. Regular
> expressions aren't just for programmers. They've moved from the shell to
> the editor to the database to nearly every major Linux application. Tony
> will pull out his favorite vim, shell, MySQL, Apache, and procmail tools,
> tips, and tricks. 7:30pm, O'Reilly, 1005 Gravenstein Highway North,
> Sebastopol, CA
> http://www.nblug.org/
>
>
> ***David Blank-Edelman ("Perl for System Administration") Back Bay LISA,
> Cambridge, MA--December 10
> David will be presenting the talk "SysAdmin, Stories, and Signing:
> Learning from Communication Experts." Meetings start at 7:00pm with
> presentations beginning at 7:30pm. MIT, Building E51 70 Memorial Drive,
> Cambridge, MA.
> http://www.bblisa.org/calendar/
>
>
> ***Kathy Sierra ("Head First EJB," "Head First Java"), Denver Java Users
> Group, Denver, CO--December 10
> Kathy will talk about the new Sun EJB 2.x Certification. You'll look at
> how to take advantage of the new features, especially focusing on the new
> portable abstract schema for object-relational mapping of Entity Beans.
> Learn how to make your life easier as a bean developer.
> No registration for meetings is required, and there is no fee. Food and
> networking at 5:30-6:00pm The early session at 6:00pm. is for learning
> basic concepts. Advanced topics are covered by the main speaker at 7:00pm.
> Qwest Auditorium, 1005 17th Street, Denver, CO
> http://www.denverjug.org/index.html
>
> ================================================
> Conference News
> ================================================
> ***O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference Speaker List
> One of the best reasons to attend the O'Reilly Emerging Technology
> Conference is the gathering of top-notch presenters, leaders, and experts.
> Core developers, unique users, and visionaries share their knowledge with
> you to help you solve your computing or programming challenges. Our
> speaker list is growing daily. Please check back regularly to see who we
> have lined up.
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/28/speakers.html
>
> O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference
> February 9-12, 2004
> Westin Horton Plaza San Diego
> San Diego, CA 92101
> http://conferences.oreilly.com/etech/
>
> User Group members who register before January 9, 2004 get a double
> discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and receive 20% off the
> "Early Bird" price.
>
> To register for the conference, go to:
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/28/register.html
>
> ================================================
> News From O'Reilly & Beyond
> ================================================
> ---------------------
> General News
> ---------------------
> ***Using JPEG2000
> Is JPEG2000 the killer image file format for lossless storage? Ken Milburn
> thinks so. Ken details the options available in the JPEG2000 plugin, which
> were designed to help photographers losslessly compress and store their
> highest-quality images as efficiently as possible. Ken is the author of
> the upcoming "Digital Photographer's Handbook."
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/javascript/2003/11/14/digphoto_ckbk.html
>
>
> ***VBScript or Perl?
> In the process of writing "Active Directory Cookbook," author and
> long-time Perl coder Robbie Allen had to make a decision that Windows
> system administrators often face: whether to use VBScript or Perl.
> Ultimately, Robbie decided to use VBScript for the book's examples (though
> you can find Perl examples on his web site). In this article, Robbie
> outlines the advantages and disadvantages of each language, with sample
> code, to help you determine which works best for your project.
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2003/11/18/activedir_ckbk.html
>
>
> ***Economics of Writing on Computer Topics
> How important is timeliness in computer book publishing? Can niche books
> succeed? What about gimmicks? Tim O'Reilly says timing is about more than
> being first to market on a technology; it's about being first to market
> for a market. Tim answers all these questions with some "in the trenches"
> stories of O'Reilly publishing, at tim.oreilly.com.
> http://tim.oreilly.com/publishing/timeliness_1103.csp
>
> ---------------------
> Open Source
> ---------------------
> ***Using Linux as a Small Business Internet Gateway
> Internet access is vital to many small businesses. Creating a reliable and
> worry-free connection used to be difficult. With good software such as the
> Linux kernel, wvdial, Squid, Postfix, and iptables, it's reasonably easy
> to set up Linux as an Internet gateway. Alexander Prohorenko explains
> how.
> http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2003/11/20/internet_gateway.html
>
>
> ***BZFlag
> Sometimes a demo program can spin out of control to take on a life of its
> own. A ten-year-old project to demonstrate 3D movement has become a
> simple-yet-clever online tank battle game. Howard Wen talks to the creator
> and maintainer of BZFlag.
> http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2003/11/20/bzflag.html
>
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Handling Mixed Content in a Strongly Typed World
> Merge the line between data and text with XMLBeans.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/bea/mixedcontent.html
>
> ---------------------
> .NET
> ---------------------
> ***WinFX: An All-Managed API
> In Longhorn, Win32 will no longer be the principal API. It will, of
> course, continue to be supported; 20-year-old DOS applications still run
> on the latest version of Windows, and likewise, Win32 applications will
> also continue to work for the foreseeable future. But just as DOS and
> 16-bit Windows applications were superseded by Win32 applications, so in
> Longhorn will Win32 become the "old way" of doing things. In the first
> edition of this new column by Ian Griffiths, he explains why an
> all-managed API is a good thing.
> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2003/11/24/longhorn_01.htm
>
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***Panther Maintenance Tips
> Yes, Mac OS X is incredibly stable, but here's a comprehensive list of
> tips to keep it that way for the duration of your OS install. What? You
> don't do any maintenance at all? Well, read on. That might change.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/11/21/maintenance.html
>
>
> ***Keynote's XML Connections
> For its Keynote application, Apple had created an XML syntax, APXL (short
> for Apple Presentation XML), and made its schema publicly available. That
> means you can build presentations outside of Keynote using data stored in
> apps like FileMaker Pro and 4D. David Miller explains, and shows you how
> to leverage this functionality.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/11/18/keynote.html
>
> ---------------------
> Fun
> ---------------------
> ***O'Reilly in the Comics
> http://secretworldofnerds.com/atlas_nerd.jpg
>
> Thanks to Art Payne (The Michigan Apple User Group) and Julie
> Reynolds-Grabbe (NASA Ames Research Center--Mac Group)
> for sending this to me.
>
>
> Until next time--
>
> Marsee
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- End forwarded message -----
>
> -- 
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