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----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com> -----
O'Reilly News for User Group Members
June 25, 2004
Book News
-Programming Jakarta Struts, 2nd Edition
-The Best Damn Windows 2003 Server Book
-Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition
-Google: The Missing Manual
-Richard Thieme's Islands in the Clickstream
-CYA: Securing IIS 6.0 
-CYA: Securing Exchange Server 2003 & Outlook Web Access 
Upcoming Events
-Apple WWDC, San Francisco, CA--June 28-July 2
-JavaOne, San Francisco, CA--June 28-July 1
-Edd Dumbill ("Linux Unwired"), GNOME User and Developer European
Conference, Kristiansand, Norway--June 28-30
-James Duncan Davidson ("Mac OS X Panther Hacks," "Running Mac OS X
Panther"),  Apple Store, San Francisco, CA--June 30
-Steve Bass ("PC Annoyances"), Anchorage Borders, 
Anchorage, AK--July 7
-Steve Bass ("PC Annoyances"), Alaska Computer Society PC Users Group, 
Anchorage, AK--July 8
Conference News
-O'Reilly Open Source Convention User Group Discount
-Don't forget--Visit with O'Reilly Editors at 2004 USENIX Annual Tech 
Boston, MA--June 27-July 2
-O'Reilly Network Launches eDocuments
-The Open Source Paradigm Shift
-A Linux Quick Reference to Useful Commands 
-The Pragmatic Programmers Interview 
-Voice Recording Magic with the iPod 
-RSS: The Next Generation
-A Brief Introduction to GPS Photo Linking
-Windows Server Hacks: Using Saved Queries to Find Locked Accounts
-Easily Purge Spyware, Adware, and Other Malware 
-Using a JMS Provider with MDBs via the J2EE Connector Architecture
-Working with Hibernate in Eclipse 
-SP.NET Forms Security by Jesse Liberty 
News From Your Peers
-Share your Group's Secrets to Success on the O'Reilly UG Wiki.

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:

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New Releases
***Programming Jakarta Struts, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596006519
"Programming Jakarta Struts, 2nd Edition" covers everything the successful
first edition did and more. Now fully up to date with Struts 1.1, this new
edition covers the latest material on tag libraries and the new
JavaServerFaces (JSF) APIs, and it includes all-new chapters on JSF,
JSTL/EL, and security. This book will save you time and headaches with its
practical, here's-how-to-do-it approach to using the Struts Framework to
its fullest potential. 

Chapter 11, "The Validator Framework," is available online:

***The Best Damn Windows 2003 Server Book
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1931836124
Windows Server 2003 has more features and functionality in any one of its
component services than existed in the entire Windows NT 4 operating
system. This book distills the tens of thousands of pages of documentation
for this complex enterprise OS into a concise, applied format that system
administrators can use. Every aspect of planning, installing, configuring,
and troubleshooting a Windows Server 2003 network is documented, with
plenty of examples and illustrations.

***Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596007019
"Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition" has been completely revised and updated to
cover all the major APIs from Java 1.4 as well as significant first-look
recipes for the most important features of the new 1.5 version. Packed
with hundreds of tried-and-true Java recipes, the book also covers many
specialized APIs--like those for working with Struts, Ant, and other open
source tools--and delivers expanded Mac OS X Panther coverage. This
comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples
will serve well Java developers at all levels of expertise.

Chapter 8, "Data Structuring with Generics, foreach, and Enumerations (JDK
1.5)," is available online:

***Google: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596006136
Google, the planet's most popular program for finding stuff on the web,
has no manual. It may seem like an easy-to-use program, but Google has
many hidden tricks and tools that can turn your simple searching into
powerful--and successful--discoveries. You just have to know where to
look. This book is your guide, covering search techniques and tricks,
must-have tools, and those little-known corners of Google. Get more out of
your Google searches with this friendly deskside companion. 

Chapter 3, "Googling Further: Images, News, and the Directory," is
available online:

***Richard Thieme's Islands in the Clickstream
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1931836221
"Islands in the Clickstream" is a series of thousand-word essays exploring
social and cultural dimensions of technology and the larger concerns of
our lives. Their focus ranges beyond the impact of technology to
spirituality, psychological insight, and social commentary. The author's
credibility and work as a professional speaker immersed in technology who
was also an Episcopal priest for sixteen years provides a perfect platform
for supporting the book.

***CYA: Securing IIS 6.0 
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1931836256

***CYA: Securing Exchange Server 2003 & Outlook Web Access 
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1931836248

The CYA series are highly portable, easily digestible road-maps to
configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting essential features, assuring
that the reader has in fact covered their behind. 

Upcoming Events
***For more events, please see:

***Apple WWDC, San Francisco, CA--June 28-July 2
We'll have a great new selection of Mac developers books to choose from at
this show. Moscone West Convention Center

***JavaOne, San Francisco, CA--June 28-July 1
Drop by our booth (#1416) to check out our latest Java offerings. 	
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

***Edd Dumbill ("Linux Unwired"), GNOME User and Developer European
Conference, Kristiansand, Norway--June 28-30
Author Edd Dumbill (Linux Unwired) speaks at the fifth annual GUADEC.
Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway

***James Duncan Davidson ("Mac OS X Panther Hacks," "Running Mac OS X
Panther"),  Apple Store, San Francisco, CA--June 30
James is a special guest speaker at the SF Apple Store, telling his story
as a Java developer moving to the Mac and becoming a Cocoa developer.

***Steve Bass ("PC Annoyances"), Anchorage Borders, 
Anchorage, AK--July 7, 2004
Steve visits the Anchorage Borders beginning at 7:00 p.m. Stop by to say
hello and get your very own copy signed!

***Steve Bass ("PC Annoyances"), Alaska Computer Society PC Users Group, 
Anchorage, AK--July 8
Join Steve at the ACSPCUG monthly meeting. 	

Conference News
***O'Reilly Open Source Convention User Group Discount
User Group use code DSUG when you register, and you'll get 20%

To register, go to:

O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Portland Marriott Downtown
Portland, OR
July 26-30, 2004

News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***Don't forget--Visit with O'Reilly Editors at 2004 USENIX Annual Tech 
Boston, MA--June 27-July 2
Come visit O'Reilly in the Partner Publisher Suite June 28-30. This
conference includes: 6 days of training; renowned plenary speakers every
morning; technical sessions every day; daily SIG sessions; and General and
Freenix/Open Source refereed papers. Free exhibit & BOF registration
available online. The conference runs June 27-July 2 in Boston, MA.

***O'Reilly Network Launches eDocuments
Affordable, downloadable PDFs of premium O'Reilly Network content are now
available covering topics such as digital media, Java versus .NET
security, and web services, with new titles to be added regularly. There
are no restrictions on your ability to save, copy, or print these
documents, and you can instantly download a PDF from your O'Reilly account
management page once you've purchased it online. For a closer look at our
first batch of offerings, visit edocuments.oreilly.com/.

***Got an Gmail invite to share? 
Listen to Wil Wheaton ("Just a Geek") on the David Lawrence Show
discussing his new project gmail4troops.com, which makes it easy to donate
Google Gmail accounts to the US troops overseas.

Just a Geek
By Wil Wheaton
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059600768X

Open Source
***The Open Source Paradigm Shift
Tim O'Reilly writes about the lessons to be learned from the Open Source
Movement in this article based on a talk he first gave at the
Warburg-Pincus technology conference in May 2003. Find out why Tim says
the open source story is far from over. 

For more of Tim's writings, pay a visit to tim.oreilly.com.

***A Linux Quick Reference to Useful Commands 
Daniel J. Barrett, author of O'Reilly's "Linux Pocket Guide," has compiled
a quick-reference guide to the most essential Linux commands and the tasks
they perform. We are presenting this quick reference as a PDF download.
Print it and keep it by your keyboard for quick answers to problems 
that arise.

***The Pragmatic Programmers Interview 
The Pragmatic Programmers, Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas, recently launched
their own line of books on pragmatic software development. Since O'Reilly
distributes their books, we convinced them to do an interview about
self-publishing, the state of the software industry, and how to become
better developers.

***The Pragmatic Bookshelf:
Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit 
ISBN: 0974514020

Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java with JUnit 
ISBN: 0974514012

Pragmatic Version Control using CVS 
ISBN: 0974514004

***Voice Recording Magic with the iPod 
Everyone knows that the iPod plays music unlike any other device, but many
don't realize that it records clean audio, too. Here's a handy tutorial
that shows you how to get started, then challenges your creativity with
some nifty ideas about how to use these tools.

***RSS: The Next Generation 
Syndicated summaries of web content are more popular than ever before, and
the recent explosion of users has prompted some dramatic changes in the
world of RSS software. Giles Turnbull takes a look at some of the latest
offerings, including PulpFiction, Shrook, and of course, NetNewsWire.

***A Brief Introduction to GPS Photo Linking
Digital cameras record EXIF data that tells us when we took a picture, but
what if we want to know where too? David Goldwasser introduces us to using
GPS positioning data with EXIF timestamps to build interactive maps
showing pictures of markers. Typical of the kinds of hacks David
contributed to O'Reilly's recently released "Digital Photography Hacks."

***Windows Server Hacks: Using Saved Queries to Find Locked Accounts
Locked accounts can represent a serious security hole on your network.
Mitch Tulloch, author of "Windows Server Hacks," shows you how to use
saved queries to find them.

***Easily Purge Spyware, Adware, and Other Malware 
Think you're protected against spyware? Most likely you're not. J.W. Olsen
reviews two of the best spyware killers you'll find anywhere: Ad-aware and

***Using a JMS Provider with MDBs via the J2EE Connector Architecture 
Message-Driven Beans (MDBs) get a big boost in J2EE 1.4 via integration
with the J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA), which opens up interesting
possibilities to use messaging to and from legacy systems. Debu Panda
shows how this can be accomplished.

***Working with Hibernate in Eclipse 
Jim Elliott was curious about whether anyone had written plugins to work
with Hibernate in Eclispe, as he'd just finished writing "Hibernate: A
Developer's Notebook." It turns out there are several such efforts
underway. In this article, Jim explores Hibernate Synchronizer--a plugin
that automatically updates your Java code when you change your mapping

***SP.NET Forms Security
Jesse Liberty shows how easy it is to provide forms-based security via
login screens and authentication in Whidbey.

News From Your Peers
***Share your Group's Secrets to Success on the O'Reilly UG Wiki
List you tricks and experiences to share:

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