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Another newsletter from O'Reilly.

I took the liberty of removing distant events and the less-interesting-to-
Linux-users content.  Enjoy,

-bill!

----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon -----

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O'Reilly News for User Group Members
December 11, 2007
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David Pogue--bestselling author, creator of the Missing Manual Series,
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Conference News
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***Registration for ETech is now open, San Diego, CA--March 3-6
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***RailsConf 2008 Call For Participation Ends December 13
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News From O'Reilly & Beyond
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UG News
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***O'Reilly Editor Andy Oram is running a survey about how people search
for information
The next time you have to search for information on any topic, try
recording your efforts in the form on this page. Easy searches usually
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<http://www.praxagora.com/search_survey/>


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Articles
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***Top Ten Tips for Linux Network Admins
Carla Schroder, author of the newly released Linux Networking Cookbook
offers her top ten tips for being a superior Linux network administrator
--great advice regardless of your level of experience.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/fyi/blog/2007/11/carla_schroders_top_ten_tips_f.html>


***Programming is Hard, Let's Go Scripting...
Larry Wall's annual State of the Onion describes the state of Perl, the
language and the community. In his 11th address, he discussed the past,
present, and future of scripting languages, including the several
dimensions of design decisions important to the development of Perl 6.
<http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2007/12/06/soto-11.html>


***Building Mashup-Friendly Sites in Rails 
Mashups have been the hot web technology lately. Rather than try to do
everything yourself, why not present the data that makes your site
special in an easy to consume fashion, and let users design applications
that mix your data in with others. Jack Herrington walks us through an
example showing how to create mashup-friendly using Ruby on Rails.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/ruby/2007/12/04/building-mashups-in-rails.html>


***An Interview with Toby Segaran 
Toby Segaran is the author of "Programming Collective Intelligence." We
recently spoke to him about his new book and why these kind of machine
learning techniques are so important in the Web 2.0 era.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2007/11/14/an-interview-with-toby-segaran.html>


***Introducing Raven: An Elegant Build for Java
Build processes in Java haven't evolved much since the introduction of
Ant or Maven. With the ability to use scripting languages like Groovy
and JRuby on the JVM, the power of a full language can be brought to
bear on the build process. This article discusses Raven, a build system
for Java that uses JRuby.
<http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2007/12/05/introducing-raven-an-elegant-build-for-java.html>


***Advanced JavaScript III 
JavaScript guru Howard Feldman completes his voyage through the world of
JavaScript hacking with this article. This time around, he tackles
dynamic tables, switching out form elements, and putting prompting text
in text boxes.
<http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2007/11/20/advanced-javascript-iii.html>


For more articles, go to:
<http://www.oreillynet.com/>

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Blogs
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Shopping for the geek in your life? Here's help.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/fyi/blog/2007/12/shopping_for_the_geek_in_your_1.html>

Bad Math Among eBook Enthusiasts
<http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/12/bad_math_ebooks_kindle.html>

Hidden Influences on Software Design
<http://beautifulcode.oreillynet.com/2007/11/hidden_influences_on_software.php>

Groovy StAX builder
<http://www.oreillynet.com/onjava/blog/2007/11/groovy_stax_builder.html>

ETech = Energy + Food Hacking + Arduino + Processing + Worldwide Tech
<http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/12/etech_energy_fo.html>

Open Source Hardware Gift Guide
<http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/12/open_source_hardware_gift.html>

Books for Makers - A gift guide of lost arts and new tech
<http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/12/books_for_makers_a_gift_g.html>

Some geeks just wanna live forever (well, say, 1,000 years or so)
<http://www.oreillynet.com/fyi/blog/2007/11/some_geeks_just_wanna_live_for.html>

Naked Light
<http://www.oreillynet.com/digitalmedia/blog/2007/12/naked_light.html>


For more blogs, go to:
<http://www.oreillynet.com/blogs/>

Until next time--

Marsee Henon


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----- End forwarded message -----

-- 
-bill!
bill@newbreedsoftware.com
http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/
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