[FRPythoneers] [Fwd: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, July 11]

Jeffery D. Collins jcollins at boulder.net
Sat Jul 12 10:20:33 MDT 2003

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Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, July 11
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 18:39:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
To: jcollins at boulder.net

O'Reilly User Group Program
July 11, 2003

Please share the information your members would be interested in....

Highlights This Week:
Book News
-Programming .NET Security
-Learning UML
Upcoming Events
-Macworld CreativePro, New York, NY--Jul 14-18
-LinuxWorld Exhibit, San Francisco, CA--Aug 5-7
-IEEE Computer Society Bioinformatics Conference,
Palo Alto, CA--Aug 11-14
-Registration is Open for the Second Annual O'Reilly Mac OS X
-Put Up an O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Banner, Get a Free Book
-"Go On Safari" Tip of the Week Winner--Vincent Danen,
Edmonton Linux Users Group
-Free Shipping on O'Reilly Orders
-Vote for Your Favorite O'Reilly Book
-Meeting Tim O'Reilly "In the Flesh"
-The State of Open Source
-An Interview with the Author of "Practical mod_perl"
-Creating Email Templates with XML
-Using Network Streams
-The Document is the Database
-O'Reilly Happenings at the Macworld CreativePro Conference
-Hydra, VoodooPad, Finish Tops in Second Mac OS X Innovators Contest
-Dot Mac Reloaded

Book News
Review books are available--email me for a copy.

***Please include the book order number on your requests.

Let me know if you need your books by a certain date.
Allow at least four weeks for shipping.
Send or email me copies of your newsletters and book reviews.

Don't forget, your members get 20% off any O'Reilly book they purchase
directly from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when ordering.

***Group purchases with better discounts are available***
Please let me know if you are interested.

Press releases are available on our press page:

***Programming .NET Security
Order Number: 4427
With the spread of web-enabled desktop clients and web-server-based
applications, developers can no longer afford to treat security as an
afterthought. In fact, .NET forces you to address the topic since
Microsoft has placed security-related features at the core of the .NET
Framework. Even so, carelessness and lack of experience can enable a
program to be used in an unintended way. This book shows programmers
how to use. .NET's various tools to write secure applications.

Chapter 4, "The Lifetime of a Secure Application," is available

***Learning UML
Order Number: 3447
"Learning UML" introduces and leads you toward mastery of the Unified
Modeling Language. You'll learn how UML is used to model the structure
of a system, how to employ use-case diagrams to model the functionality
of a system, and how component and deployment diagrams are used to
model the way in which a system is deployed in a physical environment.
Each chapter ends with exercises you can use to test your growing
knowledge of UML and its concepts.

Chapter 8, "Activity Diagrams," is available online:

Upcoming Events
***Macworld CreativePro. New York, NY--Jul 14-18
O'Reilly's got lots of Mac going on--see our latest offerings in the
Big Apple. Drop by our booth in the Expo Hall (it's #322) and catch
iMovie and iPhoto presentations from authors David Pogue ("Missing
Manual" Series) and Derrick Story ("iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual,"
"Digital Photography Pocket Guide," and "Digital Video Pocket Guide").

O'Reilly's Activities at Macworld CreativePro NY:

MacWorld CreativePro
The Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY

***LinuxWorld Exhibit, San Francisco, CA--Aug 5-7
Say hello to our friendly staff, and page through our latest
publications, as well as our classic references, at our booth #1473.

The Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA

***IEEE Computer Society Bioinformatics Conference,
Palo Alto, CA--Aug 11-14
Visit with us and peruse our collection of bioinformatics and other
books at our booth.

Stanford University
Memorial Auditorium
At the corner of Galvez and Serra Streets.
551 Serra Street, Stanford, CA.
Palo Alto, CA

Conference News
***Registration is Open for the Second Annual O'Reilly Mac OS X
Do you want to tame Panther quickly, or live Apple's iLife to the
fullest? If so, the second annual O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference can take
you where you want to go with Apple's newest software and hardware. One
day of in-depth tutorials and three days of conference sessions cover
topics like network security, Cocoa, Java, Rendezvous, Quartz, AirPort
Extreme, workflow management, Unix administration, and much more. Some
of the many experts presenting at the conference include David Pogue,
Adam Engst, mmalcolm Crawford, Dan Wood, Andy Ihnatko, Robb Beal, and
Dan Frakes.

O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
October 27-30, 2003
Westin Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

User Group members who register before September 12, 2003 get a double
discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and receive 20% off the
"Early Bird" price.

To register, go to:

***Put Up an O'Reilly Mac OS X 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 Mac OS X Conference banner, I will send you the
O'Reilly book of your choice.

O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Banners:

Safari News
***"Go On Safari" Tip of the Week Winner--Vincent Danen,
Edmonton Linux Users Group

"Safari is a welcome resource for this book-a-holic in that it saves me
time and a lot of money.  I regularly buy books and have found with
Safari that even by cutting back on 2-3 books a year, I can have a
small Safari bookshelf where I can view around 120 books in a year
versus owning 2-3.  Now I can review books and buy those ones I know
will be worth my money, and still get to explore more books than I'll
ever have time to read.  All in all, Safari is a great resource I'd
recommend to anyone."

Your group can also participate in this introductory program just for
user group members. To "Go on Safari," any of your members who sign up
for our Safari 14-day free trial can send comments on their
experiences, or tips and tricks for how they used Safari (it only
needs to be 2 sentences long, but it may be longer) to
safari_talk at oreilly.com.
(Please include your UG name in the email.)

Every week someone will be chosen from the tips or comments submitted
to receive fun stuff from O'Reilly (T-shirts, book bags, or other
surprises). If a member of your user group is selected, your group
receives free gifts, too. Whatever the individual member receives, your
UG will get one, too, to give away at your next meeting, or use however
you see fit. Recipients--and their comments--will be announced in the
User Group Newsletter.

**Please use this special UG URL to sign up for the 14-day trial**

For more information on Safari:

News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***Free Shipping on O'Reilly Orders
Free ground shipping is available for online orders of at least $29.95
that go to a single U.S. address. This offer applies to U.S. delivery
addresses in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. This free ground shipping
offer may be used in conjunction with other promotional offers
including the 20% User Group discount code DSUG. The qualifying amount
is the total purchase amount before any discount is applied.

If your order qualifies for free ground shipping and you are shipping
to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, a P.O Box, or an APO address, you'll
need to contact our customer service group to complete the order. Email
order at oreilly.com or call 800-998-9938 or 707-827-7019.

For more information, go to:

***Vote for Your Favorite O'Reilly Book
"Linux Journal" announced that voting in the 2003 Readers' Choice poll
is officially underway and will continue until July 25, 2003. Winners
will be published in the November 2003 issue.

***Meeting Tim O'Reilly "In the Flesh"
Wil Wheaton, author of "Dancing Barefoot" by Monolith Press, blogs his
meeting with Tim O'Reilly and selling out of his first book at
O'Reilly's Open Source Convention in Portland, OR in his July 11

Open Source
***The State of Open Source
Daniel Steinberg's report from OSCON details what luminaries from the
open source communities of Perl, Python, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and Linux
had to say about the current state of their technologies and where they
are headed.

For more reports, photos, and weblogs from the show, don't miss our
OSCON 2003 coverage page:  http://www.oreillynet.com/oscon2003/

***An Interview with the Author of "Practical mod_perl"
In this ONLamp.com interview with chromatic, Stas Bekman talks about
his work, mod_perl 2, and what it's like to be sponsored to work on
free software full-time.

Stas is the author of O'Reilly's recently released "Practical
Order Number: 2270

***Creating Email Templates with XML
Nearly every web app needs to send email at some point, but storing
message bodies and headers can be tricky. Rafe Colburn demonstrates
using XML, the Commons Digester, JavaMail, and MessageFormat to
simplify generating and sending email.

***Using Network Streams
Wei-Meng Lee's earlier article on .NET streams talked about the various
implementations of the Stream class, such as the BufferedStream,
FileStream, MemoryStream, and CryptoStream classes. One class which
wasn't discussed is the NetworkStream class. In this article, he
discusses the use of the NetworkStream class for network communication
and how easy it is to use it for socket programming.

***The Document is the Database
When we convert to a database-backed web application in order to solve
problems of shared editing and presentation-oriented file formats, we
trade away the convenience of the file-oriented approach. Can we have
our cake and eat it too?

***O'Reilly Happenings at the Macworld CreativePro Conference
The name might not be Macworld NY anymore, but for O'Reilly &
Associates, it's still our favorite excuse to visit with customers on
the East Coast. Our booth will be teeming with activity, and our
authors are deeply involved in this conference. Here's everything you
need to know.

***Hydra, VoodooPad, Finish Tops in Second Mac OS X Innovators Contest
Hydra, VoodooPad Earn Top Awards in Second Mac OS X Innovators Contest.
Here's the official announcement with links to the sites of each of the

***Dot Mac Reloaded
Later this year, many Dot Mac subscriptions will be up for renewal,
many of which were purchased at discounted prices. But now that full
pricing will be in effect, are there enough features to entice Mac
users to renew? Michael Brewer explores the changes Panther brings to
Dot Mac.

Until next time--


Jeffery Collins (http://www.boulder.net/~jcollins)

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