[FRPythoneers] Newsletter from the O'Reilly UG Program, May 16

Jeffery D. Collins jcollins at boulder.net
Sat May 17 06:44:12 MDT 2003

Another installment of the O'Reilly Newsletter:

O'Reilly User Group Program
May 16, 2003

Please share this information with your members...

Highlights This Week:
Book News
-C++ in a Nutshell
-The Complete FreeBSD, 4th Edition
Upcoming Events
-Tim O'Reilly at the FreeNetworks Conference in Las Vegas, NV
--June 7-8
-Hacks Author Event at Powell's Bookstore in Portland, OR--June 11
-David Pogue ("Mac OS X: The Missing Manual"), MetroMac Meeting,
SoHo Apple Store, NY--June 12
-David Jordan ("Java Data Objects"), Barnes & Noble in Cary, NC
--June 16th
-O'Reilly Open Source Convention Early Bird Registration Ends May 23
-Put Up an O'Reilly Open Source Convention Banner, 
Get a Free Book
-What I Hate About Your Programming Language
-Geeking in the Third World
-Vote for Your Favorite Linux Book
-How Servlet Containers Work
-Instrumenting Your .NET Application
-New on Safari: Mac OS X: The Missing Manual
-Goodbye PDA, Hello iPod?
News From Your Peers
-Huntsville Windows NT Users Meeting, AL--May 19
-Portland Linux User Group Meeting, Portland, OR--June 3
-Hampton Roads Oracle Users Group,Virginia Beach, VA--June 4

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

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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:

***C++ in a Nutshell
Order Number: 298X
"C++ in a Nutshell" packs an enormous amount of information on C++ (and
the many libraries used with it) in a lean quick reference that offers
practical examples for the most important, most often used aspects of
C++. Cross-references link related methods, classes, and other key
features. When you're programming, you need answers quickly to
questions about language syntax or parameters required by library
routines. This is an ideal resource for students as well as
professional programmers.  http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cplsian/

Chapter 4, "Statements," is available online:

***The Complete FreeBSD, 4th Edition
Order Number: 5164
This new edition, covering version 5 of FreeBSD, is now available
through O'Reilly Community Press. It is an eminently practical
guidebook that explains not only how to get a computer up and running
with the FreeBSD operating system, but also how to turn it into a
highly functional and secure server that can host large numbers of
users and disks, support remote access, and provide web service, mail
service, and other key parts of the internet infrastructure.

Upcoming Events
***Tim O'Reilly at the FreeNetworks Conference in Las Vegas, NV
--June 7-8
FreeNetworks.org is presenting the first annual FreeNetworks
conference, bringing together the experts and implementers in community
wireless networking groups from across the globe, innovators from the
wired community and municipal networks, and the technologists designing
the hardware for future phases of this amazing movement. Keynote
presentations by Tim O'Reilly and Cory Doctorow. Presenters include
representatives from BAWUG, Seattle Wireless, NoCat NYCwireless,
Consume, Wireless Leiden, and various other community wireless
networking efforts from around the world (including O'Reilly's "Linux
Server Hacks" author Rob Flickenger and the O'Reilly Network's Schuyler

FreeNetworks Conference 2003
June 7 and 8, 2003
Alexis Park Hotel & Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave
Las Vegas, NV

***Hacks Author Event at Powell's Bookstore in Portland, OR--June 11
Rael Dornfest and Rob Flickenger, authors of O'Reilly's best-selling
Hacks series ("Google Hacks," "Linux Server Hacks," and "Mac OS X
Hacks"), will be at Powell's to talk about their top-rated tomes,
answer questions, and reveal a few of the private hacks that didn't
make the series.

Powell's will be giving away a Hacks book with any O'Reilly book
purchased, excluding Pocket References, all day June 11.

Powell's Technical Bookstore
June 11, 7pm
33 NW Park Avenue
Portland, OR

***David Pogue ("Mac OS X: The Missing Manual"), MetroMac Meeting, 
SoHo Apple, NY--June 12 
David will unveil the "Secrets of iPhoto 2" from his upcoming book
"iPhoto2: The Missing Manual." First come, first serve seating is
available in the upstairs theater.

June 12. 6-8pm
Apple Store SoHo
103 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

***David Jordan ("Java Data Objects"), Barnes & Noble in Cary, NC
--June 16th
David will be signing copies of his book "Java Data Objects" starting
at 7:30pm.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Cary II 
760 SE Maynard 
Cary, NC 27511 

For more events, please see:

Conference News
***O'Reilly Open Source Convention Early Bird Discount Ends May 23
--Sign up now!
User Group members who register before May 23, 2003 get a double
discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and you'll get 20% off the
"Early Bird" price.

To register, go to:

O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Portland Marriott Downtown,
Portland, OR
July 7-11, 2003

***Put Up an O'Reilly Open Source Convention Banner, Get A Free Book
Ready for the next conference banner promotion? Here it is:
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.

OSCON Conference Banners:

News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Choosing a programming language is rarely ever as easy as making a list
of features and choosing the best ones. Like programming, it can be
messy and opinionated. Every language has its own philosophy, and
whether that fits your own mind is often a matter of taste.

Open Source
****Geeking in the Third World
Geekcorps volunteers work in third world countries to help companies
become technically competent IT businesses. Richard Koman interviews
Geekcorps founder Ethan Zuckerman, who will be participating in
O'Reilly's Geek Activism Summit at OSCON 2003.

O'Reilly's Open Source Convention:

***Vote for Your Favorite Linux Book
Cast your votes for the first Linux Business & Technology Readers'
Choice Awards. Voting for the "Oscars of the Software Industry"
continues until August 30. Register your vote now!

***How Servlet Containers Work
Having explained how a Java web server works, Budi Kurniawan next turns
his attention to explaining how servlet containers work. He presents
two examples that handle simple servlets and static content.

***Instrumenting Your .NET Application
As they refine the .NET story, Microsoft seems to be getting more and
more serious about pushing into the "enterprise" space. One of the
latest pieces of evidence of this push is the release of the Enterprise
Instrumentation framework (EIF), a set of classes and utilities that
work with the .NET languages to provide white-box monitoring for
distributed applications. Mike Gunderloy shows you how to add
instrumentation to your own .NET applications.

***New on Safari: Mac OS X: The Missing Manual
This best-selling Pogue Press/O'Reilly title is now available online
through the O'Reilly Network Safari Bookshelf. If you haven't gone on
Safari yet, try a free trial subscription.

***Goodbye PDA, Hello iPod?
Many casual PDA users dumped their old handhelds when Apple first
introduced address and calendar synch to the iPod. But for more serious
PDA enthusiasts, that just wasn't enough. Now with the new iPods
running firmware 2.0, notes have been added to the mix (plus a few
other goodies). Here's a look at how the iPod could become your next
PDA...with a 10 GB hard drive or bigger!

***The Second Coming of the Mac OS X Innovators Contest
The second Mac OS X Innovators Contest is now open for business. Two
categories are available this time--U.S. Residents and International.

Deadline for entry is Monday, June 16, 2003.

News From Your Peers
***Huntsville Windows NT Users Meeting, Huntsville, AL--May 19
Shawn Travers of Microsoft will be discussing Microsoft's Server 2003
features.  Monday, May 19th, 6 to 8pm at the Intergraph's Building 15
Auditorium, Huntsville, AL.  http://www.huntug.org/map

***Portland Linux User Group Meeting, Portland, OR--June 3
Come Join PDXLUG June 3rd, 2003, 7pm at the Fireside Lodge, located at
1223 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon.  http://www.pdxlug.org/

***Hampton Roads Oracle Users Group Meeting, Virginia Beach, VA--June 4
HROUG will be holding an evening meeting at Old Dominion University on
June 4th at 6:30PM For meeting information contact Hazel Zamperini @
hzamperini at cox.net.

Until next time--


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

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