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Jeffery D. Collins jcollins at boulder.net
Thu Sep 11 21:11:33 MDT 2003

Another newsletter....

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Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, September 11
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 19:16:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
To: jcollins at boulder.net

O'Reilly News for User Group Members
September 11, 2003
Book News
-Oracle Regular Expressions Pocket Reference
-Even Grues Get Full
-ASP.NET in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
-C# in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
-XForms Essentials
Upcoming Events
-Tim O'Reilly, Accelerating Change Conference 2003,
Palo Alto, CA--Sep 12-14, 2003
-Robbie Allen ("Active Directory" and "Active Directory Cookbook"),
2003 Directory Experts Conference, Ottawa, Canada--Sep 14-17
-Derrick Story ("Digital Video Pocket Guide," "Digital Photography
Pocket Guide," & "iPhoto 2:The Missing Manual,") NCMUG Computer
Expo, Santa Rosa, CA--September 20
-O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference Call for Participation
-Top Ten Tips for Mac Conference Goers
-O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference: Early-Bird Registration Ends
September 12
-"Go On Safari" Tip of the Week Contest
-Tim O'Reilly on Macromedia's site "INTO-What are you into?"
-Selling with eBay's New Auction Page
-Encrypted Email Cookbook
-FreeBSD Jails
-Code-Generation Techniques for Java
-Debugging Windows Services
-Installing Oracle 9iR2 on Red Hat 9
-The State of the Python-XML Art, 2003
-Ten Favorite XForms Engines
-Using Java to Expand iTunes Functionality

News From Your Peers
-Join the Connecticut ACCESS Users Group for their next meeting,
Farmington, CT

Book News
Did you know you can request a free book to review for your group?
Ask your group leader for more information.

For writing book review tips and suggestions, go to:

Don't forget, you can receive 20% off any O'Reilly book your purchase
directly from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when ordering online or by

***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.
For more details, go to:

***Oracle Regular Expressions Pocket Reference
Order Number: 6012
"Oracle Regular Expressions Pocket Reference" is part tutorial and part
quick reference. It's suitable for those who have never used regular
expressions before, as well as those who have experience with Perl and
other languages that support regular expressions. The book describes
Oracle Database 10G's support for regular expressions, including
globalization support and differences between the Perl and POSIX
syntax. It also provides a comprehensive reference, including examples,
to all supported regular expression operators, functions, and error
messages. This book delivers just what you need to complete the task at

***Even Grues Get Full
Order Number: 5660
The User Friendly comic strip is called "Dilbert for Geeks" by Wired
magazine and considered one of the few consistently intelligent and
socially aware cartoons on the Net. In this latest compilation, Stef
contends with an enormous tequila worm, Mike is tormented by Mr. Cola,
and the techs move shop to an abandoned missile silo. Also included are
the 9/11 tribute cartoons that were widely praised for their clear and
simple pathos.

If you aren't yet familiar with the cast of characters, meet them in
this interview with the User Friendly gang.

***ASP.NET in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 5202
Newly updated for Visual Studio .NET 2003, the second edition of this
book includes fresh information on application and web service
development, custom controls, data access, security, deployment, and
error handling, plus an overview of the class libraries. Rounding out
this latest edition is new material on web application development for
mobile devices.

Chapter 6, "User Controls and Custom Server Controls," is available

****C# in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 5261
"C# in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition" is a detailed reference to C# and the
.NET types most essential to C# programmers. Each chapter includes a
quick-reference entry for each .NET type, with name, assembly,
category, description, member availability, class hierarchy, and other
relevant information. Updated for .NET Framework version 1.1, this book
also adds a CD that allows you to integrate the book's contents
directly into the help files of Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003.

Chapter 1, "Introducing C# and the .NET Framework," is available

***XForms Essentials
Order Number: 3692
"XForms Essentials" is an introduction and practical guide to the new
XForms specification. The book explains the how and why of XForms,
showing readers ways to take advantage of them without having to write
their own code. You'll learn how to integrate XForms with both HTML and
XML vocabularies, and how XForms can simplify the connection between
client-based user input and server-based processing. "XForms
Essentials" will provide you with a simpler route to more sophisticated
interactions with users.  http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xforms/

Chapter 2, "XForms Building Blocks," is available online:

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

***Tim O'Reilly, Accelerating Change Conference 2003,
Palo Alto, CA--Sep 12-14, 2003
Tim O'Reilly leads an Action Breakout session in this event that
explores accelerating change.

September 12-14, 2003
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

***Robbie Allen ("Active Directory" and "Active Directory Cookbook"),
2003 Directory Experts Conference, Ottawa, Canada--Sep 14-17
Author Robbie Allen is a featured speaker at this event dedicated to
advancing the skills of experienced Active Directory users.

September 14-17, 2003
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Ottawa, Canada

****Derrick Story ("Digital Video Pocket Guide," "Digital Photography
Pocket Guide," & "iPhoto 2:The Missing Manual," NCMUG Computer Expo,
Santa Rosa, CA--September 20
Come visit O'Reilly and watch Derrick Story, author and
MacDevCenter.com editor, at the North Coast Mac Users Group's annual
fundraising event. Derrick will be signing books and answering
questions from 10:00am-10:30am and then again at 1:30pm-2:30pm at the
O'Reilly booth.  All your favorite O'Reilly Mac books will be available
for sale.  http://www.ncmug.org/mce.html

11th Annual NCMUG Mac Computer Expo
Saturday, September 20, 2003
9:30am to 3:30pm
Santa Rosa Junior College--Doyle Student Center
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA
Free Admission, but parking at the JC is $2.00

Conference News
***O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference Call for Participation
Programmers, technologists, researchers, CTOs, CIOs, hackers, and
entrepreneurs are invited to submit proposals to lead tutorial and
conference sessions at the 3rd Annual O'Reilly Emerging Technology
Conference slated for February 9-12, 2004 in San Diego, CA. Suggested
topics include: Interfaces and Services, Social Software, Untethered,
Location, Hardware, and Business Models, as a start. The submission
deadline for proposals is September 24, 2003.

***Top Ten Tips for Mac Conference Goers
Here are ten tips to help you maximize your investment at the upcoming
Mac OS X Conference, or just about any other Mac gathering.

***Mac OS X Conference: Early-Bird Registration ends September 12
If you're thinking about attending the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference,
this is the time to sign up: the early-bird discount ends this Friday.

The Second Annual O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
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:

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

Safari News
***"Go On Safari" Tip of the Week Contest
User Group members can participate in our "Go On Safari" introductory
program. To "Go on Safari," any UG member who signs 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 a free gift, 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 this 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
***Tim O'Reilly on Macromedia's site "INTO-What are you into?"
Can you pick Tim out of all the faces? He is story number 5.
(You must install Flash to view.)

***Selling with eBay's New Auction Page
O'Reilly's new "eBay Hacks" has something for everyone--buyers,
sellers, and developers alike. In this article for eBay sellers, you'll
find tips to help you with the primary reason for using the auction
site--to bring in the cash. Get the most out of eBay with "eBay Hacks."

For up-to-date information on "eBay Hacks" check out David Karp's site:

eBay Hacks
Order Number: 5644

Open Source
***Encrypted Email Cookbook
A feature of the current email protocol is that anyone can claim to be
anyone else. Another feature is that email tends to be sent as plain
text. Clearly, there's room for more security, including authentication
(you are who you claim to be) and encryption (only the intended
receiver can read a message). Robert Bernier presents several recipes
for implementing authentication and encryption in your email.

***FreeBSD Jails
A common security breach involves exploiting one application to gain
access to another. Keeping separate applications separate can limit the
potential damage. Mike DeGraw-Bertsch explains how FreeBSD's jails can
help secure necessary applications.

***Code-Generation Techniques for Java
J2EE is powerful, but it can lead to a lot of repetitive code. You
could hand this code off to junior developers, or you could generate it
automatically. Jack Herrington explores this higher level of
abstraction and how it can improve your productivity.  by Jack

***Debugging Windows Services
Debugging Windows services is not as trivial as debugging Windows
applications because they do not run directly within Visual Studio
.NET. Hence, more elaborate techniques must be deployed to effectively
develop and debug Windows services. In this article, Wei-Meng Lee will
discuss two techniques that you can use to debug and test your Windows

Installing Oracle 9iR2 on Red Hat 9
While Oracle's understandably proud of their Linux support, Oracle 9i
is unsupported on the latest and greatest Red Hat. That doesn't mean it
doesn't work, just that you'll have to do a little tinkering. Roko Roic
demonstrates how to install Oracle 9iR2 on Red Hat 9.

***The State of the Python-XML Art, 2003
In this month's Python and XML column Uche Ogbuji updates his report on
the state of the Python-XML art, adding 24 new projects.

***Ten Favorite XForms Engines
The author of O'Reilly's "XForms Essentials" describes ten software
packages that implement the W3C's XForms specification, seen as the
XML-friendly successor to HTML forms.

XForms Essentials
Order Number: 3692

***Using Java to Expand iTunes Functionality
An in-depth look at MyTunes, which provides an easy-to-use and
extensible framework that allows expanded control of your iTunes
library via Java, even from a remote computer.

News From Your Peers
***Join the Connecticut ACCESS Users Group for their next meeting,
Farmington, CT
CtAUG meets at the MS Offices in Farmington, CT, every 2nd Wednesday of
the month from 5:30pm 9:00pm. Programs feature demonstrations of ACCESS
systems and ACCESS-related products and are designed to address
beginning, intermediate, and advanced topics. Meetings are free and
open to the public.
For more information go to:
Or you can contact Frank Butash:  FrankButash at msn.com 860-232-7173

Until next time--


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

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