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From: Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com>
To: waltman@pobox.com
Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, January 21
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 17:27:45 -0800

O'Reilly News for User Group Members
January 21, 2004
Book News
-Perl CD Bookshelf, Version 4.0
-Perl Debugger Pocket Reference
-Java Examples in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
-Java Servlet & JSP Cookbook
-Check Point Next Generation with Application Intelligence Security
Upcoming Events
-Tim O'Reilly, LES Winter Meeting, San Francisco, CA--February 13
-Digital Democracy Teach-In, San Diego, CA--February 9
-O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
-OSCON 2004: Call for Participation--Last Chance
-Win a Free Copy of "eBay Hacks"
-O'Reilly's Latest Catalog Is Available
-An Introduction to the Twisted Networking Framework
-Open Source in Government: Newport News, VA
-Five Tips for a Better sendmail Configuration
-Introduction to Aspect-Oriented Programming
-What's so Bad About Making it Easier to Learn Java?
-Java in a Nutshell Survey
-Inside XAML
-Pogue's iLife '04 Mini Manual available online
-How to Set Up Encrypted Mail on Mac OS X
News From Your Peers
-Golden Gate Computer Society General Meeting, San Rafael, CA--January 26

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:

Don't forget, you can receive 20% off any O'Reilly, No Starch, 
Paraglyph, or Syngress book you purchase directly from O'Reilly.
Just use code DSUG when ordering online or by phone 800-998-9938.

***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:

O'Reilly New Releases
***Perl CD Bookshelf, Version 4.0 
ISBN: 0596006225
Version 4.0 of this popular bookshelf includes the second editions of
"Perl in a Nutshell," and "Mastering Regular Expressions"; the third
editions of "Learning Perl" and "Programming Perl;" and two new titles:
"Learning Perl Objects, References, and Modules," and the long-awaited
second edition of "Perl Cookbook." A paperback version of "Perl in a
Nutshell" rounds out this incredible package. It also includes valuable
content straight from the O'Reilly Network.

***Perl Debugger Pocket Reference 
ISBN: 0596005032
This little book provides a quick and convenient path to mastery of the
Perl debugger and its commands. Written by a core member of the Perl
debugger development team, it's an ideal quick reference to debugger
commands, as well as a detailed tutorial on how to get started. "Perl
Debugger Pocket Reference" provides complete coverage in a conveniently
small package.

An excerpt, "Before You Debug, A Debugger Tutorial, and More," is
available online:

***Java Examples in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition 
ISBN: 0596006209
This third edition covers Java 1.4 and contains 193 complete, practical
examples: over 21,900 lines of densely commented, professionally written
Java code, covering 20 distinct client-side and server-side APIs. It
includes new chapters on the Java Sound API and the New I/O API. The
chapters on XML and servlets have been rewritten to cover the latest
versions of the specifications and to demonstrate best practices for Java
1.4. New and updated examples throughout the book demonstrate many other
new Java features and APIs. 

Chapter 13, "Printing," is available online:

***Java Servlet & JSP Cookbook
ISBN: 0596005725
With literally hundreds of examples and thousands of lines of code, the
Java Servlet and JSP Cookbook yields tips and techniques that any Java web
developer who uses JavaServer Pages or servlets will use every day, along
with full-fledged solutions to significant web application development
problems that developers can insert directly into their own applications.

Chapter 17, "Embedding Multimedia in JSPs, " is available online:

Publishing Partners New Releases
***Check Point Next Generation with Application Intelligence Security 
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1932266895
From the authors of Syngress's best-selling "Check Point NG Security
Administration" comes the definitive work on Check Point's latest product
release: Check Point NG Feature Pack 4. No competing book covers every
product contained within FP 4 (SMART, SecurePlatform, SecureXL, ClusterXL,
and Performance Pack). Although not a study guide, this book will cover
all objectives on Check Point's CCSA exam and a free exam simulator will
be available from syngress.com.

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

***Tim O'Reilly, The Licensing Executives Society Winter Meeting, 
San Francisco, CA--February 13
Tim moderates a panel discussing "Executing Convergence with Open Source
Software: Benefit or What?" 

Conference News
***Digital Democracy Teach-In, San Diego, CA--February 9
We've just added a Digital Democracy Teach-In to the O'Reilly Emerging
Technology Conference. It's a stand-alone, full-day session that explores
the Internet's impact on the political process. If you're interesting in
theintersection of technology, politics, and culture, you won't want to 
miss it.

Hear from the people who are defying conventional wisdom and changing the
rules of the game--the founders of MoveOn and MeetUp, Dean campaign
staffers, influential political bloggers, and grassroots advocates.
They'll explain how, as political outsiders with technology chops and an
urge to change the world, they've hacked the old guard's system. You'll
come away with a potent new Internet-based toolset for flexing your
political muscle.

To register, go to:
(Sorry, no user group discounts apply.)

***O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
February 9-12, 2004
Westin Horton Plaza San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101

Use code DSUG when you register, and receive 20% off conference pricing.

To register for the conference, go to:

***Last Chance--OSCON 2004: Call for Participation
Individuals and companies interested in making presentations or giving
tutorials at next summer's O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland,
Oregon are invited to submit proposals. This year's theme is "Opening the
Future: Discover, Develop, Deliver." Tracks of interest run the open
source gamut from Apache to XML, and we're also looking for proposals for
sessions that help attendees add open source to their companies. The
deadline for submitting proposals is February 9. 

To submit a proposal, go to:

News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***Win a Free Copy of "eBay Hacks"
Participate in this "eBay Hacks" promotion, and you're automatically
eligible to win a free autographed copy of "eBay Hacks." All registered
eBay users currently residing in the United States or Canada can win.
Simply place the little "Powered by eBay Hacks" button on your eBay
auctions. Then, every week, we'll select a listing that contains the
button from a random search. If your auction is chosen, you'll win a free
copy of "eBay Hacks."

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We have some web graphics available here:

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***O'Reilly's Latest Catalog is Available
Our new winter catalog is our biggest catalog ever, with information on
all our current titles, including our upcoming Februrary releases, as well
as those from our new publishing partners. If you'd like to receive our
catalogs, sign up here:

Open Source
***An Introduction to the Twisted Networking Framework
Network programming is difficult, and not just because bandwidth and
latency are hard to manage. Itamar Shtull-Trauring introduces Python's
Twisted, an open source framework designed to ease development of
networked applications.

Itamar will be presenting a session on Twisted February 9th at O'Reilly's
Emerging Technology Conference. For more information on the this
conference, go to:

***Open Source in Government: Newport News, VA
Open source software is often attractive to local governments due to cost
savings, stability, security, and open access. Migration is still tricky
though. Andy Stein, CIO of Newport News, VA, is tackling the problems of
adopting open source. In this interview with Tom Adelstein, Andy explains
why local governments should form an alliance to share their knowledge and
their code.

***Five Tips for a Better sendmail Configuration 
Using the vendor-configured version of sendmail bundled with your Unix OS
may seem like the easy route to take, but Craig Hunt, author of "sendmail
Cookbook," says don't be fooled by this apparent simplicity. Creating a
custom sendmail configuration gives you better performance, reliability,
security, and maintainability. Craig offers five tips to building a better
sendmail configuration.

sendmail Cookbook 
ISBN: 0596004710

***Introduction to Aspect-Oriented Programming 
Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) offers the ability to overlay new
functionality atop existing code not by rewriting and recompiling, but by
adding "aspects" to the compiled code. Graham O'Regan has an

***What's so Bad About Making it Easier to Learn Java?
Kathy Sierra, coauthor of "Head First Java" wants to know "What's all this
grumbling about 'dumbing down' Java? Is it really so bad to make it easier
to learn and develop in Java?"

***Java in a Nutshell Survey
Java programmers: providing your feedback in our survey will help us
refine the next edition of one of our flagship titles, "Java in a
Nutshell." Participants will be eligible to win one of 10 autographed
copies of the new edition when it releases. Make this next edition as
useful as possible by taking our survey.

***Inside XAML 
One of Longhorn's most interesting technologies for developers is its
new XML-based markup language, codenamed XAML (short for eXtensible
Application Markup Language, and pronounced "Zammel"). User interfaces in
Longhorn applications are typically built using XAML. Ian Griffiths looks
at how XAML relates to the underlying support provided by WinFX.

***Pogue's iLife '04 Mini Manual available online
David Pogue's iLife '04 Mini Manual is your guide to the new features in
iLife, Apple's tightly integrated suite of media applications. This
exclusive preview is the only documentation available until the spring
release of our full-length books on these applications: "iPod & iTunes:
The Missing Manual;" "iPhoto 4: The Missing Manual;" "iMovie 4 & iDVD: The
Missing Manual;" "GarageBand: The Missing Manual;" and "iLife '04: The
Missing Manual."
Download the PDF here:

***How to Set Up Encrypted Mail on Mac OS X 
The latest version of Apple's Mail app, included with the Panther upgrade,
supports S/MIME security and encryption. But how do you go about getting a
certificate and taking advantage of this feature? François Joseph de
Kermadec shows you how, step by step.

News From Your Peers
***Golden Gate Computer Society General Meeting, 
San Rafael, CA--January 26
Don't miss this exciting appearance by former "San Francisco Chronicle"
Columnist Henry Norr. The meeting starts at 7:15 pm at the Embassy Suites
Hotel, 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA. For more Golden Gate Computer
Society information, call 415-454-5556 or visit them online:

Until next time--


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