Newsletter: May 16, 2003

O’Reilly User Group Program
Newsletter
May 16, 2003
 Highlights This Week:
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 Book News
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 -C++ in a Nutshell
 -The Complete FreeBSD, 4th Edition
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 Upcoming Events
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 -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
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 Conferences
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 -O'Reilly Open Source Convention Early Bird Registration Ends May 23
 -Put Up an O'Reilly Open Source Convention Banner, 
 Get a Free Book
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 News
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 -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?
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 News From Your Peers
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 -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
 
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 Book News
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 ***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:
 http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cplsian/chapter/index.html
 
 ***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.
 http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cfreebsd/
 
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 Upcoming Events
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 ***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
 Erle).
 
 FreeNetworks Conference 2003
 June 7 and 8, 2003
 Alexis Park Hotel & Resort
 375 E. Harmon Ave
 Las Vegas, NV
 http://con.freenetworks.org/
 
 
 ***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
 http://www.powells.com/technicalbooks
 
 ***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
 http://www.apple.com/retail/soho/
 
 
 ***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 
 919-467-3866
 http://www.barnesandnoble.com
 
 
 For more events, please see:
 http://events.oreilly.com/
 
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 Conference News
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 ***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:
 http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2003/create/ord_os03
 
 
 O'Reilly Open Source Convention
 Portland Marriott Downtown,
 Portland, OR
 July 7-11, 2003
 http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/
 
 
 ***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:
 http://ug.oreilly.com/banners/oscon2003/
 
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 News From O'Reilly & Beyond
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 General News
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 ***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.
 http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2003/05/12/languagephilosophy.html
 
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 Open Source
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 ****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.
 http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/news/ethan_0503.html
 
 O'Reilly's Open Source Convention:
 http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/
 
 
 ***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!
 http://www.sys-con.com/linux/readerschoice2003/
 
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 Java
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 ***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.
 http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/05/14/java_webserver.html
 
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 .NET
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 ***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.
 http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2003/05/12/instrumenting.html
 
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 Mac
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 ***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.
 https://secure.safaribooksonline.com/promo.asp?code=ORA14&portal=oreilly
 &CMP=IL19183
 
 
 ***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!
 http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/05/03/ipod_pda.html
 
 
 ***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.
 http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/developer/2003/05/08/innovators.ht
 ml
 
 Deadline for entry is Monday, June 16, 2003.
 http://www.macdevcenter.com/mac/developer/
 
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 News From Your Peers
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 ***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 @
 [email protected]
 
 
 Until next time--
 
 Marsee