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----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com> -----

Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 20:10:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com>
Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, May 17
To: pr@lugod.org

O'Reilly User Group Program
NEWSLETTER
May 17, 2002


HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
NEWS:
-Tapping the Alpha Geek Noosphere with EtherPEG
-Building Wireless Web Clients, Part 2
-Why Data Binding Matters
-Harnessing XML with Custom Tags or ColdFusion Components
-A Batch Job to Add New User IDs
-Jaguar Preview is Stunning
-iPhoto Tips
-Web Services for Bioinformatics

UPCOMING EVENTS
-Simson Garfinkel at Softpro Books in Burlington, MA
-Rob Flickenger will be presenting Wireless Community Networks
-Usenix Annual Technical Conference-Come to the O'Reilly booth and meet
our authors!

CONFERENCE NEWS
-Be a Sponsor at OSCON
-O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference

BOOK NEWS:
-Mac OS X Pocket Reference: A User's Guide to Mac OS X
-Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual


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NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
================================================
 
Spread the word to your members....
 
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GENERAL NEWS
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TAPPING THE ALPHA GEEK NOOSPHERE WITH ETHERPEG
"So there I was at ETech, sitting in the back of the Emergence
discussion, listening to Rael Dornfest, Cory Doctorow, Clay Shirky, and
other extraordinary blogging minds thought about the blogging
world...If only there were some way of getting into the collective
stream-of-consciousness of the crowd, to gauge their actual reactions
to what was really going on up on stage..."  

Read the rest of Rob Flickenger's weblog:
http://www.oreillynet.com/1414.html

For more about Rob see "Upcoming Events" further on in this newsletter.


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JAVA
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BUILDING WIRELESS WEB CLIENTS, PART 2
Get Amazon book info from wireless devices by Kim Topley.
http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2002/05/15/j2me2.html

J2ME in a Nutshell
Order Number: 253x
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/j2meanut/


WHY DATA BINDING MATTERS
Brett McLaughlin offers five examples of how data binding can save you
considerable time and energy.
http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2002/05/15/databind.html

Java & XML Data Binding
Order Number: 2785
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javaxmldatabind/


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COLDFUSION
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HARNESSING XML WITH CUSTOM TAGS OR COLDFUSION COMPONENTS
Rob Brooks-Bilson shows how to use ColdFusion MX's Components and its
XML parsing capabilities in this article from Macromedia's Application
Development Center. Rob is the author of Programming ColdFusion.
http://www.macromedia.com/desdev/mx/coldfusion/articles/custom_cf_tag.html

Programming ColdFusion
Order Number: 6986
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coldfusion/index.html


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LINUX
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A BATCH JOB TO ADD NEW USER IDS
Arnold Robbins shows a script to automate adding many user IDs at
once.  
http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2002/05/09/uid.html

Learning the Korn Shell, 2nd Edition, By Arnold Robbins
Order Number: 1959
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/korn2/


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MAC
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JAGUAR PREVIEW IS STUNNING
By now you may have heard some of the announcements at the 2002 WWDC
conference in San Jose, Calif., but here's a detailed overview of just
about everything Steve Jobs covered in his keynote address where he
introduced Apple developers to Mac OS X 10.2, code named Jaguar.
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/05/09/wwdc_overview.html

IPHOTO TIPS
Pro photographer and Mac enthusiast Derrick Story shows you how to get
the most out of iPhoto keeping you up to date with the latest plug-ins
available for Apple's breakthrough digital imaging application.
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/collections/iphoto.html


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WEB SERVICES
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WEB SERVICES FOR BIOINFORMATICS
Ethan Cerami explores two bioinformatic Web Services you can try out
today--XEMBL and BQS--and shows code examples of how the interfaces
work.
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/webservices/2002/05/14/biows.html


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UPCOMING EVENTS WITH O'REILLY AUTHORS
---------------------------------------------------
SIMSON GARFINKEL ON BUILDING COCOA APPLICATIONS AT 
SOFTPRO BOOKS BURLINGTON, MA
Wednesday, May 22--6:30 PM
In this 45-minute talk, Simson Garfinkel, coauthor of the upcoming book
"Building Cocoa Applications: A Step-by-Step Guide" will discuss the
history and future of the Mac OS X operating system, and will show how
you too can use Mac OS X to build graphical applications faster than
you ever thought possible.

Softpro Books
112 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803For more information see:
http://www.softpro.com/events.html

Open Invitation to SIGS and User Groups: Softpro is happy to host your
group. We have space to accomodate up to 30 people in Burlington and up
to 12 in Marlborough. Reserve a time by writing to events@softpro.com.

For more on information or articles by Simson Garfinkel see:
http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/catalog/view/au/355?x-t=book.view

Building Cocoa Applications: A Step-by-Step Guide
Order Number: 2351
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/buildcocoa/


ROB FLICKENGER WILL BE PRESENTING WIRELESS COMMUNITY NETWORKS 
Golden Gate Computer Society, San Rafael, CA
June 3, 2002 

Call the Golden Gate Computer Society information hotline at (415) 454-5556 or see http://www.ggcs.org/thismonth.html

Building Wireless Community Networks
Order Number: 2041
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/wirelesscommnet/

For more information or articles by Rob Flickenger see:
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/80


USENIX ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE--
COME TO THE O'REILLY BOOTH AND MEET OUR AUTHORS!
Monterey, CA
Thursday, June 13th at 6:00 pm
Booth # 409/411
Don't miss presentations by authors David N. Blank-Edelman (Perl for
System Administration), Ian Darwin (Java Cookbook), Craig Hunt (TCP/IP
Network Administration), and Cricket Liu (DNS and BIND, DNS on Windows
NT, and DNS on Windows 2000).  http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix02/

For more O'Reilly events see:
http://events.oreilly.com/


================================================
CONFERENCE NEWS
================================================
BE A SPONSOR AT OSCON
The O'Reilly Open Source Convention is slated for July 22-26, 2002 at
the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. If you are interested in
exhibiting or sponsoring the convention, telephone Andrew Calvo at
707-827-7176, or email andrewc@oreilly.com.
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2002/oscon_sponsor_pkt.pdf


O'REILLY MAC OS X CONFERENCE
The first O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference, September 30-October 3, 2002, in
Santa Clara, CA, explores how Apple's completely rebuilt operating
system is creating fertile ground for Mac users, *nix programmers, and
Java developers alike. Registration opens June 2002.
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/macosx2002/


================================================
BOOK NEWS
================================================
REVIEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE, email me for a copy.
If you need your books by a certain date, please allow at least three
weeks for shipping. Please send me copies of your newsletters.

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

Press releases are available on our press page: http://press.oreilly.com/

MAC OS X POCKET REFERENCE A USER'S GUIDE TO MAC OS X
Order Number: 3463
Apple's new operating system, Mac OS X, is reaching a critical mass. Its
sleek Aqua interface, combined with a powerful BSD Unix core, bring
usability and stability to a new level. As companies start to migrate
to Mac OS X from earlier versions of the Mac OS and from other flavors
of Unix, IT managers are looking for a quick reference guide to get
users started quickly; this Pocket Reference is that guide.
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/macosxpr/

WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION: THE MISSING MANUAL
Order Number: 2602
Windows XP is the latest, most reliable, and best-looking version of
the worlds most widely used operating system. But one major failing of
Windows remains unaddressed in the XP edition: It comes without a
single page of printed instructions.
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/windowsxptmm/

Chapter 2, "The Desktop and Start Menu," is available in PDF format:
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/windowsxptmm/chapter/index.html


Until next week,

Marsee

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