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

Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 20:51:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com>
Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, Sept 6
To: pr@lugod.org

O'Reilly User Group Program
September 6, 2002

Please Spread The Word To Your Members...

Highlights This Week:
Book News
-Essential Blogging
-WebLogic 6.1 Server Workbook for Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition
-WebSphere 4.0 AEs Workbook for Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition
-JavaServer Pages, 2nd Edition
-TOAD Pocket Reference for Oracle
-Java NIO
Upcoming Events
-O'Reilly "Practical VoIP Using VOCAL" authors to speak in Milipitas,
CA Sept. 12
-Two Derrick Story Appearances:
   The Apple Store in Palo Alto, CA Sept. 17
   The Mac Computer Expo in Santa Rosa, CA Sept. 21
Conference News
-O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference 30% Special Discount Offer
-"Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Ed." has been awarded the "Linux Journal"
2002 Editors' Choice for books.
-"Programming ColdFusion" has been nominated for the
"ColdFusionDeveloper's Journal" Readers' Choice Award
-Which XP Book? (And The Architecture of O'Reilly Book Series)
-Introducing Smarty: A PHP Template Engine
-Roll Your Own Digital Video Recorder
-Mac on Linux
-Web Services: Objects or XML Endpoints?
-Flash MX and the Bigger Picture: Lightweight Internet Applications
-The Fusion of Perl and Oracle
-Web Services and the Search for Really Big Prime Numbers
-802.11, .Mac, Backup--All Coming Together
-Switching to Mac OS X
Book News
Review books are available--please email me for a copy.
If you need your books by a certain date, please allow at least three
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.

Press releases are available on our press page:

*Essential Blogging
Order Number: 3889
Written by leading bloggers, Essential Blogging includes practical
advice and insider tips on the features, requirements, and limitations
of applications such as Blogger, Radio Userland, Movable Type, and
Blosxom. This book will get you up and blogging in no time.

Chapter 6, "Advanced Blogger," is available online:

*WebLogic 6.1 Server Workbook for Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition
Order Number: 4176

*WebSphere 4.0 AEs Workbook for Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition
Order Number: 4184

The goal of these workbooks is to discuss vendor specific requirements
and best practices for building and running the example programs for
O'Reilly's "Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd edition."

Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition is still available for review copies
Order Number: 2262

*JavaServer Pages, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 317X
"JavaServer Pages, 2nd Edition" is completely revised and updated to
cover the substantial changes in the 1.2 version of the JSP
specification, and also includes detailed coverage of the new JSP
Standard Tag Library (JSTL). This book illustrates how JSP capitalizes
on the power of Java servlets to create effective, portable web
applications. It shows how to get started using the Apache Tomcat
server, and provides detailed coverage of JSP syntax and features,
error handling and debugging, authentication and personalization, and
how to use JSTL for database access, XML processing, and

Chapter 3, "JSP Overview," is available online:

Hans Bergsten's Web Site

*TOAD Pocket Reference for Oracle
Order Number: 3374
The Tool for Oracle Application Developers (TOAD) is a popular
graphical user interface for the Oracle database that allows
programmers to build, test, debug, and format their code within an
interactive development environment. With the easy-to-use TOAD
interface, changes that once took hours can be done in just minutes.

A sample excerpt, "SQL Tuning," is available online:

* Java NIO
Order Number: 2882
"Java NIO" explores the new I/O capabilities of version 1.4 in detail
and shows you how to put these features to work to greatly improve the
efficiency of the Java code you write. This compact volume examines the
typical challenges that Java programmers face with I/O and shows you
how to take advantage of the capabilities of the new I/O features.

Chapter 4, "Selectors," is available online:

Upcoming Events
*O'Reilly "Practical VoIP Using VOCAL" authors to speak at Borders in
Milipitas, CA Meet David Kelly, Luan Dang, and Cullen Jennings, authors
of the just-released "Practical VoIP Using VOCAL" discuss "Voice over
Internet" on September 12, 2002 7:00 PM.  

McCarthy Ranch Marketplace 
15 Ranch Drive, Milpitas, CA

Practical VoIP Using VOCAL
Order Number: 0782

* Two Derrick Story Appearances in the San Francisco Bay Area:

--September 17, The Apple Store, Palo Alto, CA--
To begin your mastery of digital photography, make a date to join pro
shooter Derrick Story (coauthor of "iPhoto:The Missing Manual"`) at the
Palo Alto Apple Store on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. He'll reveal many
of the secrets that pros have been using for years to make breathtaking
images. And he'll show you how to manage those great works of art using
iPhoto. Grab your digital camera and don't miss this free event.

The Apple Store in Palo Alto
451 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 617-9000

iPhoto:The Missing Manual
Order Number:365x

--September 21, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa--
O'Reilly will be at the Mac Computer Expo 2002. Derrick Story is
presenting "Creating Stunning Images for iPhoto" at 10:00am and be
signing copies of his book from 1:30-3:00pm at our table.

Mac Computer Expo 2002
Saturday-September 21, 2002 , 9:30am to 3:30pm
Santa Rosa Junior College-Doyle Student Center 
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA
Free Admission, $2:00 Parking
For more information go to the 
North Coast Mac Users Group's website:

Conference News
*O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference special 30% Discount Offer
O'Reilly Online Friends and Family discount. Enter macosx02ff in the
discount field.  
For more discount info see:

O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
Westin Santa Clara
September 30 - October 3, 2002 -- Santa Clara, CA
Hear from Tim O'Reilly, Jordan Hubbard, David Pogue, James Gosling, and

News From O'Reilly & Beyond

General News
*"Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Edition" has been awarded the "Linux
Journal" 2002 Editors' Choice for books.
Order Number: 0081

*"Programming ColdFusion" has been nominated for the
"ColdFusionDeveloper's Journal" Readers' Choice Award. Cast your vote

Programming ColdFusion
Order Number: 6986

*Which XP Book? (And The Architecture of O'Reilly Book Series)
What's the difference between an In a Nutshell and a Missing Manual?
Where do O'Reilly's Learning, Essentials, and Cookbook books fit in?
Tim O'Reilly writes about the architecture of O'Reilly's book series in
the latest Ask Tim.  

Open Source
*Introducing Smarty: A PHP Template Engine
Separate logic from layout using PHP templates.

*Roll Your Own Digital Video Recorder
Program your set-top to do exactly what you want.

*Mac on Linux

*Web Services: Objects or XML Endpoints?
>From chatty versus chunky interfaces to state and other pitfalls,
Matthew McDonald offers valuable advice for every .NET Web service

Matthew is a coauthor of O'Reilly's upcoming Programming .NET Web

Web Developement
*Flash MX and the Bigger Picture: Lightweight Internet Applications
Flash: bolstering the browser for a better Web experience.

*The Fusion of Perl and Oracle
Andy Duncan explains that Perl's symbiosis with the Oracle database
helped in constructing the Perl DBA Toolkit, and he ponders what Ayn
Rand might have thought of these two strange bedfellows.

Andy is a coauthor of "Perl for Oracle DBAs."
Order Number: 2106

*Web Services and the Search for Really Big Prime Numbers
What do searching for extraterrestrials, curing cancer, and finding big
prime numbers all have in common? These problems are all being attacked
with grid computing, a a technique of breaking a large problem into
small tasks that can be computed independently.

*802.11, .Mac, Backup--All Coming Together
MacDevCenter editor Derrick Story writes about how to use "Backup" and
802.11b to protect from data loss while on the go.

Derrick Story and Rael Dornfest will present a session on Building a
.Mac-Based Web Site at our upcoming conference:

*Switching to Mac OS X
For traditional Mac users and those new to the platform, switching to
Mac OS X may at first seem daunting. But it's easier than most people
think. Our authors take this process and organize it into manageable,
easy to understand steps in our "Switch to Mac OS X" series.

Until next time,


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