[josette at oreilly.co.uk: O'Reilly UK User Group Programme]

Nik Clayton nik at freebsd.org
Sun Nov 24 21:05:18 GMT 2002


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On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 12:07:21PM +0000, Nik Clayton wrote:
> Assuming no one has any objections to the occasional e-mail from
> O'Reilly to this list (see my next message, which shows an example) I'll
> follow this up with Josette.

And here it is:

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O'Reilly UK User Group Programme
NEWSLETTER
Issue 02-19


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NEWS FROM OREILLY AND BEYOND
-Which XP Book to Buy?
-Running Zebra on a Unix Machine
-Trip Mapping with PHP
-Top Five Open Source Packages for System Administrators
-Implementing Drag and Drop in Windows Forms
-Rotor 1.0 Released with Mac OS X Support
-Substituting and Converting Object Types in a Hierarchy
-O'Reilly HTML Guide Is Accessible and Comprehensive
-Java Essentials: What Is Wireless Java?
-Java Recipe of the Day
-Installing Oracle 9i on Mac OS X, Part 1
-Incorporating Rendezvous into Your Cocoa Applications, Part 1
-Will Mobile Games Sweep the Nation?
-The Making of "Effective awk Programming"
-Perls True Success is in the Telling
-SquirrelMail, a Web-based Mail Server
-Looking for a .NET reference book?
-Inherit the Database
-XML and Web Sites
-Jakarta Struts: Seven Lessons from the Trenches
-Build Your Own Apache Server with mod_perl
-Mac Marks the Enterprise
-Building Your Personal Anti-Spam Strategy
UPCOMING EVENTS
BOOK NEWS
- Books for review
- Coming soon
YOUR BOOK REVIEWS
YOUR NEWS

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Spread the word to your members....


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General News
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***Which XP Book to Buy?
Author David Karp has written a brief, informative outline for his
latest release as well as an explanation of the differences between
"Windows XP in a Nutshell" and "Windows XP Annoyances."
http://annoyances.org/exec/show/book_xp_about


***Will Mobile Games Sweep the Nation?
The golden age of mobile entertainment hasn't reached the U.S. yet, but
the first rays of potential are beginning to stretch over the horizon.
David Fox provides an overview of current games for smart phones.
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wireless/2002/10/31/mobile_games.html


***The Making of "Effective awk Programming"
This is a detailed chronicle of the challenges faced in translating an
O'Reilly book from Texinfo to DocBook, by Arnold Robbins, author of
"Effective awk Programming, 3rd Edition."
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/linux/2002/11/01/awk3.html


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Open Source
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***Running Zebra on a Unix Machine
Iljitsch van Beijnum looks at whether Zebra, the host-based routing
software, can be used as an alternative to a real router.
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2002/11/07/zebra.html

***Trip Mapping with PHP
Do PHP and cartography go together? David Sklar demonstrates how to
plot your trips with PHP and census data.
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2002/11/07/php_map.html

***Top Five Open Source Packages for System Administrators
The countdown continues this week with number three--GRUB. This is the
third installment in a five-part series on the most useful and widely
applicable open source administrative tools, by leen Frisch, author of
"Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition."
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2002/11/07/essentialsysadmin.html

***Perl's True Success is in the Telling
A look at how the "Perl Success Stories" phenomenon began, as well as
where to send your tales.
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/perl/2002/11/04/perlsuccess.html

***SquirrelMail, a Web-based Mail Server
As remote computing increases in popularity, it's becoming harder for
regular users to send email. While running mail servers from customer
laptops is one solution, a good web mail package may be even easier. In
this article, Glenn Graham thinks SquirrelMail may be your best
choice.
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2002/10/24/squirrelmail.html


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***Implementing Drag and Drop in Windows Forms
One of the benefits of using a windowing system is the ability to drag
and drop objects from one window to another. In this article I will
discuss how you can use Windows Forms to develop applications that
supports drag and drop operations.
http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2002/11/11/dragdrop.htm


***Rotor 1.0 Released with Mac OS X Support
This new release contains bug fixes and new documentation, samples, and
test suites.
http://discuss.develop.com/archives/wa.exe?A2=3Dind0211a&L=3Ddotnet-rotor&T=
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***Looking for a .NET reference book?
Check the Nutshell. Lamont Adams says that this book is incredibly
complete, and more convenient than the mammoth MSDN documentation, in
this Builder.com review of VB.NET Core Classes in a Nutshell.
http://builder.com.com/article_guest.jhtml?id=3Du00220020910adm01.htm&page=
=3D1


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Oracle
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***Substituting and Converting Object Types in a Hierarchy
Steven Feuerstein examines substitutability and type conversion as he
explores the advantages and flexibility of object-type hierarchies in
Oracle 9i.
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2002/11/12/feuerstein.html

***Inherit the Database
Steven Feuerstein reviews object types and shows you how to build
object-type hierarchies with Oracle9i's support for inheritance. Steven
is the author of "Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 3rd Edition."
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2002/10/29/Feuerstein.html


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Web
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***O'Reilly HTML Guide Is Accessible and Comprehensive
In this Builder.com book review, Tony Patton says, "Buy this book if
you want to know HTML." He's talking about O'Reilly's "HTML & XHTML:
The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition."
http://builder.com.com/article.jhtml;jsessionid=3DYFMBNFKXCOSEPTQQACQCFFI?i=
d=3Du
00220021023ton01.htm&vf=3Dcrm&rcode=3Du001


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XML
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***XML and Web Sites
John Simpson points to helpful resources for using XML to
build web sites.
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/10/30/qa.html



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Java
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***Java Essentials: What Is Wireless Java?
The Java Essentials series provides high-level overviews of core Java
technologies. This article covers the APIs, tools, and vendors for
wireless Java.
http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2002/11/06/wireless.html

***Java Recipe of the Day
http://www.onjava.com/onjava/javacook/solution1.csp

***Jakarta Struts:
Seven Lessons from the Trenches Tips from the author
of "Programming Jakarta Struts."
http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2002/10/30/jakarta.html


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Mac
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***Installing Oracle 9i on Mac OS X, Part 1
The Oracle 9i Developer Release for Mac OS X opens up a new world of
corporate database management for both Apple and Oracle. David Simpson
begins this series with a look at the issues for DBAs who are
considering making the move to Oracle on OS X.
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/11/12/oracle_part1.html


***Incorporating Rendezvous into Your Cocoa Applications, Part 1
ZeroConf networking provides solutions to addressing, naming, and
service discovery that conspire to make IP networking as easy to use as
AppleTalk. In part 1 in this series, Mike Beam explains how Rendezvous
works and shows you its hooks into Cocoa.
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/11/08/cocoa.html

***Build Your Own Apache Server with mod_perl
Apache Web Serving with Mac OS X
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/11/05/apache_osx.html

***Mac Marks the Enterprise
In this InfoWorld article, Jon Udell speculates on the marriage of Mac
and open source as a potential wellspring of innovation.
http://www.infoworld.com/articles/pl/xml/02/10/21/021021plmacent.xml

***Building Your Personal Anti-Spam Strategy
Spamfire developer shows how to fight back.
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/11/01/spam.html



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Early Bird Discount--
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Latest books available for review

Review copies are available please email me, with your postal address, for a
copy - josette at oreilly.co.uk

Computer Science & Perl Programming
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tpj1/

Designing Embedded Hardware
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dbhardware/

Oracle SQL*Plus Pocket Reference 2e
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/orsqlpluspr2/

PHP Pocket Reference 2e
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/phppr2/

Programming Jakarta Struts
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jakarta/

Coming soon

C Pocket Reference
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cpr/

Essential System Administration Pocket Reference
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/esapr/

Java Swing 2e
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jswing2/

Mac OS X Pocket Guide 2e
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/macosxpg2/

Macintosh Troubleshooting Pocket Guide
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mactrblpg/

PHP Cookbook
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/phpckbk/

 XML CD Bookshelf
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xmlcdbksf/


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Please accept my apologies, I received some reviews for the last issue of
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1. Sheffield Linux User Group reviewed=20
	Network Security with OpenSSL - http://www.sheflug.co.uk/openssl.html
	Java and SOAP - http://www.sheflug.co.uk/java_soap.html
	MySQL Reference Manual - http://www.sheflug.co.uk/mysql_ref_man.html


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HP/Works, the HP Technical Computing User Group, run a series of
Technical Focus Days throughout the year.
The next two are:
26 November 2002 - Linux- HP Pinewood
25 February 2003 - Storage and Virtualisation
See http://www.hpworks.org.uk for details.

NordU2003-The fifth NordU/USENIX Conference
February 10-14, 2003
Aros Congress Center, Vsters, Sweden
http://www.nordu.org/NordU2003

Kindest regards
Josette



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