[Firenze-pm] Fwd: O'Reilly User Group Newsletter - issue 03-08

Stefano Rodighiero stefano.rodighiero at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 02:38:49 PDT 2008

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From: Josette Garcia <Josette at oreilly.co.uk>
Date: Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 6:40 PM
Subject: O'Reilly User Group Newsletter - issue 03-08
To: Josette Garcia <Josette at oreilly.co.uk>

O'Reilly UK User Group Programme
 Issue 03-08


Within a week, this newsletter will be available to be downloaded in
PDF format from the Developers Group web site at

You are welcome to create a link to it for your members' use. Previous
newsletters are available at –


I'd like to start with a couple of requests for help:

We are looking for second school contacts who work with technology. Do
you know of anyone who might want to take a look at a new book we're
working on called HackerTeen?


Here's a video with more information:

And if you're looking for more videos, we have plenty. Why not show
your favourite at your next meeting?

Our recent O'Reilly Webinar, "Writing LINQ Queries with LINQPad" is a
must-view webinar for anyone working in C# 3.0 and Framework 3.5.


Tim O'Reilly at ETech: Why I Love Hackers

David Pogue at MacWorld: Leopard Secrets

O'Reilly wins Five Jolt awards at SD West including Best General book
for "Beautiful Code" and Best Web site for radar.oreilly.com:


Here's a recent article on Tim O'Reilly from our local paper, The
Press Democrat <http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/article/20080316/NEWS/803160350/1033/NEWS&template=kart>

New Releases--Books, Short Cuts, and Rough Cuts
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Did you know you can request a free book or PDF to review for your
group? Ask your group leader for more information.

For book review writing tips and suggestions, go to:

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***Desktop GIS (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
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Your Book Reviews

***Edinburgh pm reviewed – X Power Tools - The X Power Tools review is
now available.

***PHP Freakz.nl reviewed –
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- Dutch review: http://wiki.phpfreakz.nl/Adobe_InDesign_CS3_one-to-one
- English review:
Prototype & Script.aculo.us
- Dutch review: http://wiki.phpfreakz.nl/Prototype_and_script.aculo.us
- English review: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781934356012/
Photoshop CS3 Raw:

Upcoming Events

***Spring 2008 Conference, Birmingham – 31 March-2 April (O'Reilly table)
Organized by UKUUG

***Scotland on Rails, Edinburgh – 4-5 April (O'Reilly table)

***FOWD – London, 17-18th April (O'Reilly table)

***HP User Group Seminars: Further details from admin at hpug.org
. OpenVMS Update Day" - 1 April, LONDON
. Data Networks & Storage Networks" - 3 April, WARRINGTON
. LINUX Management on ProLiant Blades" - 9 April, BIRMINGHAM

Conference News

***2008 MySQL Conference & Expo Registration is Open,
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***Web 2.0 Expo New York, NY--September 16-19
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News From O'Reilly & Beyond

UG News
***LugRadio Live USA 2008 comes to San Francisco Featuring over 35
speakers and 40 exhibitors, LugRadio Live USA 2008 brings the popular
UK conference to San Francisco, combining an incredibly unique,
social, and fun atmosphere to cover a range of subjects in and around
Open Source, digital rights, technology and more. At only $10 for the
full weekend, LugRadio Live USA 2008 is well within anyone's reach,
and if you encourage people to pre-register, you can win an Asus EEEPC
or Neuros OSD, O'Reilly books, and more.


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***Step by Step: Configuring SSL Under Apache
This is the first in a new series of ONLamp articles you'll be seeing
over the next few months. They aren't breaking news about the hottest
new technologies, they're step by step guides to common but sometimes
complicated procedures you may have to tackle. In the first
installment, Juliet Kemp gives us a checklist that should have your
Apache server running SSL in nothing flat.


***Using Zend Studio for PHP Programming
Most programmers are familiar with Eclipse, and PHP programmers are
familiar with Zend Studio. But, like two great tastes that taste good
together, the two have now been combined into a single tool. Learn how
you can use Zend Studio to make your PHP programming more productive.


***Aperture 2 Features 101-103 with Joe Schorr
Apple's web page says, "Aperture 2 delivers over 100 dramatic, new
features." And still there are a few terrific ones they forgot to put
on the list. In this podcast, Derrick Story chats with Joe Schorr,
Senior Product Manager for Aperture, to uncover a few of these hidden


***Reverse Callback Templating
Many programmers know of the two main systems of templating. One
embeds actual source code into the template. The other provides a mini
language with loops, conditionals, and other control structures. There
is a third way -- a reverse callback system. James Robson explains
this best-of-both-worlds approach by demonstrating Perl's
Template::Recall module.


***Audio Insights from the 2008 Game Developers Conference
To hear the future of audio, listen to video games. Interactive Audio
expert Kurt Heiden did just that at the Game Developers Conference. He
brings you what the experts at GDC 2008 had to say about the state of
audio in games, and then dives into some of the technology
advancements that are changing the interactive audio landscape.


For more articles, go to:

***Windows IT Evangelist Matt Hester interviews Laurel Ackerman about
O'Reilly's new Up-to-Date Series at SXSW

***MAKE Magazine highlighted on NPR: Digital DIY

***Head First or Head Rush?

***Julie Lerman blogs about writing her first book for O'Reilly.

***Quality Begs for Object-Orientation

***The Dangers of The Death March Mentality

***Find Some Serenity on Your Mac

***Anton Security Tip of the Week #14: More access_log Fun: What Are You
   Not GETting?

***Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

***Pocket These Tips from Derrick Story

***Jolting the Industry Again

For more blogs, go to:

Have a nice weekend.


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