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Subject: User Group Winter Newsletter
Date: Friday 21 December 2007 11:20
From: "Apress Newsletter" <newsletters at apress.com>

Apress User Group Program Newsletter
December 2007 Issue

Happy Holidays from everyone at Apress!

Please forward or post this newsletter for all group members.

In this issue:

Bookpool Sale - .NET titles
LINQ contest – Win a Halo 3!
eBook Deal of the Day
Upcoming Tradeshows
Find Apress on Facebook!
User Group Events Supported by Apress
Save a Bundle When you Buy in Bulk
Recent Apress and friends of ED Books—Hot off the Press
Forthcoming Titles
User Group FAQ

1. Bookpool + Apress .NET = 50% off until December 31, 2007

To celebrate the release of Apress' "must-have-now" .NET 3.5 books,
 we're offering our extensive line of .NET books at 50% off through


2. LINQ Contest- Win a Halo 3!

Apress and LINQDev.com want to see how you’re using LINQ. Enter your
 best LINQ code sample for a chance to win a copy of Halo 3 Legendary
 Edition. We're also giving away select bundles of Apress .NET books.

Visit microsoft.apress.com and click on the Contest tab for more

3. eBook Deal of the Day

Have you ever wanted to buy an eBook to learn something new but
 couldn’t justify it because of the price? We are pleased to offer you
 the “eBook Deal of the Day” found at Apress.com. At 12:01 AM PST,
 we’ll offer a different Apress or friends of ED eBook at only $10 US
 for a 24-hour period. Check back every day to check out the new deal.

4. Upcoming Tradeshows

If you are attending these shows, please say hello!

CodeMash v2.0.0.8
Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, Ohio
January 10-11, 2008
CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current
 practices, methodologies, and technology trends in variety of
 platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby and PHP.

Macworld Conference & Expo
The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California
Conference: January 14-18
Expo: January 15-18
Macworld Conference & Expo® has a lot of both. Learn from some of the
 most successful leaders in your industry—from movie making to business
 management—and discover what’s possible with the latest technology and
 tools. Surround yourself with all the right products and people.

5. Apress Now on Facebook

To stay current and tap into this vibrant community Apress has joined
 Facebook.  This makes it easier to connect with our authors, friends,
 and all who love Apress! Join our group today and become a fan, or
 write on our “wall”. We will be adding pictures and events to our
 profile soon.


6. User Group Events Recently Supported by Apress

Thanks again for keeping me informed with links to your user group web
 sites and event sites.  We love it when you share your photos or even
 send us some of your user group’s swag!

Below is a list of some user group events we’ve proudly supported the
 past few months.

Code Camp Buenos Aires 2007
October 2, 2007

Web Beans Presentation by Gavin King at Google—Silicon Valley Web
 Developer Java User Group and java.net October 16, 2007

Access User Group Seminar
The Access User Group held its National Seminar at Microsoft
 headquarters in Reading.  This was a day-long event with five or six
 presenters and attracts between 80 and 100 paying delegates. This
 years presentations included: Office 2007 Client Developer Features;
 Access 2007 and Sharepoint; and Converting SQL from Access to SQL
 Server. November 16th, 2007

DBSIG Meeting at Oracle Open World
This event had over 200 attendees.
November 11, 2007

4th annual Heartland Developers Conference
HDC is the nation’s largest professional independent .NET user group
 conference, with an attendance of 550 Developers, DBAs, Architects and
 Managers from the Midwest region. October 17-19, 2007

Charlotte Code Camp – Greater Charleston .NET User Group
October 20, 2007

Twin Cities Code Camp
Next code camp is scheduled to be held on April 5th, 2008.
October 27, 2007

User Experience Barcamp (UXB): A Night at The Matrix – Silicon Valley
 Web Builder The barcamp theme is inspired by the movie "A Night At the
 Museum". Silicon Valley Web Builder (SVWB) invited attendees to spend
 a remarkable evening inside the Data Center building "The Matrix" at
 Hurricane Electric, the World Largest Data Center in 24 hours.
 November 10-11, 2007

Enterprise Comet Presentation with Apress Authors Jonas Jacobi and John
 Fallows at Google - Silicon Valley Web Developer Java User Group and
 java.net November 20, 2007

Jeffrey Palermo’s “DevTeach 2007”
This event is in conjunction with the DevTeach conference in Vancouver,
 BC.  The host, Jeffrey Palermo, is an industry expert and influential
 in the developer community.  Party with Palermo is a 4-hour social
 gathering of conference and community attendees. November 26, 2007

Apress Author Eldon Alameda Speaks – Kansas City Ruby User Group
November 27, 20007

Memphis/Mid-South Java User Group Event
November-December 2007

A Multimedia (Association) Christmas - Flash in the Peg, The Graphic
 Designers of Canada, Manitoba Interactive Media Association,
 International Game Developers Association Film Training Manitoba, and
 New Media Manitoba This event is put together by a number of the new
 media groups in town, including the local chapter of the International
 Game Developers Association and the Graphic Designers of Canada First
 week of December 2007

Christmas Event – PHP User Group OINK-PUG
December 20, 2007

7. Save a Bundle When You Buy in Bulk

Are you buying books for your user group event or company? The more you
 order the more you save with our predetermined discounts.

Bulk discounts apply when you buy 10 or more regular books or eBooks.
 So buy at least 10 of one title or 10 different Apress quality titles
 and we'll extend a hefty discount.

Visit http://apress.com/info/bulksales for more information about bulk
 eBook purchases and licensing.

8. Recent Apress and friends of ED Books—Hot off the Press
1-59059-931-4  	Building a Data Warehouse: With Examples in SQL Server 
 	Rainardi, Vincent  	Dec 2007 1-59059-926-8 	Taking Your iPhone to the
 Max 	Sadun, Erica 	Dec 2007 1-59059-685-4 	Beginning Spring 2: From
 Novice to Professional 	Minter, Dave 	Dec 2007 1-59059-908-X 	Pro
 JavaScript Design Patterns 	Harmes, Ross 	Dec 2007 1-59059-923-3
 	Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional
 	van Vugt, Sander 	Dec 2007 1-59059-815-6 	Foundation Actionscript 3.0
 with Flash CS3 and Flex 	Yard, Todd 	Dec 2007 1-59059-909-8 	PHP
 Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Second Edition 	Zandstra, Matt 	Dec
 2007 1-59059-906-3 	Practical Web 2.0 Applications with PHP 	Zervaas,
 Quentin 	Dec 2007 1-59059-837-7 	Mac OS X Leopard: Beyond the Manual
 	Meyers, Scott 	Dec 2007 1-59059-897-0 	Pro SQL Server 2005
 Integration Services 	Wightman, Jim 	Dec 2007 1-59059-877-6
 	Foundation Flex for Designers 	Leon, LordAlex 	Dec 2007 1-59059-896-2
 	AdvancED Flex Application Development: Building Rich Media X 	Blank,
 R 	Dec 2007 1-59059-894-6 	Foundation Flex for Developers: Data-Driven
 Applications with PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, and FDS 	Jacobs, Sas 	Dec
 2007 1-59059-911-X 	Practical Ruby Projects: Ideas for the Eclectic
 Programmer 	Cyll, Topher 	Dec 2007 1-59059-920-9 	Excel 2007
 PivotTables Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach 	Dalgleish, Debra
 	Dec 2007 1-59059-725-7 	The Definitive Guide to Django: Web
 Development Done Right 	Holovaty, Adrian 	Dec 2007 1-59059-939-X
 	Silverlight and ASP.NET Revealed 	MacDonald, Matthew 	Dec 2007
 1-59059-850-4 	Expert F# 	Syme, Don 	Dec 2007
1-59059-655-2 	The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library
 	Newton, Keenan 	Nov 2007 1-59059-876-8 	Flex Solutions: Essential
 Techniques for Flex 2 and 3 Developers 	Casario, Marco 	Nov 2007
 1-59059-935-7 	Pro EDI in BizTalk Server 2006 R2: Electronic Document
 Interchange Solutions 	Beckner, Mark 	Nov 2007 1-59059-912-8
 	Foundation Flash Cartoon Animation 	Jones, Tim 	Nov 2007
 1-59059-913-6 	Pro SharePoint 2007 Development Techniques 	Bruggeman,
 Nikander 	Nov 2007 1-59059-905-5 	Podcast Solutions: The Complete
 Guide to Audio and Video Podcasting, Second Edition 	Geoghegan,
 Michael 	Nov 2007 1-59059-904-7 	Beginning JSP™, JSF™ and Tomcat Web
 Development: From Novice to Professional 	Zambon, Giulio 	Nov 2007
 1-59059-789-3 	Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008 	Rattz,
 Jr., Joseph C. 	Nov 2007 1-59059-903-9 	Practical Apache Struts 2 Web
 2.0 Projects 	Roughley, Ian 	Nov 2007 1-59059-893-8 	Pro ASP.NET 3.5
 in C# 2008, Second Edition 	MacDonald, Matthew 	Nov 2007 1-59059-910-1
 	Oracle Database 11g: New Features for DBAs and Developers 	Alapati,
 Sam R. 	Nov 2007 1-59059-891-1 	Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From
 Novice to Professional, Second Edition 	MacDonald, Matthew 	Nov 2007
 1-59059-892-X 	Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in VB 2008: From Novice to
 Professional, Second Edition 	MacDonald, Matthew 	Nov 2007
 1-59059-907-1 	The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design
 	Grannell, Craig 	Nov 2007 1-59059-884-9 	Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5
 Platform, Fourth Edition 	Troelsen, Andrew 	Nov 2007 1-59059-869-5
 	Beginning C# 2008: From Novice to Professional 	Gross, Christian 	Nov
 2007 1-59059-828-8 	Foundations of ASP.NET AJAX 	Pars, Robin 	Nov 2007
 1-59059-873-3 	Accelerated C# 2008 	Nash, Trey 	Nov 2007
1-59059-929-2 	Getting StartED with Mac OS X Leopard 	Williams, Justin
 	Nov 2007

9. Forthcoming Titles

1-59059-864-4  	Beginning PHP and MySQL E-Commerce: From Novice to
 Professional, Second Edition  	Balanescu, Emilian  	Feb 2008
 1-59059-955-1 	Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation
 with .NET 3.5, Second Edition 	MacDonald, Matthew 	Feb 2008
 1-59059-862-8 	Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional,
 Third Edition 	Gilmore, W. Jason 	Feb 2008 1-59059-934-9 	The
 Definitive Guide to Pylons 	Gardner, James 	Feb 2008 1-59059-950-0
 	The Essential Guide to Flex 3 	Brown, Charles E 	Feb 2008
 1-59059-895-4 	Pro Netbeans IDE 6 Rich Client Platform Edition 	Myatt,
 Adam 	Feb 2008 1-59059-940-3 	Pro Windows PowerShell 	Deshev, Hristo
 	Feb 2008 1-59059-941-1 	Practical DWR Web 2.0 Projects 	Zammetti,
 Frank 	Feb 2008 1-59059-946-2 	Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 Data Access with
 LINQ, VB 2008, and ADO.NET: From Novice to Professional 	Foggon,
 Damien 	Feb 2008 1-59059-954-3 	Illustrated C# 2008 	Solis, Daniel
 	Feb 2008
1-59059-220-4 	The ANSI Common Lisp Reference Book 	Margolies, Editor,
 David 	Feb 2008 1-59059-948-9 	Pro Office Communications Server 2007
 	Ricks, Brian 	Feb 2008 1-59059-737-0 	The Definitive Guide to Apache
 MyFaces and Facelets 	Wadia, Zubin 	Feb 2008 1-59059-978-0 	Pulling
 Strings with Puppet: Automated System Administration Done Right
 	Turnbull, James 	Feb 2008 1-59059-951-9 	Foundations of Popfly: Rapid
 Mashup Development 	Griffin, Eric 	Feb 2008 1-59059-933-0 	Practical
 Reporting with Ruby and Rails 	Berube, David 	Jan 2008 1-59059-938-1
 	Beginning VB 2008: From Novice to professional 	Gross, Christian 	Jan
 2008 1-59059-960-8 	Learn to Tango with D 	Bell, Kris 	Jan 2008
1-59059-874-1 	Accelerated VB 2008 	Fouché, Guy 	Jan 2008
1-59059-858-X 	Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services
 	Yee, Raymond 	Jan 2008 1-59059-967-5 	Pro SQL Server 2005 Disaster
 Recovery 	Luetkehoelter, James 	Jan 2008

10. User Group FAQ

Our links have recently been updated, so please refer to the URLs below
 for the most recent info.

I receive a lot of good questions from user group leaders and members.
 Some of these questions already have built-in answers available on our
 web site, and here are some of the most common:

Q: How do I obtain a review copy?

	A: E-mail me at cheryl.martinez at apress.com with your UG name and
 address and what book you’d like to review. I will send it along as
 quickly as possible. If you need raffle copies, you can e-mail me for
 those as well.

Q: Where would you like us to post online reviews of your books?

A: Please read the “Suggestions for Writing Apress (and friends of ED)
 Book Reviews” page at http://www.apress.com/community/writeareview

Q: How do I and group members take advantage of the user group book

A: All group members** of a registered Apress user group may receive a
 25% discount to any Apress or friends of ED title when the book is
 purchased through our distributor, Springer.

(Place your order with our distributor, Springer, by calling
 1-800-SPRINGER. Once you connect with a customer service
 representative, please mention the discount code, “APRESSUG” along
 with the name of your user group.)

** We apologize, but at this time, we are unable to offer this discount
 to user group members located outside of North America, South America,
 Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Q: May I have an Apress logo to post on our group web site?

A: You may download a logo, size of your choice, here:

As always, Please Update Your User Group Info

Just a quick reminder: if there have been any significant changes to
 group information, please take a moment to send me updates. This
 includes a change in e-mail or shipping address (very important!), or
 a change in group leader or president, book review policy, etc. Please
 help me keep my records up to date and ensure you get your review
 copies delivered to the right place. E-mail me at
 cheryl.martinez at apress.com.

If you still have questions not answered on the user group page, please
 contact me at cheryl.martinez at apress.com. Thanks!

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