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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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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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