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           Apress Newsletter
               Summer 2005
0. Welcome!
1. Apress Launches the Apress Beta Community
2. New Apress Books - Hot Off the Press!
3. Forthcoming Books - What's Hot This Summer?
4. Apress News - The Apress eBookshop Opens for Business; The Apress  Website
 (http://www.apress.com) Gets a New Look; Apress Hits the Airwaves 5. Apress
 in the News - Reviews of Recently Published Books
6. Special Offers - Books on Sale
7. Upcoming Tradeshows
8. Let 'Em Rip! Got a Book You Don't Like? We'll Replace It!
9. Fractal Contest - Win an iPod Shuffle or a Sony PlayStation Portable!
10. And Finally... We Want to Know

0. Welcome!
Welcome to the Apress Summer Newsletter, featuring all of our books that
 publish from May through August. Apress authors are the best in the industry
 and you're the first to see which new books are currently being written by
 our key players in all subject areas. Read on to find books written with the
 Expert's Voice you'd expect from authors like Joel Spolsky, Andrew Troelsen,
 Michael Welschenbach, Sam Alapati, Eric Gunnerson and Nick Weinholt, and
 Terry Camerlengo and Andrew Monkhouse. All of our specialists have a talent
 for authorship. Ever wonder why some software projects fail? Consult our new
 book from George Stepanek for the answers:
Podcasting is the new radio, and we have the book to show you how to get on
 air. Michael W. Geoghegan and Dan Klass shout down the line with insight,
 humor, and the unmatched wisdom of experience:
Now that summer's here, don't you deserve some fun? Get into robotics with
 "Squeak: Learn Programming with Robots".
1. Apress Launches the Apress Beta Community
We launched a new online portal and set the standard in .NET 2.0
 discussion-but what do you think? Apress launched the Apress Beta Community
 (ABC) at Microsoft TechEd. This new portal, http://www.asptoday.com/abc, is
 hosted by ASP Today and provides expert opinion and peer-to-peer discussion
 on the release of Microsoft.NET 2.0 Framework Beta 2. The ABC will publish
 several new online articles every week, written by some of the most renowned
 authors and experts in the Microsoft development space. The ABC also offers
 moderated forums for peer discussion to bring together the expertise of
 thousands of developers in a constructive, online environment. MVPs and
 recognized .NET professionals, including Saurabh Nandu, Robin Dewson, Kamran
 Qamar, and Teun Duynstee, are among those contributing to the new Apress
 Beta Community. To access the ABC, visit the ASP Today homepage:
 http://www.asptoday.com. All the information on the ABC is absolutely free.
 ASP Today subscriber services will continue as usual, with new articles for
 web developers covering ASP.NET 1.x and other web-related technologies.
 ASPToday subscribers will automatically be able to access ABC content
 without additional registration. ***************************************
2. New Apress Books - Hot Off the Press!
Expert Oracle JDBC Programming
By R. M. Menon
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-407-X
744 pages
Covers JDBC with a focus on writing high-performing, scalable, and secure
 applications for Oracle 10g and 9i. **.NET**
Cryptography in C and C++, Second Edition
By Michael Welschenbach
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-502-5
504 pages
Covers everything you need to know to write professional-level cryptographic
 code. Pro .NET 1.1 Remoting, Reflection, and Threading
By Tobin Titus et al.
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-452-5
672 pages
Three powerful technologies-Remoting, reflection, and threading-are combined
 in a single book! Expert .NET Delivery Using NAnt and CruiseControl.NET
By Marc Holmes
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-485-1
400 pages
Includes a practical and in-depth look at NAnt and CruiseControl.NET, as well
 as solutions to common problem scenarios. **Open Source**
Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
By Chris F. A. Johnson
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-471-1
448 pages
Helps you regain some of the lost time spent creating and testing shell
 scripts, and guides you through more than 150 much-needed and practical
 real-world examples. **System Administration**
Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise
By Chris Wolf and Erick M. Halter
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-495-9
600 pages
Explores topics such as virtual machines, file systems, storage solutions,
 and clustering. **Windows**
Regular Expression Recipes for Windows Developers: A Problem-Solution
 Approach By Nathan A. Good
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-497-5
400 pages
Details over 100 of the most popular regular expressions and provides an
 explanation of how to use each one.

3. Forthcoming Books - What's Hot This Summer?
Expert Oracle Database 10g Administration
By Sam R. Alapati
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-451-7
1200 pages
Provides everything you need to know to build and administer complex Oracle
 10g databases. **General Computing**
The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-500-9
350 pages
Frustrated by the lack of well-written essays on software engineering, Joel
 Spolsky (of http://www.joelonsoftware.com fame) has put together a
 collection of his favorite writings on the topic. Iterating Infusion:
 Clearer Views of Objects, Classes, and Systems
By Greg Anthony
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-537-8
224 pages
Explains how to integrate the most efficient techniques from various
 programming methods, and makes designing and programming software look easy.
 Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail
By George Stepanek
To Publish: October 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-550-5
250 pages
Reaches out to managers, developers, and customers who use industry-standard
 methodologies, but whose projects still struggle to succeed. **Java**
The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 5, Second Edition
By Terry Camerlengo and Andrew Monkhouse
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-516-5
400 pages
Details key concepts, challenges, and pitfalls the exam is likely to test you
 on. Beginning Java Objects: From Concepts to Code, Second Edition
By Jacquie Barker
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-457-6
1000 pages
Helps you to master the syntax of the Java language, gain a practical
 understanding of objects, and structure a Java application from the ground
 up, to take advantage of Java's object-oriented features. Pro Java
 Programming, Second Edition
By Brett Spell
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-474-6
720 pages
Covers the particulars of working with the Java language and APIs to develop
 applications in many different contexts. The Definitive Guide to Java Swing,
 Third Edition
By John Zukowski
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-447-9
928 pages
Fully updated for the 1.5 edition of the Java 2 Platform, the third edition
 of this praised book is a one-stop resource for you serious Java developers.
 Pro Apache Log4j, Second Edition
By Samudra Gupta
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-499-1
224 pages
Pro Hibernate 3
By Jeff Linwood and David Minter
To Publish: July 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-511-4
275 pages
Offers complete coverage of the new Hibernate 3 features.
Pro J2ME Polish: Open Source Wireless Java Tools Suite
By Robert Virkus
To Publish: July 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-503-3
350 pages
Provides tips about the hidden features of J2ME Polish, like the logging
 framework, the preprocessor, and the game engine. Beginning J2EE 5: From
 Novice to Professional
By Jim Crume, Kevin Mukhar, and James L. Weaver
To Publish: July 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-470-3
750 pages
Shows you how to harness the power of J2EE, and examines how the pieces of
 the new J2EE 5 platform fit together. Pro Apache Beehive
By Kunal Mittal and Srinivas Kanchanavally
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-515-7
300 pages
Provides exposure to the Apache Beehive project and related projects.
JDBC Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
By Mahmoud Parsian
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-520-3
750 pages
Provides easy-to-implement, usable solutions to problems in relational
 databases that use JDBC. Pro JSP 2, Fourth Edition
By Simon Brown et al.
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-513-0
650 pages
Offers comprehensive coverage of JSP 2 and 2.1, as well as tools and
 techniques to develop web applications with JSP and Java servlets. **.NET**
A Programmer's Introduction to C# 2.0, Third Edition
By Eric Gunnerson and Nick Wienholt
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-501-7
568 pages
Updates the highly successful second edition and is sure to become a key
 resource for C# programmers. Pro C# and the .NET 2.0 Platform, Third Edition
By Andrew Troelsen
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-419-3
1200 pages
The first fully-compliant .NET 2.0 title for you pro C# programmers!
Pro .NET Extreme Programming
By James Goodwill and Greg "Hap" Pearman
To Publish: August 2005
300 pages
Steers you through the practical application of Extreme Programming with
 code-level solutions. **Open Source**
By Michael Kruckenberg and Jay Pipes
To Publish: July 2005
600 pages
Provides intermediate and advanced MySQL users with a comprehensive guide to
 the array of features available with the new versions. Open Source Messaging
 Application Development: Building and Extending Gaim By Sean Egan
To Publish: July 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-467-3
300 pages
Details how to create your own messaging application.
Pro Perl Parsing
By Christopher M. Frenz
To Publish: July 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-504-1
300 pages
Features key parsing principles that introduce numerous and powerful CPAN
 parsing modules; also includes an ample supply of example applications. Pro
 Novell Open Enterprise Server
By Sander van Vugt
To Publish: July 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-483-5
800 pages
Provides comprehensive coverage of Novell's best-selling server software,
 which has been reinvented in Linux! Pro Perl Debugging
By Richard Foley and Andy Lester
To Publish: July 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-454-1
300 pages
Helps resolve the dilemma of application testing and debugging-one of the
 biggest time commitments in a programmer's daily routine. Pro PHP Security
By Chris Snyder and Michael Southwell
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-508-4
350 pages
Offers a complete guide for taking defensive and proactive security measures
 within your PHP applications. **System Administration**
SharePoint 2003 User's Guide
By Seth Bates and Tony Smith
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-514-9
300 pages
Takes a real-world look at Microsoft SharePoint 2003 best practices to suit
 your business needs. Expert Network Time Protocol: An Experience in Time
 with NTP
By Peter Rybaczyk
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-484-3
176 pages
Microsoft Content Management Server Field Guide
By Francois-Paul Briand and Michael Wirsching
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-528-9
250 pages
Pro DNS and BIND
By Ronald G. F. Aitchison
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-494-0
500 pages
Guides you through the challenging array of features surrounding DNS, with a
 special focus on BIND. **Technology in Action**
Squeak: Learn Programming with Robots
By Stephane Ducasse
To Publish June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-491-6
384 pages
Aims to teach core programming concepts based on simple, visual problems that
 involve manipulation of robots. **Web and Internet**
MapServer: Open Source GIS Development
By Bill Kropla
To Publish: July 2005
400 pages
ISBN: 1-59059-490-8
Offers a comprehensive introduction to MapServer, the development platform
 for integrating mapping technology into Internet applications. **Windows**
Active Directory Field Guide
By Laura E. Hunter
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-492-4
352 pages
Contains valuable descriptions of higher-level skills, tasks, and tools,
 including migration, large-scale deployment, security, and disaster
 recovery. Axapta: Microsoft Business Solutions
By Luis Mourao and David Weiner
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-489-4
300 pages
Takes you from Axapta novice to pro with guidance from the world's leading
 Axapta experts. **XML**
Beginning XSLT 2.0: From Novice to Professional
By Jeni Tennison
To Publish: July 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-324-3
900 pages
Introduces XML and XSLT at a comfortable pace, and then applies theory to
 real-life XSLT capabilities-including graphics generation.

**A friends of ED book**
Podcast Solutions
By Michael W. Geoghegan and Dan Klass
To Publish: August 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-554-8
200 pages
Written by two of the best and brightest podcasting pioneers, "Podcast
 Solutions" is an insightful and comprehensive guide to podcasting. Published
 by friends of ED, an Apress Company
4. Apress News - The Apress eBookshop Opens for Business; The Apress Website
 (http://www.apress.com) Gets a New Look; Apress Hits the Airwaves The Apress
 eBookshop Opens for Business
Apress is pleased to announce the launch of the Apress eBookshop. Due to your
 overwhelming initial response, we've decided to make even MORE of our books
 available to purchase as eBooks. You can choose from dozens of recently
 released Apress titles in PDF format, each at 50% off the regular price.
 Email pr at apress.com in the month of June to receive an additional 50% off
 your first eBook-that's a 75% savings off the hardcover price! Bookmark this
 page: http://ebookshop.apress.com. The Apress Website
 (http://www.apress.com) Gets a New Look
We've been working hard behind the scenes to improve the layout of our
 website to make it more user-friendly. We just launched it, and we want to
 tell you more about it! What are we so proud of?  Here are the new features:
 * The site is now free of unnecessary images and inefficient HTML code-the
 new site loads much faster! * We are improving the compliance of the HTML
 code making the site more browser-compatible. * We've integrated the Apress
 website with other Apress-owned affiliates: http://asptoday.com,
 http://forums.apress.com, and http://blogs.apress.com. * There's higher
 information density, which means you can read more about our books with less
 scrolling. * Redesigned text fonts and image icons provide a more
 user-friendly environment. Apress Hits the Airwaves
A growing number of Apress authors are strutting their stuff over the
 airwaves. We have future interview slots in the works, and very soon our
 radio/audio portal will be RSS-enabled, making it even easier for you to
 tune in. We've also posted past interviews for you to listen to and learn
 from. Check them out at http://www.apress.com/interview/radio.html.
5. Apress in the News - Reviews of Recently Published Books
"From Bash to Z Shell: Conquering the Command Line"
&tid=6&tid=106 "Hardening Linux"
"Agile Development with ICONIX Process: People, Process, and Pragmatism"
"Pro Apache, Third Edition"
"Physics for Game Programmers"
"Honeypots for Windows"
"Pro .NET 1.1 Remoting, Reflection, and Threading"
"Pro Spring"
00607 and
Author Jonathan Hassell's Webcast on "Hardening Windows"
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6. Special Offers - Books on Sale
Apress will be the featured publisher at Bookpool during the month of July!
 Check out the extra-special offers on our books, as well as Apress authors'
 Top Ten Favorite Books: http://www.bookpool.com/.

7. Upcoming Tradeshows
O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)
Portland, OR
August 1-5, 2005
LinuxWorld 2005
San Francisco, CA
August 8-11, 2005
8. Let 'Em Rip! Got a Book You Don't Like? We'll Replace It!
Have a computer book you don't like? Think you overpaid for what turned out
 to be a waste of your valuable time? Rip out and send in the copyright page
 from that book, and Apress will offer you an electronic version of a better
 book for just $10.00. For full details visit http://www.apress.com/promo/.
9. Fractal Contest - Win an iPod Shuffle or a Sony PlayStation Portable!
Create a generator program that can quickly produce a Mandelbrot fractal. The
 three eligible language groups include 1) Perl/Python/PHP/Common LISP, 2)
 C/C++, and 3) Java/C#/VB.NET. Apress will award up to three (3) prizes, one
 per language group. The creator of the overall fastest fractal maker from
 any of the qualifying language groups will win the grand prize: a Sony PSP.
 And the creators of the next-fastest fractal generators in the other two
 remaining language groups will each win an iPod Shuffle. The contest runs
 from Friday, July 1, 2005, through Sunday, July 31, 2005. Judging will be
 completed by August 15, 2005.
For full details about the contest, visit http://www.apress.com/promo
 starting June 27, 2005.  Apress reserves the right to change details without
 notice. ***************************************
10. And Finally...  We Want to Know
What kind of book review helps you most? What kind of book review has the
 most potential to influence you? Please visit
 http://www.apress.com/misc/wewant.html to fill out our survey. Three lucky
 individuals, chosen at random, will win an Apress book of their choice!
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