FWD: RE: [Chicago-talk] review books available / ora newsletter

Scott T. Hildreth shild at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 18 20:44:02 CST 2003

Meant to send to the list.

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 20:40:26 -0600 (CST)
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From: "Scott T. Hildreth" <shild at sbcglobal.net>
To: Ed Summers <ehs at pobox.com>
Subject: RE: [Chicago-talk] review books available / ora newsletter

Any takers on the Head First EJB?  I would like it if not.
I am supposed to start learning Java, I've been dragging my
feet a little.  This would help motivate me.  It is hard
to try it when Perl does it all. :-)

On 18-Nov-2003 Ed Summers wrote:
> Review copies for these O'Reilly titles are available.
> - Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition
> - Head First EJB
> Below is the full user group newsletter from them if you are interested.
> //Ed
> ----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com> -----
> ================================================================
> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> November 14, 2003
> ================================================================
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Book News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition
> -Head First EJB
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Upcoming Events
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Steve Bass ("PC Annoyances"), APCUG User Group Reception--November 16
> -Tim O'Reilly, COMDEX, Las Vegas, NV--November 16-20, 2003
> -ApacheCon, Las Vegas, NV--November 16-19, 2003
> -David McFarland ("Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual" and "Dreamweaver 4:
> The Missing Manual"), 2003 Macromedia MAX, Salt Lake City, UT--Nov 18-21
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Conferences
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Registration Is Open for ETech 2004--San Diego, CA
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Are "How To" Books Archaic?
> -Open Source at COMDEX Contest Winners
> -GBA Programming with DevKit Advance
> -Certification in Linux/Unix System Administration
> -"Head First EJB" Author Interview
> -Inside Class Loaders
> -Windows Server 2003: Still Room for Improvement
> -Shooting the Windows Messenger Service
> -Using the eBay SDK
> -Panther Internet Sharing
> -Rendezvous Picture Transfer with Panther
> ================================================
> Book News
> ================================================
> Did you know you can request a free book to review for your
> group? Ask your group leader for more information.
> For book review writing tips and suggestions, go to:
> http://ug.oreilly.com/bookreviews.html
> Don't forget, you can receive 20% off any O'Reilly book you 
> purchase directly from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when 
> ordering online or by phone 800-998-9938.
> http://www.oreilly.com/
> ***Free ground shipping is available for online orders of at 
> least $29.95 that go to a single U.S. address. This offer 
> applies to U.S. delivery addresses in the 50 states and 
> Puerto Rico.
> For more details, go to:
> http://www.oreilly.com/news/freeshipping_0703.html
> ***Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition
> Order Number: 6276
> "Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition" expands on the basic
> photography techniques introduced in the bestselling first edition to help
> you take the kind of pictures you've always dreamed of--and now in full
> color! This book explains each of the camera's components, shows you what
> they do, and then helps you choose the right settings. When you ask, "How
> can I get that picture?", simply pull this small guide out of your camera
> bag, backpack, or back pocket and find the answer quickly.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/digphotopg2/
> ***Head First EJB
> Order Number: 5717
> Learn not just what Enterprise JavaBeans technology is; learn why it is,
> and what it is and isn't good for. This book gives you tricks and tips for
> EJB development, and for passing the latest, very challenging Sun
> Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD) exam. You'll learn how to
> think like a server. You'll learn how to think like a bean. And because
> this is a Head First book, you'll learn how to think about thinking.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfjejb/
> The table of contents are available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfjejb/toc.pdf
> ================================================
> Upcoming Events
> ================================================
> ***For more events, please see:
> http://events.oreilly.com/
> ***Steve Bass ("PC Annoyances"), APCUG User Group Reception, 
> Las Vegas, NV--November 16
> The Association of Personal Computer User Groups is hosting a UG
> exhibition and reception from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Drop by the O'Reilly table
> and say "hi" to me (Marsee Henon) and author Steve Bass, who will be
> signing copies of his new book, "PC Annoyances." (O'Reilly is giving away
> a free copy of "PC Annoyances" to APCUG Attendees--check your welcome
> goodie bag!)
> Stardust Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.
> http://www.apcug.org/events/comdex/fall2003/index.shtm
> ***O'Reilly at COMDEX, Las Vegas, NV--November 16-20, 2003
> Tim O'Reilly will be moderating the Power Panel "Open Source: 
> The Open Source Paradigm Shift" Thursday November 20, 9am.
> Panelists include Brian Behlendorf, Apache Co-founder, CTO of Collab.Net 
> Marten Mickos (CEO MySQL), Allan Vermuelen (CTO Amazon.com)
> Jason Matusow (Shared Source Program Manager, Microsoft),
> and Stormy Peters (Open Source Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard).
> Room N109 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, NV
> http://www.comdex.com/lasvegas2003//spec_evts/index.php?s=power_panels
> The Open Source and Linux Innovation Center Theater will include
> presentations from Rob Flickenger (Linux Server Hacks & "Wireless Hacks"),
> Steve Mallet (O'Reilly Network), and Dan J. Woods ("Enterprise Services
> Architecture" & "Packaged Composite Applications"). For more information
> and schedule of these events, go to:
> http://www.comdex.com/lasvegas2003/exhib/index.php?s=ic_open_source
> ***ApacheCon, Las Vegas, NV--November 16-19, 2003 
> Come by our booth on November 17 and visit me or look for our authors
> Brian Aker ("Running Weblogs with Slash"), Stas Bekman ("Practical
> mod_perl"), Rich Bowen and Ken Coar ("Apache Cookbook"), Will Iverson
> ("Mac OS X for Java Geeks"), Rasmus Lerdorf ("Programming PHP" and "PHP
> Pocket Reference"), Doug Tidwell ("XSLT" and "Programming Web Services
> with SOAP"), and Adam Trachtenberg ("PHP Cookbook") who are all speaking
> at this gathering. Alexis Park Resort, Las Vegas, NV.
> http://www.apachecon.com/2003/US/index.html
> ***David McFarland ("Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual"), 2003 Macromedia
> MAX, Salt Lake City, UT--Nov 18-21
> Please stop by our booth (#216) and pick up a free excerpt booklet from
> Colin Moock's upcoming book, "ActionScript 2.0 Essentials." Be sure to
> catch sessions with author David McFarland. Salt Palace Convention Center,
> Salt Lake City, UT.
> http://macromedia.com/macromedia/conference/
> ================================================
> Conference News
> ================================================
> ***Registration Is Open for ETech 2004--San Diego, CA
> Gather with lead users, forward thinkers, and technology activists at
> O'Reilly's third annual Emerging Technology Conference to vet the projects
> and ideas that will radically alter not just the future of computing, but
> the way we live and work. ETech is slated for February 9-12, 2004 in San
> Diego, California. Take advantage of our Early Bird discount when you
> register before January 9, 2004.
> http://conferences.oreilly.com/etech/
> User Group members who register before January 9, 2004 get a double
> discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and receive 20% off the
> "Early Bird" price.
> To register for the conference, go to:
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/28/register.html
> ================================================
> News From O'Reilly & Beyond
> ================================================
> ---------------------
> General News
> ---------------------
> ***Are "How To" Books Archaic? 
> A reader asked us about O'Reilly's vision for future books given the rate
> of change in technology and the growth of the Internet as an information
> source. Tim says "how to" books will only become more important as the
> paradigm shift that's taking place in computing leads us into uncharted
> territory. Read more and share your thoughts on November's Ask Tim.
> http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/ask_tim/2003/rateofchange_1103.html
> ---------------------
> Open Source
> ---------------------
> ***Open Source at COMDEX Contest Winners 
> We nominated 21 projects as potential participants in the Open Source
> Innovation Area at COMDEX, and you voted for the six that will attend.
> Find out which open source projects will go where only commercial software
> vendors have gone before.
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/3957
> ***GBA Programming with DevKit Advance 
> Emulation has opened up game programming to hobbyists. While it's possible
> to build amazing games on all sorts of obsolete platforms, it's also
> possible to build them on modern ones, including the GameBoy Advance.
> Howard Wen explores DevKit Advance and interviews its lead developers.
> http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2003/11/06/devkit_advance.html
> ***Certification in Linux/Unix System Administration
> Learn system administration skills online and receive credit from the
> University of Illinois. Courses include: The Unix File System, Networking
> and DNS, Unix Services, and Scripting for Administrators with sed, awk,
> and Perl. Enroll today at the O'Reilly Learning Lab and save $149 per
> course.
> http://oreilly.useractive.com/courses/sysadmin.php3
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***"Head First EJB" Author Interview 
> Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates have just completed the second title in
> O'Reilly's Head First series, the recently released "Head First EJB," a
> certification book as unique as the series itself. In this interview, the
> authors discuss why the Head First series now includes a certification
> book, why the book is essential even if you're not planning to take the
> exam, how they've used their unique teaching style to help Java candidates
> pass the EJB exam, and much more.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/11/05/HeadFirst_EJB.html
> ***Inside Class Loaders 
> Class loading is a topic that separates the Java Jedi from his or her
> apprentice. Until you start working with multiple -- and potentially
> incompatible -- class loaders, you don't realize the trickiness of keeping
> classes straight. Andreas Schaefer's introduction will help expose how
> class loading works.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/11/12/classloader.html
> ---------------------
> Windows
> ---------------------
> ***Windows Server 2003: Still Room for Improvement
> Windows Server 2003 is indeed an improvement over the earlier Windows 2000
> platform, but with just a wee bit more work, Microsoft could have made it
> much easier to use. Mitch Tulloch has a few suggestions that he hopes
> Microsoft will take to heart. Mitch is the author of "Windows Server 2003
> in a Nutshell."
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2003/11/11/winserver2003.html
> Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell
> Order Number: 4044
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/winsvrian/
> ***Shooting the Windows Messenger Service 
> On November 6, the Federal Trade Commission took the unusual step of
> convincing a U.S. District Court to issue a temporary restraining order
> shutting down a spamming company for using the Windows Messenger Service
> to deliver unwanted pop-ups. In this article, Preston Gralla shows you how
> you can permanently solve this pop-up problem in XP by disabling the
> Windows Messenger Service, a hack he also covers in his book, "Windows XP
> Hacks."
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2003/11/11/winxp_hacks.html
> Windows XP Hacks
> Order Number: 5113
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/winxphks/index.html
> ---------------------
> .NET
> ---------------------
> ***Using the eBay SDK 
> Unless you've been living in a cave, you probably already know that eBay
> enables people and businesses to buy and sell items online. But you might
> not have known that you can write software applications that integrate
> with eBay through a handy set of .NET components. Jeffrey McManus gives
> you an overview of how to write apps using the eBay SDK for .NET.
> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2003/11/10/ebay.html
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***Panther Internet Sharing 
> A quick look at sharing an Internet connection in Panther with IP over
> FireWire, which is now built into Mac OS X 10.3, and AirPort, including
> the pros and cons of each method.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/11/11/panther_internet.html
> ***Rendezvous Picture Transfer with Panther 
> You can show others on a Rendezvous network pictures directly from your
> camera using the new Image Capture app in Panther. But that's only part of
> the good news. Derrick Story shows you the ins and outs of this handy new
> Mac OS X 10.3 trick.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/11/10/rendezvous_images.html
> Until next time--
> Marsee
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Date: 18-Nov-2003
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