[Chicago-talk] Books and Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, January 14

Sam mcgee at myway.com
Fri Jan 16 08:16:16 CST 2004

I would like to review Perl Template Toolkit, if no one else has already claimed it.  This is my first time, so hopefully I have the protocol correct.


 --- On Thu 01/15, Ed Summers < ehs at pobox.com > wrote:
From: Ed Summers [mailto: ehs at pobox.com]
To: chicago-talk at mail.pm.org
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 16:59:03 -0600
Subject: [Chicago-talk] Books and Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, January 14

If you want to review any of the following titles let me know and I'll<br>pass along the info: <br><br>- Security Warrior<br>- Perl Template Toolkit			[PICK ME, PICK ME]<br>- Learning Python, 2nd Edition<br>- Running Mac OS X Panther<br>- Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther<br>- Postfix: The Definitive Guide<br>- sendmail Cookbook<br>- Apple Confidential 2.0<br>- Degunking Windows <br>- Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book, Second Edition<br><br>ORA news follows:<br><br>================================================================<br>O'Reilly News for User Group Members<br>January 14, 2004<br>================================================================<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>Book News<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>-Security Warrior<br>-Perl Template Toolkit<br>-Learning Python, 2nd Edition<br>-Running Mac OS X Panther<br>-Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther<br>-Postfix: The Definitive Guide<br>-sendmail Cookbook<br>-Apple Confidential 2.0<br>-Degunking Windows <br>-Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book, Second Edition<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>Upcoming Events<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>-Sanjay Mishra (Mastering Oracle SQL), Dallas, TX--January 15<br>-O'Reilly at LinuxWorld, New York, NY--January 20-23, 2004  <br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>Conferences<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>-Digital Democracy Teach-In--February 9<br>-OSCON Survey: Participate to Win<br>-OSCON 2004: Call for Participation<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>News<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>-O'Reilly Partners with No Starch, Paraglyph, and Syngress <br>-Quantum Dots and Programmable Matter<br>-Global Developer Survey<br>-The State of Perl <br>-Brian Behlendorf: Open Source Luminary<br>-ONJava: 2003 in Review <br>-Design Considerations for Microsoft Smartphone Applications<br>-New Data Controls in ASP.NET Whidbey<br>-Cooking with ADO.NET<br>-Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Mac OS X <br>-Confident Apple for 2004 <br>-Control Your Mac with Your PDA<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>News From Your Peers<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>-Northwest Oracle Users Group Winter Conference and Seminars, Bellevue<br>WA--February 9-10<br>-The St. Louis Web Developers Organization and local chapter of the<br>IWA/HTML Writers Guild presents the 5th Annual Web Design Awards Ceremony,<br>St Louis, MO--February 17<br>================================================<br>Book News<br>================================================<br>Did you know you can request a free book to review for your<br>group? Ask your group leader for more information.<br><br>For book review writing tips and suggestions, go to:<br>http://ug.oreilly.com/bookreviews.html<br><br>Don't forget, you can receive 20% off any O'Reilly, No Starch, <br>Paraglyph, or Syngress book you purchase directly from O'Reilly.<br>Just use code DSUG when ordering online or by phone 800-998-9938.<br>http://www.oreilly.com/<br><br><br>***Free ground shipping is available for online orders of at <br>least $29.95 that go to a single U.S. address. This offer <br>applies to U.S. delivery addresses in the 50 states and Puerto Rico.<br>For more details, go to:<br>http://www.oreilly.com/news/freeshipping_0703.html<br><br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>O'Reilly New Releases<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>***Security Warrior<br>ISBN: 0-596-00545-8<br>"Security Warrior" is based on the principle that the only way to defend<br>yourself is to understand your attacker in depth. "Security Warrior"<br>reveals how your systems can be attacked, covering everything from reverse<br>engineering to SQL attacks, and including topics like social engineer
 ing,<br>antiforensics, and common attacks against UNIX and Windows systems. This<br>book teaches you to know your enemy and how to be prepared to do battle. <br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/swarrior/<br><br>Chapter 2, "Windows Reverse Engineering," is available online:<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/swarrior/chapter/index.html<br><br><br>***Perl Template Toolkit<br>ISBN: 0-596-00476-1<br>"Perl Template Toolkit" guides you through the entire process of<br>installing, configuring, using, and extending the Template Toolkit.<br>Written by core members of the technology's development team, the book<br>begins with a fast-paced but thorough tutorial on building web content<br>with the Template Toolkit, and then walks you through generating and using<br>data files, particularly with XML. The book also provides detailed<br>information on the Template Toolkit's modules, libraries, and tools, in<br>addition to a complete reference manual.<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/perltt/<br><br>Chapter 2, "A Complete Web Site Using Template Toolkit," is available<br>online:<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/perltt/chapter/index.html<br><br><br>***Learning Python, 2nd Edition<br>ISBN: 0-596-00281-5<br>"Learning Python, 2nd Edition" is a self-paced, comprehensive learning<br>tool that allows programmers to focus on the core Python language in<br>depth. Thoroughly updated, this guide introduces the basic elements of the<br>latest release of Python, Python 2.3, and covers new features such as list<br>comprehensions, nested scopes, and iterators/generators. The book also<br>includes fresh overviews of object-oriented programming and dynamic<br>typing, new discussions of program launch and configuration options, new<br>coverage of documentation sources, and much more.<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lpython2/ <br><br>Chapter 19, "OOP: The Big Picture," is available online:<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lpython2/chapter/index.html<br><br><br>***Running Mac OS X Panther<br>ISBN: 0-596-00500-8<br>"Running Mac OS X Panther" is the ultimate Swiss Army Knife for power<br>users who want to customize, rev up, and get the most out of their Macs.<br>The book takes readers deep inside Mac OS X's core, revealing the inner<br>workings of Panther. Learn where Mac OS X came from, how it's put<br>together, and how it works; get the tools you to need to examine how your<br>Mac is running and adjust all the knobs behind its operation; and learn<br>all the ways Mac OS X interfaces with the world around it.<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runmacxpanther/<br><br><br>***Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther<br>ISBN: 0-596-00617-9<br>"Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther" provides a user-friendly tour of the<br>Mac Unix base. You'll explore Terminal and familiarize yourself with the<br>command line, learning as you go about the power and flexibility of the<br>hundreds of Unix programs that come with your Mac. And if Unix isn't new<br>to you, you'll discover how it translates into this latest Mac<br>incarnation. Updated to cover Panther, this book will keep you current<br>with the latest features of your Mac.<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lunixpanther/<br><br>Chapter 5, "Printing," is available online:<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lunixpanther/chapter/index.html<br><br><br>***Postfix: The Definitive Guide<br>ISBN:0-596-00212-2<br>"Postfix: The Definitive Guide" eases readers from the basic configuration<br>to the full power of Postfix. It discusses the interfaces to various tools<br>that round out a fully scalable and highly secure email system, tools<br>including POP, IMAP, LDAP, MySQL, Simple Authentication and Security Layer<br>(SASL), and Transport Layer Security (TLS, an upgrade of SSL). A reference<br>section for Postfix configuration parameters and an installation guide are<br>included. From compiling and installing Postfix to troubleshooting,<br>"Postfix: The Definitive Guide" gives you an all-in-one, comprehensive<br>tutorial and reference to this mail transfer agent.<br><br><br>***sendmail Cookbook<br>ISBN: 0-596-00471-0<br>"sendmail Cookboo
 k" provides step-by-step solutions for administrators who<br>need to solve configuration problems fast. Each recipe outlines a<br>configuration problem, presents the code that solves that problem, and<br>explains the code in detail. The book provides lots of material that<br>doesn't get much coverage elsewhere: STARTTLS and AUTH are given entire<br>chapters, and LDAP is covered in recipes throughout the book. Don't wade<br>through dense documentation to work out custom solutions; just grab a<br>recipe and solve the problem.<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sendmailckbk/<br><br>Sample Chapter 2, "Delivery and Forwarding," is available online:<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sendmailckbk/chapter/index.html<br><br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>Publishing Partners New Releases<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>***Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most<br>Colorful Company<br>No Starch Press<br>ISBN: 1-59327-010-0<br>"Apple Confidential" examines the tumultuous history of America's<br>best-known Silicon Valley start-up--from its legendary founding almost 30<br>years ago, through a series of disastrous executive decisions, to its<br>return to profitability, and including Apple's recent move into the music<br>business. This updated and expanded edition is full of juicy quotes,<br>timelines, charts, and photos. <br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270100/<br><br><br>***Degunking Windows<br>Paraglyph Press<br>ISBN: 1-932111-84-0<br>"Degunking Windows" covers the basics to help you quickly get your PC back<br>to top performance. The book is organized according to special "cleaning"<br>processes that will improve the performance of your computer. Shortcut and<br>time calculation charts are provided at the beginning of the book to help<br>you determine how much time is required to perform different degunking<br>tasks from small to large.<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1932111840/<br><br><br>***Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book, Second Edition <br>Paraglyph Press<br>ISBN: 1-932111-87-5<br>"Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book, 2nd Edition," shows you how to<br>perform Windows XP and 2003 management and administrative tasks using<br>powerful scripts for just about every important task imaginable. It covers<br>ways to implement these scripts in an everyday environment automating<br>repetitive tasks, and features example scripts on every new topic you can<br>easily modify or combine to perform myriad tasks.<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1932111875/<br><br>================================================<br>Upcoming Events<br>================================================<br>***For more events, please see:<br>http://events.oreilly.com/<br><br><br>***Sanjay Mishra (Mastering Oracle SQL), Dallas, TX--January 15<br>Author Sanjay Mishra discusses "Oracle 10g: SQL New Features" at the next<br>meeting.<br>For more info and locaton, go to:<br>http://www.doug.org/meetings2004.cfm<br><br><br>***O'Reilly at LinuxWorld, New York, NY--January 20-23 <br>C'mon by our booth (#357) and get your mitts on our latest Linux and open<br>source titles. We'll also be showing off Safari Bookshelf, our online<br>reference library, and will have live presentations by O'Reilly authors.<br>Javits Center, New York, NY<br>http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/linuxworldny/V40/index.cvn<br><br>================================================<br>Conference News<br>================================================<br>***Digital Democracy Teach-In--February 9<br>We've just added a Digital Democracy Teach-In to the O'Reilly Emerging<br>Technology Conference. It's a stand-alone, full-day session that explores<br>the Internet's impact on the political process. If you're interesting in<br>theintersection of technology, politics, and culture, you won't want to <br>miss it.<br><br>Hear from the people who are defying conventional wisdom and changing the<br>rules of the game--the founders of MoveOn and MeetUp, Dean campaign<br>staffers, influential political 
 bloggers, and grassroots advocates.<br>They'll explain how, as political outsiders with technology chops and an<br>urge to change the world, they've hacked the old guard's system. You'll<br>come away with a potent new Internet-based toolset for flexing your<br>political muscle.<br>http://conferences.oreillynet.com/et2004/edemo.csp<br><br>To register, go to:<br>(Sorry, no user group discounts apply.)<br>http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/et2004/create/ord_et04?x-t=edemo.create.form<br><br><br>For more information on the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, go<br>to:<br>http://conferences.oreilly.com/etech/<br><br><br>***OSCON Survey: Participate to Win<br>Help us refine our program for the 2004 O'Reilly Open Source Convention by<br>answering our OSCON survey. It'll take only five minutes, and<br>participation makes you eligible to win one of two free passes to OSCON.<br><br>To fill out the survey, go to:<br>http://conferences.oreillynet.com/survey/oscon04_planning/oscon04_planning_1.htm<br><br>For more information on the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, go to:<br>http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/<br><br><br>***OSCON 2004: Call for Participation<br>Individuals and companies interested in making presentations or giving<br>tutorials at next summer's O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland,<br>Oregon are invited to submit proposals. This year's theme is "Opening the<br>Future: Discover, Develop, Deliver.".Tracks of interest run the open<br>source gamut from Apache to XML, and we're also looking for proposals for<br>sessions that help attendees add open source to their companies. The<br>deadline for submitting proposals is February 9. <br><br>To submit a proposal, go to:<br>http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2004/create/e_sess<br><br>================================================<br>News From O'Reilly & Beyond<br>================================================<br>---------------------<br>General News<br>---------------------<br>***O'Reilly Partners with No Starch, Paraglyph, and Syngress<br>We're pleased to announce a collaboration between like-minded companies:<br>As of January 1, 2004, O'Reilly is the North American distributor for<br>three innovative small presses: No Starch Press, Paraglyph Press, and<br>Syngress Publishing. We'll be sending user groups information and review<br>copies for our new partners.<br><br>No Starch Press<br>http://nostarch.oreilly.com/<br><br>Paraglyph Press<br>http://paraglyph.oreilly.com/<br><br>Syngress Publishing<br>http://syngress.oreilly.com/<br><br><br>***Quantum Dots and Programmable Matter <br>Wil McCarthy introduces the concepts of programmable matter and the<br>quantum dot, a device capable of trapping electrons in a space so small it<br>forms artificial atoms that can be controlled in real time. If you'd like<br>to learn more about this "programmable matter," Wil plans to explore the<br>social and technological implications of quantum dots at O'Reilly's<br>upcoming Emerging Technology Conference.<br>http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2004/01/09/quantumdots.html<br><br><br>***Global Developer Survey <br>Software and application development have become a global endeavor. In<br>response, MediaLive and O'Reilly have launched a survey to profile<br>developers around the world, and we want you to be a part of it.<br>Participate in this first study of its kind for a chance to win $500 USD.<br>http://www.worldquery.com/qaglobal/Survey.cfm?c=5&fr=5475&s=8&g1=2&gp=32&r=0<br><br>---------------------<br>Open Source<br>---------------------<br>***The State of Perl<br>A new year is a good time to take a look at the state Perl's in: its<br>weaknesses, strengths, and future directions. Adam Turoff takes a long<br>look at where Perl's going and why, and finds that Perl 6 doesn't have to<br>be the last great hope.<br>http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2004/01/09/survey.html<br><br>***Brian Behlendorf: Open Source Luminary<br>Writing for "The Mercury News," Dan Gillmor profiles some of Silicon<br>Valley's lesser-known business leaders and innovative technologists. Among<br>them is Bria
 n Behlendorf, the man who brought us Apache and the Apache<br>Software Foundation, and the CTO of CollabNet.<br>http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/7532827.htm<br><br>---------------------<br>Java<br>---------------------<br>***ONJava: 2003 in Review <br>A look back at ONJava articles from 2003, summarizing the big topics and<br>major trends of the year in Java.<br>http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/12/30/2003-yearender.html<br><br>---------------------<br>Wireless<br>---------------------<br>***Design Considerations for Microsoft Smartphone Applications <br>Microsoft has recently announced support for the .NET CF in the new<br>SmartPhone 2003. Here are some things to keep in mind when developing .NET<br>CF SmartPhone applications:<br>http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wireless/2004/01/07/smartphone.html<br><br>---------------------<br>.NET<br>---------------------<br>***New Data Controls in ASP.NET Whidbey <br>One of the design goals of the next release of ASP.NET, codenamed ASP.NET<br>Whidbey, is to reduce the amount of code you write for common tasks such<br>as data access. Wei-Meng Lee discusses two new controls that drastically<br>reduce the amount of code you typically need to write in ASP.NET.<br>http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2004/01/12/whidbey_datacontrols.htm<br><br><br>***Cooking with ADO.NET<br>O'Reilly's recently released "ADO.NET Cookbook" contains over 150<br>solutions and best practices for everyday dilemmas. This week, we're<br>excerpting three recipes from the book that show how to asynchronously<br>update data in a database, how to protect login credentials during network<br>transmissions, and how to enforce a business rule with column<br>expressions.<br>http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/excerpt/ado.netckbk_chap01/index.html<br><br>ADO.NET Cookbook<br>ISBN: 0-596-00439-7<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/adonetckbk/index.html<br><br>---------------------<br>Mac<br>---------------------<br>***Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Mac OS X<br>Dreamweaver has always facilitated web design in the visual graphic art<br>tradition. It's also famous for its accurate HTML code and organic way of<br>letting users alternate between code and design view. Dreamweaver MX 2004<br>has some improvements that may tempt you to take another look at this<br>application for your work.<br>http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2004/01/13/dreamweaver.html<br><br><br>***Confident Apple for 2004 <br>You can have an entertaining, inspiring keynote without introducing the<br>next big thing. Apple and Steve Jobs did just that at Macworld SF '04, and<br>it bodes well for the year ahead.<br>http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2004/01/07/apple_2004.html<br><br><br>***Control Your Mac with Your PDA <br>You bought a Bluetooth Mac, and now you have a Bluetooth PDA, so there<br>must be something cool that the two can do together, right? There is, when<br>you add Salling Software's Clicker to the mix. Clicker lets your Bluetooth<br>devices (phones and PDAs) act as a remote control for your Mac. Dori<br>Smith, coauthor of "Mac OS X Unwired," walks you through the install and<br>use of Clicker, then looks at some examples of Clicker in action, using<br>PowerPoint and iPhoto.<br>http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2004/01/06/macosxunwired.html<br><br>Mac OS X Unwired<br>ISBN:0-596-00508-3<br>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/macxunwire/index.html<br><br>================================================<br>News From Your Peers<br>================================================<br>***Northwest Oracle Users Group Winter Conference and Seminars, Bellevue<br>WA--February 9-10<br>Five parallel session tracks and 25 sessions on Monday the 9th.<br>Two optional all-day seminars on Tuesday the 10th.<br>The conference takes place at the Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue WA<br>For more information, go to:<br>http://www.nwoug.com<br><br><br>***The St. Louis Web Developers Organization and local chapter of the<br>IWA/HTML Writers Guild presents the 5th Annual Web Design Awards Ceremony,<br>St Louis, MO--February 17<br>The event will be held at the St. Lou
 is Science Center beginning at 6:00pm<br>and is open to the public. Refreshments are provided and prizes will be<br>given to the top 3 web page winners in 7 categories.<br>For more information, go to:<br>http://www.stlwebdev.org/resources/awards/<br>_______________________________________________<br>Chicago-talk mailing list<br>Chicago-talk at mail.pm.org<br>http://mail.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/chicago-talk<br>

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