[Melbourne-pm] Fwd: UG News--Good. Fast. Cheap. O'Reilly Launches PDF Guides

Scott Penrose scottp at dd.com.au
Tue May 30 15:38:01 PDT 2006

FYI - some news from O'Reilly.


> Good. Fast. Cheap. O'Reilly Launches PDF Guides
> As part of O'Reilly Media's commitment to delivering vital technology
> information to people who need it, when they need it, O'Reilly is
> launching an ongoing series of PDF publications to address cutting  
> edge
> technologies. O'Reilly's PDF guides are in-depth, immediate,  
> timely, and
> authoritative. Readers can purchase and download the PDFs through the
> O'Reilly online store, with no restrictions on the ability to save,  
> copy,
> or print them.
> The advantages to readers are numerous. O'Reilly authors can  
> disseminate
> crucial information as the need arises, without having to wait for  
> enough
> material to fill an entire book. Production time is reduced  
> dramatically,
> giving IT professionals and others immediate access to the  
> knowledge they
> want. Plus, readers can easily search the text, copy and paste  
> handy bits
> of code into their applications, and take the PDF with them even when
> they're offline. But most importantly, readers won't have to  
> compromise in
> their pursuit of timely information--these PDFs provide the high- 
> quality
> content for which O'Reilly has come to be known.
> This month's PDF offerings are available now:
> "Build Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP" by Jim Bumgardner
> First popularized by the web sites Flickr, Technorati, and  
> del.icio.us,
> these amorphous clumps of words now appear on a slew of web sites as
> visual evidence of their membership in the elite corps of "Web  
> 2.0." This
> PDF analyzes what is and isn't a tag cloud, offers design tips for  
> using
> them effectively, and then shows how to collect tags and display  
> them in
> the tag cloud format. Scripts are provided in Perl and PHP.
> ISBN: 0-596-52794-2, 46 pages, $9.99 US, $12.99 CAN
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tagclouds/
> "Web Services on Rails" by Kevin Marshall
> In recent years, web services have become increasingly useful to  
> smaller
> web site developers.  Thanks to standards like SOAP and XML-RPC as  
> well as
> frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, developers can easily create web  
> service
> clients and servers with fewer errors. This guide looks at how Ruby on
> Rails makes building web service clients and servers simple and  
> fun, with
> plenty of working examples and code details so you can see just how
> everything works.
> ISBN: 0-596-52796-9, 32 pages, $9.99 US, $12.99 CA
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/websor/
> "Atlas UpdatePanel Control" by Bertrand Le Roy and Matt Gibbs
> The key to making ASP.NET applications more responsive to user  
> input is
> the UpdatePanel control. In this tutorial, you'll learn from the  
> experts:
> Bertrand Le Roy, UpdatePanel control's architect and developer, and  
> Matt
> Gibbs, Atlas dev team manager. This PDF document contains all you  
> need to
> get started implementing AJAX functionality in existing ASP.NET
> applications.
> ISBN: 0-596-52747-0, 56 pages, $9.99 US, $12.99 CA
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/atlasupc/
> "Search Engine Optimization" by Harold Davis
> SEO--short for Search Engine Optimization--is the art, craft, and  
> science
> of driving web traffic to web sites. Whether your web site depends on
> broad, general traffic, or high-quality, targeted traffic, this PDF  
> has
> the tools and information you need to draw more traffic to your  
> site, and
> build your bottom line. You’ll learn how to effectively use  
> PageRank and
> Google itself--effective use of SEO means understanding how Google  
> works:
> how to boost placement in Google search results, how not to offend  
> Google,
> and how best to use paid Google programs. You’ll also learn how to  
> best
> organize your web pages and web sites, apply SEO analysis tools,  
> establish
> effective SEO best practices, and much more.
> ISBN: 0-596-52786-1, 41 pages, $9.99 US, $12.99 CA
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/seo/
> Other PDFs from O'Reilly can be found in the O'Reilly Store at:
> http://pdfs.oreilly.com
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> Sebastopol, CA   95472
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