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Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, October 15
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 18:03:21 -0700

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> -Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell
> -ADO.NET Cookbook
> -Excel Pocket Guide
> -Active Directory Cookbook
> -Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics
> -Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide
> -Programming ASP.NET, 2nd Edition
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> -Sending SMS Messages Using Windows XP
> -Adding System Calls
> -PHP Survey
> -Denial-of-Service Attacks
> -XML Parsing in a Producer-Consumer Model
> -SearchAssist: A Portable Search Engine in Java
> -.NET Serialization, Part 1
> -Understanding Reflection, Part 1
> -Cooking with ActionScript
> -Apple Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Tips and Tricks
> -Ten Things I Dig About Panther
> -Fast Picture Previews
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> ***Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell
> Order Number: 4044
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> ***ADO.NET Cookbook
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> "ADO.NET Cookbook" is a comprehensive collection of over 150 solutions
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> Chapter 8, "Working with XML," is available online:
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> ***Excel Pocket Guide
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> ***Active Directory Cookbook
> Order Number: 4648
> "Active Directory Cookbook" contains hundreds of step-by-step solutions
> for problems you might encounter with Active Directory, as well as
> recipes to deal with features such as the Lightweight Directory Access
> Protocol (LDAP), multi-master replication, Domain Name System (DNS),
> Group Policy, and the Active Directory Schema. Each recipe includes
> a discussion of how and why the solution works, so you can adapt the
> problem-solving techniques to similar situations. This unique guide
> offers quick answers for both Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/activedckbk/
> Chapter 8, "Computers," is online now:
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> ***Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics
> Order Number: 3072
> "Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics" covers the core Perl language and
> many of its module extensions, presenting them in the context of
> biological data. This book starts where "Beginning Perl for
> Bioinformatics" leaves off, covering references, complex data
> structures, object-oriented programming, and module use. The book
> then presents advanced topics, including gene finding, string
> alignment, data storage and retrieval, and biological computation
> models. Full of real-world biological problem solving, this book
> is a must for anyone wanting to move beyond beginner-level Perl
> for bioinformatics.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mperlbio/
> Chapter 9, "Introduction to Bioperl," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mperlbio/chapter/index.html
> ***Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide
> Order Number: 401X
> "Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide" begins with the Flash Remoting
> basics, and goes on to look at the server-side environment, covering
> Flash Remoting with ColdFusion, Server-Side ActionScript, Java, ASP.NET,
> and PHP. Then the book delves into more advanced Flash Remoting
> techniques, such as calling web services, extending objects and UI
> controls, best practices, and debugging. This book is rich with examples
> that you can run on your own system, and concludes with a Flash Remoting
> API reference.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/flashremoting/
> Chapter 1, "Introduction to Flash Remoting," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/flashremoting/chapter/index.html
> ***Programming ASP.NET, 2nd Edition
> Order Number: 4877
> "Programming ASP.NET, 2nd Edition" covers everything you need to know to
> be effective with ASP.NET. The book includes a comprehensive tutorial on
> Web Forms, which, in conjunction with Visual Studio .NET 2003, allows you
> to apply Rapid Application Development techniques (such as drag-and-drop
> control placement) to web development. Programming ASP.NET has extensive
> coverage of each type of server control, including web server controls,
> HTML server controls, and custom controls. New material covers creating
> ASP.NET pages for mobile devices.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progaspdotnet2/
> Chapter 6, "Programming Web Forms," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progaspdotnet2/chapter/index.html
> ***J2EE Design Patterns
> Order Number: 4273
> Rather than simply presenting another catalog of design patterns, this
> book broadens the scope by discussing ways to choose design patterns when
> building an enterprise application from scratch, looking closely at
> real-world trade-offs Java developers must weigh when architecting their
> applications. Once design pattern choices are made, the book shows how to
> apply them when writing software. J2EE Design Patterns also extends
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> original patterns for data modeling, transaction/process modeling, and
> interoperability.
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> Upcoming Events
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> ***Brent Chapman ("Building Internet Firewalls"), BayLISA Author Event,
> Cupertino, CA--Oct 16, 2003
> Author Brent Chapman answers the question "MBAs for Sysadmins: Why would
> a hard-core techie like me get an MBA?" for members of the Bay Area Large
> Installation System Administrators.
> http://www.baylisa.org/events/
> ***Louis Rosenfeld ("Information Architecture for the World Wide Web"),
> Enterprise Information Architecture Seminar, San Francisco, CA--
> Oct 20, 2003
> This author leads a daylong seminar to help managers and web
> professionals tie together content in a rational, user-centered way and
> develop a unified web site or intranet.
> http://louisrosenfeld.com/presentations/seminars/eia/
> ***David Jordan ("Java Data Objects"), Colorado Software Summit, Summit
> County, CO--Oct 26-31, 2003
> Author David Jordan is speaking at this conference focusing on Java and
> XML programming.
> http://www.softwaresummit.com/
> ***USENIX LISA Conference, San Diego, CA--Oct 26-31, 2003
> Authors David N. Blank-Edelman ("Perl for System Administration"), Gerald
> Carter ("LDAP System Administration"), D. Brent Chapman ("Building
> Internet Firewalls"), AEleen Frisch ("Essential System Administration,
> 3rd Edition"), Jeff Sedayao ("Cisco IOS Access Lists"), and Elizabeth
> Zwicky ("Building Internet Firewalls") are speakers at the 17th Systems
> Administration Conference.
> http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa03/
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> Conference News
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> ***Virginia Tech Building Power Mac G5 Supercomputer
> The director of this Virginia Tech project, Srinidni Varadarajan, will
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> impressive Mac cluster, at this year's O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference.
> http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/31485.html
> O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
> October 27-30, 2003
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> Open Source
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> ***Adding System Calls
> Kernel programming sometimes feels like a dark art where application
> programmers should never venture, but sometimes it's the right way to
> solve a problem. (Oh, and it's also very interesting.) One of the easiest
> places to start is by adding a new system call to a kernel. Kevin Lo
> explains how and why, with the OpenBSD kernel.
> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2003/10/09/adding_system_calls.html
> ***PHP Survey
> Are you currently using PHP? What do you use it for? What database do you
> use most frequently with PHP? Please take a few minutes to tell us in our
> PHP Survey. Your answers will help us shape both our online and book
> publishing programs.
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> ***Denial-of-Service Attacks
> Noel Davis looks at denial-of-service attacks against Apache, OpenSSL,
> and FreeBSD, and problems in Perl, lsh, Teapop, ProFTPD, TclHttpd,
> MPlayer, Node, mpg123, and Freesweep.
> http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2003/10/06/insecurities.html
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> Java
> ---------------------
> ***XML Parsing in a Producer-Consumer Model
> Decent APIs such as SAX have made XML parsing much easier than in the old
> DOM and pre-DOM days. That doesn't mean it's completely natural, though,
> in all circumstances. Throw XML parsing into a multithreaded application
> and things can get weird quickly. That's where a different approach can
> help. Prabu Arumugam demonstrates the producer-consumer model, which can
> allow multithreaded XML processing.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/10/08/multithreaded_xml.html
> ***SearchAssist: A Portable Search Engine in Java
> While server-side Java solves many problems, it's not always available.
> Besides, there's more to a good UI than HTML can provide. Sometimes an
> applet can fit the bill. Ashwin Jayaprakash demonstrates a search engine
> applet designed for portability and power.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/10/01/searchassist.html
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> .NET
> ---------------------
> ***.NET Serialization, Part 1
> Many a time, you may need to persist the value of an object to secondary
> storage. For example, you may wish to save the values of a couple of
> Point objects, representing the positioning of an item on screen, to
> secondary storage. The act of "flattening" an object into a serial
> form is known as serialization. Wei-Meng Lee discusses serialization
> as supported in the .NET framework--Binary and SOAP serialization.
> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2003/10/13/serializationpt1.html
> ***Understanding Reflection, Part 1
> Sometimes it is useful to be able to examine information about the
> objects in your applications. In this article, Nick Harrison starts you
> out with the basics of reflection.
> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2003/10/06/reflectionpt1.html
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> Web
> ---------------------
> ***Cooking with ActionScript
> In part one learn how to format currency amounts, create timers and
> clocks, and use a unique depth when creating a movie clip.
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/javascript/excerpt/ActionScriptCkbk_chap1/index.html
> In part two learn how to pause and resume a sound, save a local shared
> object, and search XML, in these sample recipes.
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/javascript/excerpt/ActionScriptCkbk_chap1/index1.html
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***Apple Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Tips and Tricks
> The new Apple Wireless Mouse and Keyboard and two great peripherals that
> can spice up your computing life; here's how to make the most of them.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/10/14/wireless.html
> ***Ten Things I Dig About Panther
> Now that the release of Panther is officially announced, it's time to
> take a close look at its key features. O'Reilly author James Duncan
> Davidson shows you the aspects of Panther that he really digs.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/10/10/panther.html
> ***Fast Picture Previews
> Many photographers like to peek at their digital photos before uploading
> them into their digital shoebox. If that appeals to you, here's an easy
> to use procedure to preview and sort in the Mac Finder--even while the
> pictures are still on the memory card!
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/10/07/picture_preview.html
> Until next time--
> Marsee

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