[Pdx-pm] New Books from O'Reilly

Josh Heumann perl-pm at joshheumann.com
Thu Apr 14 15:03:48 PDT 2005

Book News
-iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
-The Linux Enterprise Cluster
-Snort Cookbook
-Learning the bash Shell, 3rd Edition
-Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security
-Linux Desktop Hacks
-PC Annoyances, 2nd Edition
-Visual Studio Hacks
-Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual
-Sockets, Shellcode, Code and Porting
-MAKE Subscriptions Available
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New Releases
***iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596008775
O'Reilly has again fully updated its bestselling Missing Manual to
reflect the most recent versions of iPod and iTunes. These changes
include all the new iPod models (including iPod Photo and iPod Shuffle),
Airport Express, and the latest version of iTunes (4.7). Features an
astonishing collection of useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts for
prospective iPod owners, as well as experienced iPodders.

Chapter 2, "The iPod Sync Connection," is available online:

***The Linux Enterprise Cluster
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593270364
"The Linux Enterprise Cluster" is a practical guide for building and
installing an enterprise-class cluster for mission critical applications
using commodity hardware and open source software. Includes information
on how to build a high-availability server pair using the Heartbeat
package, how to use the Linux Virtual Server load balancing software,
how to configure a reliable printing system, and how to build a job
scheduling system with no single point of failure.

***Snort Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596007914
Snort, the defacto standard of intrusion detection tools, can save
countless headaches; the new "Snort Cookbook" will save countless hours
of trial and error. Each "recipe" offers a clear description of a gnarly
problem, a concise but complete solution, and practical examples. But
this ultimate Snort sourcebook offers more than just immediate
cut-and-paste answers; it also showcases the best tips and tricks to
leverage the full power of Snort--and still have a life.

Chapter 7, "Miscellaneous Other Uses," is available online:

***Learning the bash Shell, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596009658
If you are new to shell programming, this book provides an excellent
introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most
advanced features. And if you've been writing shell scripts for years,
it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. This
refreshed edition is full of practical examples of shell commands and
programs guaranteed to make everyday use of Linux that much easier.

Chapter 4, "Basic Shell Programming," is available online:

***Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596006268
Using an application-specific approach, this book provides sound
technical information on FreeBSD and OpenBSD security in conjunction
with real-world examples to help you configure and deploy a secure
system. The authors walk you through the installation of a hardened
operating system, the installation and configuration of critical
services, and ongoing
maintenance of your FreeBSD and OpenBSD systems. Even administrators in
other environments--like Linux and Solaris--can find useful paradigms to
emulate here.

Chapter 1, "The Big Picture," is available online:

***Linux Desktop Hacks
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596009119
With hacks that any user can follow, "Linux Desktop Hacks" demonstrates
how easy it is to modify Linux to suit your needs. The book is packed
with tips on customizing and improving the interface, boosting
performance, administering your desktop, and generally making the most
out of what X, KDE, Gnome, and the console have to offer.

Sample Hack 97, "Use an iPod with Linux," is available online (along
with four others):

***PC Annoyances, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596008821
Ideal for PC users of all levels, this revised version of the
bestselling book covers the gamut of common PC gripes, including those
related to Windows, hardware, email, Microsoft Office, and the Internet.
It offers 50 additional pages of updated information guaranteed to get
your system purring again. Plus, you get access to more than 100
utilities that will help you squash bugs, enhance your email, untangle a
system snarl, and much more.

Chapter 1, "Email Annoyances," is available online:

***Visual Studio Hacks
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596008473
Offering valuable tips, tools, and tricks, this hands-on guide is
designed for developers who want to go far beyond the obvious features
of Visual Studio. You can read this book from cover to cover or, because
each hack stands its own, you can browse and jump to sections that
interest you most. Topics covered include code editor hacks, all manners
customization, and even external tools such as PowerToys.

Sample Hack 44, "Speed Up Visual Studio," is available online (along
with four others):

***Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596004532
Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional photographer, this
comprehensive guide will help you become a more efficient, sophisticated
digital camera user by understanding all of Photoshop Elements 3's
capabilities. Offering page after page of valuable insight, "Photoshop
Elements 3: The Missing Manual" tackles such tasks as fixing image
flaws, organizing photos for display, and creating dynamic slide shows
and photo emails, with each feature explained in easy-to-understand
language. http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/photoeletmm/

Chapter 4, "The Quick Fix," is available online:

***Sockets, Shellcode, Code, and Porting
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597490059
In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author James C. Foster provides
cutting-edge detail on how the fundamental building blocks of software
and operating systems are exploited by malicious hackers. He provides
working code and scripts in C/C++, Java, Perl, and NASL to detect and
defend against attacks. The book is divided into five main categories
representing the major skill sets required by security professionals and
software developers: Coding, Sockets, Shellcode, Porting Applications,
and Coding Security Tools.

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