[Pdx-pm] New releases from O'Reilly

Josh Heumann perl-pm at joshheumann.com
Mon Mar 7 11:03:24 PST 2005

Here are the books that O'Reilly release this month.  If anyone wants to
review one, let me know and I'll order it.

I also recieved a few copies of MAKE magazine (http://make.oreilly.com/),
and will bring them to the meeting Wednesday.

-Jakarta Struts Cookbook
-Apple I Replica Creation
-Programming Flash Communication Server
-The Linux Enterprise Cluster
-Programming C#, 4th Edition
-Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion
-PC Hardware Buyer's Guide
-Game Coding Complete, Second Ed.
-Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual
-Linux in a Windows World
New Releases
***Jakarta Struts Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059600771X
"Jakarta Struts Cookbook" is an amazing collection of code solutions to
common--and uncommon--problems encountered when building web
applications with the Struts Framework. With solutions to real-world
problems, this look-up reference is perfect for independent developers,
large development teams, and everyone in between who wishes to use the
Struts Framework to its fullest potential. Plus, it is completely
up-to-date with the latest versions of Framework, so readers can be sure
the information is viable.

Chapter 14, "Tiles and Other Presentation Approaches," is available

***Apple I Replica Creation
Back to the Garage
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 193183640X
Computers like the Apple I are incredibly simple machines. Even if you
have no experience with electronics, this book will teach you how to
build your own replica of the Apple I, show you how to program it
yourself, and introduce you to exciting ways to expand your Apple I to
control lights, motors, and more.

***Programming Flash Communication Server
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596005040
"Programming Flash Communication Server" not only explains how to use
the pre-built FCS components to construct a simple application, it also
explains the architecture so that developers can program custom
components to make even more advanced applications. In addition, the
book explains how to truly optimize performance and talks about
considerations for networked applications as well as the media issues
pertaining to FCS. http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progflashcs/index.html

Chapter 1, "Introducing the Flash Communication Server," is available

***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.

***Programming C#, 4th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596006993
Aimed at experienced programmers and web developers, this fourth edition
of the top-selling C# book focuses on the features and programming
patterns that are new to C# and fundamental to the programming of web
services and applications on Microsoft's .NET platform. This edition has
also been updated to reflect the C# ISO standard as well as changes in
Microsoft's implementation of the language.

Chapter 12, "Delegates and Events," is available online:

***Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0974514063
Half of all project teams in the U.S. don't use any version control at
all, and many others experience problems. Version control is the
lifeblood of software projects, but it doesn't have to be complicated or
time consuming. This recipe-based book covers the theory behind version
control and shows how it can help developers become more efficient, work
better as a team, and keep on top of software complexity.

***PC Hardware Buyer's Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596009380
This handy guide is the ideal shopping companion for people who wish to
build their own desktop computer. Loaded with valuable information, the
"PC Hardware Buyer's Guide" helps you choose which parts are best for
you by linking compatibility and performance with your own particular
profile. This book features a component overview, valuable rules of
thumb, and a quick-lookup reference chart with recommended brands and

***Game Coding Complete, Second Ed.
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1932111913
"Game Coding Complete, Second Ed." is the essential hands-on guide to
developing commercial quality games written by master game programmer
Mike McShaffry. This must-have second edition has been expanded from the
bestselling first edition to include the absolute latest in exciting new
techniques in game interface design programming, game audio development,
game scripting, 3D programming, and game engine technology.

***Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596008201
Whether you're an Office beginner eager to understand the applications
in the suite or a longtime Office user looking for power-user techniques
and detailed coverage of what's new in Office 2004, this book delivers
everything you need to master all four Office 2004 programs for
Mac--Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage. According to Microsoft, the
average Office user taps into less than 15 percent of the suite's
features. Get 100 percent out of Office 2004 by getting the Missing

***Linux in a Windows World
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596007582
An invaluable companion for any system administrator interested in
integrating Linux into their Windows environment, this book takes an
in-depth look at exactly how Linux can be brought into an organization
that's currently based on Microsoft Windows systems. Featuring a litany
of insider tips and techniques, "Linux in a Windows World" dispenses all
the practical advice you need to migrate to this revolutionary open
source software.

Chapter 7, "Using NT Domains for Linux Authentication," is available

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