[Pdx-pm] New releases from O'Reilly

Josh Heumann perl-pm at joshheumann.com
Mon Mar 14 14:55:05 PST 2005

I don't think anyone asked for it, but O'Reilly sent us a copy of "Linux
in a Windows World: a system administrator's guide to heterogeneous
networking."  If someone did order it, let me know.  Otherwise, it's up
for a review.

Those of you who have books out, you don't have to write a monster review,
or even a positive one.  O'Reilly just wants to know what the community
thinks of their books, so if you have one, write a review and/or make the
book available to someone else who wants to read it.

For guidelines on a good book review, O'Reilly has some suggestions[1], as
does Slashdot[2].  Our own Gabrielle Roth wrote an excellent review[3], if
you want a more pertinent example.

-Fearless Leader

[1]: http://ug.oreilly.com/bookreviews.html
[2]: http://slashdot.org/book.review.guidelines.shtml
[3]: http://pdx.pm.org/kwiki/index.cgi?BRNessusNetworkAuditing

<quote who="Josh Heumann">
> 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.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jakartastrutsckbk/index.html
> Chapter 14, "Tiles and Other Presentation Approaches," is available
> online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jakartastrutsckbk/chapter/index.html
> ***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.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/193183640X/index.html
> ***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
> online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progflashcs/chapter/index.html
> ***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.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270364/index.html
> ***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.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progcsharp4/index.html
> Chapter 12, "Delegates and Events," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progcsharp4/chapter/index.html
> ***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.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0974514063/index.html
> ***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
> models.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pccbg/index.html
> ***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.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1932111913/index.html
> ***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
> Manual.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/officemactmm/index.html
> ***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.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxwinworld/index.html
> Chapter 7, "Using NT Domains for Linux Authentication," is available
> online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxwinworld/chapter/index.html
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