[Phoenix-pm] [marsee at oreilly.com: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, November 10]

Scott Walters scott at slowass.net
Sun Nov 12 21:16:16 PST 2006

I've asked for some books on our behalf.  People who attend meetings 
will be solicited to do reviews.  If they succeed, they keep the
book.  Otherwise, Tony breaks your knee caps.  (He has to be good
for *something*, right?)

ORA has a buy-two-get-one-free deal going, so a 35% discount makes
the DSUG offer more competitive with that offering.  I expect they
don't overlap.  If I'm wrong, someone correct me.  

I'd like to take a moment to remind everyone about the existance of

Of course, if you want to be really cool, make a bookcrossing.com
library for yourself =)

Note to self:  Phoenix.PM needs a personal-bookshelf-aggregating
tool so we can all see what books each other have.


On  0, Brock <awwaiid at thelackthereof.org> wrote:
> Looks like our O'Reilly User Group discount is now up to 35%.
> --Brock
> ----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com> -----
> Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 10:42:39 -0800
> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, November 10
> From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
> To: awwaiid at thelackthereof.org
> Hello,
> We have some good news to announce. We've just increased the user group
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> --Marsee
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> Open Source
> ---------------------
> ***Getting Started with WSGI 
> Python 2.5 added support for the WSGI standard. This is a specification
> for web programming that allows interoperability between frameworks and
> components. It's also terribly easy to use. Jason Briggs introduces WSGI
> and gives the background you need to use it productively.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2006/11/09/getting-started-with-wsgi.html>
> ***Open Tools for MySQL Administrators 
> The MySQL distribution provides several tools for database developers
> and administrators, but they don't always work everywhere. Fortunately,
> the worldwide MySQL community has produced plenty of useful tools. Baron
> Schwartz surveys the possibilities and offers suggestions for what you
> should use.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/mysql/2006/10/19/mysql-tools.html>
> ***Developing High Performance Asynchronous IO Applications 
> When concurrency and latency are your bottlenecks, synchronous IO is a
> problem--even in a multithreaded or multiprocess model. This is
> especially evident when dealing with high volumes of incoming mail,
> especially if much of it is spam. Stas Bekman and his team at
> MailChannels recently built a scalable, modern, event-based system for
> asynchronous IO. Here's how they did it.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/10/12/asynchronous_events.html>
> ---------------------
> Digital Media
> ---------------------
> ***Inside Aperture--Community for Serious Photographers
> Our Inside Aperture site draws upon community expertise to
> provide you with tips and real-life experiences from professional
> shooters who use Apple's premier photo management application to
> organize, edit, and output their images. This site features weblogs,
> articles, podcasts, and tutorials—-all focused to help you improve your
> digital photography workflow.
> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/aperture/>
> ***Top Ten Aperture Features
> Apple's ground-breaking, workflow tool for professional photographers
> has caused quite a stir in the imaging community. After working with
> Aperture for a year, I've decided that although it's not perfect, it has
> some incredible and exciting features that photographers can really use.
> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/11/01/top-ten-aperture-features.html>
> ***Winners of the Photoshop Cook-Off Contest announced at PhotoPlus Expo 2006
> Grand Prize Winner Suzanne Pitts and ten additional winners in five
> categories were selected from hundreds of submissions created by
> Photoshop aficionados. Entrants excitedly responded to the opportunity
> to "cook" their digital entries using "recipes" from any of five
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> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***Making a Smooth Move from .Mac to Google 
> Matthew Russell presents a practical approach for a smooth move from
> .Mac to a Google-centric web experience. Getting your email, address
> book, calendar, online storage, online photos, and blog squared away are
> all covered in this detailed transition plan.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/11/01/making-a-smooth-move-from-mac-to-google.html>
> ***Text Tricks and More Text Tricks 
> We've covered text editors here before. We know, from various posts at
> the Mac DevCenter blog, that our readers are often as fanatical about
> using plain text as we are. Tips on using your editor of choice are easy
> to find, but we thought it would be fun to gather a whole bunch of them
> together for the first time; not only to spread the word, but to invite
> our readers to add their own tips and time-savers. We've also asked a
> handful of Mac users to contribute their own favorite text tricks. 
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/10/10/text-tricks.html>
> ---------------------
> Windows/.NET
> ---------------------
> ***Creating Visual Studio Project Templates 
> Visual Studio 2005 offers a great tool for those who create largely
> identical projects--custom project and item templates--that automates
> project creation and eliminates the need to add the same references,
> project items, or even largely identical code to new projects. Ron
> Petrusha shows you how.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/10/17/creating-visual-studio-project-templates.html>
> ***Top 10 Tips for Using Windows PowerShell 
> PowerShell is Microsoft's newest replacement for the command line, and
> it's far more powerful than any command-line prompt Microsoft has given
> us before. Starting to learn it, unfortunately, can be a bit
> overwhelming. Jeff Cogswell offers his top 10 tips for getting the most
> out of it.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/11/07/top-10-tips-for-using-windows-powershell.html>
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Advanced Java Content Repository API 
> First presented in "What Is Java Content Repository," JSR-170 offers a
> standard means for content management systems to present their
> persistent data stores to Java applications. In this article, Sunil
> Patil explores some of JCR's optional features--namely, the very useful
> concepts of versioning and observability.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/11/08/advanced-java-content-repository.html>
> ***Scaling Enterprise Java on 64-bit Multi-Core X86-Based Servers 
> Today's enterprise server--indeed, the environment--isn't what it was
> when Java was born. Slow networked machines have been replaced by fast,
> 64-bit multi-core servers that can house all your tiers in one box or
> even virtualize servers within the server. This has a significant effect
> on the design and deployment of your Java enterprise application, and
> Michael Yuan and Dave Jaffe show you how to get the most out of your
> hardware.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/11/01/scaling-enterprise-java-on-64-bit-multi-core.html>
> ---------------------
> Sys Admin/Web
> ---------------------
> ***Demystifying LDAP Data 
> Is LDAP a database or a protocol? Is it understandable and deployable
> without reading a thousand pages of explanation and documentation? Brian
> Jones explains LDAP schemas and the layout of data to help you
> understand what you can store and how you can retrieve it.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/sysadmin/2006/11/09/demystifying-ldap-data.html>
> ***OpenBSD 4.0: Pufferix's Adventures 
> On October 18th, OpenBSD celebrated its 11th birthday. Now it's time for
> the release of OpenBSD 4.0. To celebrate both milestones, Federico
> Biancuzzi interviewed over 20 developers to discuss the new features of
> this release and the continual work to get hardware specifications from
> vendors.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/sysadmin/2006/10/26/openbsd-40.html>
> ---------------------
> Podcasts
> ---------------------
> ***Ken Milburn Unplugged
> Take a listen. The author of Digital Photography Expert Techniques,
> Second Edition knew Dan Rather in college, started his career taking
> publicity photos of Hollywood starlets, and shot album covers for
> Capitol Records. Ken talks to O'Reilly staffer Sara Peyton about his
> career, tips and tricks, and creating the wow factor. (16 minutes 25
> seconds)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/11/01/ken-milburn-unplugged.html>
> ******Deke McClelland on Software
> O'Reilly author Deke McClelland talks to Mac Edition Radio's Harris
> Fogel about his series of bestselling One-on-One books and Photoshop
> Elements. 
> <http://maceditionradio.com/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=3&pid=65>
> ***MAKE Podcast: Colin Berry
> Colin Berry reads "Spinout," the touching story he wrote for MAKE, Volume
> 07, about his brother's efforts to build and race a car in the soap box
> derby in Longmont, Colo. Unfortunately, he was up against more than just
> his own bad luck.
> <http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/10/the_maker_file_2.html>
> ---------------------
> Web
> ---------------------
> ***Django Jumpstart: Build a To-Do List in 30 Minutes
> Django started life at a newspaper whose staff needed to develop
> full-featured web applications to meet newsroom deadlines. The result?
> One speedy framework! In this hands-on tutorial, James helps us build a
> handy to-do list manager in just 30 minutes--perfect for your next
> deadline.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/build-to-do-list-30-minutes>
> ***Bullet Proof HTML: 37 Steps to Perfect Markup
> So, you want to code your own HTML? Perhaps you just want to polish your
> skills, or have a few nagging questions answered. In this comprehensive
> FAQ, Tommy gives you all the information you'll need to understand the
> science--and practice the art--of HTML. 
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/html-37-steps-perfect-markup>
> Until next time--
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