[Thamesvalley-pm] [Fwd: O'Reilly UG Newsletter - Issue 05-08]

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Thu Jul 31 15:00:20 PDT 2008


* Some discounts mentioned.

* I'm tempted to be kindled.

* Will put up one of their banners (+ fix the twiki)

Your estranged founder,


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Subject: O'Reilly UG Newsletter - Issue 05-08
From:    Josette Garcia <josette at oreilly.co.uk>
Date:    Wed, July 23, 2008 12:26 pm
To:      Rafiq Ismail Gemmail <tvpm at dreamthought.com>

  O'Reilly UK User Group Programme
Issue 05-08   PDF available for download -
    Sorry I'm late with this newsletter, but as usual around here, we've
got lots of new announcements, books, and activities going on.   First
off, we've got a new and improved home page and search at oreilly.com 
along with news.oreilly.com  This is the first of many updates so stay
tuned.   Our next big news is soon we'll offer select O'Reilly books on
Kindle and as DRM-free digital bundles. Read the whole story on our Tools
of Change blog.    Third, we've got not one but two iPhone resources to
offer our readers--Inside iPhone , a meeting place for developers and
power users, and iPhone Hacks --advanced access to hacks, tips, and tricks
to make your iPhone experience even better.    And Fourth, don't miss our
newest video from DekePod "101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes" . I just dare
you to watch it three times in a row to see if you can write down all the
tips.   And if you're using twitter, please follow O'Reilly Media , Tim
O'Reilly .     And more…   ***Put Up a Banner, Get a Free Book We're
looking for user groups to display our discount banners on their web
sites. If you send me your group's site with one or more banners, I'll
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list:   ****RailsConf Europe 2008 Banners    ***InsideRIA Banners       
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***Essential SQLAlchemy ISBN 13: 9780596516147    ***Face to Face: Rick
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***Painting the Web ISBN 13: 9780596515096    ***Programming Visual Basic
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learning our new CRM and am unable to pull the latest reviews. I will add
them to the next issue.    
================================================ Upcoming Events
================================================   ***YAPC Europe,
Copenhagen - 3-15 August 2008,
http://www.yapceurope2008.org/ye2008/index.html  Not only will you meet
Larry Wall and Damien Conway, you will have the opportunity to visit the
O’Reilly booth/table where you will be able to purchase largely
discounted books.   ***d-Construct, Brighton – 5th September
http://2008.dconstruct.org/ O’Reilly will be there with their latest
offerings.   ***Pycon UK, Birmingham – 12-14 September
http://www.pyconuk.org/ O’Reilly will be there.      
================================================ Conference News
================================================   ****Registration for
RailsConf Europe 2008, Berlin, Germany--     September 2-4  2008  
Register by 30 July and save up to €150   The European developer
community showed itself to be deeply interested in Rails at RailsConf
Europe 2007, and the co-presenters of that event, Ruby Central and
O'Reilly Media, are coming back to do it again. RailsConf Europe 2008,
happening September 2-4 2008 in Berlin, will feature presentations,
keynotes, and tutorials by experts from the full spectrum of Rails
techniques and practices. Seasoned Rails practitioners and newcomers alike
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================================================ O'Reilly School of
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O'Reilly School of Technology has opened its virtual doors with
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you save on all the courses in the following University of Illinois
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================================================ News From O'Reilly &amp;
Beyond ================================================  
--------------------- News ---------------------   ***The e-Book Test: Do
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e-books (Free login required.)      ***Facebook No Longer The Second
Largest Social Network From TechCrunch "It was sort of inevitable given
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Your Brain: The Missing Manual View images from Your Brain: The Missing
Manual. You can read more about the images by clicking on them to see
excerpts from the book.      ***Top 10 Reasons to Switch from Microsoft
Office to Google Apps Author Nancy Conner offers 10 reasons why you should
consider making the leap from Microsoft Office to Google Apps     
***Gordon Mohr Takes Us Inside the Internet Archives Gordon Mohr is the
Chief Technologist for Web Projects at the Internet Archive. In this
interview, he gives us a peek behind the scenes at what's involved in
recording the continually updating web, as well as the legal implications
and how Web 2.0 is making their job both easier and harder.       ***Steve
Jobs on the Future of the iPhone Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood in front of a
sold out crowd at Apple's WWDC and told them that Apple is about to
release phones that are better than the ones in their pocket and will cost
half of what theirs cost. The developers responded with sustained
enthusiastic applause. That reaction makes perfect sense. Jobs' keynote
wasn't about products -- it was about a promising future, especially for
developers in the audience...      ****Getting Started with the Google App
Engine Continuing the trend started with Amazon's Elastic Cloud (EC2),
Google plans to make their vast resources available to developers who wish
to deploy massively scalable applications on the Google Infrastructure. In
this tutorial, you'll get a look into the APIs and database capabilities
that Google is providing, and how to leverage them in a sample
application.      ***Building the Green Data Center Bill Coleman, founder
and CEO of the Cassatt Corporation, and one of the founders of BEA, has
made it his mission to make data centers more energy-efficient. We caught
up with him right before the O'Reilly Velocity conference where he is
scheduled to speak to get some pointers on making data centers
planet-friendly.      For more news, go to:    --------------------- Blogs
---------------------   Don’t forget to check www.oreillygmt.eu    
***Author Bob Thompson bypasses the DEA and shows Phil Torrone how to make
Iodine    ***Make a Presentation Like Al Gore    ***Head First Physics
coming soon--here's a taste of Chapter 4    ****Dojo Goodness, Part 9 (gfx
foo with fx)    ****NASA's Mars24 Sunclock (Keeping Track of Phoenix)   
***Freelance coder Gregory Brown gives you the latest on Prawn, a PDF
writing library for Ruby.    ***code_swarm: Animated Visualization of the
Development of some High Profile Open Source Projects    ****Catching up,
Fighting distractions, Polyglotting    ****Head First Ajax Sneak Preview  
 ****How Hackerteen Helps... By a White-Hat Hacker    ****Cooking with
Flex    ****Are you up-to-date?    ***What Should iPhone Applications
Cost?    ***Thinking in Wikis      For more blogs, go to:    Until next
time--    Josette ### Josette Garcia O'Reilly UK Limited

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