[Wellington-pm] [Fwd: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, May 13]

Grant McLean grant at mclean.net.nz
Mon May 16 15:22:20 PDT 2005

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> From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
> To: perlmongers at catalyst.net.nz
> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, May 13
> Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 14:43:05 -0700
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> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> May 13, 2005
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> Book News
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> -GDB Pocket Reference
> -Deploying Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0
> -Digital Audio Essentials
> -802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
> -Don't Click on the Blue E!
> -Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook
> -The Art of Project Management
> -Visual C# 2005: A Developer's Notebook
> -iMovie HD and iDVD 5: The Missing Manual
> -Access Hacks
> -MAKE Subscriptions Available
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Upcoming Events
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Cary Millsap at the NoCOUG Spring Conference, Sunnyvale, CA--May 19
> -Mike Clark ("Pragmatic Project Automation") at Agile Denver, 
>   Boulder, CO--May 23
> -O'Reilly Sponsors the Coalition Summit for IPv6, Reston, VA--May 23-26
> -Dan Gillmor ("We the Media"), WTC's Technology Breakfast Series, 
>   Mountain View, CA--May 26
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> Conference News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Registration is Open for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, 
>   Portland, OR--August 1-5
> -Where 2.0 Conference Registration Open, San Francisco, CA--June 29-30
> -EuroOSCON Call for Papers Now Open, 
>   Amsterdam, The Netherlands--October 17-20
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -How to Build a Nonprofit for Your Community
> -Addison-Wesley Professional on SafariU
> -The Geospatial Web: A Call to Action
> -Learning Lab: Certificate Series $200 Instant Rebate
> -Tales of Rescuing Old Hardware
> -(No Starch) Author describes keys to business-ready Linux clusters
> -CVS Trouble
> -The Soul of WWDC 2005
> -Build a Dashboard Widget
> -Magnificent Seven: What's New for Users in QuickTime 7
> -O'Reilly books Recommended on AARP's article "Windows: 
>   Better Safe (Mode) Than Sorry"
> -Putting A Browser Into Your Windows Application
> -Five Things I Love About Spring
> -Configuring Database Access in Eclipse 3.0 with SQLExplorer
> -Ed Carreon: Making the Connection
> -Hands On: Create Insane Reason Grooves
> -On the Go with the Motorola MPx220 Camera Phone
> -Build an eCommerce Application with eZPublish
> -Radical Interface Approaches
> -Validate User Input in PHP 5
> -MAKE: Audio
> -Call MAKE
> -MAKE: Weather
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> Book News
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> ***GDB Pocket Reference 
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100272
> Covering several popular programming languages, this handy guide details
> the essentials of using GDB in a testing environment. This book shows you
> how to specify a target for debugging, perform a careful examination to
> find the cause of program failure, and make quick changes for further
> testing. Having a quick way to refer to GDB's essential functions is the
> key to making the process work smoothly, and this book is the only
> reference you'll need.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/gdbpr/
> ***Deploying Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 193226650X
> This book covers all the topics needed to plan, design, and implement a
> reliable, scalable server-based computing solution in a Citrix/Windows
> 2003 environment. Whether you're building thin client environments for
> disaster recovery purposes or rolling Citrix MetaFrame out as the network
> model for the day-to-day activities of a company, you will find this book
> to be a great resource. It also offers invaluable advice and direction on
> optimization, redundancy, troubleshooting, and scalability.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/193226650X/
> ***Digital Audio Essentials
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008562
> This indispensable reference helps you avoid time-consuming, costly trial
> and error in downloading audio files, burning CDs, converting analog music
> to digital form, publishing music to and streaming from the web, setting
> up home stereo configurations, and creating your own MP3 and other audio
> files. Designed for both Mac and PC users, it includes reliable hardware
> and software recommendations, tutorials, resources, and it even explains
> the basics of the DMCA and intellectual property law. 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/digaudio/
> Chapter 16, "Setting Up an Internet Radio Station," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/digaudio/chapter/index.html
> ***802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100523
> If you want to deploy your own wireless network, this book is the perfect
> starting place to gain an understanding of the capabilities and risks
> associated with the 802.11 protocols. This updated edition covers
> everything you need to know about integrating wireless technology into
> your current infrastructure. Designed with the system administrator or
> serious home user in mind, it's a no-nonsense guide for setting up 802.11
> on Windows and Linux. 
> Chapter 21, "Logical Wireless Network Architecture," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/802dot112/chapter/index.html
> ***Don't Click on the Blue E!
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596009399
> For anyone who has grown disenchanted with Internet Explorer, this book is
> here to help. With its straightforward approach, it gives non-technical
> users a step-by-step roadmap for switching to a better web browser:
> Firefox. As the only book that covers the switch to Firefox, this how-to
> guide is a must for all those who want to browse faster, more securely,
> and more efficiently. 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bluee/
> A sample excerpt, "Safety and Security," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bluee/chapter/index.html
> ***Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007264
> This practical book offers nearly 50 hands-on projects in an informal,
> code-intensive style. Each project explores a new feature of the language,
> with emphasis on changes that can increase productivity, simplify
> programming tasks, and help you add new functionality to your
> applications. This one-of-a-kind book also offers suggestions for further
> experimentation and links to online documentation and other sources of
> information. 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/vbadn/
> Chapter 2, "The Visual Basic Language," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/vbadn/chapter/index.html
> ***The Art of Project Management
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007868
> In this book, you'll learn from a veteran manager of software and web
> development how to plan, manage, and lead projects. This personal account
> of hard lessons learned over a decade of work in the industry distills
> complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice.
> Inspiring, funny, honest, and compelling, this is the book you and your
> team need to have within arm's reach.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/artprojectmgmt/
> Chapter 3, "How to Figure Out What to Do," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/artprojectmgmt/chapter/index.html
> ***Visual C# 2005: A Developer's Notebook
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059600799X
> This unique "all lab, no lecture" guide covers all of the great new
> features in C# with 50 hands-on projects. Each project explores a new
> feature, with emphasis on changes that increase productivity, simplify
> programming tasks, and add functionality to applications. You'll find
> suggestions for further experimentation, links to online documentation,
> plus practical notes and warnings. The book also shows developers how to
> acquire, install, and configure Visual Studio .NET 2005.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/visualcadn/
> Chapter 1, "C# 2.0," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/visualcadn/chapter/index.html
> ***iMovie HD and iDVD 5: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100337
> For both professional and amateur moviemakers, David Pogue's witty and
> entertaining guide details every step of iMovie HD video production, from
> choosing and using a digital camcorder to burning the finished work onto
> DVDs. In addition, this book provides a firm grounding in basic film
> technique so that the quality of a video won't rely entirely on magic.
> It's your ultimate moviemaking-made-easy source.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/imoviehdtmm/
> ***Access Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596009240
> This valuable guide provides hands-on solutions to help users master
> Access. For experienced users, "Access Hacks" offers a unique collection
> of proven techniques and tools that will take their database skills and
> productivity to the next level. For Access beginners, this book helps them
> acquire a firm grasp of the program's most productive features. Topics
> covered range from utilizing SQL inquiries to working with Access in
> multi-user environments.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/accesshks/
> Sample Hack 61, "Use Excel Functions Inside Access," is available online
> (along with five others):
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/accesshks/chapter/index.html
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> Upcoming Events
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> ***Cary Millsap at the NoCOUG Spring Conference, Sunnyvale, CA--May 19
> Author Cary Millsap ("Optimizing Oracle Performance") is giving a keynote
> address at the Northern California Oracle Users Group Spring Conference.
> http://www.nocoug.org/next.html
> ***Mike Clark ("Pragmatic Project Automation") at Agile Denver, 
>   Boulder, CO--May 23
> Pragmatic Bookshelf author Mike Clark presents "Building Software, Better
> and Faster." You'll learn good practices (and see some bad ones) while you
> take a peek inside a well-oiled agile project that's using the essential
> practices covered in the Pragmatic Starter Kit: version control with
> Subversion, unit testing with JUnit, and automation with Ant and friends.
> http://www.agiledenver.org/2005MayMeeting.php
> ***O'Reilly Sponsors the Coalition Summit for IPv6, Reston, VA--May 23-26
> Join leaders from dozens of forward-looking governments and companies
> shaping the New Internet at the Coalition Summit for IPv6. And keep an eye
> out for our new book "IPv6 Network Administration."
> http://www.coalitionsummit.com/
> ***Dan Gillmor ("We the Media"), WTC's Technology Breakfast Series, 
>   Mountain View, CA--May 26
> Author Dan Gillmor and other panelists discuss the impact open source has,
> not only on business strategy in developing revenue models, but also
> license implications and what open source development means for
> engineers.
> http://www.wtc-sf.org/eml_tbseries_052605.htm
> ================================================
> Conference News
> ================================================
> ***Registration is Open for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, 
>   Portland, OR--August 1-5
> OSCON 2005 explores three deep trends affecting open source: the
> commoditization of software, network-enabled collaboration, and software
> customizability. Join us at this essential gathering of open source
> leaders and practitioners of every persuasion to exchange ideas and push
> the boundaries of vital open source technologies. This year, we introduce
> the Open Source Business Review, along with a host of other exciting
> presentations and events.
> http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/
> User Group members who register before June 20, 2005 get a double
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> ***Where 2.0 Conference Registration Open, 
>   San Francisco, CA--June 29-30
> Join us at the first O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference. Location-based
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> ***EuroOSCON Call for Papers Now Open, 
>   Amsterdam, The Netherlands--October 17-20
> EuroOSCON 2005, to be held October 17-20 in Amsterdam, will explore the
> best and newest open source technologies, with a focus on what's
> particularly useful to companies, governments, and non-profits. Session
> and tutorial proposals are due by midnight, May 23rd. We're interested in
> all aspects of building applications, services, and systems that utilize
> the new capabilities of the open source platform.
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/eurooscon/create/e_sess
> Submit your proposal:
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> ================================================
> News From O'Reilly & Beyond
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> General News
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> ***How to Build a Nonprofit for Your Community
> Many open source projects have already created nonprofit organizations
> that support their communities, while other projects are considering ways
> to establish nonprofits. David Boswell details how mozdev.org built a
> nonprofit organization and shows you how to do the same for your
> community. He covers fundraising, obtaining legal advice, staffing, and
> more. David is the coauthor of "Creating Applications with Mozilla."
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/policy/2005/04/28/nonprofits.html
> ***Addison-Wesley Professional on SafariU
> SafariU, O'Reilly's web-based platform for creating, publishing, and
> sharing textbooks, now includes 416 Addison-Wesley Professional titles.
> With books covering topics from programming, data mining, AI, networking,
> security, web design, web programming, databases, and a whole range of
> subjects in between, Addison-Wesley is a welcomed addition to the SafariU
> repository. Log on to SafariU now to see this incredible new content.
> https://www.safariu.com/
> ***The Geospatial Web: A Call to Action 
> What needs to happen to build a sustainable geospatial web? Mike Liebhold
> offers ten steps designed to help tap the as yet unharvested business
> opportunities in a geospatial web. If this topic gets your creative juices
> flowing, you belong at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, coming up in June
> in San Francisco.
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2005/05/10/geospatialweb.html
> ***Learning Lab: Certificate Series $200 Instant Rebate
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> Open Source
> ---------------------
> ***Tales of Rescuing Old Hardware 
> If you're careful, you can often pick up viable hardware from companies
> throwing out machines too old to run the latest and greatest Windows
> software. This is viable for free Unixes, if you can get past the
> installation. Mikhail Zakharov walks through a tale of exploration,
> discovery, and patch-writing to install NetBSD over NFS through the serial
> port of a Pentium I-era Toshiba notebook.
> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2005/05/05/hardware_rescue.html
> ***No Starch Author describes keys to business-ready Linux clusters
> SearchEnterpriseLinux.com interviews Karl Kopper, author of No Starch's
> "Linux Enterprise Cluster."
> http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid39_gci1083586,00.html
> ***CVS Trouble 
> Noel Davis looks at problems in CVS, PostgreSQL, Squid, Gaim, Debian's
> lsh, Xine-lib, Caroline, Convert-UUlib, Rootkit Hunter, snmppd, Kommander,
> kimgio, RealPlayer, Helix Player, xli, and Debian's samba.
> http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2005/05/06/security_alerts.html
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***The Soul of WWDC 2005 
> A few years ago, Apple moved WWDC from San Jose to the brand new Moscone
> West building in San Francisco. The new location improved the face of its
> developer conference. This year, Apple wants to enhance its very soul.
> Here's how O'Reilly is going to help them do that.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/05/03/wwdc.html
> ***Build a Dashboard Widget 
> A little HTML, a dash of JavaScript, and a sprinkle of CSS and you can
> create your own Dashboard widget. Andrew Anderson shows you how.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/05/06/dashboard.html
> ***Magnificent Seven: What's New for Users in QuickTime 7 
> Tiger is cool, but it's not the only new cat on the block. Apple has also
> released an updated version of QuickTime. Chris Adamson examines the
> user-visible features and changes in QT 7, including QT 7 Pro, renovations
> to the QuickTime Player application, and the implications of the powerful
> new H.264 video codec.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/05/10/qt7.html
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> Windows/.NET
> ---------------------
> ***O'Reilly books Recommended on AARP's article "Windows: Better Safe
> (Mode) Than Sorry" 
> Gabe Goldberg's states "Windows XP books' indexes provided surprisingly
> few entries for Safe Mode. I found the best coverage in two O'Reilly
> books, 'Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual' and 'Windows XP Home Edition:
> The Missing Manual.'" In addition to writing for www.aarp.org, Gabe
> contributes to the "Washington Post" and computer industry/trade
> publications. He's active in his local PC user group, CPCUG (Capital PC
> User Group) serving as Outreach Director and Program Director. He's also
> Region 2 Advisor for APCUG, helping user groups from VA to NJ. Thanks
> Gabe!
> http://www.aarp.org/learntech/computers/howto/better_safe_mode.html
> ***Windows XP Annoyances Needed for New Book
> We're looking for your gripes, complaints, hassles, and other
> frustrations with Microsoft's favorite OS. Billions of people use Windows, 
> and we want to help them...and your help would be much appreciated. 
> We'll be covering XP in all its flavors (including XP with Service Packs 1 and 2, 
> Windows Media Center Edition), and in all its settings (from standalone PCs to
> running on a WiFi network).
> If you have an annoyance you'd like to see solved, email marsee at oreilly.com 
> with "Windows XP Annoyances" in the subject line. Just note which version
> of XP your're using (with SP1? SP2? Windows Media Center Edition?) As thanks 
> for sharing, we'll make sure to get copies of "Windows XP Annoyances" sent
> to your group shortly after publication.
> ***Putting A Browser Into Your Windows Application 
> There are times when it would be awfully convenient to have the
> capabilities of Internet Explorer inside your Windows application. The
> classic case is when you want to look at an XML document, and you'd like
> to take advantage of IE's ability to show the document as a collapsible
> and expandable hierarchy. In this article, Jesse Liberty will show you how
> to do that, in just a few easy steps.
> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2005/05/10/liberty.html
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Five Things I Love About Spring 
> For hardcore enterprise development, Bruce Tate turns to Spring, the topic
> of his latest collaboration, "Spring: A Developer's Notebook." In this
> article, Bruce describes five reasons why he's hooked on Spring.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2005/05/11/spring.html
> ***Configuring Database Access in Eclipse 3.0 with SQLExplorer 
> It's 2005 and you're using Eclipse. Should you still be creating your
> database tables and seeding them with data by hand, from an SQL
> command-line utility? Deepak Vohra introduces the SQLExplorer plugin for
> Eclipse, which allows you to put a GUI on your development-time database
> access.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2005/05/11/sqlexplorer.html
> ---------------------
> Digital Media
> ---------------------
> ***Ed Carreon: Making the Connection
> During a four-month visit to a remote village in Mexico, Ed Carreon
> photographed a world with one foot still in the past, a distant place he
> had heard about as a boy through family stories. His images capture the
> beauty and the struggle of a land that few of us will ever see.
> http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/05/11/featured.html
> ***Hands On: Create Insane Reason Grooves
> Don't settle for the same loop everyone else is using! This MP3-packed
> tutorial shows how to blast beats apart in Propellerhead Reason, then
> shape them into unique, twisted grooves.
> http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/05/04/reasonbeat.html
> ***On the Go with the Motorola MPx220 Camera Phone
> The Motorola MPx220 is a 3.88-ounce, portable multimedia tool cleverly
> disguised as a mobile phone. The ROM-based Microsoft Windows Media Player
> can play back MP3 and WMA audio, as well as WMV video files. The integrated 
> camera can record 1.3-megapixel still photos. Todd Ogasawara explores all in 
> this in-depth review.
> http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/05/04/mpx220.html
> ---------------------
> Web
> ---------------------
> ***Build an eCommerce Application with eZPublish
> Launch into the world of ecommerce using eZ publish. Bard Farstad explains
> step-by-step how to create a fully functional product catalogue with
> online credit card processing functionality.
> http://www.sitepoint.com/article/ecommerce-website-ez-publish
> ***Radical Interface Approaches
> Alex Walker takes a look at several web sites which feature radical
> interfaces for users. Read along and find out what's possible with just a
> little bit of imagination.
> http://www.sitepoint.com/blog-post-view.php?id=261889
> ***Validate User Input in PHP 5
> Discover how to validate user data in PHP and produce user-friendly error
> messages when something goes wrong, or when someone attempts a malicious
> attack.
> http://www.sitepoint.com/blog-post-view.php?id=261554
> ---------------------
> ---------------------
> ***MAKE: Audio
> Here's the latest audio from MAKE Magazine. In this MAKE audio show, Cory
> Doctorow talks about the Brodcast Flag--it's history, the fight, and now
> its (hopeful) permanent demise. Right click or Control + click to download
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> application and get the show automatically!
> http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/make_podcast/
> ***Call MAKE
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> ***MAKE: Weather
> http://makezine.com/weatherlink/
> More about our Weather Experiment
> http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2005/04/davis_vantage_p.html
> ================================================
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