|Date:|| Thu, 17 Jan 2002 13:58:32 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:|| Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, January 17||
O'Reilly User Group Program
January 17, 2002
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
- Mastering Perl TK -- New!
- An Interview with Brian McConnell
- O'Reilly Teams Up with FOSDEM
- Does Publicly Funded Research Have to Result in Open Source Code?
- Is Jabber's Chatbot the Command Line of the Future?
- Web Services Acronyms, Demystified
- Six Things a SysAdmin Should Know About XP
- Help O'Reilly, Get Free Stuff
REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE, email me for a copy.
Press Releases available at: http://press.oreilly.com/
NEW TO THE O'REILLY BOOKSHELF:
MASTERING PERL TK
Order Number: 7168
The first half of "Mastering Perl TK" contains the basics on how to
use Perl/Tk, and then branches out into advanced applications,
including extensive program examples. This book is for novices and
experienced Perl/Tk programmers alike.
Review copy requests ARE being sent, however they may take longer than
usual. PLEASE BE PATIENT. Due to the past holiday, our warehouse is
busier than usual, and I am more behind (than usual)!
Reviews are important to us. If we send a free review copy, please be
sure to have the book reviewed by a group member. Once written, send
me a copy. Thanks.
TOP FIVE SELLING O'REILLY TITLES FOR 2001:
- Programming Perl, 3rd Edition
- XML in a Nutshell
- Learning XML
- DNS & BIND, 4th Edition
- Java in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
Let me know if you'd like to review one of these titles
NEWS FROM O'REILLY & BEYOND
Spread the word to your members....
AN INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN MCCONNELL
Space.com talks with Brian about the SETI project and the future of
space exploration. Brian's book, "Beyond Contact: A Guide to SETI for
its ongoing series, "The Space Library."
O'REILLY TEAMS UP WITH FOSDEM
to organize the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European
Meeting (FOSDEM), February 16-17, 2002 in Brussels. Speakers include DJ
Adams, Ian Clarke, Philip Hazel, Miguel de Icaza, Richard M. Stallman,
and many others. Also in February, O'Reilly will release a new book on
Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation, "Free as in
DOES PUBLICLY FUNDED RESEARCH HAVE TO RESULT IN OPEN SOURCE CODE?
Read two opposing viewpoints on whether all software created by
publicly funded research should be licensed as open source. For further
discussion on this issue, don't miss the upcoming O'Reilly
Bioinformatics Technology Conference.
PEER TO PEER
IS JABBER'S CHATBOT THE COMMAND LINE OF THE FUTURE?
Here's an introduction to bots--with particular attention paid to
ChatBot, a favorite in the Jabber community--by DJ Adams, the author of
O'Reilly's recently released "Programming Jabber."
WEB SERVICES ACRONYMS, DEMYSTIFIED
Here is a guide to the protocols and specifications behind more than 20
Web services acronyms, by Pavel Kulchenko, coauthor of "Programming Web
Services with SOAP." http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/01/09/soap.html
SIX THINGS A SYSADMIN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT XP
Here's a list of the most important elements of Windows XP to keep in
mind when making the migration from earlier versions of Windows:
O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
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May 13-16, 2002, Santa Clara, CA
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--Dr. Robert Morris, director, IBM Almaden Research Center
--Tim O'Reilly, founder & president, O'Reilly & Associates
--Dr. Richard F. Rashid, senior vice president of research, Microsoft
User group discount is 20% for conferences. Use the discount code:
DSUG. Register before March 22nd, and receive a double discount! Your
20% will apply towards already reduced "Early Bird" pricing if you
HELP O'REILLY CONFERENCES, GET FREE STUFF
Yes, there's nothing like a good, old-fashioned bribe, and I'd like to
send one your way....
Post an O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference banner on your UG web
site and I'll send you something in return (book, T-shirt or other
swag, you pick.) Just let me know when it's been posted.
Banners can be found at:
Have the banner link to:
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR PEERS
NorthWest Oracle Users Group (NWOUG)
Winter Conference and Seminars
February 4-5, 2002
Meydenbauer Conventon Center
For complete conference agenda and registration information, see:
Registration is now open
Lunch is provided both days
If your group has an event you'd like me to post, let me know.
Until next week,