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From: Scott Harney <scotth_at_scottharney.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 08:25:26 -0600
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Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, October 24
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O'Reilly User Group Program
October 24, 2002

Spread The Word To Your Members...

Highlights This Week:
Book News
-NetBeans: The Definitive Guide
-Building Secure Servers with Linux
-Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET
-Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason
-HTTP: The Definitive Guide
-Windows XP Annoyances
-RADIUS: Securing Public Access to Private Resources
-Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
-Oracle SQL*Plus Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition

Upcoming Events
-AEleen Frisch in Washington, DC--November 9, 2002 at 2:00 PM

Conference News
-O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference Online
Registration Is Open

-Top Ten Digital Photography Tips
-Building Online Communities
-Lessons from the Internet Bookmobile
-Denial-of-Service Vulnerabilities
-Beginning Python for Bioinformatics
-Announcing ONDotnet.com
-Using .NET Sockets
-Beep BEEP!
-Learning and Using Jakarta Digester
-XML to PDF? Oh, FOP It.
-Upgrade My Missing Manual?
-Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for Unix Geeks
-Digital Killed the Video Star

Announcements From Your Peers
-MacFair 2002 on Saturday, November 16, 2002--Southern California:

Book News
Review books are available--please email me for a copy.
If you need your books by a certain date, please allow at least four
weeks for shipping. Send or email me copies of your newsletters and
book reviews.

Don't forget, your members get 20% off any O'Reilly book they purchase
directly from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when ordering.

Press releases are available on our press page:

***Group purchases with better discounts are available***
Please let me know if you are interested.

NetBeans: The Definitive Guide
Order Number: 2807
You'll find out how to use this IDE to its fullest, making your Java
programming more efficient and productive than ever before in this
book. http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/netbeans/

Chapter 11, "Working with XML," is available online:

***Building Secure Servers with Linux
Order Number: 2173
An all-inclusive resource for Linux users who wish to harden their
systems, this book covers general security as well as key services such
as DNS, the Apache web server, mail, file transfer, and secure shell.
With this book in hand, you'll have everything you need to ensure
robust security of your Linux system.

Chapter 10, "System Log Management and Monitoring," is available

***Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET
Order Number: 1460
Packed with examples that will guide you through every step, this book
is an essential tool to mastering VB.NET.

Chapter 1, "Introduction," is available online:

***Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason
Order Number: 2254
"Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason" shows you how to create large,
complex, dynamically driven web sites that look good and are a snap to
maintain. Written by members of Mason's core development team, the book
covers the latest release of Mason 1.12, which has many new features,
including line-number reporting based on source files, sub-requests,
and easier use as a CGI.

Chapter 5, "Advanced Features," is available online:

***HTTP: The Definitive Guide
Order Number: 5092
"HTTP: The Definitive Guide" documents everything technical people need
for using HTTP efficiently. Written by experts with years of practical
and teaching experience, this book is the definitive resource on HTTP
and related core web technologies because it clearly explains the "why"
as well as the "how." http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/httptdg/

Chapter 6, "Proxies," is available online:

***Windows XP Annoyances
Order Number: 4168
Windows XP contains dozens of new features designed to make your work
easier, but it also introduces numerous quirks and unaccountable
behaviors guaranteed to increase your level of frustration. "Windows XP
Annoyances" offers solutions, tips, workarounds, and warnings that
enable you to both customize and troubleshoot Windows XP.

Chapter 2, "Basic Explorer Coping Skills," is available online:

***RADIUS: Securing Public Access to Private Resources
Order Number: 3226
This unique book provides a complete, detailed guide to the
underpinnings of the RADIUS protocol, from the history and theory of
the architecture, to how the protocol and its ancillaries function on a
day-to-day basis, to implementing RADIUS-based security in a variety of
environments. http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/radius/

Chapter 5, "Getting Started with FreeRADIUS," and excerpts from Chapter
9 "New RADIUS Developments," are available online:

***Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 4508
New York Times columnist David Pogue has just updated his best-selling
"Mac OS X: The Missing Manual," and once again, he reveals which new
features work well and which do not. The second edition covers Mac OS X
10.2 and includes new chapters on iChat, Sherlock 3, and the new
Finder. The book also delves into features under the hood, such as the
networking tools that allow Macs and PCs to swap files on a network.

Chapter 2, "Organizing Your Stuff," is available online:

***Oracle SQL*Plus Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition
Order Number 4419
The new edition of this pocket reference includes many new features for
Oracle9i: the COALESCE function, searched CASE expressions, new table
join syntax, partition operations, MERGE statement, and syntax changes
in existing SQL*Plus statements. It also adds sections on basic SQL (a
much-requested feature): INSERT, DELETE, UPDATE, SELECT, and
transaction management.

A Sample Excerpt, "Table Joins (Oracle8i)," is available online:

Upcoming Events
***AEleen Frisch in Washington, DC--November 9, 2002 at 2:00 PM
AEleen is the author of "Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition."
She will be giving a presentation and book signing at:
Reiter's Professional and Scientific Books
2021 K Street NW,
Washington, DC 20006-1003
(800) 537-4314

Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition
Order Number: 3439

For more events, please see:

Conference News
***Online registration is now open for the O'Reilly Bioinformatics
Technology Conference This conference takes place at the Westin Horton
Plaza in San Diego on February 3-6, 2003.

Early Bird Discount--
User Group members who register before December 16th, 2002 get a double
discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and you'll get 20% off the
"Early Bird" price.

To register, go to:

Conference tracks for this year:



Bioinformatics Overview

End-User Applications

System Administration and Infrastructure

Speakers include Lincoln Stein, Suzanna Lewis, Francis Ouellette, Alvis
Brazma, James Gosling, Stephen Wolfram, and Damian Conway

For a complete list of speaker information see:

News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***Top Ten Digital Photography Tips

***Building Online Communities
It's easy to install and run a web site or a mailing list. It's hard to
run it well. The secret lies in understanding and adopting the best
characteristics of several online communities.

***Lessons from the Internet Bookmobile
Cruising in a high-tech-equipped bus, Richard Koman joined Brewster
Kahle on a cross-country crusade in the Internet Bookmobile to provide
lessons to school kids in the applications of the public domain. Read
their experiences as they stopped at various schools--taking ASCII text
versions of public domain works available online and letting the kids
turn them into books.

Open Source
***Denial-of-Service Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks at denial-of-service vulnerabilities in xinetd,
syslog-ng, net-snmp, and Sun's lockd; problems with heartbeat, dvips,
OpenOffice, and Cisco CatOS embedded HTTP server; and security
vulnerabilities in kpf, gnome-gv, ggv, Mozilla, and PAM.

Are you fed up with those who think that commercial applications need
to be written in an "enterprise" language like Java or C++? So are we,
so we spoke to Mike McCauley at Open System Consultants.

***Beginning Python for Bioinformatics
Python might not be the first language that comes to mind for
bioinformatics, but Patrick O'Brien demonstrates that it's well suited
for the task.

***Announcing ONDotnet.com
Shawn Wildermuth is very excited to announce the .NET DevCenter is now
officially ONDotnet.com; and he is the new editor.

Check it out at:

***Using .NET Sockets
Writing programs that access the network used to be a relatively
difficult task. With .NET, this is no longer the case. This article
shows how to use the Socket class in a .NET client application.

***Beep BEEP!
Rich Salz examines BEEP as part of his study of methods for
transporting binary data in SOAP.

Get your complete BEEP toolkit from "BEEP: The Definitive Guide."
Order Number: 2440

***Learning and Using Jakarta Digester
Turn your XML into Beans.

***XML to PDF? Oh, FOP It.
FOP is an open source Java API for converting XML data to PDF and other
formats. This article shows you how it's done.

***Upgrade My Missing Manual?
David Pogue answers the question, How different is 10.1 from 10.2 and
should I get the new Mac OS X book?

***Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for Unix Geeks

***Digital Killed the Video Star
Alan Graham shows how to create videos with just a scanner or digital
camera, a $10 shareware app, and an OS X Mac.

Announcements From Your Peers
Southern California--
MacFair 2002
Saturday - November 16, 2002
10:00am to 5:00pm
Cerritos College - Student Activities Center
11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA

O'Reilly user group members can register online ahead of time with the
discount code ORL-1 to receive $5.00 off the admission price.

For more information or to register, go to:

Until next time,


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