O'Reilly User Group Newsletter - 05-06, selected highlights

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue May 16 18:15:21 BST 2006

Josette Garcia wrote:
> O'Reilly UK User Group Programme
> Issue 05-06
> Within a week, this newsletter will be available to be downloaded in pdf format from the Delphi and C# Developers Group web site at <http://www.richplum.co.uk/oreilly/0506.pdf>.
> ***Building a FreeBSD Build System 
> Keeping a single BSD system up to date is relatively easy. Keeping a whole business full of servers fresh with patches and new applications and updates is more work--unless you take advantage of the ports system. Bjorn Nelson walks through the design and implementation of a build system usable to push fresh binaries to as many servers as you have.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2006/04/13/freebsd-build-system.html> 
> ***The Software of Space Exploration.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/03/30/software-of-space-exploration.html> 
> ***Macintosh Home Monitoring 
> Want to learn a few simple home automation techniques to have your Mac send you a message when your mail is delivered, your kids get home, or your dog uses the pet door to go into the backyard? Gordon Meyer shows you how.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/04/04/automation.html> 
> Latest books available for review -
> 	*	Flash 8 Cookbook <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/flash8ckbk> 
> 	*	Linux Annoyances for Geeks <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxannoygks> 
> 	*	Pragmatic Ajax <http://pragmatic.oreilly.com/catalog/0976694085/>
> 	*	SQL Pocket Guide <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sqlpg2>
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> ***The London Perl Mongers' JavaScript night - <http://london.pm.org/ljs-200605/> 
> 25 May, London 
> Now that Javascript rules the web (2.0) and AJAX isn't just for cleaning the loo, we've decided it's about time to have a whole evening dedicated to the little language that could, hence ...
> The first ever London Javascript evening!
> Presenting on the night (so far) are ...
> 	Simon Willison: Javascript taste testing
> 	Paul Hammond: Javascript idioms
> ... along with a set of lightning talks that are so exciting they are still in closed beta!

David Cantrell

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