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Manning User Group Program Newsletter
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For User Group Leaders

May/June 2006

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** Free Books for Review on Ruby, Windows Forms, wxPython,




IntelliJ IDEA, POJOs, and Ajax

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with the name of your group,

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Now available for review:

* Ruby for Rails

* Windows Forms in Action

* wxPython in Action

* IntelliJ IDEA in Action

* POJOs in Action

* Ajax in Action

* RSS and Atom in Action (in June)





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e hot new titles!

* Ruby for Rails

* Windows Forms in Action

* wxPython in Action

* IntelliJ IDEA in Action

* POJOs in Action

* Ajax in Action



(more details below)





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Manning User Group Program Newsletter

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For User Group Members

May/June 2006

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** Free books for review on Windows Forms, Ruby, IntelliJ IDEA, wxPython,



POJOs, Ajax

** Connect with the experts at Manning's Author Online forums and

Author Blogs

** Special discounts for UG members on hot new Manning titles!

** Catch Manning authors at these events ...





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** Free books for review

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Want to learn the latest technology? Did you know you can request a free book

to review for your group? Ask your group leader how to get one of these new

books to review:

* Ruby for Rails

* Windows Forms in Action

* wxPython in Action

* Intell
iJ IDEA in Action

* POJOs in Action

* Ajax in Action

* RSS and Atom in Action (in June)





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** Connect with the experts at Manning's Author Online forums and Author Blogs

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Drop in for a chat with our savvy author/experts at
Manning's Author Online forums


and learn all about: Ruby, Ajax, POJOs, IntelliJ IDEA, Windows Forms, and

more.



Keep up to date on the latest personal blogs from
over 20

authors, such as

Eric's Weblog

by Ajax in Action co
-
author Eric Pascarello or

Enterprise POJOs


by
POJOs in Action author Chris Richardson.

More at
http://www.manning.com/about/blogs
.html

RSS Feeds available!





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** Special discounts for UG members on hot new Manning titles!

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User Group members get $20 off on these hot n
ew titles at Manning.com! That's

40 to 45% off! And all printed book orders get

the ebook immediately as a free


download!



* Ruby for Rails

* Windows Forms in Action

* wxPython in Action

* IntelliJ IDEA in Action

* POJOs in Action

* Ajax in Action



Hur
ry! These discount codes expire June 30th, 2006!





* Ruby for Rails



Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers



If you want to dramatically improve your Rails applications, learning Ruby is key.

With
Ruby for Rails
, you'll learn how Ruby and Rails work, se
parately and together.

An extensive Ruby language tutorial and an exploration of the Rails framework

source code are included in this book. The author, David A. Black is a Ruby Central

leader, the chief developer of the Rails applications behind the Rub
y FAQ, a Ruby core

contributor, and a popular speaker at Ruby and Rails events.



Read free sample chapters and then use the discount code
UGRUBYR506

to get

$20 off and the ebook free here:
Ruby for Rails







*
Windows Forms in Action



A guide to Windows app development using C# and Visual Studio .N
ET

This second edition of
Windows Forms Programming with C#

expands and

updates the widely acclaimed first edition to cover the .NET 2.0 Framework,

extender providers, cryptographic classes, and application deployment. Like the

first edition,
Windows F
orms in Action

has an easy to follow step
-
by
-
step

format geared toward beginner and intermediate programmers.



Read free sample chapters and then use the discount code
UGWINFO506

to get

$20 off and the ebook free here:
Windows Forms in Action







*
wxPython in Action



The first published boo
k on wxPython co
-
authored by wxPython's creator

wxPython in Action

is an easy to use tutorial, a detailed guide to best

practices, and an extensive reference for wxPython's large widget library.

The book's direct, no
-
nonsense style makes for an easy int
roduction to the

concepts. It offers a complete discussion of when, why, and how to use the

many widgets in the toolkit and includes dozens of handy reference tables of

object properties, methods, and events.



Read free sample chapters and then use t
he discount code
UGWXPYT506

to get

$20 off and the ebook free here:


wxPython in Action







*
IntelliJ IDEA in Action



The first and only published guide to IntelliJ IDEA
-

covers 5.0


Many developers access only a fraction of everything IntelliJ IDEA has to offer.

Written by two veteran software
experts and the CTO of JetBrains, the

company that created
IntelliJ
®

IDEAT,
IntelliJ IDEA in Action

will thoroughly

teach you how to use
IntelliJ IDEA to boost your productivity and automate

routine time
-
consuming manual development tasks. Throughout th
e book, the

authors demonstrate tricks and productivity
-
enhancing techniques that are the

result of their combined years of experience.



Read free sample chapters and then use the discount code
UGINTEL506

to get

$20 off and the ebook free here:
IntelliJ IDEA in Action







*
POJOs in Action
De
veloping Enterprise Applications with Lightweight Frameworks



"A solid, valuable and easy
-
to
-
read work."
--

JavaRanch

POJOs in Action

describes the new, simpler, and faster ways to develop

enterprise Java applications using lightweight technologies such a
s Hibernate,

Spring, JDO, iBATIS, and others, all of which allow developers to work directly

with POJOs. The book shows you how to go about making key design decisions,

including how to organize and encapsulate the domain logic, access the database,

ma
nage transactions, and handle database concurrency. Learn how to build

lightweight applications that are easier to build, test, and maintain. This is a

new
-
generation Java applications guide.



Read free sample chapters and then use the discount code
U
GPOJO506

to get

$20 off and the ebook free here:
POJOs in Action







*
Ajax in Action



"Magnificent."
---

Slashdot

Suddenly very popular, Ajax is a web application technique that produces a new,

much better user experience. It works with all server technologies
-

Java, ASP.NET,

PHP, et
c. This book shows how to design Ajax apps and teaches numerous Ajax

implementation techniques.
Ajax in Action

is the one of the best selling Ajax books

available. It is a BIG, serious, no
-
fluff 680
-
page guide to Ajax. No other book covers

Ajax as thoro
ughly.



View the screencast
"What is Ajax?",
read free sample chapters, and then use the

discount code
UGAJAX506

to get $20 off and the ebook free here:
Ajax in Action





Hurry! These discount codes expire June 30th, 2006!





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**

Catch Mannin
g authors at these events ...

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MAY



*
The Ajax Experience

May 10
-
12 in San Francisco, CA.
--

Eric Pascarello (
Ajax in Action
)

and Patrick Lightbody (
WebWork in Action)
www.ajaxexperience.com



*
JAX 2006

May 11 in Wiesbaden, Germany
--

Dierk Koenig (
Groovy in Action
)

http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/linuxworldny/V40/index.cvn



*
JavaOne 2006
, May 16
-
19 in San Francisco, CA.
-
Chris Richardson (
POJOs in Action
),

Kito Mann (
JavaServer Faces in Action
), Dave Johnson (
RSS and Atom in Acti
on
) Howard

Lewis Ship (
Tapestry in Action
), and Guillaume Laforge (
Groovy in Action
).

http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf/





JUNE



* SOA Web Services Edge Conference
,

June
5
-
6 in New York, NY
--

Eric Pulier

(
Understanding

Enterprise SOA
)
http://soaeosconference.sys
-
con.com/



*
Philadelphia Area Computer Society
,

June 10 in Philad
elphia, PA
--

Eric Pascarello

(
Ajax in

Action
)

http://www.pacsnet.org/



* North Virginia Java User Group

June 13 in Dulles, VA
--

Eric Pascarello

(
Ajax in Action
)


http://www.novajug.com/



* No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium
, June 16
-
17 in Salt Lake City, UT
--

Chris Richardson (
POJOs

in Action
)

http://www.nofluffjuststuff.com/show_view.jsp?showId=56





JULY



* Java Forum Stuttgart 2006
, July 6 in Stuttgart, Germany
--

Dierk Koenig (
Groovy in Action
)

http://www.java
-
forum
-
stuttgart.de/



* Lone Star Software
Symposium, July 7
-

9

in Austin, TX
--

Ramnivas Laddad (
AspectJ in

Action
) and Neal Ford

(
Art of Java Web Development
)

http://secure.manning.com/calendar/www.nofluffjuststuff.com/sh/2006
-
07
-
austin





*
OSCON 2006
, July 24
-
28 in Portland, OR
--

Robin Dunn (
wxPython in Action
), Neal Ford

(
Art of Java Web Development
), Howard Lewis Ship (
Tap
estry in Action
), and Damian

Conway (
Object Oriented Perl
)
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2006/





MORE 2006 EVENTS

See our
Author Activities Calendar

for more upcoming events.







That's our news for user group members for now. Until next time, have a great month!



Helen Trimes

Marketing Director

hetr@manning.com



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