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A Writer's Web Site

by Derrick Story
Mac Newsletter for 10/25/2002

Dear Mac Reader,

You may have noticed that we've had some interesting book-related articles on the Mac DevCenter lately. I thought you might be interested in how this O'Reilly process works.

First the recent books themselves: "Learning Cocoa with Objective-C," "Mac OS X for Unix Geeks," and the "Digital Photography Pocket Guide." (BTW: these are three terrific books!)

Then the corresponding articles: "Memory Management in Cocoa," "Top Ten Tips for Unix Geeks," and "Top Ten Digital Photography Tips."

What we do at O'Reilly, as a book nears publication, is ask the writer to contribute an article for our Web site to give readers a feel for the content of the manuscript. Most of the time these articles are written from scratch and designed to stand on their own two feet.

Then, we usually like to follow up with another related article a month or two down the road. Now you don't have to be a Perl programmer to figure out that one of our objectives is to entice you to buy books. But there's more to it than that.

A lot of material published on the Internet is, IMHO, not very good, and sometimes not even accurate. One of the things that I really like about having our book writers contribute articles is that they know what they're talking about, and they know how to write.

To subscribe to the Mac newsletter (or any O'Reilly Network newsletters), visit http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/user/home and select the newsletters you wish to receive in your user profile (you'll need to log in with your existing O'Reilly Network account -- if you don't yet have an account, you'll need to create one).

If you have a moment, take a look at the three pieces I mentioned above. They say volumes about who we are here at O'Reilly.

Until next time,
Derrick
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Derrick Story
O'Reilly Network Managing Editor
derrick@oreilly.com

P.S.: Shameless Plug Here -- If you like the digital photography article, please consider attending my upcoming all day digital photography workshop in San Francisco. (More cities to come).

Featured Articles

Memory Management in Cocoa
This excerpt from Learning Cocoa with Objective-C provides a concise description of how memory management in Cocoa works, as well as a set of rules to help you manage things correctly.

Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for Unix Geeks
From starting up to shutting down, there are big differences between Mac OS X and Unix machines. Brian Jepson, coauthor of Mac OS X for Unix Geeks offers ten tips he gathered while working on the book. If you're a Unix geek moving to Mac OS X, these tips will help smooth the way.

Top Ten Digital Photography Tips
You have a digital camera and have recorded the typical shots of family and friends. Now what? Here are ten tips to make your next batch of digital images so impressive that people will ask: "Hey, what type of camera do you have?" Guess what? It's not the camera.

Using iSync and Bluetooth
Wei-Meng Lee looks at iSync, Apple's new software that synchronizes the contact and calendar information on your mobile devices with your Macintosh.

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.

Plug It In, Plug It In
Learn how to implement a plug-in architecture for ImageApp using Objective-C.

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