December 6, 1999
O'Reilly Network Announces Affiliates: Open and Emerging Technology Sites Created By Developers
O'Reilly Network, a network of Web sites covering
open and emerging technologies, is announcing its first affiliate
sites at the XML '99 conference today. The sites, offering in-depth
resources on four influential technologies, provide essential
information for developers. The O'Reilly Network is scheduled for a
January 2000 launch date.
MySQL.com are the O'Reilly
Network's first four affiliates, a number which is expected to grow
throughout 2000. Run by knowledgeable members of the communities
they're serving, each site has its own flavor and focus, while sharing
a passion for the technologies it covers. Through affiliation with the
O'Reilly Network, these sites will share content, and use O'Reilly's
marketing and advertising services.
"We are in the process of extending the O'Reilly brand online, and one
of our first steps is to network together useful, independent sites
that cover the technologies our developers care about," explained Dale
Dougherty, publisher of the O'Reilly Network. "Each affiliate site
will carry a logo featuring a distinctive O'Reilly animal, creating a
visual connection to O'Reilly."
The affiliates all feature regularly-updated news, collections of
tools, reviews, previews of upcoming software, and links to numerous
XML.com is designed to serve
developers who are already knowledgeable
about XML, as well as anyone who wants to understand XML's power and
complexity. Edd Dumbill is Managing Editor of XML.com, which tackles
controversial topics like XSL and EDI. A core feature of XML.com is the
annotated XML specification, created by Tim Bray, co-editor of XML 1.0
and founding Technical Editor of XML.com. The site includes a guide to
hundreds of authoring tools, an in-depth XML resource guide, and
Apache Week is the
leading commercial site supporting the world's most
popular Web server. It is hosted by C2Net, a provider of full-strength
encryption software. The site features status reports on Apache with
complete lists of known bugs, previews of upcoming versions of Apache,
and numerous links to sites providing specifications and essential
Web developers who need to generate dynamic web content are using Java
servlets for a powerful, Java-based solution.
Servlets.com was created
by Jason Hunter, author of O'Reilly & Associates'
Programming. The site covers the latest news on servlet and JavaServer
Pages (JSP) development, and is the home of the award-winning
com.oreilly.servlet package. The site also makes available the source
code for all the examples from Hunter's book.
MySQL is free database software suitable for large Web sites with heavy
traffic, as well as small businesses with modest database needs.
Running on UNIX, Linux, Win32 and OS/2, MySQL is supported by a large
number of other technologies, and won the 1998 Readers Choice Award for
Most Used Database over the Internet (Linux Journal, January, 1999).
the latest MySQL news, documentation for upcoming
versions of MySQL, tutorials, and searchable mailing list archives.
About the O'Reilly Network
The O'Reilly Network grew out of a realization that the same
intelligent developers who appreciate the technical depth and
thoroughness of O'Reilly & Associates' books need similar resources
online. The Network's primary missions are to identify emerging
platforms and key technologies, and to help developers understand how
they interact, who the important players are, and what major
developments are taking place. The O'Reilly Network is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Dale Dougherty, the visionary behind the O'Reilly Network, has been
instrumental in many of O'Reilly & Associates' most important efforts.
He was founding editor of the company's Nutshell Handbooks. He
was the developer and publisher of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the
first commercial Web site. He was developer and publisher of
Web Review, a
widely-respected online magazine for professional Web designers. Dale
has written and edited numerous books at O'Reilly & Associates. He is a
Lecturer in the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) at
the University of California at Berkeley.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
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