[ANNOUNCE] Events on Wednesday

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Tue Sep 14 18:22:58 CDT 2010

                                   Wednesday,    September 15

EDITOR's pick = SuSE sig / SNUG lunch @11:30 (ahh, its a soft/late start)
				Directory Services

				     MicroSoft Active Directory
				     Novell eDirectory


 Thornhill Computer Club
 Wed, September 15, 9am . 11am
 12863 Willowyck Dr, St. Louis MO (map)
 Thornhill Branch Library

 11:30am    LUNCH time
  SNUG - SuSE Linux Lunch  & St. L. Novell Users Group.
  Wed, September 15, 11:30am - 12:45pm  
  Bandana's Bar-BQ (corner of Rock Hill and Manchester Rds)
  9500 Manchester Rd, Rockhill, MO 63119
  See http://snug.sluug.org/

         > A short summary of Directory Services and where they've gone.
	 > A look at the differences of:
	 >                                   Novell's eDirectory,
	 >                                   MicroSoft's Active Directory,
	 >                               and OpenLDAP.
	 >       Noah Lance (Sys Admin @ Snyder Electric (APC) & the Chair of 
	 >       the St. Charles lug) will give his views and experiences 
	 >       on the topic as we chat while we chomp.

For those trying to remember their alphabet soup...
(and anyone...please correct/comment on any of these descriptions to
better describe/correct...)

Novell eDirectory (formerly named as Novell Directory
Services but populaly known as Netware Directory Services) is an
X.500-compatible directory service software product initially released
in 1993 by Novell for centrally managing access to resources on multiple
computers within a given network.   It also controls permissions on a
per userid (and group id and ...?) to objects in the directory.

Microsoft has Active Directory.  1st relesased in Windows 2000
Server edition, it claims to include LDAP, Kerberos, and DNS.  (Is this
one of the sources of "embrace and extend" criticisms that MS has
(partially) used these standards but in a way that they do NOT work with
non-MS software?)  In pre-release it was called NTDS (NT Directory
Service) and that nmae can still be seen compiled into some binaries.

X.500 is a a series of computer networking standards covering
electronic directory services.  The X.500 series was developed by ITU-T,
formerly known as CCITT, and first approved in 1988.  ISO/IEC 9594 is
the corresponding ISO identification.  It was INCREDIBLY complex and was
only run on large servers.

LDAP is an implimentation of part of X.500.  "Lite weight
Directory Access Protocol"...liteweight because it was stripped down to
do the more needed stuff on smaller systems and simpler to impliment.
It also worked with TCP/IP which X.500 originally did not.  Open LDAP is
an Open Software version.


 STLISACA - StL InfoSys Audit & Ctrl Assn
 Wed, September 15, 2pm . 4pm
 See http://www.isaca-stlouis.org/
   Website seems to have NOT been updated since May.  They MAY still be 
   on summer hiatus.


 GCC - Gateway Computer Club
 Wed, September 15, 6pm . 8pm
 10001 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (map)
 Venue: Caseyville Township Bldg.
 See http://gcc.signalhill.net/

 Demonstration will be on the topic of Retro Gaming & Computing. We will show off and talk about many different types of vintage gaming and computer systems, with a focus on gaming. Please bring anything older systems you may have which you would like to show the club!


  STLPM - St. Louis Perl Mongers Group
  Wed, September 15, 6:30pm . 8:30pm
  6665 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544 (map)
  Venue is Announce Media, LLC
  Meetings are on every 3rd Wednesday of the month

  See http://stlouis.pm.org/

  Introducing The Monads
  Speaker: Aditya "Deech" Siram
  When: 6:30 PM Wednesday 09/15/10
  Announce Media
  6665 Delmar Boulevard
  Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544

  This meeting is being sonsored by COMSYS.


  Haskell monads do everything from mundane list processing and IO to complex functionality like fine-grained concurrent state management and parsing grammers. And because they are all monads, they have a consistent syntax making them very simple and elegant to use.

  This talk will give a tourof these and other noteworthy citizens of this wonderful landscape. There will be plenty of practical code examples and no knowledge of Haskell is required.

  About Aditya "Deech" Siram:

  Aditya "Deech" Siram is a Java developer with the Neuroinformatics Research Group at Washington University. He's into functional programming languages, especially Haskell, and looks forward to the day he gets paid to use it.


 St. Louis ALT.NET
 Wed, September 15, 7pm . 9pm
 161 Long Rd. #107, Chesterfield, MO 63005 (map)
 Venue: International Tap House
 See http://www.meetup.com/stlaltdotnet/

 The ALT.NET community is a loosely coupled, highly cohesive group of like-minded individuals who believe that the best developers do not align themselves with platforms and languages, but with principles and ideas. In 2007, David Laribee created the term "ALT.NET" to explain this "alternative" view of the Microsoft development universe--a view that challenged the "Microsoft-only" approach to software development. He distilled his thoughts into four key developer characteristics which form the basis of the ALT.NET philosophy:

 1. You're the type of developer who uses what works while keeping an eye out for a better way. 
 2. You reach outside the mainstream to adopt the best of any community: Open Source, Agile, Java, Ruby, etc. 
 3. You're not content with the status quo. Things can always be better expressed, more elegant and simple, more mutable, higher quality, etc. 
 4. You know tools are great, but they only take you so far. It's the principles and knowledge that really matter. The best tools are those that embed the knowledge and encourage the principles (e.g. Resharper.)

 The St. Louis ALT.NET meetup group is a place where .NET developers can learn, share, and critique approaches to software development on the .NET stack. We cater to the highest common denominator, not the lowest, and want to help all St. Louis .NET developers achieve a superior level of software craftsmanship.

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