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O'REILLY & ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT (DCE) SERIES

 O'REILLY & ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING
 ENVIRONMENT (DCE) SERIES
 SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) from the Open Software Foundation (OSF) has engendered a growing demand, throughout the computer field and the general business world, for explanations of the technology and what it can accomplish. O'Reilly & Associates, publishers of the Nutshell Handbooks and the definitive X Window System series, are meeting this need through a new series of books on DCE.
 Two have just been published: "Understanding DCE" and "Guide to Writing DCE Applications." For 1993, subject to market demand, O'Reilly is planning books on system administration and advanced programming topics.
 "O'Reilly & Associates is making a major publishing commitment to this emerging technology," said the series' editor Andy Oram. "The series will grow along with the readership -- as the applications become more ambitious and complex, we will keep pace with books that programmers, administrators and users can rely upon."
 'Understanding DCE'
 "Understanding DCE" is a technical and conceptual overview of DCE for all whose lives may be affected by this new technology: purchasers, programmers, technical managers, sales and marketing staff and computer system administrators. People in direct contact with DCE will find this book an almost indispensible preparation for the more narrowly focused vendor documentation, as well as the books that follow in the O'Reilly series.
 The book emerged from a collaboration between O'Reilly & Associates and three writers from Digital Equipment Corp.: Ward Rosenberry, who led their DCE documentation project; David Kenney, who intensively studied DCE and wrote significant sections of the guides; and Gerry Fisher, a software technical writing supervisor in the distributed- computing area.
 "Understanding DCE" is organized into three parts. The first part examines the architecture and components of DCE, showing how each component contributes to the overall goals. The second part presents general configuration and management considerations that new DCE administrators have to face, including the problems of mapping their configuration to the needs of their organization and dividing responsibilities among different administrative staff. The final part includes a sample DCE application, answers to common questions from new users and other subsidiary materials.
 For Programmers: 'Guide to Writing DCE Applications'
 For programmers who are considering DCE applications, O'Reilly has published "Guide to Writing DCE Applications" by John Shirley. Like "Understanding DCE," this book was developed in a cooperative effort between Digital and O'Reilly. It features small, working applications and a careful step-by-step introduction to concepts, so that programmers new to DCE can start writing real servers and clients.
 "The programmer writing her first DCE application will find this book the perfect resource," said Oram. "The idea is to get the programmer up and running with working examples of client/server applications, and to provide a comprehensive model for the development of distributed applications."
 Who O'Reilly & Associates Is
 O'Reilly & Associates is recognized worldwide for its definitive books on UNIX and the X Window System. Working closely with developers of new technologies, O'Reilly's editors are "computer people" who use the software they write about. The company's planning and review cycles link together authors, computer vendors and technical experts throughout the industry in a creative collaboration that mirrors the strengths of the "open systems" philosophy itself.
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