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It seems as if there is always some new story somewhere about open source software and enterprise systems. With Linux and other open source technologies (such as Firefox) finding their way into more mainstream businesses, and Microsoft trying to fight back, you can bet we’ll keep you covered with some interesting items here as our writers dump out their brains for your reading pleasure.

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  12-15-08 

Choosing an Open-Source Content Management System

Bruce Coker 37475

A Content Management System (CMS) provides a straightforward way to maintain a web site, allowing site owners to include interactive features such as article publishing, file uploads and sharing, forums and blogs with a minimum of coding. And a good CMS will also allow extensive customization to the site’s layout and appearance, so it doesn’t end up looking like thousands of other sites built on top of the same code base. Keep reading to find out how you can get a good one without spending a fortune.

  12-11-08 

The MMAP System Call in Linux

O'Reilly Media 119525

In this third part of a seven-part series on Linux I/O file system calls, you'll learn how to use the mmap() system call, which will give you some flexibility when handling files. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the book Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library, written by Robert Love (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596009585). Copyright © 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

  12-04-08 

Linux Files and the Event Poll Interface

O'Reilly Media 154829

In this second part of a seven-part series on Linux I/O file system calls, you will learn about the event poll interface. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the book Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library, written by Robert Love (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596009585). Copyright © 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

  11-20-08 

Advanced File I/O

O'Reilly Media 50677

If you're reading to take your understanding of Linux I/O file system calls to the next level, keep reading. This seven-part article series will show you everything from system calls to performance considerations. It is excerpted from chapter four of the book Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library, written by Robert Love (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596009585). Copyright © 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

  07-02-08 

More Amazing Things to Do With Pipelines

O'Reilly Media 18438

In this second part of a two-part series on pipelines in Unix, you will learn some fun ways to cheat at word puzzles and other, more useful tricks. This article is excerpted from chapter 5 of Classic Shell Scripting, written by Arnold Robbins and Nelson H.F. Beebe (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596005954). Copyright © 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

  06-26-08 

Pipelines Can Do Amazing Things

O'Reilly Media 19264

In this two-part series, you will learn how to handle text processing jobs in Unix with pipelines. This article is excerpted from chapter 5 of Classic Shell Scripting, written by Arnold Robbins and Nelson H.F. Beebe (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596005954). Copyright © 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

  06-19-08 

Better Command Execution with bash

O'Reilly Media 58998

In this second part of a two-part series on executing commands with the bash shell, you will learn how to use fewer if statements, display error messages when failures occur, and more. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the bash Cookbook, Solutions and Examples for bash Users, written by Carl Albing, JP Vossen and Cameron Newham (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596526784). Copyright © 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

  06-12-08 

Executing Commands with bash

O'Reilly Media 125682

This two-part article will explain how to launch programs in the bash shell, used with Linux and Unix operating systems. It is excerpted from chapter four of the bash Cookbook, Solutions and Examples for bash Users, written by Carl Albing, JP Vossen and Cameron Newham (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596526784). Copyright © 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

  03-14-08 

Outsourcing: the Hoopla, the Reality

Akinola Akintomide 14383

Outsourcing IT to foreign countries is a big and emotional topic for a lot of people (especially in the United States), with career IT professionals now living in fear that their jobs will go to bright-eyed and bushy-tailed southeast Asians. Recent budget reports of several companies, however, seem to contradict the fears. Is it possible that the fear of outsourcing is at best exaggerated and at worst an outright lie?

  01-22-08 

MySQL Plays in the Sun

James Payne 22169

MySQL, much beloved among the Open Source community, has recently been acquired by Sun Microsystems for the small pittance of (insert picture of Dr. Evil here) one billion dollars in cash and stock options. How this will affect end users, and open source in general, is still up in the air, but understanding a little bit about the history of open source and the two businesses should help to give us a clearer picture of what is really at stake.

  12-17-07 

All About SQL Functions

James Payne 53892

In the last tutorial we left off with the SUM(column) function. In this article we will cover the remaining Aggregate Functions and the Scalar Functions. We might even make some fat jokes, some mama jokes, and as always, some nerd jokes.

  12-10-07 

SQL: Functioning in the Real World

James Payne 22075

A couple of months or so ago, I began talking about SQL functions and what they're used for. This article picks up where I left off. It defines the two types of functions, and begins to explain them in great detail.

  10-08-07 

More Advanced SQL Statements

James Payne 175489

In this third part to a series on beginning SQL, you'll learn how to use SQL statements to manipulate entire tables: to join them, alter them, and even delete them. It's all part of keeping a firm grip on your databases. Keep reading to learn more.

  09-26-07 

Beginning SQL the SEQUEL: Working with Advanced SQL Statements

James Payne 28824

So you made it through the first tutorial and now you are back for more. Well buckle up for the ride, because this episode teaches you the glories of advanced SQL statements. By the end of this article you'll be able to sort data, join data, you name it.

  09-25-07 

Beginning SQL

James Payne 34909

It's great to have information organized in a database, but what do you do with it once it's in there? The answer is that you have to get it out again before you can do anything with it. And that's where Structured Query Language (SQL) comes in. Keep reading to learn more.

 
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