O'Reilly Open Source Conference
Why? Because the O'Reilly show started out much different than Usenix. It was originally a Perl conference. Perl started as a UNIX-based scripting language but things are changing. With Perl expanding into the MS-Windows area (mostly for CGI programming) and the conference expanding in the direction of Open Source, the mix at the show continues to change.
This is my second year in attendance and I see the change. For example, while there was a Python track at the conference last year, the interest level in Python was much higher this year. For example, there was a session on Zope the Python-based web content management system.
My own contribution to diversification was my tutorial titled Programming Without Perl. Its intent was to show that UNIX-like systems include a rich set of utility programs that offer a comfortable alternative to Perl for many projects. The session was well received with many of the attendees stopping to tell me they had found it extremely useful.
The last two days of the event included a trade show--small by major conference standards but substantial considering it was mostly open-source products. On the Linux side, SuSE was there with an iMac in their booth running their new iMac port. This fits in well with our August issue which features an iMac running Yellow Dog Linux on the cover.
Another hot item was Jabber, an innovative new instant messaging system. Open and exciting Jabber is also Linux related. There will be extensive coverage of Jabber in the September 2000 issue of Linux Journal on sale in August.
In the Linux Journal booth we were giving away, in addition to magazines, our new Windows Free Zone barricade tape. Check it out in the Linux Journal Store.
And finally, the good news is that the O'Reilly Open Source Conference has continued to grow. The bad news is that the conference facility in Monterey is maxed out, so the show will be moved to San Diego next year. We at Linux Journal hope to see you there.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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