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ActiveState's Tcl Dev Kit

The latest news from ActiveState is the release of Tcl Dev Kit (TDK) 4.0, a multiplatform toolkit for creating and deploying Tcl applications. In addition to providing essential tools for building self-contained, installation-free executables, TDK includes a graphical debugger, profiling and analysis tools for code optimization, a pre-compiler and a Windows services manager. New features in TDK 4.0 include checker enhancements for finding errors in Tcl scripts, enhanced TEA package management, compiler support for Tcl 8.5, GUI facelifts and support for Mac OS X and Solaris x86. Other supported platforms include Linux, Windows, AIX and HP-UX.

Data Structures and Algorithms for Game Developers by Allen Sherrod (Charles River Media)

Grand Theft Auto ain't Pong, which is why you'll need this book—Data Structures and Algorithms for Game Developers by Allen Sherrod—for your next game undertaking. Published by Charles River Media, this title focuses on teaching game developers the fundamentals of data structures and algorithms using C++ and its alternative options, such as C++ STL. The book also covers many topics that today's game and graphics programmers must know to be successful, including geometry management techniques, KD-Trees, binary space partitioning trees, sphere trees and so on. Furthermore, the code that's included is not platform- or OS-dependent, which is just as we Linuxers like it!


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Private PaaS for the Agile Enterprise

If you already use virtualized infrastructure, you are well on your way to leveraging the power of the cloud. Virtualization offers the promise of limitless resources, but how do you manage that scalability when your DevOps team doesn’t scale? In today’s hypercompetitive markets, fast results can make a difference between leading the pack vs. obsolescence. Organizations need more benefits from cloud computing than just raw resources. They need agility, flexibility, convenience, ROI, and control.

Stackato private Platform-as-a-Service technology from ActiveState extends your private cloud infrastructure by creating a private PaaS to provide on-demand availability, flexibility, control, and ultimately, faster time-to-market for your enterprise.

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