Linux Product Insider: Online Dictionary of Engineering Science & Tech
The July 11th "Linux Product Insider" features the Online Dictionary of Engineering Science & Tech, Curl Data Kit, High Performance MySQL, Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day and Sans Digital AccuNAS AN2L.
Here is this week's Linux product news:
ASTM International’s Online Dictionary of Engineering Science and Technology
The new ASTM International’s Online Dictionary of Engineering Science and Technology is no doorstop. It is an online, susbscription-based dictionary with 76,000 terms contained in more than 12,000 ASTM standards. ASTM is is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. The definition of each term was written by technical experts in their field and reflects the sense in which that field uses the term. The dictionary also contains hot links from each standard designation to the full scope of the standard, as well as from from the ASTM committees to specific information on that committee. The search tools allow for search by main committee, phrase, keyword, designation number or alphabetically.
Curl Data Kit
The team over at Curl Inc. recently released its new Curl Data Kit (CDK), the second product to be delivered from the company's Open Source initiative. The CDK library complements Version 6.0 of the Curl Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform and facilitates the building data-centric applications in Curl and provides support for local SQL databases. By allowing the storage and retrieval of data using the popular SQLite engine, the CDK library is an important foundation for occasionally connected computing (OCC) applications developed with Curl. Curl Inc.'s chief strategy officer Jnan Dash commented: "By adding the CDK library, we are allowing the Curl developer community to take advantage of the full power of SQLite, the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world."
High Performance MySQL, Second Edition (O'Reilly)
A six-author team (Baron Schwartz et al.) is the brains behind the 2nd edition of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, Replication, and More, which the authors call "the mythical perfect MySQL book none of them had read but kept looking for." A complete re-write from the first edition, the book is focused not just on the needs of the MySQL application developer but also on the rigorous demands of the MySQL administrator, who needs to keep the system up and running no matter what the programmers or users may throw at the server. It also helps readers improve their skills and build fast reliable systems with MySQL, answering questions like "How can I set up a cluster of MySQL servers capable of handling millions upon millions of queries and ensure that things keep running even if a couple of the servers die?" Finally, the book helps dispel the mindset that it's OK to just throw hardware, power and cooling at computing problems, and get back to more of the punch-card mindset where everyone was concerned about doing things efficiently.
Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day, 6th Edition(Sams)
The team of Jesse Liberty, Siddhartha Rao and Bradley L. Jones teamed up to pen the new 6th Edition of Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day by Sams. If you still haven't fulfilled that New Year's resolution to finally learn C++, then pick up this book. Sams states that with this complete tutorial, give it one hour per day of your time and you’ll have all the skills you need to begin programming in C++ and learn many advanced features and concepts. No previous programming experience is necessary. Other areas of focus include the Standard Template Library, containers, algorithms, object-oriented design, programming and analysis, inheritance and polymorphism and much more.
Sans Digital AccuNAS AN2L
New on the storage scene is Sans Digital's AccuNAS AN2L, a high performance network attached storage device that supports digital file sharing over the network in Linux and Mac and Windows environments. The AccuNAS AN2L also allows playback of digital multimedia directly via PS3/PSP, XBOX and other digital media player using UPnP and DLNA. Images and photographs are easily shared via the Web using the Photo Station feature, with automatically creates thumbnails and Web pages for these files. Features such iTunes Server support allow automatic MP3 detection and display in PC or MAC’s iTunes software, while the Web Hard Drive feature allows off-site file access, where data can be retrieved from various locations. The Network Recycle Bin prevents accidental file deletion by saving deleted files in a temporary location. Besides data sharing, the AN2L also includes other sever-like features such as Web-server with MySQL, FTP server, BitTorrent/FTP/HTTP download server, and complete backup server supporting PC-to-NAS, NAS-to-NAS, and NAS-to-USB backup. AN2L is designed with built-in RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and Spanning, with account management allowing safe data-keeping.
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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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