Since you made the business decision, watch out for us newbies!
I am not a long time subscriber and in fact I still consider myself a newbie. I have been reading LJ since December 2007 when I began the switch over to Linux. Many of the articles are over my head even to this day. Why do I keep reading LJ you might ask? I love Linux. I love what it has done for my hobby. Since Linux is free (as in beer) I have freely given Linux to others. Not just as in giving them a CD but as in giving them a used PC with Linux on it. This has opened up a new world to people that could not otherwise own a PC. Linux promotes this type of atmosphere and LJ is part of that promotion. I read all of the articles LJ so that I can glean some small tool or idea that will help me understand Linux better. So what I would like to see in the new digital version is more articles for us newbies that have been hanging in there with all you old timers. You don't have to change LJ's format. Just add a few more articles for us. When I first started with LJ, you had Marcel Gagne's cooking with Linux. That was very helpful in many ways and kept me coming back for more. I personally would like to learn a little about programming and they say that Python would be a good beginner's choice so a series on Python would be nice. Thanks for opening up this forum for us to share our ideas with you.
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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This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide