Linux Journal Contents #174, October 2008
Interview with Guido van Rossum
by James Gray
The new Python 3000 is bounding beyond Python 2. Python creator Guido van Rossum explains why you've got to try it.
A Tale of Two Languages
by Daniel Bartholomew
Not all programming languages are created for automating spreadsheets and device drivers—some, like Inform 6 and 7, were created specifically for making games.
Shell Scripting with a Distributed Twist: Using the Sleep Scripting Language
by Raphael Mudge
A language for practical extraction and reporting with mobile agents?
The Falcon Programming Language in a Nutshell
by Giancarlo Niccolai
Messages can carry anything, including methods or whole Sigma sequences for remote execution in foreign objects.
State of the Art: Linux Audio 2008, Part II
by Dave Phillips
Dave Phillips weighs in on the production side of music and sound software for Linux.
The Well-Tempered PHP Developer
by Federico Kereki
PHP developers can get a comfortable, powerful environment with Eclipse plus some well-chosen plugins.
Enlightenment—the Next Generation of Linux Desktops
by Jay Kruizenga
Discover E, and unlock the secrets of Enlightenment.
Shawn Power's Current_Issue.tar.gz
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Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Interview with Marcus Meissner
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
Wii Will Rock Linux
Doc Searls' EOF
Why We Need Hackers to Fix Health Care
Load Me Up, Load Me Down
by Dan Sawyer
Review of Scalent's Virtual Operating Environment
by Logan G. Harbaugh
In Every Issue
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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.
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- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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