Linux Journal Contents #183, July 2009
Linux is definitely going mobile, from phones to e-readers. Find out more inside about Android, the Kindle 2, the Western Digital MyBook II, The Bug, and Indamixx (a portable recording studio). And if you've gone mobile and you been wanting more Emacs in your life then check out Conkeror. Also in this issue: parsing command line options with getopt, checking your Ruby code with metric_fu, and building a secure Squid proxy. All this and more, and all you have to do is get your hot sweaty hands on the latest copy of Linux Journal.
The Java API to Android's Telephony Stack
by Alexander Sirotkin
All Android apps are created equal, but some apps are more equal than others.
Hacking Your Portable Linux Server
by Federico Lucifredi
Hacking the Western Digital MyBook II.
The Conkeror Web Browser Conquers Small Screens
by David A. Harding
All the power of Firefox with an Emacs look and feel.
Bug Labs: Hacks and Apps
by Alicia Gibb
Some buggy ideas for the BUG.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Checking Your Ruby Code with metric_fu
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Linux, Thunderbird and the BlackBerry—a Love Story
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Parsing Command-Line Options with getopt
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Building a Secure Squid Web Proxy, Part III
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
Right Command, Wrong Server
Doc Searls' EOF
The Last Silos Standing
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- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
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