Linux Journal Contents #42, October 1997
Literate Programming Using Noweb
by Andrew Johnson and Brad Johnson
An introduction to Noweb, a tool designed to aid the programmer in producing understandable and easy to maintain code.
Remote Procedure Calls in Linux
by Ed Petron
An introduction to this vital software development technique.
Xmotd: Writing Free Software
by Luis Fernandes
This message-of-the-day browser was written to ease the burden of the local system administrator.
Portability and Power with the F Programming Language
by Walt Brainerd, David Epstein and Dick Hendrickson
The authors combine over forty years of language-design committee experience to create the world's most portable, yet efficient, powerful, yet simple programming language.
News & Articles
Setting up a SPARCstation
by John Little
LJ Interviews Thomas Roell
by Marjorie Richardson
PostScript: The Forgotten Art of Programming
by Hans DeVreught
Linux and the Alpha
by David Mosberger
Product Review SpellCaster DataCommute/BRI ISDN Adaptor
by Jay Painter
Book Review Internet Programming with Python
by Dwight Johnson
Book Review Unix Programming Tools
by Andrew L. Johnson
Book Review Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment
by David Bausum
Book Review Apache: The Definitive Guide
by Luca Cott Ramusino
Linux as an Internet Kiosk
by Kevin McCormick
At the Forge Integrating SQL with CGI, Part 1
by Reuven Lerner
Letters to the Editor
From the Publisher
Internet Changes/Linux Changes
by Phil Hughes
Stop the Presses
What Price High-Performance I/O?
by Phil Hughes
DDD—The Data Display Debugger
by Shay Rojansky
by Patrick Hill
Linux Means Business
by Ted Kenney
Pgfs: The PostGres File System
by Brian Bartholomew
Kernel-Level Exception Handling
by Joerg Pommnitz
The Dotfile Generator
by Jesper K Pedersen
Best of Technical Support
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
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- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
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