Linux Journal Contents #46, February 1998
PostgreSQL—The Linux of Databases
by Rolf Herzog
A close look at the PostgreSQL database, including programming interfaces and using it for WWW applications.
The Qddb Database Suite
by Eric H. Herrin, II and Gilbert J. Benson, Jr.
An introduction the freely available database suite called Qddb.
Beagle SQL, A Client/Server Database for Linux
by Rob Klein
Mr. Klein introduces us to a database called Beagle SQL that he developed as a learning experience.
Portable Database Management with /rdb
by Ed Petron
Web server analysis logs and mailing list management is made easy by using the /rdb database system—here's how to do it.
News & Articles
Linux Network Programming, Part 1: BSD Sockets
by Ivan Griffin and John Nelson
This is the first of a series of articles about how to devlop networked applications using the various interfaces available on Linux.
Linux Helps Bring Titanic to Life
by Darryl Strauss and Wook
First article in a two part series on using Linux for visual effects in “Titanic”. This article will focus on the technical aspects of the project.
The Quick Start Guide to the GIMP, Part Four
by Michael J. Hammel
Our series winds up with a detailed description of the toolbox, plug-ins and keyboard acceleration.
A Partner's Survival Guide
by Telsa Gwynne
A view of life with a hacker brought to us by a mischievous spouse who should know—Ms. Gwynne is married to Alan Cox.
by Craig Oda
Tokyo Linux Users Group Grows Up
Personal Empress Database
by David Weis
Review of personal Empress RDBMS for Linux.
by Stuart Green
The Essential Perl Books
by Eric Raymond
Web Counting with mSQL and Apache
by Randy Jay Yarger
Learn all about Apache modules and mSQL programming using a web counting program as an example.
Linux Works for Me and You
by Maan Bsat
A high school student tells us about using Linux as a server at school, at home and at work.
At the Forge Attaching Files to Forms
by Reuven M. Lerner
Mr. Lerner shows us a way to use file elements to allow web site visitors to upload information or program files to the site.
Letters to the Editor
From the Editor
by Marjorie Richardson
From the Publisher
Needed: Linux Banking Software
by Phil Hughes
Stop the Presses
by Carlie Fairchild
Linux Apprentice Setting Up E-mail
by Jonathan Walther
Setting Up E-mail This article will give you a properly working e-mail setup and an overview of various pieces of e-mail software.
Take Command ispell: Spelling Checker
by Marjorie Richardson
ispell: Spelling Checker Don't know how to spell? This is the command for you.
Linux Means Business United Railway Signal Group, Inc.
by Lester Hightower and Hank Leininger
United Railway Signal Group, Inc. The story of how Progressive Computer Concepts has turned United Railway into a Linux shop.
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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- The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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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