Linux Journal Contents #55, November 1998
FastCGI: Persistent Applications for Your Web Server
by Paul Heinlein
FastCGI allows Apache to run and manage persistent CGI-like scripts, overcoming CGI's worst shortcomings.
An Introduction to JDBC
by Manu Konchady
Mr. Konchady presents some of the benefits of using Java over CGI as well as the basics of managing a departmental database with Java.
by John Quillan
An overview of what is needed to embed your favorite Perl application and help avoid some obstacles along the way.
LJ Interviews Guido van Rossum
by Andrew Kuchling
Mr. Kuchling talks to the creator of Python to find out about the past, present and future of this versatile programming language.
The Python HTMLgen Module
by Michael Hamilton
Mr. Hamilton tells us how to use HTMLgen, a Python-class library, for generating HTML.
News & Articles
Xforms Marries Perl
by Reza Naima
How to add a powerful graphical user interface to Perl scripts
The Quick Road to an Intranet Web Server
by Russell C. Pavlicek
Apache and Linux make the task simple.
XML, the eXtensible Markup Language
by Andrew Kuchling
XML has been attracting a lot of attention recently. This article provides a five-minute overview of XML and explains why it matters to you.
More Flexible Formatting with SGMLtools
by Cees de Groot
A brief overview of the latest SGMLtools is presented by one of its developers.
Tcl/Tk: The Swiss Army Knife of Web Applications
by Bill Schongar
Tcl/Tk offers many uses to the web programmer. Mr. Schongar describes a few of them.
QuickStart: Replication & Recovery v1.2 An overview and review of this replication and recovery product.
by Daniel Lazenby
Informix on Linux: First Impressions Notes on installing and configuring Informix's port to Linux.
by Fred Butzen
Structuring XML Documents
by Terry Dawson
Linux Kernel Internals, Second Edition
by Karl Majer
Linux Apprentice Beginner's Guide to JDK
by Gordon Chamberlin
Beginner's Guide to JDK This article covers the use of the Java Development Kit on a Linux platform. It includes a general introduction to Java, installing the JDK 1.1.6, compiling Java support into the Linux kernel, writing a simple Java program and studying an example.
Take Command init
by Alessandro Rubini
init init is the driving force that keeps our Linux box alive, and it is the one that can put it to death. This article is meant to summarize why init is so powerful and how you can instruct it to behave differently from its default behaviour. (Yes, init is powerful, but the superuser rules over init.)
Linux Means Business Linux for Internet Business Applications
by Uche Ogbuji
Linux for Internet Business Applications A look at how one company is moving ahead by using Linux to provide Internet services to its clients.
System Administration High Availability Linux Web Servers
by Aaron Gowatch
High Availability Linux Web Servers If a web server goes down, here's one way to save time and minimize traffic loss by configuring multiple hosts to serve the same IP address.
Linux Gazette The Roxen Challenger HTTP Web Server
by Michel Pelletier
The Roxen Challenger HTTP Web Server A review of the easy-to-install web server written in Pike.
Letters to the Editor
From the Editor
by Eric S. Raymond
Open Source's First Six Months
From the Publisher Open Source Developer Day
by Phil Hughes
Open Source Developer Day A report on a series of panels held at the end of O'Reilly's Perl Conference.
Stop the Presses Caldera Splits
by Phil Hughes
Caldera Splits The software company is now two subsidiaries: Caldera Thin Clients, Inc. and Caldera Systems, Inc.
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