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Integrating Google App Engine and Eclipse

Ever wondered what Google App Engine and cloud computing is all about? Here’s an easy way to try it out, by integrating it with Eclipse. It makes everything much simpler if you get…

The Python and PHP connection...

Connecting to MySQL with Python and PHP

We all know the power of MySQL — one of the most used open source databases and a challenge to proprietary products of the genre. Python and PHP are well-known scripting languages. We…

Creating Your Own Server

Creating Your Own Server: The Socket API, Part 1

In this series of articles aimed at newbies to network programming (knowledge of C is a prerequisite), we’ll learn how to create network clients and servers using the UNIX Socket API. We’ll start…

Social Apps with Facebook

Making Your Web Apps Social with Facebook

Thinking about making your Web application talk to Facebook? Or do you need tighter integration for your website? Alternately, do you just want to do more with it than any third-party plugin can…

Ain't no sunshine without graphics

Graphics Using Xlib, Part 1

This article introduces you to the X Window System, with the aim of helping developers understand how to use the Xlib library effectively. The X Window System has a very distinct place in…

Pygame time

Get Started with Pygame

Gaming has become a major field in the computing world. It is the favourite entertainment for many users, but a challenging job for developers, because of the complexity involved. Pygame is a great…

Fragments API

Android Application Development: Android Fragments API

In this article, we will look at the new Android UI API, the Fragments API. Part of the Android 3.0 SDK, it allows developers to use the large screen space available on tablets,…

Designing a DB

A Simple Guide to Database Design in MySQL

As the title says, this is an introduction to databases, their purpose and features. It deals with how to design and create a simple database in MySQL. Starting off with the concepts of…

Groovy, baby!

Exploring Software: Extending J2EE Applications Using Grails

We look at how J2EE users can benefit from agile development methodologies by using Grails to maximise the returns from their middleware layer. Exploring Grails is very much like exploring Rails. This is…

Web frameworks

All You Need to Know About Web Application Frameworks

Jargon fills our everyday lives on the Internet. The days when HTML and JavaScript used to be “cool” technologies are long gone. They are still very much an underlying part of the Net,…

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