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PostgreSQL time!

A Telecom Service Provider Handles Huge Volumes of Data Using PostgreSQL

A telecom service provider searching for a scalable database solution to handle a humongous database, found its answer in PostgreSQL. Siddhartha Singh, one of the EnterpriseDB PostgreSQL contest winners, shares with the LINUX…

Droid time

Virtual Machines For Abstraction: The Dalvik VM

With the rise of heterogeneous systems, there is a requirement for a scalable software system that is cost-effective and maintenance-free. Virtual machines (VMs) provide abstraction from the heterogeneity, and present a low-cost, scalable…

Exception Safety

Joy of Programming: Levels of Exception Safety

The concept of “exception safety” is important for programming in the presence of exceptions. In this article, we’ll look at different levels of exception safety, with the help of an example. Let’s first…

Dynamic instrumentation frameworks

CodeSport (June 2011)

In this month’s column, we continue our discussion of binary instrumentation tools, and look at a few popular dynamic instrumentation frameworks. Last month, we had discussed various memory errors such as uninitialised memory…

Scientific programming...

What is Scientific Programming?

This article will take you into the world of scientific programming — from simple numerical computations to some complex mathematical models and simulations. We will explore various computational tools but our focus will…

Secured!

Securing Apache, Part 8: DoS & DDoS Attacks

In this part of the series, we focus on DoS/DDoS attacks, which have been among the major threats to Web servers since the beginning of the Web 2.0 era. Denial of Service (DoS)…

Middleware basics

Understanding Middleware with Apache ActiveMQ

Even though “middleware” might seem like a close cousin of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, it’s a fairly modern term in computer software and services, and has nothing to do with hobbits, wizards or adventures…

Dealing with coding errors

CodeSport (March 2011)

Welcome to CodeSport!  In this month’s column, we turn our attention to software coding errors, which lead to buggy code. We will discuss different types of software bugs caused by software coding errors,…

Concept of transactional memory

CodeSport (January 2011)

Welcome to this month’s CodeSport, in which we discuss the concept of transactional memory, with a focus on software transactional memory. In last month’s column, we featured a bunch of questions on operating…

Subtle differences

Joy of Programming: Language Transition Bugs

There are subtle differences between languages like C, C++, Java and C#. Programmers transitioning from one language to another should beware of such differences. When I speak to my Tamil friends in English,…

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