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Awk time

Advanced Awk for Sysadmins

In this article, we will discuss advanced Awk functionality, including string- and time-manipulation functions, associative arrays and user-defined functions. These can be very useful for a systems administrator to quickly summarise and analyse…

Bible

The Comperhensive LAMP Guide, Part-1: Compiling and Optimising Apache

These days, almost everyone needs a website. Online business is picking up, and an Internet presence is a must for firms wanting to expand their business. If you’re the freelance Web designer or…

The Scent of an ebook

How to Produce an eBook in ePub Format

An ebook will never smell as good as that old leather-bound volume of classics on grandfather’s bookshelf; but the ebook format, residing inside an ebook reader, will let you carry that entire volume…

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)…

Radiant CMS

Less is More: Exploring the Radiant CMS

Need to build a website or weblog? Just want a simple CMS that makes your life easier? Radiant is for you! In this article, we explore some of the unique features of Radiant…

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,…

Web application testing time...

The Selenium Web Application Testing Framework

The more Web applications we use, the more tools are needed to automate the testing process, for which there are many options that simplify the process. Since testing processes and methods vary from…

Website development is easy using Rails plugins

Rails Plugins — Making Website Development Easy!

This article is a tutorial on how to use Rails plugins for pagination, authentication and file attachments. It is aimed at readers with a basic knowledge of Ruby on Rails programming. A plugin…

Locked!

Securing Apache, Part 7: Fool-proofing the Server OS

Moving deeper into Web application and Apache security, let’s now focus on OS commanding attacks, and those that lead to the disclosure of crucial information and server directory paths. The attacks described below…

I Grok!

Exploring Software: Getting a Hang of Zope’s Grok

According to Wikipedia, “to grok” is to share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity. For example, to say that you “know” LISP is simply to assert…

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