"LFY November 2011" tag
C'mon it's Lisp programming time again!

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 6

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language — but only the top percentile of programmers use it, because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate,…

USB Devices in Linux

Device Drivers, Part 12: USB Drivers in Linux Continued

The 12th part of the series on Linux device drivers takes you further along the path to writing your first USB driver in Linux — a continuation from the previous article. Pugs continued,…

Managing open source in an agile software development process

Agile Software Development Made Faster, More Secure

While the value proposition that open source offers to agile software development teams is tremendous, the enterprises adopting these tools may still inadvertently get into licensing and other legal hassles. However, there are…

Storing all that!

nexenta: Bringing Enterprise Storage to the Open Source World

This article discusses some of the challenges and technologies related to data storage, and introduces the Nexenta Core Platform, which is an OS based on OpenSolaris. Storage is arguably the most overlooked component…

Openfiler

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 4

In the previous article in the series on Openfiler, we discussed configuring RAID. Here, we will proceed with the installation and configuration of iSCSI. This article assumes that Openfiler 2.3 has been configured…

UDP time

The Socket API, Part 4: Datagrams

Let’s try to develop server clients using UDP, the protocol behind some important services like DNS, NFS, etc. UDP, the User Datagram Protocol, is a connectionless protocol. This means you don’t establish a…

Oops, am under attack, again!

Cyber Attacks Explained: DoS and DDoS

With this article, we begin a new series on the major kinds of cyber attacks that weaken the IT security infrastructure within organisations. With the rapid spread of Internet technologies and applications, the…

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie

Joy of Programming: The Legacy of C

Dennis Ritchie died on the 8th of October 2011, at the age of 70. His lasting contributions to computing include creating the C language, and co-creating the UNIX operating system. In his memory,…

A page after submitting for publication

Exploring Software: The New-Look Plone 4

If this is the first time you are hearing of Plone, should you use it? If so, how would you start and get a feel of what it can do? Plone is a…

Loop optimisation

CodeSport (November 2011)

In this month’s column, we will continue our discussion on some of the common loop optimisations performed by the compiler. In last month’s column, I had presented a coding snippet (shown below) and…

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