"LFY October 2011" tag
Android App Development

Android App Development: Hardware and Sensors

I’m back with another article on Android application development. This time, we will discuss how to access some of the phone’s hardware components like the camera flash, accelerometer, etc, with two simple applications…

Free your mind

FOSS is __FUN__: Free Your Mind

Golf, par, handicaps — and sub-classing, abstraction and lines of code. Sounds interesting? Last month, I have had the privilege of listening to two presentations on two radically different subjects. The only thing…

It's time we file

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 3

The first article of this series discussed basic installation and configuration; the second described some advanced Openfiler features including bonded interfaces and RAID 1 data storage, with some important setup instructions and troubleshooting…

Syn Flooding

SYN Flooding using SCAPY and Prevention using iptables

DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against Web services make them unavailable for legitimate users, affecting the website owner’s potential business. These involve intentional consumption of network, CPU and memory resources. In this article,…

Time to rsync

Backups and More with rsync

Learn how to use this powerful utility that almost all experts use in their day-to-day work, to perform tasks like back-ups, and much more. The rsync utility can be used cross-platform—Linux, Mac OS…

It's concurrent servers time

The Socket API, Part 3: Concurrent Servers

In this part of the series, we will learn how to deal with multiple clients connected to the server. Welcome to another dose of socket programming! Till now, we’ve created servers that are…

uhh, not the rootkits again

Chkrootkit — Eliminate the Enemy Within

Last month, we learnt about the technical components that form rootkits. We also discussed why and how rootkits are dangerous, and briefly explored a few detection options. This article continues on the same…

Visibility?

Joy of Programming: Scope, Lifetime and Visibility in C

Often, programmers confuse the scope, lifetime and visibility of variables. So I’ll cover these three important concepts in this month’s column. Whenever you declare a variable, you determine its scope, lifetime and visibility….

It should be all logical, no?

Exploring Software: GNOME and the Semantic Desktop

Currently, this is a work in progress. So will it mature fast enough and meet user expectations? The state of the semantic desktop in the GNOME desktop environment is still very fluid. Two…

Let's optimise a bit...

CodeSport (October 2011)

In this month’s column, let us focus our attention on some of the common compiler optimisations, and on how to write code that can be well optimised by the compiler. In last month’s…

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