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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…

The rack

Ganglia for Monitoring Clusters

With the size of an organisation’s infrastructure increasing, monitoring is becoming a challenge. Ganglia presents itself as a very good solution when it comes to cluster-based monitoring, and analysing the available data. Monitoring…

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,…

Testing with DbUnit

Testing Your Databases with DbUnit

DbUnit is ideal as an add-on testing framework when developing applications in Java-based languages, which rely heavily on databases. This article assumes that the reader is aware of basic testing concepts, and tries…

Customise Ubuntu

How to Remaster Ubuntu to Get a Customised Distribution

In this article, we look at how to create a custom GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Customisability is a feature most people find amazing about Free Software. The software can be tweaked to…

A Recap

Advanced Nmap: A Recap

This final article in the series consolidates information from the previous articles, looks at NMap’s future possibilities, and at the new tools from the development team. Beginning its life as a simple port-scanner,…

Ctrl + F

Get that Search Button Working with Apache Solr!

Search is probably the most important component of an application when it comes to finding valuable data, and that is precisely what Solr has been made for. Let this article guide you with…

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…

SQL or No?

Up Close and Personal with NoSQL

Aimed at Web developers, DBAs, programmers, et al., this article covers the basic concepts about NoSQL databases, the different types and their features. When you think of choosing a database for your application…

Dealing with Android Telephony API

The Android Telephony API for GSM

As a software developer for mobile platforms, you may be interested in incorporating telephony features in your app. For instance, your interactive app might need to notify the user when it starts accessing…

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