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Demystifying IO Performance

In this article we are going to look at some of the indicators that help us determine the speed (performance) of an IO system. Apart...

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,...

Device Drivers, Part 9: Input/Output Control in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about the typical ioctl() implementation and usage in Linux. "Get me a...

Databases in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data

We take a look at the directions in which databases are evolving, driven by the twin factors of the "Cloud" and "Big Data". Let's...

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 2

Last month, we created a simple table with an index. The idea was to understand how indexes work in MySQL. For this, we populated...

Python Threading and its Caveats

As a rapid application development language, Python is highly preferred for being easy to use, feature-rich and robust. With multi-core processors now becoming more...