Perl: PerlPanel Perl applets extend a platform-independent desktop panelMar 31, 2009
One panel has a neat collection of applets and another has spectacular looks – but a combination of the two is rare. Now help draws nigh for the desktop: PerlPanel is extensible with do-it-yourself widgets.more »
Perl: amtrack Perl scripts watch Amazon pricesMar 29, 2009
If you are a bargain hunter, you might enjoy this Perl script that monitors price developments at Amazon and alerts you if Amazon suddenly drops the prices on the products you have been watching.more »
Perl: Dynamic netstat Refreshing netstat output with PerlMar 24, 2009
The netstat utility reveals how your Linux box interacts with the local network. With a few Perl modules, you can develop a tool that displays the data dynamically, exactly the way top does.more »
The Netfilter team has long been mulling over rework of firewall code in the Linux kernel. Now team lead Patrick McHardy ends months of work by announcing nftables.more »
After years of development, version 1.0 of the Parrot virtual machine has arrived for Perl, Python and other dynamic languages. Whether the Parrot will take a firm foothold in software development is still up in the air.more »
Perl: Pinpointing Spammers Find spammers with the help of a database and Google ChartsFeb 28, 2009
To identify the geographic regions from which link spam originated, a database locates IP addresses and the Google Charts service puts them onto a world map.more »
Perl: Speed Bumps Profilers identify bottlenecks in Perl programsJan 31, 2009
Instead of souped up CPUs, simple programming tricks are often all it takes to speed up a program. Profilers can discover bottlenecks that need more TLC from the developer.more »
Advisory Check (advchk), a small tool for monitoring installed software security, is now available in version 2.20. It has extended its source feeds and is now supported on HP-UX.more »
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