Perl: Daily Tip Serve a daily dose of informationJun 30, 2008
When tackling something complex, such as a foreign language or Vim commands, digesting small bits of knowledge might be more effective than consuming a super-sized meal of information. This month’s Perl column gives you a method of serving up knowledge snippets by email.more »
Perl: Skydiving Simulation Skydiving simulation with PerlJun 19, 2008
Computer game programmers apply physical formulas and special tricks to create realistic animations. Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL), which is available as a Perl wrapper, provides a powerful framework for creating simple 2D worlds with just a couple of lines of code.more »
Perlbal Scaling your website with the Perlbal web serverJun 17, 2008
Let the nimble Perlbal web server keep your traffic in balance.more »
Perl: Ptrace Perl script uses Ptrace for process tracingJun 01, 2008
Linux lets users watch the kernel at work with a little help from Ptrace, a tool that both debuggers and malicious process kidnappers use. A CPAN module introduces this technology to Perl and, if this is not enough, C extensions add functionality.more »
Perl: Portfolio Watch Graphic display of portfolio stock valuesMay 01, 2008
We'll show you a Perl script that helps you draw area graphs to keep track of your portfolio's performance.more »
The annual developers’ conference FOSDEM will take place in Brussels on February 23 and 24, 2008. As a teaser, organizers of the open-source event have now placed interviews with some of the speakers online.more »
Linux versus Vista
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Perlmeister Michael Schilli Perlmeister Mike Schilli celebrates 10 yearsOct 31, 2007
“One or two years in the USA would be great,” Mike Schilli thought back in 1996. The “Perlmeister” has lived in San Francisco for 11 years now, and he’s been writing the regular Perl column for almost as long.more »
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.