A Perl script catalogs books and CDs with the help of barcodes
All of the modules used here are available from CPAN and can be installed with a CPAN shell. The article database created by the script can be used in various ways: as a buying aid ("Do I own this book already?"), as a CD archive, or – if you include location details (as in, "Room 1, Shelf 4, Compartment 3") – as an online catalog for absent-minded librarians.
- Listings for this article: http://www.linux-magazine.com/resources/article_code
- Dealextreme: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12559
- Amazon Web Services: http://amazon.com/soap
Buy this article as PDF
Klaus Knopper announces the latest version of his iconic Live Linux system.
All websites that use these popular CMS tools could be vulnerable to denial of service attacks if users don't install the updates.
According to a report, many potential victims of the Heartbleed attack have patched their systems, but few have cleaned up the crime scene to protect themselves from the effects of a previous intrusion.
DARPA and NICTA release the code for the ultra-secure microkernel system used in aerial drones.
Should you trust an online service to store your online passwords?
New B+ board lets you build cool things without the complication of a powered USB hub.
Redmond rushes in to root out alleged malware haven.
New initiative will bring futuristic virtual reality effects to the web surfing experience.
Dyreza malware launches a man-in-the-middle attack that compromises SSL.
New cloud combines worldwide access with local attention to data security.