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Introduction to programming in Erlang, Part 2: Use advanced features and functionality

Part two of my introduction to programming Erlang is available on IBM developerWorks: Erlang is a multi-purpose programming language that is primarily used for developing concurrent and distributed systems. Part 1 of this series introduced Erlang … Continue reading

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Introduction to programming in Erlang, Part 1: The basics

I have a new article on programming in Erlang available on IBM developerWorks: Erlang is a multi-purpose programming language used primarily for developing concurrent and distributed systems. It began as a proprietary programming language used by … Continue reading

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Xapian/Omega

A new article on indexing documents using the Xapian/Omega toolkit is now available. From the intro: Storing and providing access to documentation and information is an ever-growing problem for many companies. There are many solutions, including w… Continue reading

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Take advantage of using libevent and libev

I have a new article available on making use of the libevent and libev libraries. libevent has become a very popular choice for people that want to build very efficient I/O systems, particularly for network solutions, and therefore it fits nicely … Continue reading

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Deploying Gearman across multiple environments

A new article on using the work distribution tool, Gearman: The open source Gearman service allows you to easily distribute work to other machines in your network, either because you want to spread the work over a large body of machines or because… Continue reading

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Saving money with open source, Part 3: The OpenChange solution offers great promise

The third and final part of my series on saving money with open source covers the OpenChange mail server, designed to provide a complete, protocol and functionally equivalent collaboration environment to Microsoft’s Exchange server. From the artic… Continue reading

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Saving money with open source, Part 2: Tap into the power of OpenOffice

The second part of the series on saving money using open source technology looks at OpenOffice, a complete Office software suite comprising word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation package, among other tools. From the intro: On the desktop, t… Continue reading

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