Tag Archives: Cross-platform software

FreeBSD Ports: What Happened to mod_php5?

I’m recompiling PHP5 on my server to add PostgreSQL support, and couldn’t figure-out why all of the various mod_php* ports had disappeared from the ports/www. Turns out you need to enable PHP to do its own Apache support now. To … Continue reading

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What IT Managers Can Learn from Developers

I came across a fairly succinct article about what IT managers can learn from software developers which is a good read if you find yourself in a chaotic environment with no issue tracking, documentation, etc. There are various practices associated … Continue reading

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C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby

I tend to be someone who is more pragmatic about using the right tool for the job rather than being language agnostic, so I found this overview on C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby (via Jake) to be an … Continue reading

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Hacking Apache HTTPD Server at Yahoo!

Michal J. Radwin of Yahoo! gave a presentation at the recent ApacheCon 2005 about their own internal version of Apache HTTPD Server called yapache, and the various hacks and configuration issues which they’ve worked through over the years. Since 1996, … Continue reading

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Source for Easy Editor (ee of FreeBSD fame)

Sometimes when I’m on a Linux box I find myself a bit crippled without being able to use Easy Editor. I do know vi as it was the first editor I taught myself, but when I just need to do … Continue reading

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List Of Languages That Compile To the Java Virtual Machine

I was chatting with a former co-worker of mine over IM, and he mentioned hearing that more languages compile to the Java Virtual Machine than the .NET CLR on a podcast. I was kind of surprised to hear this, so … Continue reading

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Adding The Subversion Build Number To Your Application Using Ant

I have to admit, lately I’m a big, big fan of development using CFEclipse, Subversion, and building Apache Ant scripts to do builds and deployments with for ColdFusion applications. I have quite a few more ideas to add to some … Continue reading

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PyDev: A Python Plugin for Eclipse

As I already do Java, C, and ColdFusion in Eclipse, I figured I may as well start doing the snake in it too. I’ve had PyDev installed for awhile at home but have yet to use it. However I need … Continue reading

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CFEclipse Gaining Popularity

It seems that CFEclipse is getting pretty popular– the latest nightly build nightly builds have already been downloaded over 5,100 times which is pretty impressive to me. I’ve been using it for around a year now and it certainly makes … Continue reading

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An Evaluation of the Current Technology Job Market: Updated

Apparently my last post about this same topic got around a bit on the net, and last week I received an e-mail (as well as a site comment) from one of the founders from Indeed telling me they’d fixed the … Continue reading

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