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The Greatest and Latest XForms Tips

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Tyler Anderson (Posted by IdaAshley on Feb 20, 2007 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
At times it is crucial to programmatically control the writability of data in your XForms. This tip shows how you can change the read-only property of controls programmatically. As data changes in your XForms form it can be essential to know and do something with the new data right away. This second tip shows you how to hook such events right into JavaScript methods to then use the data in many different ways.

News: Virtualizer SWsoft To Unveil Free Microsoft Support

On Tuesday, SWsoft will fortify current efforts to challenge virtualization software leader VMware by announcing free 24-by-7 support from Microsoft for Windows applications running on SWsoft's Virtuozzo software.

Techniques for memory debugging

Exercise good memory-related coding practices by creating a comprehensive program to keep memory errors under control.

Linuxworld: IBM, OpenVZ product news

IBM announced a new marketing program intended to entice customers into using Linux on x86 servers running the Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) stack of web server software. While running LAMP applications, a full rack of five p5-560Q systems running at 70% utilization can replace 320 x86 servers that take up nearly eight racks of space and power, IBM executives said at LinuxWorld.

Create an interactive wiki using PHP and scaffolding

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Duane O'Brien (Posted by solrac on Feb 20, 2007 1:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, PHP
Wikis are widely used as tools to help speed development, increase productivity, and educate others. This tutorial creates a wiki from scratch using PHP, with value-added features useful for tracking production. It focuses on application design with PHP. All of these things make PHP a good choice for writing a wiki engine.

IBM wants to shrink the Linux server installed base

IBM says the 1.6 million stand-alone Linux servers running in enterprise data centers is too many. It's not Linux IBM has a thing against; it's the physical server hardware running the operating system.

Open source integration remains 'elusive'

Organisations such as the newly formed Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) face considerable challenges in their efforts to promote the improved integration of open source business systems, experts have warned. Analyst firm Gartner said that open source integration remains an "elusive goal" despite the ongoing efforts of groups including the OSA, the Open Source Development Lab, the Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation.

UK open source policy institute to open next week

  • ComputerWeekly.com; By Antony Savvas (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 19, 2007 11:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A national centre to promote the development of open source software will be officially launched next week. The National Open Centre (NOC) holds its official launch at the Houses of Parliament on 26 February.

Top 10 things Dell customers want from the company

Thumbs up to Dell for the launch of its IdeaStorm website, which asks customers what new products and/or services they'd like Dell to launch, then gets them to vote on the best ones.

[Site busy at moment - Service Temporarily Unavailable - Please try again later. Apache/2.2.2 (Fedora) Server at http://www.dellideastorm.com Port 80 - Hey Dell uses Fedora? - AS]

Collabnet Bonds Linux Vendors

CollabNet joined nine other open source and Linux vendors last week at the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit in New York to form the Open Solutions Alliance, a group dedicated to driving adoption of open source business systems.

LinuxQuestions.org Weekly Screenshots - Feb 17, 2007

It's been a very busy week in the LinuxQuestions Screenshots department. This week we installed and grabbed some cool screenshots of the following distributions: Edubuntu 7.04 Alpha 4, Xubuntu 7.04 Alpha 4, Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 4, Kubuntu 7.04 Alpha 4, openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 1, PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 2, SAM Desktop 2007 Test 2, sidux 2007-01 Preview 3, X-Evian 2.0 prebeta, Knoppel 0.8, DesktopBSD 1.0, KateOS 3.2 LIVE Beta, FreeSBIE 2.0.1 and Mandriva 2007.1 Beta 1. Enjoy!

Debugging PHP with Firebug

With an introduction of a new Firefox extension in PHP, Terry Chay comments in his blog about the nitty-gritty that he had experienced working on it. He first explains the purpose that this extension allows PHP scripts to send debugging or profiling information to Firefox’s Firebug without having to write the page itself. He says the standard way of debugging in PHP involves echoing code to the screen. The fact that PHP is a scripting language makes this an way of debugging on the Web. But this may lead to some breaks in your site. This is especially relevant when you are debugging a well formed XML or JSON response, he says.

Despite open-source ideology, QUT embraces Microsoft integration

Organisations considering a change of productivity suites may do well to follow the example of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), which has taken a cautious approach to Microsoft Office 2007 and instead focused on sprucing up its back-end messaging environment.

Red Hat To Work with Microsoft? Could Be.

In another sign of the approach apocalypse, Red Hat is apparently preparing to announce a deal to work with Microsoft on interoperability.

IRD pushes Linux deeper into the enterprise

Suse Linux on Intel hardware is the server platform of choice for the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department as it embarks on a major, compliance-driven electronic document management project. The department is still investigating its options, but has already specified Linux running on an Intel platform as its preferred platform for the project, ahead of Sun Sparc for Solaris.

Linux vendors gang up for enterprise

A group of 10 companies have formed an alliance to improve open source enterprise applications. The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) believes the market for open source business products is still in its infancy. It will work on defining and promoting best practise and frameworks to improve interoperability between applications.

IT Job Titles Gone Wild

  • reallylinux.com; By Walter V. Koenning (Posted by andreac on Feb 19, 2007 4:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor; Groups: Linux
In this article, Koenning discovers what life could be like if technology job titles matched the actual work performed. From the CEO to the janitor, this covers the spectrum of ridiculous but rather real job titles...

Fedora Core 6 Desktop User Guide

The Desktop User Guide is here to help you accomplish specific tasks with the desktop applications. It is written for individuals who are unfamiliar with the default Fedora Desktop and who may be running their first Linux desktop.

LinuxWorld New York: a longer name for a smaller show (videos)

IDG's East Coast Linux gathering is now officially called the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit (LWOSS) and the inaugural 2007 version was held February 14 and 15 in the conference area of the Marriott Marquis hotel in Manhattan, not in a huge convention center. Despite the longer name, it was such a cute little conference that I kept wanting to pat it on its head. But sometimes smaller is better, and in many ways this 600-person LWOSS was more fun and more informative then its larger Boston and New York predecessors.

Solaris vs. Linux: Ecosystem-based Approach and Framework for the Comparison in Large Enterprise Environments

  • softpanorama.org; By Dr. Nikolai Bezroukov (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 19, 2007 2:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Sun
It is important to understand that operating systems kernels are a side show of open source movement. Scripting languages and applications (especially scripting languages) are the key components of the movement.

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