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Learning PHP, Part 2

This tutorial is Part 2 of a three-part series that takes you from the most basic PHP script to working with databases and streaming from the file system by documenting the building of a document workflow system. You can start with Learning PHP, Part 1, which gives you the basics of building a PHP script, including syntax, HTML forms, and database connections.

Linux Holdings adds Durban to training line-up

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 5:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Third national training centre part of the plan to 'make SA the number one example of the sheer power of open source'. Cape Town is next.

InsynQ Initiates Alpha Testing Program for Appgen 4GL Graphical Development System

The Appgen 4GL (fourth generation language) has been widely used by Appgen developers worldwide for over 20 years, providing a tool for extreme customization of Appgen applications and rapid development of new cross-platform applications.

Why I teach Eclipse

Given the rapid rate of technological change, how much can I -- or should I -- teach my students about specific tools? Professor Gary Pollice discusses the virtues of Eclipse technology and explains why he and other instructors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute use it in their courses.

Review: Freeduc, an educational live CD

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 23, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the least expected -- and most useful -- products of the Linux movement is the live CD. The ability to demo an operating system, with applications, is an advocate's dream come true. Freeduc is a live CD intended to be an aid to primary and secondary education. It could be a good tool for your child.

eBay: Better Code For Open Source

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Online marketplace eBay kicked off its fourth annual developers conference on Tuesday by opening its arms to the open source development process. The eBay Community Codebase includes a new online forum where developers can hook up for projects. It's free to members of the eBay Developers Program and the PayPal Developer Network.

KOffice 1.4 Released

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KOffice team is pleased to announce the next version of the lightweight, integrated and complete office suite. With exciting highlights like two new components - Krita and Kexi - and support for the OASIS OpenDocument file format, the KOffice 1.4 release is a large step forward. Even a Live-CD featuring the latest release is available so you can try before actually installing anything. You can also take a look at screenshots at OSDir to get a first glance. Read the full announcement and the changelog for further details!

Société Générale boosts risk management with Linux switch

  • Finextra (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 2:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
French bank Société Générale is reporting significant performance improvements on credit risk calculations after moving to a Linux-based Grid solution from incumbent vendor Algorithmics.

Cross-platform packaging facility OpenPKG 2.4 available

The OpenPKG project released version 2.4 of their unique RPM-based cross-platform multi-instance Unix software packaging facility. OpenPKG 2.4 consists of 562 selected (from a pool of over 880) packages.

Interview with Gaël Duval of Mandriva (ex MandrakeSoft)

1) Hi Gael, thank you for you availability. Can you tell us something about you? How are you? What's your work? What do you do in your life and your sparetime? What are your hobbies?

KOffice 1.4 gets the go-ahead

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The latest version of KOffice a new graphics tool and database manager. Now also uses OpenDocument file format. Writer vs. Microsoft Word

Several years ago, I wrote "Opening Up to Finding an Alternative to Microsoft Word" -- my most quoted article. At that time (OOo) was barely known, so I confined myself to highlights. Now that OOo is starting to be used in business, a more detailed look seems overdue. Accordingly, I compared the beta of OOo Writer 2.0 with Microsoft Word 2003. Both are adequate for most users' purposes, so I focused on functions that power users are likely to want:

The Role of Open Source in Enterprise Portals

  • B-EYE-Network (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When evaluating open-source solutions there are four main areas to consider: features provided, development effort, product cost and support.

IBM Linux Wizard for creating Workplace Applications

A Linux based plug-in for Rational Application Developer is the first, and currently only, wizard available to assist getting started with writing Workplace Collaboration Services components.

Open source makes business intelligence move

With an announcement this week supporting the Eclipse Foundation's push into the business intelligence (BI) market, Actuate has opened the door to open source BI.

New server NIC for Linux boxes makes intriguing claims

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Users looking to get more bandwidth out of Linux server connections may want to check out a new server adapter from start-up Level 5.

Progress Embraces Open Source with Eclipse-Based Tools

Progress Software's Joe Alsop explains the strategy behind the vendor's move to open source.

Fifty years of sharing open source

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Through its Academic Initiative, IBM is sharpening its focus on providing learning tools for college students interested in open standards and open source software on IBM products. But a volunteer-led group called SHARE has been working to teach open source methods to those already in the business world.

Final Week for First-Round Voting in 2005 Readers' Choice Awards

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 6:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We're closing in on the end of the first-round voting, so don't miss your last chance to write in your favorites.

JBoss Releases New Open-Source Portal

  • ADT Magazine (Posted by dave on Jun 22, 2005 5:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
JBoss Inc. released the latest version of its open-source, Java-based portal product. The new JBoss Portal 2.0 embraces the Java portlet API specification (JSR-168) and provides an extensible portal framework designed to integrate dynamic Web pages and applications within standardized reusable portlets.

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