Developer Linux News for Jul 30, 2008
Languages and Language Settings in Moodle (2008-07-30 22:00:09)
Packt: "If our website is able to communicate
with people of different languages, globally the popularity of the
website would go up. With Moodle, we have the option of making our
site more interactive as it offers support for different languages.
In this article by William Rice, we will see how to configure
different languages on our Moodle website and also look at some of
the available language settings."
Fleury’s Open Remote is All About the Software (2008-07-30 21:30:09)
ZDNet: "It has been over five years since I
started writing about wireless applications which live in the air,
for home automation, inventory, and health care. Very little has
really happened, and the reason might be proprietary architectures.
If it is, Marc Fleury has the solution."
Floating Point Math in Bash (2008-07-30 20:30:09)
Linux Journal: "When you think about it, it's
surprising how many programming tasks don't require the use of
floating point numbers. If you're an embedded systems programmer,
you'd probably get fired for using "double" in a C program. If you
point? One language that doesn't support it is Bash, but let's not
let that stop us..."
Kernel Space: No Shortage of Tracing Options (2008-07-30 16:00:00)
Computerworld: "...the main surprise is that,
after all this time, Linux still does not have a top-quality answer
Give Apache Geronimo a Lift (2008-07-30 10:00:09)
IBM Developerworks: "Lift is a new Web
application framework. It is a highly scalable framework built on
the Scala programming language. It is the perfect partner for a
highly scalable application server, such as Apache Geronimo,
especially since Scala compiles to byte code just like the Java
language and leverages the Java platform. In this article, you will
learn how to create a Web application using Lift and deploy it to
Deal With XML Parsing Errors in Java APIs (2008-07-30 08:30:09)
IBM Developerworks: "With the ease of XML
parsing in the newer Java™ language APIs, from JAXP to JAXB
to JAX-WS, XML parsing has become foundational to Java programming.
But with the abstractions and higher-level APIs comes an apparent
loss of control over the fine-grained interactions between a parser
and your XML data. This typically leads to more errors or worse, a
complete halt of parsing when even the smallest problem arises.
Fortunately, the Simple API for XML (SAX) still provides an
easy-to-use means of dealing with errors..."