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Developer Linux News for Aug 21, 2008

  • Passenger Brings Rails Apps to Apache (2008-08-21 10:32:06)
    OStatic: "Nearly every open-source Web developer used Apache -- except for programmers using the Ruby on Rails framework, for whom Apache was a poor fit."

  • Creating mashups on the Google App Engine using Eclipse, Part 2: Building the Ajax Mashup (2008-08-21 09:32:06)
    IBM Developerworks: "The GAE is a platform for creating Web applications. The biggest prerequisite for it is knowledge of Python, as this is the programming language used on it (currently, Python V2.5.2). For this series, it would be helpful to have some typical Web development skills (e.g., knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS)."

  • Unix and Linux Online Dictionary Shell Script (2008-08-21 08:02:06)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today's Linux/Unix bash shell script is is a blatant exploitation of a post we did, not too long ago, where we put together a Thesaurus shell script. This time we're creating a shell script to emulate a full-function dictionary. The actual online source we draw from (Dictionary.com) deserves the credit for knowing what virtually every word in the English language means"

  • Developing Software on an Open Source Stack (2008-08-21 00:02:06)
    IBM Developerworks: "Web developers are enjoying a renaissance. After spending much of the previous decade toiling on server-centric code, programmers are now putting code front-and-center, turning the Web browser into its own computing platform."