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Developer Linux News for May 19, 2009

  • Loops & Decisions in PHP - The ABC's of PHP Part 8 (May 19, 2009, 23:32)
    PHP Builder: "In any given computer language (PHP is no exception) there has to be a way to allow the running code to decide between doing 2 different things. If there wasn't then software would not be able to adapt based on operating conditions, or it wouldn't be able to decide between two different users."

  • openSUSE KDE Community Week Brings Distro And KDE Closer (May 19, 2009, 23:02) "Throughout the week we were busy packaging, triaging bugs and introducing new community members to these skills. The releases of KDE 4.3 Beta 1 and Amarok 2.1 Beta 2 kept the team busy fixing last minute compilation errors and replacing 4.2.3 in the KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop repository with 4.3 Beta 1 as we move towards openSUSE 11.2."

  • The Mono Crusade (May 19, 2009, 22:02)
    Always Right: "What's wrong with the Mono fans ? As summer gets near and temperature raises they're getting annoying like mosquitoes. That's something I really don't like."

  • The Ugly Truth About the Web (May 19, 2009, 21:32)
    Linux Magazine: "Tired of Arial and Verdana? Add some sizzle to your Web pages with a new open source project that can render any font in a page. (Flash not required.)"

  • Conky-like Desktop Info Application With Html Support (gtk-desktop-info) (May 19, 2009, 20:32)
    Web Upd8: "gtk-desktop-info is a python tool to display various pieces of information directly on the desktop, using plugins for html rendering, with html templates and css style sheets for formatting."

  • Vim made easy: how to get your favorite IDE features in Vim (May 19, 2009, 15:32)
    ars Technica: "The open source Vim text editor offers a significant amount of power and flexibility, but it can be difficult to configure properly. In this tutorial, we will show you several easy ways to make Vim behave more like a conventional integrated development environment."

  • 2 Open-Source Alternatives to Everest (Complete System Information) (May 19, 2009, 09:02)
    Web Upd8: "The 2 below tools are capable of performing an extensive and detailed analysis of your PC, display information about hardware, software, network configuration, etc. You can do this easly under Windows with Everest but how about Linux? Recently I wanted something similar and found the below 2 applications (I wanted something with a GUI):"

  • Getting Started With ModSecurity (May 19, 2009, 04:32)
    Begin Linux: "Using ModSecurity is not easy. The complexity of your site, your use of PHP, MySQL and other scripting languages will make it more difficult to configure correctly. Basically, the more complex your site, the more time you will need to work out issues with rules. This tutorial will provide you with several important tips to get started with ModSecurity."

  • Debugging and profiling your C/C++ programs using Free Software (May 19, 2009, 03:02)
    Software Engineering: "Every developer in Linux knows (and most likely uses) the GCC, a set of compilers, tools and libraries that form the foundation of pretty much all C and C++ development in the FOSS world. However, fewer people, even among professional software developers, are aware of the superb debugging and profiling options available to them."

  • Recognizing and Avoiding Common Open Source Community Pitfalls (May 19, 2009, 01:32) "A lot has been written on the intertubes about Open Source software development. A tiny bit by me, a lot more than others. What typically isn't written though are about some of the misconceptions..."