(LinuxWorld) — The big issue in getting the Cocoon-enabled Nichievo
prototype to work was figuring out how to let users submit order documents
without compromising security. The obvious finally dawned on me: Before
submission, the documents are not yet secure. As a result, I set up a
webdav-enabled directory for clients to use. Cocoon has a webdav framework in
progress, but I found a simple Perl script adapted from something I developed
earlier as a means of grabbing their uploads.
Right now, it's about as elegant as a 15-vehicle pile-up on the turnpike.
However, since it works, it's time for diversion while users figure out what
it does. But wait, as they say in the Ginzu knife ads... first, a comment on
I'm not receiving much feedback. Several readers pointed out that a
commercial replication solution for PostgreSQL exists. I haven't contacted
(LinuxWorld) -- The Information Technology (IT) industry serves acronyms for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven da... (oops! I meant to write, "24/7
365"). I've searched diligently for the right Linux accounting solution since
Q4 Y2K minus 2, and naturally enough, there's an acronym for the type of
application we are evaluating together here. Nola (as we are deploying it) is
a LAMP application, which merely means that it runs on Linux, it's Web
enabled and served to the network with Apache, while data is handled by the
MySQL database, and users see, and interact with dynamic Web ... (more)
(LinuxWorld) -- Linux doesn't exist in a vacuum. The PC industry remains
driven by Microsoft and the ever-upward hardware requirements of each
successive transmogrification of Windows.
Linux distribution developers recognize this and expend great effort
attempting to ensure each new release of their product installs and
configures more easily than previous versions -- on well-equipped, late-model
That's a good thing, but as a result recent Linux converts have never
installed Linux on the sort of minimal hardware that makes Linux
server-centrism so cost effective: Aged 486s... (more)
Product groups at Microsoft generally develop platforms or specific
applications that run on these platforms. SPOT is different. Our goal is to
increase the usefulness of everyday objects that we can wear, carry, or that
might be scattered throughout the environment, ultimately making some
activity easier and/or more enjoyable. To enable this new category of
solutions (products, technologies, platforms, and services), SPOT is required
to encompass a much broader scope than is typical at Microsoft.
The first product developed according to this vision is the Smart Watch with
MSN D... (more)
Organizations that gather and store critical information have to protect it.
While there are tried and true techniques for data protection, there are also
new and innovative ones. These new practices and tools greatly enhance an
organization's ability to protect mission-critical data. Linux and Open
Source users are specially challenged when trying to take advantage of much
of this new technology.
We asked technology analyst Tom Petrocelli about what is new and interesting
in data protection. Tom is president of Technology Alignment Partners
(www.techalignment.com) and author of... (more)
In the enterprise building mobile applications is as much about integration
and the corresponding challenges as it is about pure application development.
Recent industry reports reveal that more than 70% of mission-critical data
and most of the pivotal business logic that runs worldwide commerce still
resides on existing host systems. Based on this dependency, as well as their
speed and power, host systems are unquestionably here to stay for most large
organizations and will continue to be a foundation for business success as
organizations design and implement new business initiat... (more)