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9 of the Best Free PHP Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 19 2013 @ 05:24 AM EST
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PHP has been at the helm of the web for many years. It is an extremely popular, interpreted scripting language that is ideally suited for web development. This language powers millions of web sites on the net and is extremely well supported by its user community. It is released under a non-copyleft free software license / open source license. PHP can be deployed on most Web servers and also as a standalone shell on almost all operating systems and platforms.

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16 of the Best Free Perl Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 05 2013 @ 04:52 PM EST
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Individuals wanting to learn and develop their understanding of the Perl programming language have a huge selection of books to choose from. There are hundreds of enlightening Perl books that are available to purchase at reasonable cost. However, given that Perl is an open source programming language, with an eclectic heritage written by Larry Wall and a cast of thousands, it is satisfying to see that some authors have made their Perl publications available to download without charge, and released under a freely distributable license.

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8 of the Best Free Ruby Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 02 2013 @ 05:20 AM EST
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Ruby is a general purpose, structured, flexible, fully object-oriented programming language. It features a fully dynamic type system, which means that the majority of its type checking is performed at run-time rather than at compilation. This stops programmers having to overly worry about integer and string types. Ruby has automatic memory management. The language shares many similar traits with Python, Perl, Lisp, and Smalltalk.

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20 of the Best Free Python Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 30 2012 @ 06:18 AM EST
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The focus of this article is to select some of the finest Python books which are available to download for free. The vast majority of the books featured here can also be freely distributed to others.

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Top 5 Lightweight Web Servers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 25 2012 @ 04:41 AM EST
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A web server is computer software that delivers web pages on request to clients using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). It serves the files that form web pages to web users; the content is in the form of HTML documents, images, style sheets, and scripts.

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Top 8 Log Analyzers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 24 2012 @ 05:37 AM EST
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Most components of a web application produce operational log files. Some logs are written by each application in a unique format. Other components generate out-of-the-box logs. Monitoring system logs is an essential activity for anyone charged with taking decisions. System administrators need to monitor logs to look out for unusual activity, to troubleshoot applications and websites that are under their control. By scanning logs, extracting and correlating data, system administrators can investigate and resolve problems, carry out capacity planning, help to detect vulnerabilities, ensure the smooth running of services and balancing capacity, and establish who has used services and when.

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Top 4 Free Linux Partitioning Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 20 2012 @ 06:06 PM EST
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Disk partitioning is the means of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions. A partition is a contiguous set of blocks on a drive that are treated as an independent disk.

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Top 6 Mobile Application Development Frameworks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 15 2012 @ 10:28 AM EST
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Mobile application development is the process by which software is created for handheld devices. This article focuses on tools which help developers create applications for mobile phones. The purpose of application frameworks and libraries is to enable developers to spend their time on the creative and interesting part of development, alleviating the repetitive overhead associated with common development patterns.

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Top 6 Podcast Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 01 2012 @ 02:41 AM EST
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A podcast is a form of digital media consisting of an episodic program downloaded or streamed over the Internet using an XML protocol called RSS. Podcast episodes can be audio radio, video files, PDFs, or ePub files. These episodes can be viewed and listened to on a number of different devices including computers, portable media players, and smartphones.

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Top 8 Web Hosting Control Panels Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 24 2012 @ 09:04 AM EST
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Two of the most popular control panels are Plesk and cPanel. These are web-based graphical control panels that allow you to easily and intuitively administer websites, DNS, e-mail accounts, SSL certificates and databases. However, they are both proprietary software. Hosting providers will charge a monthly fee for these control panels to be installed on a server. Fortunately, there is a wide range of open source software available to download at no cost that offers a real alternative to these proprietary solutions.

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We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).


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