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Get that Search Button Working with Apache Solr!

Search is probably the most important component of an application when it comes to finding valuable data, and that is precisely what Solr has been made for. Let this article guide you with…

Middleware basics

Understanding Middleware with Apache ActiveMQ

Even though “middleware” might seem like a close cousin of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, it’s a fairly modern term in computer software and services, and has nothing to do with hobbits, wizards or adventures…

Groovy, baby!

Exploring Software: Extending J2EE Applications Using Grails

We look at how J2EE users can benefit from agile development methodologies by using Grails to maximise the returns from their middleware layer. Exploring Grails is very much like exploring Rails. This is…

Open Source done right!

FOSS is __FUN__: The Django Project — Open Source Done Right

Here are some ideas for FOSS fans on what makes an open source project successful. We also look at Django, an open source project ‘done right’. What makes one open source product a…

GUIs using Python

Play with GUIs using Python

The GUI (Graphical User Interface) is the simplest way to let users interact with the system. If you know how to create GUIs, you can get many more users interested. This article shows…

MapReduce

(Hadoop) MapReduce: More Power, Less Code

This is an introduction to MapReduce as a framework for beginners in distributed computing, and a short tutorial on Hadoop, an open source MapReduce implementation. It is intended for anyone with significant experience…

Web frameworks

All You Need to Know About Web Application Frameworks

Jargon fills our everyday lives on the Internet. The days when HTML and JavaScript used to be “cool” technologies are long gone. They are still very much an underlying part of the Net,…

Python + C

When Python Weds C

It is a well-known fact that the C language is closely related to many programming languages. This article discusses the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) between Python and C. The Python/C APIs are widely…

I Grok!

Exploring Software: Getting a Hang of Zope’s Grok

According to Wikipedia, “to grok” is to share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity. For example, to say that you “know” LISP is simply to assert…

Show me the money!

FreedomYUG: Go Forth And Copy Left

How To Successfully Earn a Living with FOSS — Part 1 Do you want to be an independent professional? More importantly, do you want to harness the tremendous business opportunities offered by Free…

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