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Advanced Emacs text operations

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You get a hands-on demonstration of advanced editing techniques, including how to perform a recursive edit, mark and use rectangles of text, and handle complex selection techniques using the kill ring and the secondary selection.

Tools and open standards through Open Source development

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Compare Apache Derby and Geronimo open source solutions with the IBM open source based commercial offerings of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and IBM Cloudscape.

Learn the essential modes and editing features of Emacs

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This tutorial introduces you to some of the essential concept of modes, shows you some of the powerful text manipulation functions available, and teaches you how to use the built-in search, replace, and spell check facilities of Emacs.

AES encryptions with Kerberos 5

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You can use Kerberos to verify the identities of users and principals over networks.

Process XML using XQuery

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Learn to search your data easier and more naturally with XQuery 1.0.

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Continuous testing through Automation

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Find your application problems early and spot light on code quality. This article will cover some of the various types of automated developer tests you can run with every source code change.

Quicker open source editor: Emacs

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The open source Emacs editor (one of the powerhouses of UNIX computing) is a large, complex application that does everything from editing text to functioning as a complete development environment.

Process priority and control on AIX

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Managing processes is quite straightforward with tools like kill and nice, but what happens when you want to provide even finer management control over your processes?

Rexx and what it means for AIX

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Nearly thirty years of growth haven't exhausted the potential of the REstructured eXtended eXecutor (Rexx) language. The first of the widely used "scripting" languages continues to expand its capabilities and platform range, and it makes for a particularly good match with AIX.

Learn to love Object-Oriented Databases again

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It has been said that the database wars are over and the relational database won.

The when, why, and how of backing up

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To protect your AIX system, you need to have a solid backup strategy, multiple backups, offsite storage of data, and a fully tested and proven plan of restoring data to your systems. Having a solid backup strategy decreases downtime.

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Using Java 5 language features in earlier JDKs

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Java 5 added a number of powerful language features: generics, enumerations, annotations, autoboxing, and the enhanced for loop. Even if you're stuck on JDK 1.4, you can still use generics. Use Java and theory to learn how.

Java 2007: The year in preview

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2007 will go down in history as the year Sun Microsystems gave up the reins of the Java platform, releasing it under an open source license to the Java developer community. In this article, Java developer Elliotte Rusty Harold predicts new directions for the Java platform, in everything from scripting to bug fixing to new syntax.

Automate GUI testing with TestNG-Abbot

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TestNG-Abbot is a testing framework that breathes new life into testing GUI components. Understand the scenario and you'll find it surprisingly easy to isolate GUI components and then verify them using the framework's handy fixture objects.

Creating a Web service app object using WebSphere Portal V6

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Extend your WebSphere Portal Personalization capabilities to make data from external sources available to your portal using Personalization Rules.

Nifty shell tricks for new UNIX users

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The objective of this tutorial is to show new users how to use and implement many of the shell's methods for providing automation at various levels. It demonstrates these methods by giving tricks and tips for special situations, and it also presents a rundown of useful shell one-liners for common tasks.

a new exciting Distro - Linux Mint Bianca version released

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Linux Mint 2.2 codename "Bianca" is out! This release includes the new Amarok 1.4.5, mintMenu (a new Gnome menu), mintConfig (a Control Center for Gnome), mintDisk (NTFS/FAT32 automounting), mintDesktop (network neighbourhoods autobrowsing)...etc.

Jump into JUnit 4

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This tutorial guides you step-by-step through the fundamental concepts of JUnit 4, with emphasis on the new Java 5 annotations.

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