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Nine from IBM — remote compiling, config files, games, Python, Java, grids . . .

Jun 24, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

IBM has published the following technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its developerWorks Website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics. Some require free registration. Enjoy . . .

  • A fast, free distributed method for C/C++compilation — Given the nature of open source software, many Linux applications are distributed in a “tarball” containing source code that you must build before you can run the application. Larger applications can take several hours to build. This article shows how you can use the distributed C compiler, distcc, to speed up the compilation of these sources so you can start using them sooner.
  • A High-Resolution wall display built on the Java platform — The BlueSpace wall display is an exciting demonstration of the potential of multimedia development on the Java platform. A large-scale, high-resolution visual screen is implemented as a grid of projected computer displays. The resulting display is infinitely malleable in size and form and has numerous multimedia and presentation capabilities.
  • Managing Linux configuration files — The average developer spends more time navigating, learning, and debugging configuration files than you'd expect. But you can save that time — and loads of energy and frustration — with one of the tools you probably use every day: your CVS tree. Take these tips on backing up, distributing, and making portable your peskiest Linux (and UNIX) config files.
  • Online game infrastructures — The business of the online games industry is a complex one, requiring the input and integration of many variables — people, business conditions, product goals, and more — to create, implement, and distribute a successful online game. The series illustrates the state of the industry today and demonstrates how to develop a high-level business description and how to identify the all-important business patterns.
  • Weave a neural net with PythonNeural nets, also known as artificial neural networks, mathematically model bioelectrical networks in the brain. Massively parallel and more inductive than deductive, they are used for everything from voice and character recognition to artificial intelligence. Python developer Andrew Blais introduces you to the simplest of the neural nets, the Hopfield — and his application gives you a hands-on opportunity to explore its ability to reconstruct distorted patterns.
  • Turn an existing C Application into a Grid Service — The purpose of grid services is to break application silos by allowing the virtualization of the IT resources where the application is running. Using grid services does not mean you have to rewrite all your applications. The IBM Grid Toolbox Version 3 for Multiplatform (IGT) provides a set of tools that lets you easily create grid services from existing applications.
  • Improve the run time of the Generic Log Adapter — Data collection is an important aspect of autonomic computing problem determination and self-healing systems. This article describes different techniques for writing efficient regular expressions that form the basis for rules in the Generic Log Adapter and discusses various issues with building custom plug-in components.
  • Speed-Start your development skills — This 2 DVD set complements Linux and Web services Speed-start programs where you can find how-to articles, tutorials, workshops and a tech support forum moderated by IBM experts to help you get up to speed. When you finish developing a Linux app or Web service, tell us about it and receive a complimentary gift.
  • Making Java sevelopment easierIBM WebSphere Studio v5.1.2 makes Java development easy for novices and faster for experts, maximizing your productivity. Flexible and adaptable, WebSphere Studio is built on Eclipse, an open industry-supported platform for development tools.

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