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Komodo 7.0 IDE Syncs Up Development

Developer tools vendor ActiveState is out with a major new release of their Komodo IDE. Komodo 7 is the first big update to the IDE since Komodo 6 was released in October of 2010. Komodo 7 adds new developer collaboration and synchronization tools as well as new support for popular frameworks like Node.js and LESS. "The real time collaboration is basically Google Docs for code," Jeff...

Perl 5.14 Improves IPv6, Unicode

Perl 5.14 is now available, marking the first major release of the open source development language since Perl 5.12 in 2010. The new release provides improved Unicode support and expands IPv6 capabilities. While Perl 5.14 is now generally available, the release follows 12 incremental releases in the development tree. "Like Linux, Perl follows the even/odd versioning convention that has an odd minor version number indicate...

Open Source Languages in 2010: Developer Year in Review

2010 was a busy year for open source programming languages, with major new releases and upheavals that will shape the development landscape for years to come. Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl and Python all had language and related tools releases this year with cloud development a key focus for most of them. Java Undergoes Big Changes in 2010 For Java, 2010 was a milestone year as control...

Will the New Perl Development Kit Bring Developers to the New Perl?

The open source Perl development language is finally getting a needed boost in the form of the Perl Development Kit (PDK). While language itself was updated to version 5.12 in April, developers often need additional tools to enable deployment, something the PDK provides.Software developer ActiveState this week released PDK 9, an update to its toolkit for building and deploying Perl applications. ActiveState's toolkit bundles...

Perl 5.12 Debuts as Open Source Language Progresses

Perl is getting an update this week that will advance the open source development language with new capabilities. With Perl 5.12, support is being added for pluggable keywords, which could help to improve Perl developer efficiency. "The pluggable keyword mechanism hooks directly into the parser, so the mechanism allows the implementation of that keyword to define the syntax of the rest of...

GraphicsMagick: Image Processing Add-In as Easy as Abra Cadabra!

Do You Believe in Magick? Sooner or later, virtually every app needs to do some on-the-fly image processing. You know, those annoying chores that you could theoretically do by hand in Adobe Photoshop or other equivalent app: Scale an input file so it will look nice on the web, recompress a set of JPEGs that is just too fat, or convert from some obscure file...

Building a Geocoding Web Service

In the previous installment of this four-part series regarding creating spatially enabled Web applications, you learned how to create a local datasource mapping mailing addresses to latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates using the Geo::Coder::US Perl package and the U.S Census Bureau's TIGER/Line data. In this final installment, you'll learn how to make this data available to the world through a Perl-based Web service. To demonstrate...

Super Glue: Using Perl to Develop a Cheap Network Framework

Network Security is hot these days. There are plenty of offerings, both commercial and free. Usually, a good network security model employs more than a single security product. However, not many commercial or free security utilities play nice with each other. Luckily, you can use perl to glue them together to get more meaningful data from your network. To build something flexible and extendable, you're...

Shining a Light on LAMP

Shining a Light on LAMP Welcome to LAMP 101. Two years ago, the general IT population still didn't know exactly what LAMP was; it was a well-kept "hobby" in the dark corners of enterprise development. Although it still hasn't reached the height of cocktail conversation, LAMP has come a long way, building momentum among developers and reaching the ears of C-level executives and boardrooms of...

Build Your Own Geocoding Solution with Geo::Coder::US

In the previous installment of this series you learned how to query the geocoder.us Web service using PHP and its native SOAP extension. This Web service converts mailing addresses into latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates; a task that can be very useful when integrating features such as Google's mapping service into your applications. Offering both a free and commercial service, consider learning more about this...

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