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MySQL Installing MySQL on Mac OS X

If you’re trying to use MySQL with phpMyAdmin, you’ve set up the phpMyAdmin’s config.inc.php, and you’re getting an error saying “Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client”, you need to set the password on the mysql command line using the OLD_PASSWORD(‘password’) routine. For example: tcsh: mysql mysql> SET PASSWORD …

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Erlang Book Review

After reading an interesting article on Erlang  and Java interoperability, I have decided to dedicate my spare time to Erlang. O’Reilly has just published a wonderful book on Erlang, so I decided to dive into it.

Web2Py: a python web framework we like

At Gioorgi.com we have used plenty of web frameworks. Giovanni Giorgi used Seaside,  a lot of PHP frameworks, Java Struts, RubyOnRails, and Python Django. We have started to look for Web2Py, a compact,  easy to learn  python web framework. From the most notable feature, it runs also on Google App Engine. Written by an Italian …

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Evolving concurrency, like memory management did

As processors become faster and multiprocessor systems become cheaper, the need to take advantage of multithreading in order to achieve full hardware resource utilization only increases the importance of being able to incorporate concurrency in a wide variety of application categories. In this article we are evaluting a new approach to the concurrency. In the …

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JRuby and Jython: the easy way

The revamp of Jython 2.5, the python interpreter written in Java, is a very good news, because give us the chance to think of a new way of coding. Looking at Google trends,  JRuby and Jython are emerging as key  pieces of a new puzzle. OOP revolution take years to become active, and Java success …

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Python 3.0 Release

Python 3.0 We are pleased to announce the release of Python 3.0 (final), a new production-ready release, on December 3rd, 2008. Python 3.0 (a.k.a. “Python 3000” or “Py3k”) is a new version of the language that is incompatible with the 2.x line of releases. The language is mostly the same, but many details, especially how …

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Postgres performance tuning

After a bit of work, I have managed to optimize the performance of my Postgresql Server. I have spent a saturday morning digging around postgresql, using the fantastic komodo editor, and I am happy with the final solution. I followed  some suggestion on power PostgreSQL site, and now my postgres is blazing fast. For small …

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Software Trends1

Software trends is a new set of small article I will write.
In this small pices I will sketch out the trends of the Software Industry related to web developmenet.
Let’s give a look at the October 2006