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Junction: symbolic directory links on Windows

Windows 2000 and higher supports directory symbolic links, where a directory serves as a symbolic link to another directory on the computer. […]Directory symbolic links are known as NTFS junctions in Windows. Unfortunately, Windows comes with no tools for creating junctions—you have to purchase the Win2K Resource Kit, which comes with the linkd program for …

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Clojure Review

Book review by Stefano Fago: This book introduce one of most interesting  language of new wave of functional programming. You will find a complete overview of clojure language focusing in functional paradigm that can be the real obstacle for a standard developer. The author try to follow you on learning different subject with a lot …

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Mastering clusters of Unix machines part1: the right VM

One day, we have the need to create a fast cluster of linux machine, specialized and easy to segragate in different networks (for better security). We need web servers, integration servers (running java hudson), huge developer machines (running for instance eclispe) and so on. It was not easy to find a good environment. This research …

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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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Producing Open Source Software

Some times ago I have the lucky to read  “Producing Open Source Software“: […] a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software. The book is released under an open copyright: it is available in bookstores …

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