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LAMP Web development

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Red Hat article promoting LAMP Web development. The "P" in the LAMP is one of either Perl, PHP, or Python. I cut my teeth on web development with Perl 5 back in 1997 and stuck with Perl for most of my consulting career after that. I tried to switch to Python but decided that I did not like Python reliance on white space. I did some small PHP projects back in 2002 but forgot about it until quite recently. I…

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perltoot - Linux Command - Unix Command

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- Tom's object-oriented tutorial for perl - metacpan.org by Tom Christiansen Object-oriented programming is a big seller these days. Some managers would rather have objects than sliced bread. Why is that? What's so special about an object? Just what is an object anyway? I think this is a better-written article than mine.…

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Web Proxy User Activity Reporting

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I inherited a number of Perl, shell, and TCL scripts that produce reports from web proxy logs.  The web proxies are scattered around the planet.  Each day at midnight local proxy time the compressed logs are exported to a centralized repository.  A set of CRON jobs executes the main script that takes as argument the region and date of the date of the log to be processed. Since the logs are exported as compressed file and each region has two or more proxies,…

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