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In order to have meaningful conclusions drawn from a benchmark test, several 'rules' need to be followed. There are a number of web sites which provide information on what constitutes good benchmarking, what benchmarks are available and their general usef
OK, here is where I piss off readers, other publications and even manufacturers. I believe that there are way too many hardware publications and authors that just don't get it. They don't get it because their readers either don’t get it either. And they
This article is about two time-tested ideas that rightly refuse to die. The first one is time sharing. The second one is about a way to manage complexity: Because some problems require inherently complex solutions, often the best approach is to move that
BEA founder and CEO Alfred Chuang was in New York recently when news came through that JP Morgan was selling its BrownCo business to eTRADE for $1.6bn.
In December 1997, Sun Microsystems had just announced its new flagship machine: a 64-processor symmetric multiprocessor supporting up to 64 gigabytes of memory and thousands of I/O devices. As with any new machine launch, Sun was working feverishly on ben
While a couple of high-traffic sites are being powered by Rails and while the Rails book has a handful of instructions to scale your application, it was apparent for us that you’re on your on at a certain point. This series of articles is meant to serve
Multithreading is a popular programming and execution model that allows multiple threads to exist within the context of a single process, sharing the processÕ resources but able to execute independently. The threaded programming model provides developers
MARCH 16, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) - You might expect a leading Silicon Valley technology vendor like Sun Microsystems Inc. to spend, if not lavishly, at least more than the average company on its own internal IT.
Perl's extremely flexible syntax makes it easy to write code that is harder to read and maintain than it could be. This article describes some very basic practices I consider necessary for a clear and concise style of writing Perl.
JIP is a code profiling tool much like the hprof tool that ships with the JDK.
This article explains how to create projects and repositories in a free, open source version control system called Subversion. The online documentation for Subversion is excellent, but the information found here may help people who are still getting up to