Perl: PerlPanel Perl applets extend a platform-independent desktop panel

Mar 31, 2009

One panel has a neat collection of applets and another has spectacular looks – but a combination of the two is rare. Now help draws nigh for the desktop: PerlPanel is extensible with do-it-yourself widgets.

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Perl: amtrack Perl scripts watch Amazon prices

Mar 29, 2009

If you are a bargain hunter, you might enjoy this Perl script that monitors price developments at Amazon and alerts you if Amazon suddenly drops the prices on the products you have been watching.

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Perl: Dynamic netstat Refreshing netstat output with Perl

Mar 24, 2009

The netstat utility reveals how your Linux box interacts with the local network. With a few Perl modules, you can develop a tool that displays the data dynamically, exactly the way top does.

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New Kernel Firewall Nftables to Succeed Netfilter

Mar 20, 2009

The Netfilter team has long been mulling over rework of firewall code in the Linux kernel. Now team lead Patrick McHardy ends months of work by announcing nftables.

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Parrot 1.0 Said to Speak Your Virtual Language

Mar 19, 2009

After years of development, version 1.0 of the Parrot virtual machine has arrived for Perl, Python and other dynamic languages. Whether the Parrot will take a firm foothold in software development is still up in the air.

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Perl: Pinpointing Spammers Find spammers with the help of a database and Google Charts

Feb 28, 2009

To identify the geographic regions from which link spam originated, a database locates IP addresses and the Google Charts service puts them onto a world map.

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Perl: Speed Bumps Profilers identify bottlenecks in Perl programs

Jan 31, 2009

Instead of souped up CPUs, simple programming tricks are often all it takes to speed up a program. Profilers can discover bottlenecks that need more TLC from the developer.

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Advisory Check 2.20 with More Feeds and HP-UX

Jan 15, 2009

Advisory Check (advchk), a small tool for monitoring installed software security, is now available in version 2.20. It has extended its source feeds and is now supported on HP-UX.

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