Everything-you-need-to-know about python interpreters

Python itself is, of course, a programming language. But many people mistakenly believe that Python is the very thing that comes with most of the *nix systems and can be launched by typing “python” in the console. That is, the interpreter (a specific version thereof) is associated with the language as a whole. Just like those guys who write on Delphi. But what does it really mean?

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Automation for OS X: the JavaScript way

JavaScript has steadily been among the most popular programming languages in the recent years. Numerous frameworks and development for popular platforms have secured the success and erased the memories of the nasty clichés of the past. The language grows, develops and becomes more logical, which certainly pleases many thousands of its fans.

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Let’s learn the programming language respected by Boeing

For many years, I have been a fan of development for Windows and wrote pretty much about it to this best computer magazine ever. I switched to Mac OS and UNIX with time. Working in Mac OS, I set my mind to selecting a tool for creation of platform-independent programs. What should be preferred? Java? Mono? Too boring. I settled upon… Eiffel. For the following reason.

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Let’s tame data streams with Python

Information is currently gradually becoming “new oil” in terms of value. The only problem is that the volumes of data to be processed are growing by leaps and bounds. The sizes of files are sometimes larger than the hard drive, not to mention that RAM can’t cope, and interviewees receive increasingly scary tasks like comparing two petabyte files on the fly. But, fortunately for programmers, there is no need to make the machine choke on such amount of information, as iterators and generators can be used for threading, and there is also Python, a programming language which supports them perfectly. Would you like me to tell you about that?

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Making UNIX daemon from Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat is a server of web applications primarily used in commercial environment not only as an application platform, but also as a component of large projects related with providing of a web-interface. In corporate sector, security of information systems has the highest priority, while infrastructure stability ensures failure-free operation. Let us test a vaunted stability and security of UNIX daemons taking Tomcat as an example.

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Prepare for Vaadin, an extremely powerful Java framework for enterprise web

In a client-server architecture, Java applications are most often located on the server side, and web interfaces are created by separate groups of front-end developers using JavaScript. Java does not provide any useful tools to develop modern Web interfaces (Do you still remember what Java applets look like?) — neither in terms of design, nor in terms of the client-server interaction. But what if the entire client-server application was developed using Java? Why not to make the client part “native” to the browser in compliance with the most modern usability concepts?

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