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Linux Journal Issue #55/November 1998


FastCGI: Persistent Applications for Your Web Server  by Paul Heinlein
FastCGI allows Apache to run and manage persistent CGI-like scripts, overcoming CGI's worst shortcomings.
An Introduction to JDBC  by Manu Konchady
Mr. Konchady presents some of the benefits of using Java over CGI as well as the basics of managing a departmental database with Java.
Perl Embedding  by John Quillan
An overview of what is needed to embed your favorite Perl application and help avoid some obstacles along the way.
LJ Interviews Guido van Rossum  by Andrew Kuchling
Mr. Kuchling talks to the creator of Python to find out about the past, present and future of this versatile programming language.
The Python HTMLgen Module  by Michael Hamilton
Mr. Hamilton tells us how to use HTMLgen, a Python-class library, for generating HTML.

News & Articles

Xforms Marries Perl  by Reza Naima
How to add a powerful graphical user interface to Perl scripts
The Quick Road to an Intranet Web Server  by Russell C. Pavlicek
Apache and Linux make the task simple.
XML, the eXtensible Markup Language  by Andrew Kuchling
XML has been attracting a lot of attention recently. This article provides a five-minute overview of XML and explains why it matters to you.
More Flexible Formatting with SGMLtools  by Cees de Groot
A brief overview of the latest SGMLtools is presented by one of its developers.
Tcl/Tk: The Swiss Army Knife of Web Applications  by Bill Schongar
Tcl/Tk offers many uses to the web programmer. Mr. Schongar describes a few of them.


QuickStart: Replication & Recovery v1.2 An overview and review of this replication and recovery product.  by Daniel Lazenby
Informix on Linux: First Impressions Notes on installing and configuring Informix's port to Linux.  by Fred Butzen
Structuring XML Documents  by Terry Dawson
Linux Kernel Internals, Second Edition  by Karl Majer


Linux Apprentice   Beginner's Guide to JDK  by Gordon Chamberlin
Beginner's Guide to JDK This article covers the use of the Java Development Kit on a Linux platform. It includes a general introduction to Java, installing the JDK 1.1.6, compiling Java support into the Linux kernel, writing a simple Java program and studying an example.
Take Command   init  by Alessandro Rubini
init init is the driving force that keeps our Linux box alive, and it is the one that can put it to death. This article is meant to summarize why init is so powerful and how you can instruct it to behave differently from its default behaviour. (Yes, init is powerful, but the superuser rules over init.)
Linux Means Business   Linux for Internet Business Applications  by Uche Ogbuji
Linux for Internet Business Applications A look at how one company is moving ahead by using Linux to provide Internet services to its clients.
System Administration   High Availability Linux Web Servers  by Aaron Gowatch
High Availability Linux Web Servers If a web server goes down, here's one way to save time and minimize traffic loss by configuring multiple hosts to serve the same IP address.
Linux Gazette   The Roxen Challenger HTTP Web Server  by Michel Pelletier
The Roxen Challenger HTTP Web Server A review of the easy-to-install web server written in Pike.


Letters to the Editor  
From the Editor  by Eric S. Raymond
Open Source's First Six Months
From the Publisher   Open Source Developer Day  by Phil Hughes
Open Source Developer Day A report on a series of panels held at the end of O'Reilly's Perl Conference.
Stop the Presses   Caldera Splits  by Phil Hughes
Caldera Splits The software company is now two subsidiaries: Caldera Thin Clients, Inc. and Caldera Systems, Inc.
New Products  
Best of Technical Support  

Strictly On-line

Website Automation Toolkit  by Andrew Johnson
Serializing Web Application Requests  by Colin Wilson
Mr. Wilson tells us how he improved web response time and kept users happy using the Generic Network Queueing System (GNQS).
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