& Linux On Mars – Blogger News Network


From the page: “Linux On Mars
Posted on June 6th, 2008
by Simon Barrett in Science News, Space News, Technology News
Read 3,348 times.

When NASA needs an operating system for a Mars lander does it go knocking on Bill Gates door? The answer is no. The newly arrived on the planet Phoenix Lander is powered by a variation of Linux running on a specially hardened CPU and motherboard produced by IBM.”


404 – Page Not Found


The enemy is downtime, and PushToTest TestMaker version 5 is the solution. PushToTest is the open-source platform for software developers, QA groups, and IT management to test, optimize, monitor, and govern information systems. At any given time new software needs installation, existing application software modules and database software needs to be patched, application software and databases need to be tuned and optimized, and the root-causes of crashes, downtime, and performance bottlenecks need to be analyzed and remediated quickly.

Surfin’ Safari – Blog Archive & Hashtables, Part 2


One of the more important but somewhat mysterious aspects of hashtables is writing hash functions. A hash function needs to take your data (possibly fixed-size, possibly variable-sized) and turn it into a fixed-size number that has “good distribution”. If you manage this, you won’t get a lot of collisions. This means each hash lookup will have to look at only a few buckets in the table and so will be fast.

Apache Portable Runtime – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The Apache Portable Runtime (APR) is a supporting library for the Apache web server. It provides a set of APIs that map to the underlying operating system. Where the OS doesn’t support a particular function, APR will provide a replacement. Thus, the APR can be used to make a program truly portable across platforms.

Apache C++ Standard Library


The Apache C++ Standard Library project (code name stdcxx, pronounced “standard C++ library”, not S-T-D-C-X-X) is a collection of algorithms, containers, iterators, and other fundamental components of every piece of software, implemented as C++ classes, templates, and functions essential for writing C++ programs.