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Open Source Cobalt Destinations

Cobalt is living on through the release of the ROM and OS to open source enabling fans of the custom Linux build to run clones of the famous glowing blue boxes. I had mentioned some time ago in Open Sourcery that since Sun’s release of Cobalt to the open source community – hosting numbers had seen a slight uptick to just over 900,000 on the platform (Netcraft stats). While not a ton of buzz has been circulating –...

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Run Your Own Spider

I came across Carlos Perez’s blog, manageability.org, while Googling for some research today. Carlos had a great list of open source web crawlers that included JSpider, a tool I have used for error checking on web sites. JSpider is written entirely in Java and can be configured extensively for spidering, error checking and downloading. It of course obeys robots.txt files (http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/norobots-rfc.txt) and...

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The Oracle 10g Scheduler, Part 2: Implementation

Synopsis. Oracle 10g's new DBMS_SCHEDULER package offers significant improvements over DBMS_JOB for scheduling jobs and tasks. This article - the second in a series - provides practical examples of using the Oracle Scheduler's new functionalities, including a discussion of transitioning from DBMS_JOB to DBMS_SCHEDULER. Basic Scheduling: A Scenario The previous article provided a broad overview of the new Scheduler features and...