Greetings from Vermont! Today’s NixMashup Word of the Day is Servlets. We look at a good Servlet place to hang out in, along with two extensive Online Java Tutorial resources you might not know about. There’s a really good new eBook about the Linux Command Line (that also happens to be free at the moment.) We’ll give a quick shout-out to the WPTuts+ WordPress as an Application Framework series and show you the best “10 Things to do after installing Ubuntu” post. It definitely made my Ubuntu experience a whole lot sweeter.
NixMash Word of the Day: Servlets
Java Servlets intercept client requests and can generate responses while performing other functions. If you want to keep Servlet Fresh, the StackOverflow Servlets Tag Area is a great place to hang, with a detailed Info page and hundreds of questions arranged by popularity, frequency and currency.
Free Online Java Web Development Book
This free online “book” is written by Dr. David Turner of California State University San Bernardino and Dr. Jinseok Chae of University of Incheon. The book is intended to introduce students to web application development in Java with the use of Eclipse.
Tweaks and Other Ubuntu Post-Installation Tips
It seems every popular Linux distribution has a “10 Things to do after installing…” the newest version as soon as it hits the streets. I always read them, whether I’m using that particular distribution or not. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an old PC recently and have to say that I really like it, that is, after I applied several of the tweaks and other tips listed in this post to reign in the Unity madness. After you apply the tweaks in this NixMashup link, here’s another 10 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 13.10 guide from OMG! Ubuntu you might also find useful.
Using WordPress for Web Application Development
This WPTuts+ series on using WordPress as a framework for web applications is really excellent. Saving Data is the most recent topic, with a detailed look at the MySQL backend. Examples of other WordPress architectural subjects covered include User Management, Events, Actions, Filters, Sessions and Email.
Conquering the Command Line
Free eBook from Mark Bates, “a human-readable walk-through of Linux Command Line tools to make developers more productive in their daily development life.” It’s already on my Kindle, though like most technical books best suited to a wider layout, it will probably be better reading on an iPad.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Imotov, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.