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Installing Solr on Red Hat-type Systems

Solr is a search server that runs inside a servlet container. This article describes how to install Solr on Red Hat-type systems using Jetty as the servlet container.

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Adding EPUB Books to Your Kobo

It is not readily apparent how you can easily transfer ebooks to your Kobo. Google the topic and you'll find instructions for importing a book into Adobe Digital Editions and then transferring it to your Kobo. This process works but there's an easier way ...

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The Compleat CouchDB in 10¾ Pages

CouchDB is a NoSQL database, a project of the Apache software foundation. It's easy to install and comes with its own administration client called "Futon". You can interface with it from the command line through its REST API, by running the CouchDB application or through your favourite browser...

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Installing MariaDB Debian Packages on Ubuntu 10.10

This article is a follow-up article to "Installing MariaDB on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)". The Debian packages for Ubuntu 10.10 are now available. It may seem like overkill to document package installation. However, the MariaDB packages aren't available from a repository ...

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Installing MariaDB on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

This article addresses a very specific issue--the installation of the binary version of the MariaDB database server on Ubuntu10.10. There is no precompiled package available so you must install the generic Linux binaries ...

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Using The PHP SplSubject/SplObserver Classes

This article looks at the Observer/Subject design pattern using interfaces bundled with PHP version 5.1 and higher. This pattern is sometimes known as a Listener pattern and is useful for facilitating communication between objects--it's a way of informing interested parties when relevant changes have occurred.

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