posted by steve | Category: Reviews

[[Note:  This review was first posted on Slashdot.]]   The Book of Xen (Takemura and Crawford, No Starch Press, 2009) provides an excellent resource for learning about Xen virtualization.  I frequently need to create test environments for examples that appear in various books and magazine articles (in the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never written for the publisher of this book).  In the days before virtualization that meant finding and piecing together hardware.  Like many [...Read more...]

Logic Supply

May
2007
15

posted by steve | Category: Reviews

fyi, for anyone looking for Mini ITX stuff, I’ve had great luck with Logic Supply. They ship quick, and the products I’ve ordered have been exactly what I expected. Now if I only had more time to work on the interfaces for some of the embedded/semi-embedded projects that I have in mind.

posted by steve | Category: Reviews

Review by Steve Suehring Knowing that Jeremy Zawodny works with MySQL in a highly demanding environment at Yahoo! Finance, I have to admit that I was somewhat anxious to crack open a copy of the book “High Performance MySQL” published by O’Reilly and written by Jeremy and Derek J. Balling. With high expectations, it would be easy to be disappointed with the content or level of the material in the book. Far from disappointing, “High [...Read more...]

posted by steve | Category: Reviews

Recently got a copy of The Linux Cookbook Second Edition by Michael Stutz, published by No Starch Press. It’s quite a hefty book, coming in at 695 pages of chapters and then another ~40 pages of Appendices. The book is geared directly towards desktop and workstation users, and as one would expect from a cookbook-style book, it’s task-oriented. The book is very comprehensive, going through 34 chapters of everything from how to use command-recall to [...Read more...]